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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

The 5 Things You Need To Include In A Risk Assessment

by David Cant on January 12th, 2015

The 5 Things You Need To Include In A Risk Assessment Everyone and their pet dog knows that you need to do a risk assessment before starting anything. The next bit is the tricky part, though. What do you actually have on a risk assessment? To make it easy for you, here’s a round up …Read the Full Post

Don’t Get Caught In A Tight Spot!

by David Cant on January 7th, 2015

Don’t Get Caught In A Tight Spot! Working in confined spaces is a bit tricky at the best of times. So it’s pretty handy to have a polished up version of the Approved Code of Practice in time for a brand new year! Even if you don’t think that you’re technically in a “confined” space …Read the Full Post

Work in a Quarry? Avoid These 8 Giant Health Risks

by David Cant on December 16th, 2014

Work in a Quarry? Avoid These 8 Giant Health Risks As if dealing with one or two health and safety risks wasn’t enough, quarries get dealt the full pack. These are the eight most common causes of work-related injuries or ill health – and are the ones you really need to look out for: 1. …Read the Full Post

Two men jailed for health and safety failings

by David Cant on December 12th, 2014

Two men jailed for health and safety failings Just days after we wrote about the problems the HSE faces in bringing corporate manslaughter cases to court, two men have been successfully convicted and jailed for a total of four years for failing to protect employees. Company director Conrad Sidebottom was given a three year three …Read the Full Post

Safety Alert! Tower Crane Slew Brake Warning

by David Cant on November 19th, 2014

Safety Alert! Tower Crane Slew Brake Warning The collapse of a tower crane can be catastrophic. It’s almost certain that the fallout would involve a truckload of fatalities. And after investigating repeated incidents of collapsing tower crane jibs, the HSE has responded with a safety alert for all tower crane owners and users. Any major …Read the Full Post

How the Firefighters’ Industrial Action Might Affect YOUR Business

by David Cant on November 11th, 2014

How the Firefighters’ Industrial Action Might Affect YOUR Business In case you don’t pay attention to the news – for the past four days, firefighters across England have been on strike in a pension dispute. Whatever their reasons for taking action – the current strike can make a big impact on your business – so …Read the Full Post

On-Site Traffic – Don’t Get Run Over!

by David Cant on November 6th, 2014

On-Site Traffic – Don’t Get Run Over! Just last month a major UK construction was fined £100,000 for allowing on-site traffic conditions which saw an unfortunate worker get hit by a 9-tonne dumper truck.  On average 7 workers a year are killed on construction sites by vehicles every year, it’s the second most common cause …Read the Full Post

Bonfire Night Helps Health & Safety Hit The Headlines Again

by David Cant on November 4th, 2014

Bonfire Night Helps Health & Safety Hit The Headlines Again The dangers of fireworks are relatively well-known, so it is little surprise that health and safety pops up in the headlines every November. Along with lurid tales of horrific injuries, there are also stories of ‘elf ‘n’ safety’ intended to mock overly-cautious organisations. This year …Read the Full Post

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