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Questionable health and safety issues hit the headlines again

Although health and safety will always remain extremely important, it would seem that some officials are still erring too much on the side of caution. Here are some current examples of ‘elf n safety’ apparently overriding common sense. The case of the Devonian hanging baskets Elderly residents of a council-owned block of flats in Bradninch, …Read the Full Post

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Warning Issued Over Electric Gate Installations In The UK

Are electric gates the ultimate in convenience or safety? Or are they causing more problems than they’re worth? Proponents of electric gates suggest that they represent a stylish and convenient solution as far as safety is concerned, and that if fitted correctly they represent no danger. The trouble is that, as the latest news story …Read the Full Post

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Builders! Are You at Risk from These Deadly Workplace Hazards?

Knowing where danger lies is half the job of avoiding accidents on a construction site. With excavation holes, ladders, steps, scaffolding, electricity and heavy equipment all over the place, your site is a hotbed for potential accidents.  Even deadly ones. Taking proper care makes all the difference.  And to help you, here are the six …Read the Full Post

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Backing up your PPE with welfare facilities

Maintaining construction site Health and safety can be complicated with so many factors to consider. Most businesses understand the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), but this does not stop some failing to issue their employees with it. But PPE is just one factor employers need to consider. Equally important is the provision of welfare facilities …Read the Full Post

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How to avoid slips and trips in the workplace

Slips and trips are one of the most common accidents to occur in the workplace. The result is millions of working days missed on an annual basis and the corresponding litigation that may well follow. However by following a few simple tips the inherent risk associated with this type of accident and the resulting fallout …Read the Full Post

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Industrial explosion underscores the importance of health and safety risk assessments

Kidderminster-based firm Filtration Service Engineering Ltd was fined over £45,000 last week after being found guilty of breach Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The severity of the punishment reflects the life-threatening injuries suffered by their employee Clive Dainty who was caught in the blast. Following concerns about the …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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Toxic Chemical Burns Injuries Could Have Easily Been Avoided

When working with dangerous substances and chemicals extra steps must be taken to prevent injury or health problems. The importance of following these regulations have been highlighted this week after a Tyneside company was fined in court after a worker suffered serious chemical burns at work. The employee of DMI was seriously burnt when going …Read the Full Post

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£500,000 Fine for Large Steel Company

Tata have been fined £500,000 after they breached the Health and Safety Regulations which resulted in the death of one of their workers. The large global steel firm were investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after the 49 year old man, Kevin Downey, was working on a blast furnace.  He went to check a …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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