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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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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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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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What Should Schools Be Doing About Asbestos?

As the schools prepare for the children to return after the long summer holiday (do I hear a cry of relief from the parents?) I thought it worthwhile to raise a subject that I have touched upon in the past, but this time to focus on the issue specifically from the point of view of …Read the Full Post

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Two Reminders Of Construction Industry’s Need To Address Safety Issues

As has often been noted, both through this blog and in official statistics from the HSE which we have referred to in the past, the construction industry continues to represent the highest risk in terms of workplace injuries, and accidents in the workplace. During the past week we have seen two significant incidents, both occurring …Read the Full Post

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Is Your Company Fully Prepared For Heat Stress This Summer?

If there’s one thing we British are known for it’s complaining about the weather. For months now the conversations I have heard regarding this seem to have been along the lines of what atrocious weather we’ve had all spring, and will summer ever arrive. Just recently that’s changed, and now we’re all moaning about how …Read the Full Post

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The Number One Risk Management Misunderstanding

Health and safety, as we’ve noted in a recent blog post, often gets some bad press. Partly this is down to the fact that risk management can often be misunderstood or misinterpreted. So let’s clear up some of these misconceptions. We live in a risky world. Quiet apart from thirty ton metal presses, scaffolding hundreds …Read the Full Post

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Health And Safety For Small Businesses – In 500 Words

Whether you’re starting up a new business, or reassessing your business following an expansion, understanding health and safety law needn’t be difficult. In fact understanding health and safety for small businesses is so simple we can cover the main points in just five hundred words. Step 1 – The Competent Person The first step is …Read the Full Post

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Are You Ignoring the Safety Warnings? You Could Be Fined if You Do!

Construction firms have to pay attention to the safety warnings and notices that are provided by the Health and Safety Executive on inspections. If you don’t you will end up being fined for failing to abide by the law. This is what happened to a Bristol construction firm who were fined £10,000 on November 4 …Read the Full Post

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