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Horsing around could land you at the knacker’s yard

by David Cant on May 22nd, 2017

Is it ok for Construction workers to Horse around? Recently a viral video has been circulating, showing a gang of builders running their own version of the Grand National steeplechase around an unspecified construction site. Each of the runners is “mounted” on a broomstick, jumping over piles of rubble, drainage pipes and other debris as… Read the Full Post

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare

by David Cant on May 15th, 2017

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare When news broke that NHS hospitals across the UK had fallen victim to ransomware, there was obvious shock and concern. At least 48 trusts were infected, taking computer systems offline and seriously disrupting the treatment of patients. The full scale of the attack has yet to… Read the Full Post

What are the benefits of health and wellbeing in construction?

by David Cant on May 3rd, 2017

The benefits of health and wellbeing in construction In the macho world of construction, discussions about “wellbeing” seem out of place. After all, seasoned construction workers should be able to deal with health issues, bravely soldiering on until payday. But the truth is that health is important for all employees, regardless of which industry they… Read the Full Post

Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat

by David Cant on April 20th, 2017

Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat Asbestos is a constant danger – particularly in older buildings. So it was little surprise when the substance was found in a partition wall at the Valleys cinema in Brynmawr, Wales. Built in 1894, the cinema is now run by a group of volunteers as The Market Hall Cinema… Read the Full Post

Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill

by David Cant on April 17th, 2017

Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill Continuing his efforts to dismantle the more contentious aspects of his predecessor’s government, President Donald Trump has just made a small but significant change to US health and safety legislation. But many commentators are concerned that the repeal actually places American workers in danger. Under the… Read the Full Post

Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime?

by David Cant on March 31st, 2017

Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime? When talking about cybercrime we typically think about computer nerds trying to steal passwords. Or pretending to be Nigerian royalty in the hope of convincing you to hand over your bank details (and cash). The risks posed by cybercrime are actually far greater – and can even place… Read the Full Post

Encouraging employees to take health and safety seriously

by David Cant on March 20th, 2017

Encouraging employees to take health and safety seriously The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed an investigation is under way after a video appeared on Twitter showing a man climbing out of a manhole on a busy street in Coleford, Gloucestershire. What makes the video so shocking is that the manhole has not been fenced… Read the Full Post

How to report a health and safety concern

by David Cant on March 20th, 2017

How to report a health and safety concern Working “at the coal face”, you are well placed to identify potential health and safety issues that need to be addressed. So how should you go about reporting your concerns? This step by step guide will help you know who to approach and how to present your… Read the Full Post

The many dangers of working a rock concert

by David Cant on February 23rd, 2017

The many dangers of working a rock concert As Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” tour finished its European leg recently, it is clear that the roadies responsible for running things behind the scenes are true health and safety heroes. Because the range of gimmicks and show devices used by Green Day go way beyond the basic working-at-heights… Read the Full Post

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction

by David Cant on February 14th, 2017

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction Construction remains Britain’s most deadly industry, with site accidents accounting for 210 fatalities in 2016. Consistent effort by the HSE and businesses has helped to drive death rates down, but there is still plenty of work to be done. This year, the HSE has announced three… Read the Full Post

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Horsing around could land you at the knacker’s yard Is it ok for Construction workers to Horse around? Recently a viral video has been circulating, showing a gang of builders running their own... Read More
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