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Health and Safety – mastering the basics

by David Cant on June 21st, 2016

Health and Safety – mastering the basics Protecting your employees in the workplace doesn’t have to be difficult so long as you follow a few basic principles. When starting out, there are four steps to building your first health and safety policy – completing each one will help raise standards across your business, keeping your …Read the Full Post

The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money

by David Cant on April 5th, 2016

The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money Think health and safety is all about stern-faced warnings about workplace risk assessments and watching out for nasty hazards? Think again. Keeping your workplace safer also makes extremely good business sense. In fact, the HSE’s Judith Hackitt shared a great blog …Read the Full Post

Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust

by David Cant on February 17th, 2016

Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust Aside from the obvious hazards of working in a warzone, soldiers may begin to show signs of other occupational symptoms months or years after returning home. Research carried out by the Veterans Association in America has found that soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have far higher …Read the Full Post

5 signs it’s time to review your fire safety provisions

by David Cant on January 18th, 2016

5 signs it’s time to review your fire safety provisions Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, your business has a duty to put in place all reasonable measures to reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a fire. Like every other aspect of construction health and safety, the process …Read the Full Post

Look Up – Stay Safe! How to Protect Yourself When Working at Heights

by David Cant on December 1st, 2015

Look Up – Stay Safe! How to Protect Yourself When Working at Heights Think working at heights is one of those things you can take lightly? Well, here’s a sobering stat: the number of working days lost due to slips, trips and falls from heights added up to a whopping 1.5 million. That’s a lot …Read the Full Post

Are you killing your sedentary workers?

by David Cant on October 21st, 2015

Are you killing your sedentary workers? One news story that keeps coming back time and again is that of the health risks associated with sedentary jobs. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that sitting down all day is bad for our waistlines and general health, but research by scientists suggest that the long-term risks …Read the Full Post

Missed inspections increase the risk of serious injury or death

by David Cant on September 21st, 2015

Missed health and safety inspections increase the risk of serious injury or even death Fashion giant Hugo Boss has recently left court with a stinging £1.2 million pound fine after judges ruled that in-store health and safety failings had resulted in the death of a four-year old boy. The unfortunate youngster was killed after a …Read the Full Post

Getting Practical Asbestos Advice Just Got Easier!

by David Cant on September 7th, 2015

Getting Practical Asbestos Advice Just Got Easier! Yep. There’s now an app for that. Even though asbestos is no longer in use – and hasn’t been for years – it’s still a real, tangible threat. It’s still found in millions of homes and buildings across the UK.  In fact, it can be in any structure …Read the Full Post

Health and safety applies to the dead too

by David Cant on August 3rd, 2015

Health and safety applies to the dead too Health and safety issues have led the headlines in recent weeks. A major rollercoaster crash at the Alton Towers theme park caused four young people to be seriously injured, closing the venue for several days as an HSE inspection got under way. However there was also trouble …Read the Full Post

Why Skimping on Your Gas Safety Checks Can Cost You More Than Just a Fine

by David Cant on July 30th, 2015

Why Skimping on Your Gas Safety Checks Can Cost You More Than Just a Fine Recently, we saw a repeat offender that’s come across our radar far too many times. Another dodgy boiler installation done by yet another unregulated worker. Was he a member of the Gas Safety Register? I’m guessing you already know the …Read the Full Post

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