COSHH Considered: A Spotlight on Silica


A recent campaign from the BOHS has highlighted the worrying fact that in 2015, approximately 500 construction workers will die from health complications caused by the inhalation of silica dust. Whilst that number is dwarfed in comparison to the deaths… Read More »

Excessive Noise Levels: Minimising The Annoyance

Excessive Noise Levels: Minimising The Annoyance

Momentary exposure to noise is endurable. But if it’s continuous and loud, it’s a total annoyance especially when you’re working. This is extremely disturbing, and it may impact your productivity, focus, and even your health. Noise pollution is a common… Read More »

3 Companies who Ignored COSHH & the Dire Consequences

3 Companies Who Ignored COSHH & The Dire Consequences

We’ve already discussed COSHH regulations and why it’s vitally important that employers implement and follow it in our previous article [insert link to previous article]. Now let’s take a look at what happens when employers choose to disregard these laws… Read More »

A Brief History of Asbestos and UK Law

A Brief History of Asbestos and UK Law

For many decades the dangers of asbestos went largely unnoticed in the UK. Once the health-risks became known, legislative measures were gradually brought in to control it, until finally the use of this once sought-after mineral was banned completely in… Read More »

What is COSHH? (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

What is COSHH

What is COSHH? We’re often asked, “What is COSHH?” So, we thought we’d take a closer look at this important piece of legislation and its implications for employers and employees. COSHH is an abbreviation of, ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’,… Read More »

The Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

The Health Dangers Of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos poses very serious health risks to those who work alongside it. Once exposed, you’re left with the possibility of developing incurable and life-threatening illnesses. Read through this article for more information on these illnesses in order to understand why… Read More »

What Is Asbestos?

What Is Asbestos

Asbestos is an extremely dangerous substance, found in many buildings throughout England, Scotland and Wales, and responsible for killing over 4000 people every year. Therefore, it’s important to understand the background to it – what it is, why it’s here,… Read More »

How Do I Complete A Noise Risk Assessment?

Do I Need To Do A Noise Risk Assessment

Employers within the UK have a legal obligation to reduce the risk to their employees’ health by controlling the noise they’re exposed to in the workplace. This has been set down in ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’,… Read More »

Managing Workplace Risks in Hot Weather

Managing Workplace Risks In Hot Weather

Recently the weather in the UK reached scorching levels at over 30 degrees Celsius. The Met Office even issued a level 3 warning with many wondering whether they’d go up just one level to a state of emergency. Every business… Read More »