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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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The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money

The Perks of Staying Safe: How Health and Safety Can Save Your Business Money Think health and safety is all about stern-faced warnings about workplace risk assessments and watching out for nasty hazards? Think again. Keeping your workplace safer also makes extremely good business sense. In fact, the HSE’s Judith Hackitt shared a great blog …Read the Full Post

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Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust

Returning soldiers display dangers of airborne dust Aside from the obvious hazards of working in a warzone, soldiers may begin to show signs of other occupational symptoms months or years after returning home. Research carried out by the Veterans Association in America has found that soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have far higher …Read the Full Post

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Are you killing your sedentary workers?

Are you killing your sedentary workers? One news story that keeps coming back time and again is that of the health risks associated with sedentary jobs. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that sitting down all day is bad for our waistlines and general health, but research by scientists suggest that the long-term risks …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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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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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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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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Safety Alert! Tower Crane Slew Brake Warning

Safety Alert! Tower Crane Slew Brake Warning The collapse of a tower crane can be catastrophic. It’s almost certain that the fallout would involve a truckload of fatalities. And after investigating repeated incidents of collapsing tower crane jibs, the HSE has responded with a safety alert for all tower crane owners and users. Any major …Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety responsibilities – are they really responsible for the death of steeplejacking?

A Steeplejack vs Health and Safety Equipment An interview published on the Spitalfields Life blog recounts the life and times of George Cossington, a steeplejack who died recently. Cossington came from a family of steeplejacks who had worked on many of London’s most famous buildings, carrying out repairs, constructing frames and helping build at height. …Read the Full Post

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