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  • The Major Threats to Life in the Motor Trade

    The annual death rate in the motor vehicle repair industry is 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers — around four times the average rate across all industries. So, in this potentially hazardous industry it is the task of the employer, to protect workers by identifying the risks and minimising the impact of those risks. Failure to learn from near misses or injuries will risk lives. 

  • Concerned about crumbling concrete?

    Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has made the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. This is due to concerns about the risk of sudden collapse in schools and other buildings where the material is used.

  • Organisations need to prepare for more frequent flooding

    Climate change will force organisations and communities to prepare for flood events.

  • Work-related fatality figures published

    One hundred and thirty-five workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published on Thursday, July 6 by the Health and Safety Executive.

  • Preparing your business for autumn

    With the summer months drawing to a close and the cooler weather around the corner, it’s a good time for businesses to reflect on their risk management strategies and plan for the changing season ahead.

  • Sustainability in the motor repair industry

    Rising repair costs are putting pressure on the motor insurance sector, with the latest figures from the Association of British Insurers showing that the current average private motor insurance premiums are 15% higher compared to Q1 2022 and continuing to rise.

  • Storm Agnes to bring winds and rain

    Storm Agnes has been named by the Met Office as the deep area of low pressure that will impact much of the UK on 27th September and into the 28th.

  • What’s the difference between engineering inspection and maintenance?

    Engineering inspection and maintenance are both essential for many businesses, but people often confuse the two.

  • Children in the workplace

    With many parents working full time, it may become necessary at times to bring young people into places of work, and/or work alongside family at home. This can highlight a number of risks specific to the situation, and we have guidance on following some simple best practices for minimising these risks.

  • An in-depth look at subsidence

    The weather we see in this country never fails to surprise.