Tags: Teresa Budworth

Teresa Budworth: Permit to work, not to fall ill

Whenever we think of health and safety we tend to think about employees. But what about others who visit our workplaces, such as maintenance and repair contractors. How do we make sure they’re safe too? One tool often used is the permit-to-work system. A permit-to-work is a documented procedure which simply authorises people to carry…

Teresa Budworth: Feeling a bit awkward? Help is on its way!

Let’s face it, it can feel a little bit awkward talking to people about their health problems. Bodily functions and failings aren’t exactly the greatest topic of conversation. Many illnesses or injuries can also be difficult to understand. And let’s not forget mental ill-health. According to the Mental Health Foundation one in 4 people experience…

Teresa Budworth: Check your waste, it may contain a life

A few months ago a homeless man from Merseyside was tragically killed after climbing into a commercial waste container. He’d entered the large wheelie bin for some shelter and to get a few hours sleep. Unfortunately he never woke up as the waste container was removed and emptied into a compressor. A truly horrific incident…

Teresa Budworth: Warned twice, and then look what happened!

Ignoring sound advice once can be a big mistake. Ignoring it twice can have dire consequences! Take the aptly named Doncaster solvents company Solvents with Safety Ltd, which was recently fined after an “unsafe” procedure led to a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base. Earlier this month Doncaster Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of…