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Information Bite No 212 – Face fit testing: The essentials

Companies should undertake periodic face-fitting tests on masks because one-off tests do not sufficiently protect workers. Also, masks should have a maintenance record. HSE guidance dictates that w

Information Bite No 211 – Inadequate / Fraudulent Facemasks

A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwor

Information Bite No 210 How Coronavirus spreads

Data from published epidemiology and virologic studies provide evidence that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from symptomatic people to others who are in close contact through respiratory droplet

Information Bite 209 Covid19 RAMS

A fatality occurred on a construction site  on 13/04/2020. Police and HSE attended the project and the first thing they asked for was the Covid19 RAMS although the accident had no connection at al

Information Bite No 208 Wearing Masks During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Members of the public could be putting themselves more at risk from contracting coronavirus by wearing face masks, one of England’s most senior doctors has warned. Jenny Harries, deputy chief

Information Bite 207 Fresh site rules where 2m distancing cannot be obeyed

Newly-updated site operating procedures for workers during the coronavirus outbreak have set out risk reduction measures where 2m distancing rules cannot be obeyed. The industry’s site operating

Information Bite 206 College fined for Asbestos Failings

Cambridge Magistrates’ Court heard that in March 2018, employees of Newnham College and subcontractors were carrying out a refurbishment of a flat on Grange Road, Cambridge when asbestos insulati

Information Bite 205 Developer fined £600,000 for white finger outbreak

A developer has been fined £600,000 after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.   Aylesbury Crown Court heard that between 2009 and 2014 employees at the developer used vibrating

Information Bite 204 Safety alert over precast drainage products

Contractors are checking precast concrete drainage products installed on sites after a trade body warned of uncertified components hitting the market. British Precast said it has discovered that a

Information Bite 203 Company fined after employees exposed to respirable Crystalline Silica

A playground installation and landscaping contractor has been fined after failing to provide employees with adequate control measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Gre