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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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Health and safety applies to the dead too

Health and safety applies to the dead too Health and safety issues have led the headlines in recent weeks. A major rollercoaster crash at the Alton Towers theme park caused four young people to be seriously injured, closing the venue for several days as an HSE inspection got under way. However there was also trouble …Read the Full Post

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Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You!

Do You Work with Pipes? Here’s An Important Safety Alert For You! If your work involves dealing with Lokring pipe connectors at all, then you should definitely be alert to the latest safety announcement that has just been made about them. So here’s a heads up. Recently, the HSE announced a safety bulletin about Lokring …Read the Full Post

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Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time?

Is this the most bizarre health and safety tie-in of all time? The drive to raise awareness of health and safety has led to some odd tie-ins over the years. For years public information ads were shown just before BBC1 closed down every night, designed to scare people into behaving more responsibly and keeping themselves …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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Working at heights – what about suspension trauma?

When considering working at heights, most consideration is devoted to the practicalities of ladders, scaffolding and safety harnesses. However additional consideration needs to be provided for staff wearing safety harnesses or who will be suspended freely for any period of time – suspension trauma. What is suspension trauma? Also known as “harness hang syndrome” (HHS), …Read the Full Post

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Based in the West Midlands? How is your Construction site safety?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced plans to target building sites in the West Midlands in a drive to reduce “death, injury and ill health” in the industry. The campaign is running throughout the month of February and will involve inspectors checking other aspects of employee protection that are often regarded as “less …Read the Full Post

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How many different types of work glove are there?

As with any other piece of safety workwear, gloves come in many different forms depending on the type of use that they are expected to have. It is a fact that whatever kind of physical work activity you might be involved in today, the level of equipment and safety enhancements available is far higher than …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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Faulty Outdoor Activities Rope Leaves Instructor Paralysed

Accidents in the workplace and in public areas can happen under circumstances that might be considered to be hard to foresee, which is why health and safety inspections and risk assessments need to be so thorough, often considering circumstances and situations which are outside of the normal, expected parameters. However, there are also some situations …Read the Full Post

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