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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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You need more than a first aid box

The frequency of accidents in the work place vary widely according to the type of industry. Construction is statistically far more dangerous to worker health than insurance for instance, primarily because of the risks involved with the working environment. However the same basic rules regarding health and safety and first aid provisions apply to all …Read the Full Post

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Concerned Neighbour Reports Dangerous Working Conditions

A landscape gardener was reported by a concerned neighbour who witnessed some very dangerous working conditions. The gardener, John Holland, was felling a tree for a customer along with one of his employees.  Each of the men were using chainsaws on the tree and they were wearing everyday work clothes rather than the expected safety …Read the Full Post

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Cardiff Employee Seriously Severs Finger at Work

An unguarded drill was being worked on by a young worker when he severed his fingertips.  Vaughn Thomas was working for MIB Manufacturing Ltd in Cardiff in April 2011. The firm creates steel frames and panels which are used within the building industry. 21 year old Mr Thomas was given the responsibility of tightening the …Read the Full Post

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Jubilee Fireworks Safety Measures

The whole country is preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on 4 5 June. There are hundreds of street parties being held by the public and councils are busy preparing for the many parties and celebrations which have been planned for months. Fireworks are commonly used these days for celebrations and if you are considering …Read the Full Post

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Leicester Firmed Fined After Fall from Height

One of the partners of a Leicestershire food company, Simtom Food Products, has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive this week after a worker was injured in a fall. An unidentified 18 year old man was told to unload some of the barrels which were stored on a shipping container on a HGV …Read the Full Post

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How to comply with the Working at Height Regulations

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 needs to be followed by every company in every industry where work is being carried out at height. The regulations are there to reduce the risks of falling and consist of duties which need to be followed. The regulations apply to employers and the self-employed, and they also apply …Read the Full Post

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Health And Safety is Your Business

Too many business owners, particularly owners of smaller businesses, unfortunately assign too little interest or concern to health and safety. Considering and acting upon issues of workplace health and safety is the wisest investment of your time that you can assign to your business and your people who work for you. In the 21st Century there …Read the Full Post

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Redditch Firm Fined After Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Twenty people have been exposed to the dangers caused from being exposed to asbestos fibres. The Health and Safety Executive have prosecuted a Redditch freight company and the managing director of the firm along with a contractor from Birmingham as workers now face the possibility of potentially deadly lung disease. Licence is Required to Safely …Read the Full Post

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Construction Firm Fined £100,000 after Young Man Killed on the Job

A young man aged just 23 years old lost his life while working for the construction firm JN Bentley Ltd. Steven Allen was on site helping to move approximately 30 bags of cement while the company were carrying out a construction job for Bradford Council. Tragic Accident Happened Just Days before Worker was Due to …Read the Full Post

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