Health and Safety Questions
Here you will find answer to some frequently asked health and safety and occupational health questions.
COVID-19: Can employers be prosecuted if employees are exposed?
If you are still working during this period you must still follow government guidelines around social distancing.
For some transport, construction, manufacturing and trades activities this may lead to an increase in lone working as you are adapting to the current requirements.
Ensure you carry out a risk assessment and take reasonable measures to protect lone workers!
We are all getting ready to return to work, find out the safety considerations to make and get your free return to work coronavirus risk assessment download
During the current Coronavirus pandemic, the fire authority may change or scale back services, to avoid spreading the virus and to keep their own personnel safe. If you are still carrying out activities it is important that fire safety measures are kept in check to safeguard your business.
Currently there are no approved publicly available Coronavirus self testing kits. The Government has stated any conronavirus test kits currently being sold for personal or business testing are not CE marked and should not be used because the results are currently unreliable.
The following information is vital in the fight against the Corona virus. Provided by Irene Ken, Physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
As a continuation of the Safewell article Are welding fumes cancerous. Click the link to read the article. The HSE have issued further guidelines on Pneumonia vaccinations to help prevent and control exposure to welding fumes and related respiratory conditions.
H.A.V.S – Hand arm vibration syndrome, know the facts.
Hazards are things that have the potential to cause injury or harm to people, or damage to the work place.
A risk assessment is a logical approach to deciding the likelihood of what hazards in the work place could lead to injury or ill health through normal and foreseeable work practices.