Howlett Health & Safety Services Blog

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 […]
April 12, 2019
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Fee for Intervention (FFI) – What is it? Part 3

In our previous blog we covered the practical aspect of the inspector being on your site and carrying out their inspection.  We covered the importance of […]
April 10, 2019
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What to Expect When a Health and Safety Inspector Calls? Part 2

In our previous blog we covered the two enforcing authorities responsible for health and safety in the workplace and their powers.  In this blog we are […]
April 6, 2019
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Enforcing Authority for Health and Safety in the Workplace. Part 1

Introduction Ensuring the health safety and welfare of employees and others at work is a key requirement of health and safety legislation directed at employers.  But […]
March 22, 2019
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Is a Safe System of Work the Same as a Method Statement?

You may have heard the terms safe system of work, permit to work or method statement, but what do they mean?  Is there a difference between […]
March 12, 2019
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New Higher Standard from HSE on Welding Fume Control

As a result of new scientific evidence being published, the HSE now expects a higher standard of welding fume control. What risk control measures should be implemented […]
February 20, 2019
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17 Fire Safety Tips to Demonstrate Legal Compliance and Keep Your Staff Safe

Getting fire safety wrong in your organisation could be the difference between staff leaving the building safely in the event of a fire or being injured […]

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