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On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded

by David Cant on May 6th, 2015

On Guard! Why You Need to Make Sure Machinery is Properly Guarded If you’re working in any kind of construction – then it’s pretty likely that you’re working with a lot of machinery hanging about. Question is – is that machinery properly guarded? That’s a question three Hertfordshire firms failed to ask themselves – resulting …Read the Full Post

Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You!

by David Cant on April 21st, 2015

Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You! If your work involves dealing with Lokring pipe connectors at all, then you should definitely be alert to the latest safety announcement that has just been made about them. So here’s a heads up. Recently, the HSE announced a safety bulletin about Lokring …Read the Full Post

Got an Inspection? Don’t Panic – Here’s What to Expect

by David Cant on April 6th, 2015

Got an Inspection? Don’t Panic – Here’s What to Expect There’s just something about the thought of a shrewd man or woman wondering around your workplace, armed with a clipboard and a sharp eye… a little like the guy in this post! Having an health and safety inspection of any kind gets most people worked …Read the Full Post

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time?

by David Cant on March 6th, 2015

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time? The drive to raise awareness of health and safety has led to some odd tie-ins over the years. For years public information ads were shown just before BBC1 closed down every night, designed to scare people into behaving more responsibly and keeping themselves …Read the Full Post

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know

by David Cant on February 16th, 2015

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Brand new to health and safety and facing the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with it all? Or just feeling out of the loop with what’s what? No worries – I’m here to demystify the basics for you. While health and safety can …Read the Full Post

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

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