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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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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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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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Why Skimping on Your Gas Safety Checks Can Cost You More Than Just a Fine

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

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Why You Really Should Have Employers’ Liability Insurance!

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

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Drinking on the job?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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