Manual handling in the workplace

Manual handling claims in the workplace are extremely common. Here’s some tips on how you can reduce the risk of sustaining a manual handling injury whilst in the workplace.

Top 10 most interesting council claims

Accidents at work happen all too often, and with the wide range of jobs that council workers undertake it is unsurprising that workers are often compensated for strange and interesting accidents! Here’s our info-graphic on the top 10 most interesting council claims.

Farming Accidents

Farming and agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. Here’s our info-graphic on common farming accidents and how to prevent them.

Back pain in the workplace

Back pain is one of the most common work-related illnesses reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In 2013/14 the estimated prevalence of work-related back injuries was a staggering 228,000 workers.

National Forklift Safety Month

September is National Forklift Safety Month, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of forklift trucks in the workplace and encourages safer practices and measures to reduce forklift truck accidents and injuries.

The UK’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Many workplaces are inherently dangerous and unfortunately, many people each year are fatally injured in an accident at work. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released figures showing the number of fatal injuries in the workplace in 2014/15.

A call for safer working conditions for farm workers – Farm Safety Week

Office bound workers sometimes envy those who work in the Great British countryside, but farming is statistically one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK. In fact, recent data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that 33 workplace deaths were recorded in agriculture in the last 12 months (between April 2014 and […]

Working to death? Statistics for workplace fatalities in the UK

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for health, safety and illness in the workplace. As well as regulating and enforcing health and safety laws in the UK, it also works to produce legislation protecting workers and offering advice to businesses on the health and safety of their workplace with the […]

Stockport firm fined after worker falls from height

Falls from height can be extremely serious. Even if you fall from a relatively small height, nasty injuries can be incurred and therefore employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees are provided with safe equipment and work environments. Recently, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a story about a business in Stockport […]