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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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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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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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How the Firefighters’ Industrial Action Might Affect YOUR Business

How the Firefighters’ Industrial Action Might Affect YOUR Business In case you don’t pay attention to the news – for the past four days, firefighters across England have been on strike in a pension dispute. Whatever their reasons for taking action – the current strike can make a big impact on your business – so …Read the Full Post

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The Horrifying Reality Of Asbestos Exposure

Who is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure? According to the HSE’s own statistics, 13 people die every single day as a result of exposure to asbestos. In fact statistics indicate that considerably more people are dying today from asbestos related diseases than thirty years ago, despite highly public campaigns to draw people’s attention to the …Read the Full Post

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How Safe is Your Workplace? Dangers Posed by Unguarded Machines

YOU need to value Workplace Machinery Safety An unguarded machine might actually seem innocuous, but the sad truth is that it could seriously harm to your workers. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), moving machinery can cause harm to users in the following ways: Moving parts of a machine can draw in parts …Read the Full Post

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Surrey Decorating Firm Fined £45,000 For Asbestos Exposure

Whilst the use of asbestos materials was banned in the UK completely in 1985, it is still commonly found in many pre-existing buildings, and therefore needs to be kept firmly in mind when carrying out buildings safety checks prior to any development work. This is a fact which one Surrey based firm overlooked, resulting in …Read the Full Post

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Death of Worker Leads to Suspended Prison Sentence

A landscape gardener from Staffordshire has been prosecuted after a death of one of his employees.  The gardener was being assisted by Leeson Lavender, a 39 year old man from Stoke on Trent. They were installing an oak post at a property when the incident occurred in May 2010. The two men were standing on …Read the Full Post

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Sentence for Safety Failings

A steel worker was injured and nearly crushed by a steel girder while working for Sherling Steel UK back in September 2011. The man who asked not to be named was knocked to the floor by the girder. He suffered from severe bruising and some tissue damage to his leg and foot. The incident could …Read the Full Post

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£300,000 Fine after Death of Driver

A firm in the West Midlands has been given a £300,000 fine after one of their employees was killed in 2010. Russell Homer was working during his nightshift when he was killed by a runaway lorry. He was crushed as he worked to couple the trailer onto a tractor unit and he passed away due …Read the Full Post

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