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Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse!

by David Cant on February 1st, 2016

Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse! If you’re working with any kind of machinery, it seems like a no brainer that you need to make sure you’re using it safely, right? Unfortunately, there are some businesses out there who think that they can get away with taking shortcuts! But when it comes to safety,… Read the Full Post

The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces?

by David Cant on January 11th, 2016

 The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces? As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look over the lessons of the one that’s gone past. And with the latest figures on health and safety having been published by the HSE, we’re curious to see how workplaces have fared, compared to past years.… Read the Full Post

Scrooge or Safety? Why Building Safety Keeps Christmas Safe and Secure!

by David Cant on December 17th, 2015

Scrooge or Safety? Why Building Safety Keeps Christmas Safe and Secure! The festive flurry always brings out a little madness in people – and health and safety often bears the brunt for all kinds of weird and wonderful myths out there! And when this rather sad story was spotted – about Christmas being cancelled for… Read the Full Post

4 tips for the safe handling of dangerous chemicals

by David Cant on November 23rd, 2015

4 tips for the safe handling of dangerous chemicals There was panic earlier this year when an employee at a government science lab managed to smash a flask containing the deadly tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. Being that TB is particularly virulent and presents a significant risk to health, the lab was immediately evacuated to limit exposure… Read the Full Post

Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters!

by David Cant on November 7th, 2015

Why Paying Attention to Safety Rules Really Matters! We all agree that when it comes to health and safety, those laws and rules are there in place for a reason, right? Unfortunately, some businesses out there still think that they can cut a few sneaky corners and act like the rules don’t apply to them.… Read the Full Post

Don’t Play Games – Stay Safe with Scaffolding!

by David Cant on October 13th, 2015

Don’t Play Games – Stay Safe with Scaffolding! You’d think that being a pretty long way from solid ground would be reason enough to make sure you’re as safe as possible, right? Because unless your job description includes daredevil stunts, taking a trip or a fall from above is probably something you’d want to avoid.… Read the Full Post

Self-employed exempt from Health & Safety Act demands. Or are they?

by David Cant on October 13th, 2015

Self-employed exempt from Health and Safety Act demands. Or are they? As part of their commitment to reduce red tape for small business in the UK, the government has exempted the self-employed from meeting the demands of the Health & Safety at Work Act. But despite this headline announcement, there are still some industries and… Read the Full Post

Get Clued Up about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

by David Cant on October 3rd, 2015

Get Clued Up about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning! Did you know that there are at least 12 deaths a year from carbon monoxide poisoning? Not to mention the number of people who find themselves getting ill from this silent threat! The scariest thing about carbon monoxide though? It’s not the gas itself – it’s the lack… Read the Full Post

Stay Safe When You’re Knocking Down!

by David Cant on October 3rd, 2015

Stay Safe When You’re Knocking Down! Demolition isn’t exactly the most risk-free of jobs out there – it goes without saying that health and safety measures need to be stepped up when you’re involved with anything related to it! And a recent story highlights the importance of it very sharply. A marine demolition company now faces… Read the Full Post

Will worker shortages see a rise in health and safety incidents?

by David Cant on October 3rd, 2015

Will worker shortages see a rise in health and safety incidents? For years now the construction industry has been complaining about the lack of available skilled workers, blaming such shortages for the consistent failure to reach government house building targets. But despite these frustrations, firms may actually be doing their employees a favour. Maintaining standards… Read the Full Post

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Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse! Taking Shortcuts in Safety? There’s No Excuse! If you’re working with any kind of machinery, it seems like a no brainer that you need... Read More
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Scrooge or Safety? Why Building Safety Keeps Christmas Safe and Secure! Scrooge or Safety? Why Building Safety Keeps Christmas Safe and Secure! The festive flurry always brings out a little madness in people – and... Read More
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