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£3.6m penalty for mining firm after electrics contractor burned

£3.6m penalty for mining firm after electrics contractor burned
This month we see another high profile HSE prosecution sending out a clear message that...

The consequences of failing to check out contractor documentation

The consequences of failing to check out contractor documentation
Contracting out a job does not mean contracting out your health and safety responsibilities. If an...

You Can’t Contract Out Health & Safety Responsibilities

You Can’t Contract Out Health & Safety Responsibilities
Regular news updates from the HSE give health and safety professionals a growing case history of...

Incomplete Permit to Work Puts Contractor in the Dock

Incomplete Permit to Work Puts Contractor in the Dock
Time and time again, companies find themselves in the dock facing significant fines because their...

Where does a Permit to Work System Fit into your Safety Processes?

Where does a Permit to Work System Fit into your Safety Processes?
What is the purpose of a Permit to Work? And what makes permits to work different from risk...

Confined Space Entry Permit to Work System

Confined Space Entry Permit to Work System
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 employers are responsible for ensuring the safety...

What is Hot Work and Do I Need a Hot Work Permit to Work?

What is Hot Work and Do I Need a Hot Work Permit to Work?
Hot work is any activity or process that generates a source of ignition, this could be through a...

Six Factors that can make or break your Permit to Work System

Six Factors that can make or break your Permit to Work System
The main HSE guidance on Permits to Work is the HSG250 ACOP Guidance on Permit-to-Work Systems. The...

What needs to be included in a Permit to Work?

What needs to be included in a Permit to Work?
A 'permit to work' is a formal, written, safe system of work to control potentially hazardous...

Practical Design Recommendations for a Permit to Work

Practical Design Recommendations for a Permit to Work
Like any other form or documentation – the key role of a Permit to Work is to support clear and...