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

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

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

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

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Change Ahoy! All New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

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

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2015 – New Year Elf n Safety Resolutions

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

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The 5 Things You Need To Include In A Risk Assessment

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

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Work in a Quarry? Avoid These 8 Giant Health Risks

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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Two men jailed for health and safety failings

Two men jailed for health and safety failings Just days after we wrote about the problems the HSE faces in bringing corporate manslaughter cases to court, two men have been successfully convicted and jailed for a total of four years for failing to protect employees. Company director Conrad Sidebottom was given a three year three …Read the Full Post

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