Howlett Health & Safety Services Blog

March 20, 2020
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Stress in the Workplace: An Employer’s Responsibilities

According to the most recent Labour Force Survey, in 2018/19, 602,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, which resulted in 12.8 million lost working […]
March 9, 2020
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COSHH Assessments: A Beginner’s Guide

If your employees routinely use or are exposed to hazardous substances in the workplace, you’re probably already aware of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) […]
March 4, 2020
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Coronavirus: Do you have to pay employees who self-isolate?

As coronavirus starts to spread throughout the UK, many employers are asking what they’re obliged to pay employees who self-isolate on medical advice. What’s the legal […]
February 17, 2020
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Auditing Fire Safety Arrangements in the Workplace

If you’re responsible for fire safety you should carry out a periodic check to see that all your arrangements are in place, from your policy through […]
February 10, 2020
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5 Benefits of Using a Health and Safety Consultancy

Whether you’re running a startup or an established enterprise, maintaining compliance with ever-changing health and safety regulations and requirements can be a daunting prospect. Yet all […]
February 1, 2020
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The Importance of Hearing Protection in the Workplace

Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is an unpleasant and debilitating condition which causes the sufferer to hear a noise or […]
May 3, 2019
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Impact Assessment on Sentencing Guidelines are Published

The Sentencing Council has published its impact assessment on the 2016 sentencing guideline on health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences. The assessment […]
May 1, 2019
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Food Safety Management System and the 7 Principles of HACCP

If you serve food that’s not fit for consumption, the effects for both your customers and your business can be significant. Being suspected of food poisoning […]
April 17, 2019
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Improvement Notice a Possible Outcome After an Inspector’s Visit. Part 5

In our previous blog we looked at 12 health and safety tips that should be used on the day of the inspection to ensure as much […]
April 15, 2019
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12 Health and Safety Tips to Use on the Day of the Inspection. Part 4

In our previous blog we covered the fee for intervention (FFI) scheme and it’s importance in relation to a visit from an HSE inspector and a […]

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