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How to Avoid Exposure to Silica

How to Avoid Exposure to Silica

September 7, 2015

Silica is a naturally occurring mineral compound. It is found in 2 forms, crystalline and noncrystalline (also known amorphous) and is present in all kinds of building materials including sand,…

Accidents at work [Infographic]

Accidents at work [Infographic]

April 9, 2015

Workplace accidents rarely result in death, but the injuries and illnesses that result can be life changing and even life shortening, leaving victims disfigured, disabled and in pain. The government’s…

Health & Safety When Operating Power Tools

Health & Safety When Operating Power Tools

March 18, 2015

  According to the HSE, almost half of all accidents involving power tools and abrasive wheels result from a mistake made by the operator, or an unsafe system of work,…

The hidden danger of asbestos in the workplace

The hidden danger of asbestos in the workplace

January 19, 2015

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring material, which, as a result of its high fire resistant properties, was regularly used in the construction industry from the 1950s right…

Top 8 most common accidents that cause injuries in the workplace

Top 8 most common accidents that cause injuries in the workplace

December 18, 2014

All employers are under a duty to keep their workers safe from harm, but many don’t take this duty seriously enough. This results in many accidents every year, some as…

First Aid: How to deal with concussion in the workplace

First Aid: How to deal with concussion in the workplace

December 2, 2014

What is concussion? Concussion is the most common kind of brain injury that causes a loss of mental function, usually only for a short period. What causes concussion? A concussion…

The Health and Safety Kit: Exposure to Noise

The Health and Safety Kit: Exposure to Noise

September 19, 2014

An increasing number of UK employees are suffering from hearing problems as a result of their working environment. Industrial Deafness and Tinnitus To ensure your business continues to function…

The Health and Safety Kit: Scaffold Safety

The Health and Safety Kit: Scaffold Safety

September 1, 2014

Working with scaffold presents many different hazards, from falls from heights to accidents during the erection or dismantling of the scaffold structure. A report into the safety of scaffold…

The Health and Safety Kit: Working at Height

The Health and Safety Kit: Working at Height

August 20, 2014

Working at a height is one of the most dangerous situations for many industrial and construction workers, as falls from equipment and machinery remain one of…

The Health and Safety Kit: Hand Tool Safety

The Health and Safety Kit: Hand Tool Safety

July 8, 2014

Almost every industry, business and trade in the world uses some type of hand tool – from hammers and screwdrivers to Stihl saws and cutting discs, and even kitchen…

Identifying Health & Safety Hazards in the Workplace

Identifying Health & Safety Hazards in the Workplace

April 7, 2014

While the topic of health and safety can generate a bad press, this is usually down to lack of understanding of the rules and the consequences of ignoring them. In…

The True Cost of Improper Health and Safety

The True Cost of Improper Health and Safety

February 11, 2014

Last year in the UK, 148 people were killed at work. A further 78,000 work-related injuries were reported, and 1.1 million people were suffering from a work related illnesses. And…

How to Avoid Injury on a Building Site

How to Avoid Injury on a Building Site

January 20, 2014

The world of construction is an exciting and fast-paced one, but a construction site can be a very dangerous place if the right health and safety concerns and regulations are…

Q&A: How Important is Health & Safety for New Businesses

Q&A: How Important is Health & Safety for New Businesses

January 2, 2014

As a new business owner, it’s essential that you understand how health and safety laws affect you, your business, your employees and your customers. Implementing a strict health and safety…

Almost 50% Of Construction Sites Fail To Meet HSE Safety Standards

Almost 50% Of Construction Sites Fail To Meet HSE Safety Standards

November 26, 2013

In September 2013, the HSE launched a new Safer Sites Initiative with aims of achieving improvement in industry standards – especially on smaller sites, increasing awareness of…

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