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Why You Really Should Have Employers’ Liability Insurance!

by David Cant on June 29th, 2015

Why You Really Should Have Employers’ Liability Insurance! Another week – another business wincing as they get handed a hefty fine for doing something that they could have totally avoided. Or in this case – it’s the not-doing that landed them in hot water with the HSE, when a Staffordshire company ended up being hit …Read the Full Post

London Lorries: Four Fatalities in 2015 is Far Too Many

by David Cant on May 28th, 2015

London Lorries: Four Fatalities in 2015 is Far Too Many Recently a woman in her 30s became the fourth cyclist this year to die after colliding with a lorry on London’s roads. The event is a sobering reminder to take stock of our health and safety practices for managing traffic around construction sites. A tragic accident …Read the Full Post

Drinking on the job?

by David Cant on May 26th, 2015

Drinking on the job? Although considered socially acceptable just one generation ago, a cheeky pint or three at lunchtime is now actively discouraged in almost every profession (except perhaps marketing!). A recent study carried quoted by the Daily Star suggests that almost every one of the 2600 workers surveyed had been drunk at work at …Read the Full Post

On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded

by David Cant on May 6th, 2015

On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded If you’re working in any kind of construction – then it’s pretty likely that you’re working with a lot of machinery hanging about. Question is – is that machinery properly guarded? That’s a question three Hertfordshire firms failed to ask themselves – resulting …Read the Full Post

Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You!

by David Cant on April 21st, 2015

Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You! If your work involves dealing with Lokring pipe connectors at all, then you should definitely be alert to the latest safety announcement that has just been made about them. So here’s a heads up. Recently, the HSE announced a safety bulletin about Lokring …Read the Full Post

Got an Inspection? Don’t Panic – Here’s What to Expect

by David Cant on April 6th, 2015

Got an Inspection? Don’t Panic – Here’s What to Expect There’s just something about the thought of a shrewd man or woman wondering around your workplace, armed with a clipboard and a sharp eye… a little like the guy in this post! Having an health and safety inspection of any kind gets most people worked …Read the Full Post

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time?

by David Cant on March 6th, 2015

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time? The drive to raise awareness of health and safety has led to some odd tie-ins over the years. For years public information ads were shown just before BBC1 closed down every night, designed to scare people into behaving more responsibly and keeping themselves …Read the Full Post

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know

by David Cant on February 16th, 2015

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Brand new to health and safety and facing the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with it all? Or just feeling out of the loop with what’s what? No worries – I’m here to demystify the basics for you. While health and safety can …Read the Full Post

Change Ahoy! All New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

by David Cant on January 26th, 2015

Change Ahoy! All New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations Do you work in the construction industry? Then you’d better pay attention – because there’s the smell of change in the air – and it’s not from my new high-fibre diet. The all new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are set to come into force on …Read the Full Post

2015 – New Year Elf n Safety Resolutions

by David Cant on January 13th, 2015

2015 – New Year Elf n Safety Resolutions Entering its 40th anniversary year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has started January by encouraging customer-facing businesses to carefully consider how they publicise unpopular decisions. According to the HSE, too many businesses are using health and safety ‘rules’ as a way to excuse poor customer service. …Read the Full Post

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