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How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction

by David Cant on September 27th, 2016

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction On site machinery poses all kinds of risks asides from the obvious. Most risk assessments will account for crush-type injuries, but do yours consider long term risks associated with equipment use? What is HAVS? Just as extended exposure to dust causes all manner of respiratory… Read the Full Post

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?

by David Cant on September 6th, 2016

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk? Have you ever wondered why many less-able people seem overly confident in their own abilities? Even when the evidence is overwhelmingly against their belief? A pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Kruger decided to look into the phenomenon with some surprising results. Not only did… Read the Full Post

The curious case of the bull and farm safety

by David Cant on August 15th, 2016

The curious case of the bull and farm safety The summer holidays presents all manner of challenges for site managers who need to keep bored school kids away from danger – a topic we’ve covered before. And it seems that farm manager Mark Saunders has found a novel way to deter unwanted visitors. Trespassing and fires… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Issues When Working In A Factory

by David Cant on August 2nd, 2016

Health and Safety Issues When Working in a Factory For those familiar with working in a factory environment, they’ll also be familiar with the hazards in and around their workplace. A hidden danger though comes when people become over familiar, they can become complacent and that’s when many accidents also can occur. For that reason… Read the Full Post

Mastering the basics when Working at height

by David Cant on July 27th, 2016

Mastering the basics when Working at height Mastering the basics of working at height is vital to keeping your employees safe – this is what you need to know. Accidents while working at height continue to be a major contributor to recorded injuries and deaths for British workers. According to the most recent workplace safety… Read the Full Post

What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety

by David Cant on June 9th, 2016

What would Brexit mean for UK health and safety The deadline for registering to vote in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership may have passed, but the campaign for both camps are still gathering pace. At some point the headlines have become hysterical, with both sides sharing their worst case scenarios. The result has been… Read the Full Post

An overview of the Health and Safety jobs market

by David Cant on June 7th, 2016

An overview of the Health & Safety job market Demand for talented Health & Safety practitioners is high and, in many sectors and regions, the market is now heavily candidate-led. In my view, this skills shortage can be attributed to 4 main factors: Confidence in the economy Investment in business improvement Legislative changes Lack of… Read the Full Post

Factory worker whose hand was crushed in machinery receives £100k compensation

by David Cant on May 26th, 2016

Case Study – Factory worker whose hand was crushed in machinery receives £100k compensation A man who has been left unable to find work after his hand was crushed in a factory machine says he feels angry towards his former employers for the injury he suffered, and the impact it has had on his life.… Read the Full Post

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and why it really matters

by David Cant on April 27th, 2016

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and why it really matters April 28th marks the 46th annual “Workers Memorial Day”, conceived as a way to commemorate lives and unfortunate deaths of people killed at work. Initially the event was unofficial, arranged by an American trade union – but the idea quickly caught on… Read the Full Post

Poisonous dust is on the agenda again

by David Cant on April 3rd, 2016

Poisonous dust is on the agenda again Workplace dusts continue to present a serious hazard to British workers, killing hundreds of workers every year. Similarly, the expected peak in annual cases of asbestosis has still not been reached as the annual death toll continues to climb. Little surprise then that workplace dusts are in the… Read the Full Post

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