RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

In the 3rd of a series of blog posts promoting advice given by the government and the HSE that centres around Covid 19 we look at RIDDOR reporting. You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when: an unintended incident at work has led to…

Using Disposable Respirators

Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic the demand for disposable respirators is soaring. Many people who are now wearing the respirators may have never worn one before so we thought we would do a feature on how they should be correctly used. Pre Use Checks You should be clean-shaven around the face seal to…

Ladders – Changing Standards

In 2018 there were legislation changes for the use of step ladders and ladders. The new regulations for portable ladders and steps have been published as a single British and European standard EN 131: Ladders, replacing BS 2037 and BS 1129. The changes were introduced in January 2018 and the 31st of December 2018 was…

Working in Hot Weather

Summer Has Arrived!   I think it is fair to say that summer has officially arrived in the UK and we are loving the weather at Prestige Safety Services HQ but we thought that you might like a bit of information on the Health and Safety considerations of working in hot weather.   When working…

Driving In The Snow

As the Beast from the East has taken its grip on the country we thought we would send out a quick post on driving in these snowy and icy conditions. So if you are taking a vehicle out over the next few days read on!   How To Drive In Snow And Ice • Accelerate…