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Personal Protective Equipment

If you work with hazardous substances, or in extreme temperatures, you’ve probably heard the term PP

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Health & Safety

Outsourcing is a big decision, so it's important you consider all factors before committing to any a

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When Allergens Turn Deadly - Food Allergy

Around 2 million people in the UK have a food allergy. As an employer, there are a number of ways y

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Avoiding Slips, Trips & Falls

Whether your staff is in an office or on a construction site, every workplace has its hazards. As a

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The World’s 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

The work kettle burnt your hand. The air conditioning is broken. Your desk chair sometimes lowers wi

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Are Your Assets Still Fit For Purpose?

All equipment is subject to ageing. If not managed appropriately, this can lead to equipment/plant f

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Eye Health in the Workplace

On average 1000 injuries occur to people’s eyes every day.[1] The best way to prevent them is with

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Fire Safety

  If you’re reading this, and you’re an employer, you—yes you—are responsible for the fire safety

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Health & Safety Audits

Safety audits and inspections are vital to the wellbeing of your workforce. The HSE states large pu

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How to Combat Poor Housekeeping

Slips, trips and falls remain the highest cause of workplace injuries reported to the HSE—31% of the

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What is Manual Handling?

Manual handling is responsible for over a third of all workplace injuries. Yet it’s common in many b

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Managing the Health & Safety of Sedentary Workers

Sedentary lifestyles are commonplace among office workers, but to make matters worse, a large portio

Sample COSHH Assessment Record

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Sample COSHH Assessment Record

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Key Facts on an Ageing Workforce

Our working lives are extending and our retirement ages are rising. This ageing workforce is a valua

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How Do I Manage Asbestos at Work as an Employer?

You’ve discovered asbestos in your building. You’re unsure what to do, who to call, where to go. As

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What is a Health & Safety Policy

No matter the industry, size, or nature of your organisation, health & safety plays a vital role

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Construction Regulations: Guide for Employers

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 affect you no matter what your role in the

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Diabetes & Safety in the Workplace

10 June 2019 marks the start of Diabetes Week in the UK. This article looks at the condition and how

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What is an Incident Report at Work?

You have a duty of care to your employees, which means you’re required to take all necessary precaut

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Food Allergy Awareness Week

A food that is safe for most people to eat may be hazardous to others because of a food allergy. A

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Fasting During Ramadan: Top Five Workplace Health Tips

The holy month is a time of prayer, fasting and family gatherings. With a Muslim community of some 3

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What to Do if an HSE Inspector Calls…

The only way to protect your business from an HSE inspection is to make sure you comply with HSE law

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Health and Safety Executive - Safety Alert

A safety alert from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has been published that has focused on P

H&S Risks of Sleep in Shifts

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H&S Risks of Sleep in Shifts

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Can I Complete My Own Fire Risk Assessment?

To complete your own fire risk assessment you need to be deemed competent to be able to produce a su

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HSE - Welding Safety Alert

A safety alert from the Health and Safety Executive has recently been published that has focused on

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How to Reduce Slips, Trips & Falls in Your Workplace

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of a

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Corporate Manslaughter: What You Need to Know

Until 2008, it was both difficult and rare to convict a corporation for a criminal offence. Before

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Fires at The Ivy, Ocado and Tesla… Is Your Business Next?

The following incidents took place at the sites of major businesses in the UK between January and Ma

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Manual Handling Training: What You Need to Know

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 defines manual handling as ‘any transporting

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Workplace Risk Assessment: Employer Advice

Conducting a risk assessment in the workplace is vital for ensuring the safety of your employees and

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Accident vs Incident

You may believe all accidents are avoidable. Or perhaps they’re inevitable. If you run a business,

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Epilepsy in the Workplace

Overview Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizu

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Display Screen Equipment: Guide for Employers

You’re responsible for ensuring the health & safety of your employees under Section 2 of HASAWA

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10 Health & Safety Tips for Small and New Businesses

When setting up a business, or managing a small one, it can be easy to overlook the health & saf

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Q&A: Shift Work and Health Problems

Q: We have a number of employees who work on a shift pattern. I wish to ensure that we are doing all

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Are Computer Screens Destroying Your Eyesight?

According to one study, as many as 90% of people who work at computer screens in the UK have symptom

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Driving To and From Work Safely

At the end of September 2018, there were 38.4 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Grea

Epilepsy in the Workplace: a 10 Step Guide

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Epilepsy in the Workplace: a 10 Step Guide

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Health & Safety Management System: Review Guide

Having a competently-written, clear and concise safety management system (SMS) can mean the differen

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Winter Weather Q&A for Employers

Severe weather has affected much of the UK with many areas completely cut off by snow and ice. In li

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Health & Safety Changes to Look Out For in 2019

The news at the start of this year has been dominated by Brexit and its potential impact on the UK.

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[Mythbuster] Health & Safety is Just Common Sense

It is important to remember that one individual’s common sense, is another’s foolishness. While som

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What are the Top Three Causes of Workplace Accidents and How Can I Avoid Them?

