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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

Window Cleaners! Your 9 Steps to Stay Safe and Sound

by David Cant on October 20th, 2014

Window Cleaners!  Your 9 Steps to Stay Safe and Sound You keep our windows shiny and our views crisp and clear.  And it’s a potentially dangerous job – most injuries are caused by falls!  So here’s a guide to preparing and making sure all our window cleaners stay healthy, happy and clear of danger too; …Read the Full Post

Fatal Accident Shows Importance of Regular Health and Safety Reviews

by David Cant on October 13th, 2014

The death of Scottish forestry worker Ewan MacGregor has been ruled an accident of his own making by an inquiry into the accident. Mr MacGregor was killed by a 25-tonne timber transport machine that lurched forward and crushed him, the inquiry led by Sheriff William Gilchrist decided. A catalogue of errors Investigators arriving at the …Read the Full Post

Do You Use Cement Every Day? The 5 Dangers of Working with Cement

by David Cant on October 1st, 2014

The 5 Dangers of Working with Cement Ok, I know you use cement every day and it’s not some strange and hidden substance to fear like asbestos. But like it or not, carelessly working with cement is harmful.  And it’s precisely because it’s such a common material that it causes so many health problems with …Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Law Changes Ahead – How Do They Affect You?

by David Cant on September 25th, 2014

Health and Safety Law Changes From the 1st of October there will be three key changes to Health and Safety in the UK thanks to the implementation of new legislation. Much of the details of these laws are designed to consolidate existing guidelines and regulations, but there are some key changes which your responsible person …Read the Full Post

Health and Safety responsibilities – are they really responsible for the death of steeplejacking?

by David Cant on September 17th, 2014

A Steeplejack vs Health and Safety Equipment An interview published on the Spitalfields Life blog recounts the life and times of George Cossington, a steeplejack who died recently. Cossington came from a family of steeplejacks who had worked on many of London’s most famous buildings, carrying out repairs, constructing frames and helping build at height. …Read the Full Post

The Horrifying Reality Of Asbestos Exposure

by David Cant on September 4th, 2014

Who is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure? According to the HSE’s own statistics, 13 people die every single day as a result of exposure to asbestos. In fact statistics indicate that considerably more people are dying today from asbestos related diseases than thirty years ago, despite highly public campaigns to draw people’s attention to the …Read the Full Post

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