Housekeeping in a hotel is a very physically demanding job that includes many, varied tasks. Over 50 percent of injuries in the accommodation industry involve room attendants (housekeeping staff), this article not only explains the risks presented by
Most injuries in the warehouse industry are preventable with proper health and safety management. Despite this, the 2017/18 statistics released by the HSE show that there were 15 fatal injuries to workers, as well as 34,000 non-fatal injuries in the
Last week, a reminder was issued by the HSE to farmers around the country: The management of workplace risk in farming must be improved, fail to comply and you may face serious penalties. This warning is being enforced by the HSE’s programme of
When using compressed air and pneumatic tools, always remember that it must be handled with extreme caution – it is a gas under pressure. It can, therefore, be extremely dangerous. If mishandled, it can cause serious injury to the one operating it or
Many types of pressure equipment can be hazardous. These include steam boilers and associated pipework, pressurised hot-water boilers, air compressors, air receivers and associated pipework, autoclaves, gas (eg LPG) storage tanks and chemical
Every year, there are accidents involving transport in the workplace, some of which result in people being killed. People are knocked down, run over, or crushed against fixed parts by vehicles (eg HGVs, lift trucks and tractors), plant and trailers.
All powers tools carry a heavy weight of danger, circular saws are no exception and the highest degree of safety should be deployed to minimise the risk or occurrence of serious injury. Harm which results from the use of a circular saw is commonly
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such