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Lessons from Tianjin

by David Cant on August 19th, 2015

Lessons from Tianjin As the smoke clears from the Chinese city of Tianjin, a number of terrible mistakes have been revealed, errors that have led to the deaths of over 100 people. Worse still, because this was a chemical incident, the death toll is almost certain to rise over the coming months and years. The… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety is important for everyone

by David Cant on August 10th, 2015

Health and Safety is important for everyone If you watched the BBC One drama ‘The `Interceptor’ recently, you will have heard Trevor Eve’s character, Roach, bawling at one of his employees: “Oi lad, get those gloves off! You’re a scaffolder! Health and safety is for girls and window cleaners.” Predictably, the chastened junior duly removed… Read the Full Post

How Many Fatalities Really Take Place in the Workplace?

by David Cant on July 30th, 2015

How Many Fatalities Really Take Place in the Workplace? Health and safety myth-mongers love to downplay the importance of the many rules and restrictions we have in our workplaces. But as we know all too well, these are there to keep everyone safe from harm. But however hard we might try to keep things hazard-free,… Read the Full Post

Bunting, swords and mortarboards

by David Cant on July 18th, 2015

Bunting, swords and mortarboards Where May seems to be the month where British people lose their inhibitions to go chasing cheese and hefting woolsacks, July seems to be the month in which the killjoys get their own back. Recent headlines have been filled with unusual tales of health and safety news – here are three… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety lessons from Wimbledon

by David Cant on July 9th, 2015

Health and Safety lessons from Wimbledon Forever associated with rain, Cliff Richard, strawberries and cream and British underachievement (up until last year anyway), the Wimbledon tennis championships seems an unlikely source for health and safety lessons. But a number of stories have surfaced this year which have implications for employers working across any industry. The… Read the Full Post

CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase

by David Cant on July 4th, 2015

CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase We are told that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which means that forgeries indicate the esteem in which CSCS cards are held. After all, if the cards were worthless, people would not go to the trouble of trying to copy them. Man jailed for using forged… Read the Full Post

Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again!

by David Cant on June 26th, 2015

Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again! Recently, a London council found itself in court after it became apparent that they had been ignoring warnings about asbestos being in the Town Hall basement – since 1984! What makes the story even more cringe-worthy is the fact that the presence of asbestos had been confirmed in… Read the Full Post

It’s BBQ Season – So Keep Those Gas Bottles Safe!

by David Cant on June 19th, 2015

It’s BBQ Season – So Keep Those Gas Bottles Safe! The sun’s out. Burgers are getting prepped. Beers are stocked, chilled and ready to go. What everyone is waiting for is for the barbeque to get fired up and started into action. While we all love a sizzling great barbeque, don’t forget to stay safe… Read the Full Post

Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines

by David Cant on June 3rd, 2015

Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines Although asbestos exposure is most commonly associated with industries that are involved in the direct handling of the substance, virtually anyone working in a pre-1999 building is at some risk of exposure. And so it is that the Metropolitan Police is contacting thousands of officers past and present… Read the Full Post

May Madness – a health and safety nightmare

by David Cant on May 28th, 2015

May Madness – a health and safety nightmare The last bank holiday in May is the final proof that Summer really is on the way. Not only does the British public go mad burning burgers on barbecues (usually in the rain), but a number of other odd events also take place up and down the… Read the Full Post

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Lessons from Tianjin Lessons from Tianjin As the smoke clears from the Chinese city of Tianjin, a number of terrible mistakes have been revealed, errors that have... Read More
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