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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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Government Allays Work Experience Health And Safety Fears

We’ve mentioned in previous posts about how health and safety can sometimes get a bad press, and nowhere has this concern been more of a problem than in the world of work experience. Fortunately the Government has recently announced changes to eradicate many of these issues. No one can deny the importance of work experience …Read the Full Post

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New Drive To Improve Safety In Waste And Recycling

Despite the fact that we are all being actively encouraged to increase the amount of recycling we do, the waste and recycling industry has been fraught with health and safety problems, with a number of very serious issues being brought to light recently. The result of this is a new five point plan for reducing …Read the Full Post

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The Health And Safety Myth Busters

Let’s be honest, Health and Safety doesn’t always get a good press. It’s a rare week that we don’t come across an article in the news about an apparently ludicrous and unnecessary application of health and safety rules and regulations. The problem is though that invariably these claims are utter nonsense, and have nothing at …Read the Full Post

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A Common Health And Safety Oversight Costs A Life

There’s a serious issue in the world of Health and Safety, and one we see far too frequently. It’s also an issue which has just cost BAE Systems £350,000 in fines, and one innocent man his life. Very often we see businesses applying good Health and Safety advice complying with the HSE recommendations and requirements, …Read the Full Post

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What If The ‘What If’ Questions Aren’t Enough?

The role of those responsible for on-site Health and Safety is generally to ask the ‘what if’ questions. What if this happened, what if someone did this, what if that broke, and what if someone dropped the other. These ‘what if’ questions underpin a great deal of what Health and Safety is all about. To …Read the Full Post

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Be Aware of Asbestos

Young workers in the construction industry have been alerted to the importance of asbestos training in Yorkshire. It is necessary to be aware of the risks when working with asbestos as it can lead to diseases, many of which are terminal. The Health and Safety Executive have organised training opportunities to those working in South …Read the Full Post

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Dangerous Site Results in Fine – Could Your Site Land You in Court?

Construction sites need to be carefully managed in order to reduce the hazards and to provide a safe working environment for the workers. Failing to maintain a safe site can result in legal action being taken against the business owners and even the managers or supervisors. This is what happened to Stoneforce, a construction firm …Read the Full Post

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Death at Redcar – £320,000 Fine for Safety Failings

Tata Steel and a contractor have been fined £320,000 after a worker was killed in Redcar. The 29 year old contractor, Kristian Lee Norris, was working at Teesside Cast Products on behalf of Vesuvius UK Ltd. At the time of the fatal accident he was working to re-line a furnace where steel was made when …Read the Full Post

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Crushing Injuries Lead to Fine for Gloucestershire Company

A paper company in Gloucestershire has been prosecuted at Cheltenham Magistrates court this week. The Health and Safety Executive discovered the company was failing to meet the health and safety regulations after a worker was involved in an accident in 2012. The man who doesn’t wish to be named was injured when his hand was …Read the Full Post

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