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Health and safety blog

Health and safety blog


Computer rage

Stressed woman at work

Curves, quotas & concerns

A year ago today...


Scales of justice

Risk assessing FFI

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced its Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme on 1 October 2012, so it's coming up to 2 years of this controversial regime. Earlier this year a Triennial Review of HSE concluded with an unexpected and damning indictment of FFI from its author,...


Life begins at 40....or does it?!

Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Health & Safety at Work Act, legislation that has saved hundreds of lives. We should be celebrating the old adage that ‘life begins at 40’ and looking forward to another 40 years of success. But when you see the TUC’s Risks bulletin with the...


What price safety regulation?

'Safety', like 'health', is a term defined more by its absence than its presence. This makes it all too easy for us to take it for granted and focus on the negatives, which in the Coalition Government's case has been its enforcement. Rules and regulations are cited as 'red tape' that hinders...