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Nick Evans – Wiltshire Business Awards Person of the Year 2019

Nick Evans, a local businessman, Taekwondo instructor and resident of Royal Wootton Bassett was awarded ‘Businessperson of the Year 2019’ for medium sized businesses (10-50 employees) at the 25th Anniversary Wiltshire Business Awards gala presentation on Friday 10th May 2019. He was representing Safewell Ltd, Occupational Health and Safety Consultancy, which is based in Royal Wootton Bassett.

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What are Night Worker Health Assessments?

Shift workers, particularly those who work at night, may be at risk of ill health because shift work can disrupt our body clock (by interfering with the production of hormones by the body), disturb sleep and cause fatigue.

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What is a Lung Function Test?

Respiratory screening or lung function testing is just that, checking the function of the lungs to make sure nothing at work is reducing the employees function.

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What is RIDDOR, and What is a RIDDOR Reportable Accident?

RIDDOR is the acronym for Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. A RIDDOR reportable incident included a work related death, a work related specified major injury, a work related over-7-day incapacitation injury, a work related 3 day work incapacitaion injury, a work related disease or work related dangerous occurrence.

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How to Report an Accident at Work

All injuries and incidents falling under the RIDDOR definition must be reported to the HSE’s Incident Contact Centre (ICC) either by telephone or online. The ICC will send the Incident Report details to the appropriate enforcing authority i.e. Local Authority or the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

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What is Health and Safety in ICT?

Health and Safety in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is mostly about understanding how to work safely with computers and environments with lots of technology equipment.

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What is a Forklift Truck Health Assessment?

Like all drivers at work, fork lift truck drivers must be medically fit to drive a forklift truck. At Safewell we adopt the DVLA standards given by their Drivers’ Medical Unit, which is recommended by the HSE.

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