In Great Britain last year almost two thirds of workplace accidents (62%) were caused by only three

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Step-by-Step Guide to Incident Reporting (RIDDOR)

Although organisations are continually taking steps to guarantee the health & safety of their em

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Preparing for Adverse Weather

As we enter into the winter season, it is important to prepare for the worst. The nights are getting

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Managing Health and Safety for Employees Working from Home

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) describes homeworking as, “A type of flexi

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Health & Safety – The Latest Statistics

The HSE recently released their annual injury and ill health report for Great Britain (2017/2018). T

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It’s Snow Excuse: Safety of Employees should be Paramount in Extreme Weather Conditions

Employers need to make sure weather-related absences are genuine London, January 18, 2013 – Employe

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Is Maximum Workplace Temperature Legislation Possible?

Following the Great British Heat Wave, many employees (and employers) across the country are asking

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Who is Responsible for Health & Safety in the Workplace?

Employers often wish to distance themselves from the responsibility for health & safety. Accid

A Quick Guide to Accident & Incident Reporting

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A Quick Guide to Accident & Incident Reporting

This white paper explains what, when, why, and how to report accidents and incidents.

Health & Safety Post-Brexit

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Health & Safety Post-Brexit

Health & Safety Expert, Stephen Thomas, examines impacts on Health & Safety during and post-Brexit.

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Cycle to Work Safely

For employees trying to stay fit, cycling to work can be an excellent way of keeping in shape. Unfor

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When Should You Use Respiratory Protective Equipment?

Croner’s Health & Safety Consultants visit a wide range of businesses every week, and these can

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The Impact of Ill Health and Injuries on the Workplace

The British workplace has never been safer, with the number of accidents and deaths going down year

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10 Employers Sign Up to New Health & Safety Standard

Last month we covered the launching of the new international standard for health & safety called

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Q&A: Don’t Fall Victim To The Mini-Beast from the East!

Croner’s Health and Safety Helpline has seen a surge in cold weather queries. Here, Helpline Team Le

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New International Health & Safety Standard

A new international standard for occupational safety and health & safety is set to be published

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A Guide To Homeworking For Employers

A recent report found that over 72% of employees currently work one day at home, with 56% working fr

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Health & Safety: A Regional Breakdown

Depending on where you live, you and your employees are more likely to suffer with ill health. Much

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Croner Backs Health & Safety Executive’s 2018 Campaigns

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has kicked off 2018 with two new campaigns. Both campaigns a

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Big Health & Safety Changes You Need To Know

Health and safety law can be a challenge to navigate. Employers must get their policies and procedu

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Cigarette Breaks – 8 Facts Employers Need to Know

For many employers the law can seem a bit unclear as to the length and frequency of smoking breaks t

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Health and Safety Compliance: 10 Top Tips for Employers

Getting Health & Safety compliance right is a necessity for all businesses. This is not just be

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Is Digital the Solution to Health & Safety Compliance? Yes says Employees Survey

A new survey has found that employees see the digitisation of health & safety as essential to ac

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Fire Safety in the Workplace for Employers

In light of the recent horrendous tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London, the safety of our premises, i

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Upcoming Croner Simplify Update: Accident Reporting Tool

Over the next few weeks, Croner’s Software Development team will be updating the Accident Reporting

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Health & Safety Report Shows More Positive Outlook for UK than EU

A new, insightful series of infographics have been published by the European Agency for Safety and H

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Health and Safety: Employing Older Workers

A new strategy is calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not

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One in Five Eateries Failing to meet Food Hygiene Standards

A new investigation by the consumer group Which? has revealed that one in every five eateries in the

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Upcoming Training Courses for Health & Safety

Please see below a list of all upcoming Health and Safety Open Training Courses provided by Croner.

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HSE Announce Independent Cost Recovery Scheme

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its c

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Imprisonment for Company Director under RIDDOR Offence

The Director of a construction company has been jailed for eight months after failing to ensure the

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Winter Weather: Advice for Employers

Severe weather has affected much of the UK with many areas completely cut off by snow and ice. In th

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Wilko Fine Highlights Importance of Safety Measures

Croner Health and Safety Expert, Stephen Thomas, is urging organisations to consider their Health an

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Serious Faults Found with Disposable Respirators

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new research report on the performance of ten

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Progress Continues on International Health and Safety Standard

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued an update on the progress of a n

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Maintenance safety

Maintenance is a frequently overlooked area of health and safety particularly when risk assessments

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Warning on bogus Environmental Health Officers

Police and council officials have issued a warning to businesses to be on their guard for impostors

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Cutting workplace accidents

Inadequate instruction and training provision is one of the common contributing factors in many work

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Step up to safety

Under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 19

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Inaccurate diagram causes rail worker’s injury

Network Rail has been fined £130K after a worker was injured because the supplied work diagram was i

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Food Manslaughter Case Highlights Need for Allergen Controls

Mohammed Zaman, a Restaurant owner, was recently given a six-year prison term for Manslaughter after

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Tougher Safety Sentences

    The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for sentencing of health and

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Fewer Inspections: Employers Shouldn't Forget about Safety, Warns Croner

Leaked Health and Safety Executive letter reveals budget cut impact. London, 22 March 2011 – Desp

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Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution the First of Many, Says Croner

Good health and safety management more important than ever. London, 17 February 2011 – The prosec

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HSE accident reporting consultation: Croner view

As an organisation that provides health and safety software, information and services to business, C