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We are recruting for an Occupational Health Adviser to join our dynamic Occupational Health Team in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. The role will be based from the Wootton Bassett office with travel. A good fit for the Safewell Occupational Health Team is personable but diligent, like to do things right, takes pride in their work, likes to feel valued and is Continue Reading
We are recruting for a H&S Adviser to join our dynamic team in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. The role will be based from the Wootton Bassett office with travel. A good fit for the Safewell Health and Safety Team is personable but diligent, like to do things right, takes pride in their work, likes to feel valued, is passionate about sensible Continue Reading
Anyone who works with or is likely to come in contact with asbestos is required to have a level of asbestos awareness training. Employers are required to provide this to their employees as part of their duties under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. This is typically relevant to trades (plumbers, builders, decorators, contractors, construction, and electricians), domestic installers and Continue Reading
What you Need to Know From 6 April 2012, the reporting requirement for over-three-day injuries to workers will change to over-seven-day injuries. From then, you must report work-related injuries where a worker has been incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days. You must still keep a record of the accident if the worker has been incapacitated for more than three Continue Reading
Professor Lofstedt, Professor of Risk Management at Kings College London, was tasked in Early 2011 to provide the government with recommendations to reduce the regulatory burden of UK Health and Safety Regulations. The main recomendations from the report: 1. Regulations should be based on risk not business size. 2. Consolidate sector specific regulations. 3. HSE to work more closely with Continue Reading
HSE is launching the fourth Ladder Exchange initiative on 1 September. The annual Ladder Exchange provides UK businesses with an easy and simple way to replace broken, damaged or bent ladders and trade them in for safe new ones. This year's programme will run for 3 months from 1 September until 30 November. http://www.hse.gov.uk/falls/ladderexchange.htm?ebul=gd-cons/aug11&cr=2
We have just added our new retained service page to our website! This is perfect for small businesses who don't or can't have a full-time health & safety advisor but want access to sensible, business tailored advice throughout the year. Click here now to see just how much our retained health & safety service could help you.
Safewell currently have a requirement for occupational health advisors and nurses to meet increasing demands from new client companies. If you are experienced, trained and qualified in occupational health, then we would like to hear from you. Please go to our Recruitment page for more information!
You can now follow us on Twitter, our user name is SafewellOHS. find us at http://twitter.com/safewellohs. We look forward to following you back and reading your Tweets!
The Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that their business activities do not damage their employees' hearing. We at Safewell can now offer a new low cost audiometry testing service, which can be used to detect early damage to hearing from workplace activities. For more information check out our audiometry page! The Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Continue Reading