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News posts from SoPro

  • Accidents on the rise and they cost
    … in pain and misery for those who are injured and to businesses and the economy.  There was a decrease in the number of workers killed at work – down to 111 for 2019/2020 – but worryingly this figure has […]
  • Phase I Trials – Events
    We were reading the Events Research Programme’s Phase I findings that were published last week – 25 June 2021.  We found it interesting to note – especially if you watched it on television – that face coverings were apparently mandatory […]
  • Downgrading restrictions
    Good news “Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director agree that the UK alert level should move from level 4 […]
  • Roadmap from ‘Lockdown’
    The government has started to ease the restrictions and to allow the country, step by step to start opening up. Care still needs to be applied to all work activities – whether you are preparing to re-open a place of […]
  • R-value, new restrictions and complete compliance
    The number of coronavirus cases in the UK is increasing.  It is too early to say that the rise of cases is because ‘we’ have become too complacent, more rebellious or just de-sensitised to the pandemic but the fact is […]
  • Don’t overlook your usual reviews
    COVID-19 arrangements working well? Great – but DON’T overlook your usual Health and Safety Review Every organisation must have Health and Safety arrangements and, if you employ more than 5 people, they must be written down. Most businesses have arrangements […]
  • Re-opening a Village Hall
    … your support and advice has been invaluable and I can’t thank you enough. Thanks to you the hall was able to reopen yesterday. I am sure we will be back soon for more help. Secretary, Wallington Village Community Association […]
  • French confusion
    At first glance the recent reports of the relaxing of social distancing measures for large indoor events in France seems at odds with the uptick in their reported number of cases of Covid-19. However, look more closely and you find […]
  • 2m is still the right thing to do
    Update following the government guidance for further easing on 4 July Just because the phrase “further easing of social distancing to 1m+” has been introduced doesn’t mean the 2m social distancing rule has been abandoned.  2m distancing is still required […]
  • Up and Running
    COVID-19 Secure Workplace Risk Assessments We are delighted that some of our clients are now back in business. It’s been a long time coming with much hard work and thought being put in to ensure that businesses are COVID-19 Secure […]
  • COVID Secure
    In the new Government guidance, released yesterday, you should share the results of your COVID Risk Assessment with your workforce.  If possible you should consider publishing the results on your website and display it in your workplace to show you […]
  • Return to Work under COVID-19
    All UK businesses have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and this has forced many to close while the Stay at Home campaign is in place.  If your company is fortunate enough to consider a return to work soon then, […]
  • Stay Home and Stay Safe
    COVID-19 isolating at home can mean that you may be tempted to do more and more at home a) to keep busy and b) stimulated and interested.  Take care that you do not stretch yourself too far and put yourself […]
  • COVID-19 Official UK Guidance
    COVID-19 business guidance and advice
  • Leave safety systems to chance?
    An article in today’s IOSH news relates to the perils of allowing workers to make their own decisions about correct procedures for working on site. As a company manager or director you are responsible for the undertakings of your workers […]
  • Brexit and Legislation
    Your duties to protect the health and safety of people affected by your work will not change with Brexit. HSE’s guidance, health and safety made simple: the basics for your business, will help you to comply with the law. You […]
  • Event Safety for Jagex Ltd
    SoPro Safety were delighted to once again support Jagex Ltd with event safety advice and assurance this year. Each year the talented events team produce a huge scale recreation of parts of their massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called […]
  • Health and Safety Statistics
    Key figures for Great Britain (2017/18) 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016) 144 workers killed at work 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey 71,062 injuries to employees reported […]
  • Event Safety
    Safety is a key priority for any event and we help you to comply with legislation and to keep you, your suppliers, sub-contractors and visitors safe. We provide advice, training, support and audit on Health & Safety and how it […]
  • Festive Lights – a myth?
    The Myth: Indoor Christmas lights need a portable appliance test (PAT) every year The reality: Lots of companies waste money in the false belief they need to test their Christmas lights annually, or even don’t put them up at all!  […]
  • 2017 – 18 RIDDOR Headline figures
    Information from the Health and Safety Executive recently. 144 Workers killed in 2017/18 (RIDDOR) Fatal injuries to workers by main industry Amount of fatal injuries to workers divided by age Main kinds of fatal accident for workers Rate of fatal injury per […]
  • HSE myth busters
    An extract from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website: Do you need to wear safety footwear all the time? An employee questions the need to wear safety footwear for the whole of their shift as they think their work […]
  • Only one month to go…
    What’s the future for the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)? Be part of the consultation process… The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reviewing the delivery and scope of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) on behalf of Department for Work […]
  • Domain information
    We have a number of websites and domains under our management for clients and associates.   You may have been directed to this landing ‘post’ by a redirect.  If you have questions about the site you were expecting to see or […]