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Two new LUS developments

Two new LUS developments have gone live! We have added an EU and global flag to our legislation registers and updated the New In Your Register pages.

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Health & Safety North 2017 – Legislation Update Service Competition Winner

Last week, LUS headed to Manchester’s EventCity for Health & Safety North 2017 and gave attendees the chance to win a 1 year subscription to Legislation Update Service. Read this blog to find out the winner!

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Skin safety at work

Work-related skin problems are very common and can happen in most workplaces. It is important to assess the risk and put in place adequate control measures.

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Food Hygiene Schemes

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme helps consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, food shops and takeaways.

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Britain’s most dangerous industries

The Health and Safety Executives fatal injuries in the workplace statistics for 2016/17 have been revealed, updating the 5 year averages used to calculate Britain’s most dangerous workplaces. Here are the top four.

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Road Safety Policy

New research has shown that a fifth of UK companies whose employees drive for work have no road safety policy in place. Does your workplace have/need a road safety policy?

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Reducing food waste

According to WRAP an estimated 7.3 million tonnes of household food waste was thrown away in 2015 and a further 1.9 million tonnes of food waste was thrown away by UK manufacturing and retail sectors. This blog provides some top tips on how households and businesses can reduce their food waste.

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Why do your employees need COSHH awareness training?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Employers must ensure employees are properly informed, trained and supervised when it comes to COSHH.

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A Brief History of Food Law

From 1266 to 2016, this infographic looks at key pieces of food legislation.

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Exercise at work

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive and this has led to numerous discussions on how we can tackle the problem. One solution is to encourage exercise at work.

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Food Allergen Labelling

Food labelling is very important to those with food allergies as there can be potentially serious consequences from eating food that they are allergic to. This infographic sets out the requirements for food allergen labelling.

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Holiday Health and Safety

Many people spend months preparing for their holiday. Amongst all the preparation, holiday health and safety is likely to be low on the list of priorities, but it is important to think about how to keep yourself safe and healthy in a location which may not have the health and safety standards you are used to.

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Display Screen Equipment

Millions of people in Britain use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) for a significant part of their work. This infographic describes DSE, the associated health problems, and provides a number of tips to reduce the risks.

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Woodland areas and a school running track funded by our profits

As a social enterprise our profits are gift aided into our charity and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects. Read how our profits have helped two causes in the NW.

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Are you working at height?

In the UK, falls from height cause approximately 50 deaths at work each year and a further 4000 injuries. Surely that’s enough information to encourage correct management of the risks from working from height!

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10 things to check before using a fork lift truck

For many organisations, fork lift trucks are an essential piece of equipment that is used every day to move loads around site and to load and offload vehicles, but their use can lead to accidents and injury if the proper precautions are not taken.

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Legislation Update Service Customer Satisfaction Survey 2016

Feedback from our clients has always been invaluable to us and 2016 was no exception. Here are the results from our 2016 customer satisfaction survey.

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Top tips for using compressed air efficiently

Use of compressed air at any site is expensive. It’s a large energy-draining resource. This blog will provide a few hints and tips for getting the most out of compressed air use, and ensure you improve efficiency and ultimately save money!

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Health and safety in the office – the basics

Poor basic hygiene in UK offices cost the British economy £13.7 billion in 2013, due to workers taking time off sick and by affecting their time whilst at work. So what can firms do to adopt a better approach to personal hygiene in the workplace?

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Fire safety – what your business needs to know

Fire presents significant risk to businesses, and can kill or seriously injure employees or visitors as well as damage or destroy buildings, equipment and stock.

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Health & Safety Report 2015/16

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual health and safety statistics for Great Britain. These statistics cover ill health, injury, cost to Britain and enforcement.

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Hazard Hierarchy

The hazard hierarchy is a system used in industry to minimise or eliminate exposure to hazards. A number of control measures can be implemented to reduce the potential exposure to the hazard or to remove the hazard.

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A Brief History of Health and Safety Law

The first health and safety law was put in place over 200 years ago. This infographic highlights some of the key pieces that have shaped health and safety at work.

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LUS customer satisfaction survey results 2015

Feedback from our clients has always been invaluable to us and 2015 was no exception. Here are the results from our 2015 customer satisfaction survey.

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Noise at work

Loud noise at work can damage people’s hearing and lead to risks to safety. This can include gradual hearing loss caused by exposure to noise over time or damage caused by a sudden, extremely loud noise.

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Is environmental law an unwanted burden?

Recent research has found businesses believe environmental law to be the most burdensome out of all of the laws relevant to them.

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Bikes and bees funded through our profits

As a social enterprise our profits are gift aided into our charity and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects.

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Protecting employees from skin cancer

An HSE report published in May 2015 reported that one person dies almost every week from skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun at work. The research concluded that employers should take urgent action to protect employees.

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Managing health and safety effectively

This blog looks at a study by the Health and Safety Laboratory on worker involvement in health and safety, the benefits your company will see from involving workers as well as useful tips and resources to help you.

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Why going beyond compliance is good for business

If a company sees compliance as the ultimate aim, they‘re ultimately limiting themselves as to the benefits they can achieve by going that one step further.By adopting a more ambitious performance-based approach, the benefits can outweigh the costs to businesses.

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RIDDOR made simple

RIDDOR – it’s a scary beast isn’t it? At 32 pages long, the Regulations are enough to strike fear in anyone’s heart! So, I’ll start as I mean to go on and keep this simple by answering just 2 questions that you’ll need to understand RIDDOR: What is RIDDOR? What do I need to do?

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What setup do I need to use the Legislation Update Service?

Using the LUS system is pretty straightforward in terms of hardware and software requirements. You’ll find any relatively up-to-date and internet-ready PC or Mac will be able to access all the features of the product without any trouble.

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