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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

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

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