Our risk management specialist Steve McCarthy shares news and updates from the world of Health & Safety and how they could effect you and your business.

ladder work at height

Common work at height myths

HSE have banned the use of ladders on building sites No, this isn't the case. Ladders and stepladders can be a sensible and practical option. They can be used for work at height when the use of other work equipment is not justified because…

Vehicle Security

Vehicle theft has increased by 50% in the last five years and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that the number of claims for vehicle theft is the highest since 2012, with a payment being made in respect of vehicle crime every 8…

Could stopping and thinking before acting save more lives?

With Farm Fatalities rising over 70% in the last 12 months which lets face it is a shocking devastating and worrying statistic and it recently being farm safety awareness week, what can you do to protect yourself, your families and your workers?This…

Increased theft of catalytic converters

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Having heard that there had been a spate of catalytic converter thefts in the local area, the team at PSP Risk and Motor wanted to put some information together to help keep your vehicle safe and secure.Claims for theft of catalytic converters…

Avian Flu

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Cases of Avian Flu have been detected in Swans in Cornwall and Devon over the last few months and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (Defra) introduced measures in December to control the spread.All keepers of birds…
Fixed Electrical Inspection

Fixed Electrical Inspection

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The testing and inspection of Electrical systems is required under the Electricity at Work Regulations and will therefore apply to business premises.Most establishments require a full test and inspection every 5 years. This work must be…
Christmas Cheer and Decorations

Christmas Cheer and Decorations

It's the most wonderful time of the year...But before settling  down to a pile of mince pies and the wrapping of Christmas gifts, the decorations need to go up.For many of us that means getting them down first, as Christmas decorations…
Working from home

Working from Home

As so many of us are now considering that the new normal will include long term adjustments to working from home, PSP Risk have put together some top tips.Find somewhere comfortable to work. Move location in the afternoon only if you…
making your workplace covid-secure

Making your workplace Covid-secure

The Health and Safety Executive have announced that they will be carrying out spot checks and inspection on all types of businesses in all geographical areas to ensure that they are Covid-secure.The HSE will carry out these checks by making,…
PSP Risk

The Use of Chainsaws

It seems that Autumn is coming early this year and during the last couple of weeks we have already experienced two Autumn/Winter storms. The ground is saturated, and trees are still in full leaf.  Consequently, there is more chance of large…
Electrical Updates for Private Landlords

Electrical Updates for Private Landlords

As a landlord it is essential that you keep up with legislation in order to protect you and your tenant.  The government has recently changed the electrical regulations and these will apply to new tenancies from July 2020 and existing tenancies…