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How Health & Safety can help with mechanic recruitment

06/12/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

There’s been a growing crisis in vehicle technician recruitment in recent years amid a rising skills shortage. In this article we discover how Health & Safety has a positive role in overcoming challenges in filling vacant roles…

Underinsurance: When was the last time your rebuild sum was reviewed?

02/12/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

With property prices going up and the cost of building materials at an all-time high, there’s a risk you could be underinsured. We take a closer look as to how insurers calculate rebuild costs, how properties become underinsured and why it’s important to get your property revalued…

Vehicle movements – an accident waiting to happen?

29/11/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

Vehicle movements account for a significant number of fatal workplace accidents in the UK each year and highlight the importance of a ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessment. We take a look at what you need to consider and do to avoid a major injury on your own premises…

Removing the strain of manual handling

28/11/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

A third of all injuries in motor vehicle repair are due poor manual handling. We take a look at why this is often overlooked and what can you do to protect both your organisation and your staff…

Taking the heat out of hot works

22/11/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

Oxy-acetylene welding kits are a common sight in many vehicle workshops and a handy tool for cutting metal and repairing components. But a lack of control over their use or an under-estimation of the risks could have widespread repercussions...

The peril of the pit

22/11/2021 |

Categories: Commercial Insurance, Risk Management

Falls into vehicle inspection pits are making the press. In this article we put pit protection back on the agenda, with guidance for working at height and the various options available to prevent falls from happening...

Is your business reporting workplace accidents correctly?

18/10/2021 |

Category: Risk Management

Failure to report an incident, whether it be on purpose or accidental, when you’re legally obliged to do so, could result in your organisation receiving a large fine and even being taken to court. Here’s everything you need to know about what incidents need to be reported and how you go about it...

The risks of metalworking fluids

16/08/2021 |

Category: Risk Management

We take a look at what metalworking fluids are, the new Health & Safety guidance available and share five risk-mitigating principles employers should stick to...

Vibration injuries; a risk that’s felt but overlooked

26/05/2021 |

Category: Risk Management

Power tools are present in many workplaces. However, the prolonged use of such tools and the vibration risks that are associated when using them is often overlooked by employers. Here are five ways to control exposures to vibration injuries.

Mental Health First Aid; the key to workplace wellbeing

12/05/2021 |

Category: Risk Management

We all have First Aiders in the workplace to provide us with help in the event of an injury. Mental Health First Aid works in the same way. However, instead of learning to dress a wound or give CPR, Mental Health First Aid specifically tackles mental health problems...

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