What is a ‘substance hazardous to health’? COSHH covers The COSHH regulation cover substances that are hazardous to the health of workers or anybody who might come into contact with the activities. Substances can take many forms and include: ChemicalsProducts containing chemicalsFumesDustsVapoursMistsNanotechnologyGases and asphyxiating gases and biological agents (germs). Germs that cause diseases such as […]

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Guidance,  Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs),  Regulations and how they relate to each other.       The purpose of this article is to explain how guidance, codes of practice and regulations interact with each other. A lot of confusion surrounds this interaction, in particular what is classed as law and must be done, and what isn’t (but you’re best off following the advice!) It […]

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Further Action On Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome has been requested by the BDA. The British Drilling Association has identified the need to further address Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).   The use of more and more powered tools creating vibration has lead to a greater increase in HAVS which can lead to painful disorders of […]

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Should the self-employed be entitled to National Minimum Wage   Should the self-employed be entitled to a national minimum wage? This is a hot question currently being debated in the UK. Should the national minimum wage for certain sections of self-employed people be extended, and isn’t the whole point of being self-employed about being able to […]

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    What is Fee For Intervention – And why you need to protect against it..   In a period where government funding has been cut by £100 million pounds, the new hourly rate for Fee For Intervention has risen from £124.00 per hour to £129.00 per hour. A Fee For Intervention can be levied […]

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