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Riddor legal requirements when to report COVID-19

This guidance is for the person reporting, usually the employer(known as the ‘responsible person’) or appointed health and safety competent person. Members of the public and non-work-related cases There is no requirement under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous...

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12 December 2020

Managing risks and risk assessment at work

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm. Under the Management of Health and...

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20 October 2020

A new culture of accountability by the Building Safety Regulator

Dame Judith Hackett said: 'They can no longer rely on "I did what the rules said"; from now on, they will...

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16 October 2020

MoD censored for the second time in a month

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with its second Crown Censure in a month after another military diver died...

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2 October 2020

Director handed suspended sentence after scaffold collapse

The director of a scaffolding firm has been handed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after an employee...

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29 September 2020

Building safety bill makes all involved accountable

The recent publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of...

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24 August 2020

Perhaps the greatest impact is the people and the culture

COVID-19 has had devastating effects worldwide, which saddens me greatly.  Though as a woman who always see the positives -...

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25 July 2020

The future of remote working in a post-pandemic world

Many businesses have been amazed how well working from home has gone and have figured out they could save millions...

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20 July 2020

COVID-19 risk assessment is a Key Requirment

The Government has published sets of guidance aimed at helping employers work safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of...

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5 July 2020

LCS COVID-19 ~ Managing Risk Online Training

The Risk Assessment template for COVID-19 contains possible issues and risks you need to be thinking about and acting on...

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3 June 2020

Checks to resume imminently, HSE confirms

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it is restarting 'proactive' inspections, as much of the country gets back to...

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1 June 2020

Rapid Recovery – Returning to a Better Workplace Event

Q&A with panel of business experts offering advice and tips on returning safely to your office environment. About this Event...

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20 May 2020

COVID-19 – Our chance for a great reset in how we work 

National working from home day promotes employees to work from home!   When COVID-19 speedily spread across the world and...

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16 May 2020

Unlocking our new world has now begun…

Those who cannot work from home are being 'actively encouraged' back into workplaces and expected to manage and control COVID-19...

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13 May 2020

TUC proposals on ensuring a safe return to work

Specific to Health and Safety legislation, what we do best, the below sets out the TUC’s view of the immediate...

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7 May 2020

COVID-19 lockdown release ~ how employers can avoid prosecution

Following this weeks media ‘stir up’ on the stages of release of lockdown (which still feels serial typing), you will...

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6 May 2020

LCS BBC Radio Talk ~ COVID-19 Returning to Work

Alex at LCS talks to BBC Radio on some of the control measures, business need to have in place for...

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1 May 2020

It’s fascinating how quickly humans adapt

As we start to see increased movement of traffic and people starting to go back to the workplace as businesses...

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24 April 2020

LCS BBC Radio Talk ~ COVID-19 Construction Industry

Alex at LCS talks to BBC Radio on the effects of COVID-19 on the construction industry. For help in managing...

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14 April 2020

LCS on Radio BBC Merseyside COVID-19

Alex at LCS talks to Rodger Philips at BBC Radio Merseyside on the effects of the corona virus is having...

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Action on distancing failures

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has said that it could shut down sites that are not effectively implementing social...

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9 April 2020

COVID-19 vs Health and Safety Law

In the past few weeks, our lives have changed beyond all recognition. With stringent restrictions on our movement, full time...

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28 March 2020

Looking to LCS to show Leadership

With continuing uncertainty around the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important we let you know the ways...

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16 March 2020

Will Fees For Intervention increase in 2020

In 2012, the HSE introduced Fees for Intervention (FFI), a scheme to charge companies who fail to meet their legal obligations...

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12 March 2020

Top 10 UK Health & Safety Fines of 2019

Penalties for health and safety breaches in the UK have steadily risen, with 2019 being no exception, with fines exceeding...

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18 February 2020

Director or Senior Manager? How are you measuring up ?

Too many senior managers still tend to regard health and safety as a low level, regulatory compliance restriction, rather than...

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8 February 2020

Tesco lands huge fine over slippery floor £700,00!

Tesco has been handed a £700,000 fine after a 91-year-old pensioner slipped at store and broke his hip. The IP...

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28 January 2020

Property Client & Construction Company Sentenced

After failing to control the removal of asbestos. A property owner and building contractors have both been sentenced after a...

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27 January 2020

CDM – there are still areas of confusion and misunderstanding

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) have been in force since April 2015 but there are still...

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21 January 2020

Company fined £260,000 on the residence of one of the Directors

Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 28th April 2016, Mark Smith, aged 36, fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening...

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7 January 2020

Director sentenced after his brother’s fatal fall from height

A solar panel company and its director have been sentenced after his brother’s fatal fall from height. Worcester Crown Court...

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17 December 2019

Is there support for Leaders in Health & Safety?  Yes

One of the main statutory responsibilities falling on directors is the understating of the Health and Safety Policy  Is there...

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12 December 2019

£150,000 fine for Packaging manufacturer for unsafe stacking

A worker was using a forklift truck near a row of FIBCs (flexible intermediate bulk containers), when they reversed the...

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3 December 2019

What is gross negligence manslaughter?

and how does it relate to responsibilities placed upon individuals (s36) and Leaders s3&) in the Health and Safety at...

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29 November 2019

HSE releases annual injury and ill-health statistics for GB

The number of injuries and incidents at work across Great Britain is still too high, new statistics show.   Figures...

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5 November 2019

Sole director jailed after employee killed

A sole director and employee of a Ltd company has been sentenced after an employee, was crushed to death by...

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28 October 2019

Worker Struck – Liverpool Port operator sentenced

A Liverpool port operating company has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a load falling from two fork...

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29 September 2019

Why health and safety is now big business

The demand for safety management services and solutions is soaring - this is why LCS is here.  To support business...

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3 January 2019