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David Cant is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner extraordinaire. He has a wealth of Industry experience and is the MD of Veritas Consulting. David also Blogs about Health and Safety here Health and Safety Consultants

His aim is to flavour Health and Safety with integrity, served with a side of humour You can find David on - Twitter and Google also Linkedin

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Summer holidays – the perfect time for asbestos surveys

Summer holidays – the perfect time for asbestos surveys The school holidays may mean a well-earned break for students and teachers, but behind the scenes the site team are often hard at work, preparing buildings and facilities for the new school year. And while the majority of the site’s users are away, it may be a …Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety – mastering the basics

Health and Safety – mastering the basics Protecting your employees in the workplace doesn’t have to be difficult so long as you follow a few basic principles. When starting out, there are four steps to building your first health and safety policy – completing each one will help raise standards across your business, keeping your …Read the Full Post

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The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money

The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money Think health and safety is all about stern-faced warnings about workplace risk assessments and watching out for nasty hazards? Think again. Keeping your workplace safer also makes extremely good business sense. In fact, the HSE’s Judith Hackitt shared a great blog …Read the Full Post

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Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust

Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust Aside from the obvious hazards of working in a warzone, soldiers may begin to show signs of other occupational symptoms months or years after returning home. Research carried out by the Veterans Association in America has found that soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have far higher …Read the Full Post

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5 signs it’s time to review your fire safety provisions

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

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Look Up – Stay Safe! How to Protect Yourself When Working at Heights

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

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Are you killing your sedentary workers?

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

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Missed inspections increase the risk of serious injury or death

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

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Getting Practical Asbestos Advice Just Got Easier!

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

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Health and safety applies to the dead too

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

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