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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

A Hole Lot of Trouble – Keep Your Excavation Trenches Safe!

by David Cant on September 2nd, 2014

Excavation Safety for your Business He’d been told the water had been cut off. Last month a worker in Moray stood in a 1.3-metre deep excavation trench – not even a very deep one – and happily got to work cutting a section of cast iron water piping.  Suddenly, water exploded out of it and …Read the Full Post

Multiple Health and Safety Failings Land Brothers in Jail

by David Cant on September 1st, 2014

What no Asbestos Survey or CDM Coordinator! The issue of asbestos in old buildings and the risk is poses to workers has been brought to the fore by a recent case which saw two men jailed for up to 22 weeks each. Akram Hussein and his brother Inam were both jailed after repeatedly ignoring Improvement …Read the Full Post

Manchester Road Accident Holds Lessons For UK Employers

by David Cant on August 18th, 2014

Lessons learnt from a Road Accident in Manchester A serious road traffic accident in Manchester has left the local council in danger of receiving a huge fine for breaching the Health and Safety at Work 1974 Act. Despite pleading guilty to the allegations, Manchester City Council had their case referred to the Minshull Street Crown …Read the Full Post

Questionable health and safety issues hit the headlines again

by David Cant on July 21st, 2014

Although health and safety will always remain extremely important, it would seem that some officials are still erring too much on the side of caution. Here are some current examples of ‘elf n safety’ apparently overriding common sense. The case of the Devonian hanging baskets Elderly residents of a council-owned block of flats in Bradninch, …Read the Full Post

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