• 11th June 2020

    Strange Times! Who would have thought that our lives would be so restricted, and so we find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic? As we start to ease our way back to the new normality, as business owners, we have to now consider the new world of working, and as far as reasonably…

  • Joining A Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme Could Be A Positive Move For Your Business!
    29th January 2020

    Reasons For Attaining Health & Safety Accreditation Although it’s not a legal requirement, many organisations – when inviting businesses/contractors to tender for projects – are now requiring their prospective suppliers to be accredited with a Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme. Unless accredited, your organisation will not be considered, which may mean that your business is…

  • Do I need to have an Accident Report Book
    14th January 2020

    Reporting Of Work-Related Injuries & Incidents There is a legal requirement under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) to record and report details of work-related deaths or any specified work-related injuries and incidents.

  • What types of Enforcement Action could the HSE take
    19th December 2019

    What Types Of Enforcement Action Could The HSE Take? Even though employers have specific duties to ensure that health and safety regulations are compiled to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees, within construction there continues to be a high rate of accidents and incidents which result in death, injury and financial loss…

  • 8th July 2019

    As a contractor working within the construction industry, you are constantly having to demonstrate to clients that you have the credentials required not only to deliver a quality product, on time and within budget, but to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your employees, other contractors, and anyone else who may be impacted by…

  • 27th June 2019

    As an employer, you should be aware that you have certain health and safety responsibilities to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees, sub-contractors and anyone who may be affected by your business activities.

  • Do I Need To Appoint A Competent Person To Keep My Business Health & Safety Compliant
    19th June 2019

    Do I need to appoint a Competent Person? Well, it really does depend! Not very useful, I know, but there are a number of factors that you’ll need to consider.

  • 13th September 2017

    Depending on who you ask, a Competent Person can mean a number of things.  For example, there is a Competent Person Register which was introduced by the UK Government to allow individuals or organisations to self-certify their work as complying with Building Regulations, this being an alternative to submitting a Building Notice or using an…

  • 22nd August 2017

    Marpal are proud to announce the up and coming launch of our Competent Person Scheme, which is designed to provide businesses with the Health and Safety support and advice required to enable them to meet their health and safety obligations. Establishing a safe and healthy workplace is a key priority for all responsible Employers, and…