This bulletin has been provided to us by the HSE.
This week's digest contains links to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance, including advice on driver’s welfare during the pandemic.
As it is National Apprentice Week we also focus on making sure young workers are receiving the necessary supervision and training.
For all the latest updates visit our website.
HSE continues to publish the latest coronavirus-related guidance and information, as well as updating previously published content.
For a full range of COVID-related information and advice visit our coronavirus pages. This includes:
- Disinfecting using fog, mist and other systems
Recently updated to include advice on the risks to health from walk-through disinfecting systems
- Protecting home workers
Advice on lone working without supervision, display screen equipment and stress
- Drivers' welfare
Dutyholders at sites where loading or unloading happens must take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of drivers delivering and collecting
This National Apprenticeship Week (8 - 14 February) is a timely reminder to make sure your young workers are receiving the training and supervision they need.
Apprentices are more likely to be new to the workplace and could be facing unfamiliar risks. Remember that workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as they are during the whole of the rest of their working life.
We've got a wide range of relevant guidance for on our website, including:
You can also visit our young people at work website, which contains more helpful advice.
A roofer was fatally injured when he fell six metres while working on a replacement roof at a property in Liverpool.
An investigation by HSE found that the area accessed did not have safety nets fitted and the building occupier failed to take reasonably practicable measures to reduce the risk to those working on the roof. Read this press release for full details.
Other recent enforcement news includes: