Howlett Health & Safety Services Blog

February 8, 2019
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Is a Simple Lone Working Policy Sufficient to Document Your Arrangements?

If you have workers who regularly work on their own, you need to ensure that you fully document your health and safety arrangements to ensure that […]
January 26, 2019
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Have You Documented The Main Responsibilities of The Appointed Person?

You have conducted your first aid needs assessment and have determined that a first aider is not required, however, as a minimum someone needs to be […]
January 22, 2019
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Keeping Your Staff Warm During Outside Winter Working

If your outside workers are complaining that more should be done to keep them warm and dry in the winter months. What are your legal obligations […]
January 18, 2019
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Are Changes To Your First Aid at Work Policy Now Required?

Following recent changes to the HSE’s online first aid guidance regarding mental health first aiders, now might be the right time to consider updating your first […]
December 11, 2018
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Major Changes to RIDDOR 2013 Proposed by The HSE

The HSE has reviewed the success of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013, and has proposed some changes. What’s on the horizon? […]
October 10, 2018
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Stress Self Assessment Checklist for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Today the 10th October 2018 is recognised as World Mental Health Day and there will be lots of awareness campaigns highlighting the […]
August 20, 2018
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Updating Road Safety Laws to Protect Cyclists and Pedestrians

A consultation issued by the Department for Transport looks at updating road safety legislation. Key Proposals include putting measures in place to tackle cyclists who are […]
July 3, 2018

Health and Safety Arrangements for Homeworkers?

Regular homeworking within businesses is on the rise as employers are recognising the benefits of this more flexible way of working whilst still balancing the needs […]
May 14, 2018

20 Tasks You Can’t Ignore if You’re Responsible for Office Safety

Health and Safety in an Office Environment Office and facilities managers, human resources officers, safety representatives, and other job roles, listen up. You’ve been appointed (or let’s […]
June 20, 2017
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How To Carry Out A Risk Assessment Video Series

Recently we launched a new video series on our Facebook business page on how to carry out a risk assessment.  The series covered the process in […]

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