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News posts from SoPro

  • 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 […]
  • UK safety fines rose 80%
    … according to Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) injury and ill health statistics A scary headline to make any boss take a long, hard look at Health and Safety arrangements in their company or organisation… In 2016-17 – the first […]
  • Helping to keep national computer gaming festivals safe
    We are delighted to have been appointed Health and Safety contractor to some of the UK’s biggest computer gaming festivals. SoPro Safety Ltd will advise Multiplay UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Game, on event health and safety for Insomnia, Brick […]
  • Fees for Intervention
    If the Health & Safety Executive visit your workplace and find that you are in material breach of health and safety law, you will have to pay for the time it takes them to identify what is wrong and to […]
  • Contract
    SoPro Safety are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the outsourced health and safety resource for Multiplay UK Ltd. Multiplay are the organisers of the UK’s biggest computer gaming festival – Insomnia, as well as Brick Live […]
  • Minecon 2015
    Info about Minecon
  • New regulations to include Events and Exhibitions
    The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regs) come into force in April.  Events and exhibitions of scale will fall within the scope of these regulations and the HSE is drafting guidance specifically for the events industry.  The […]