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Get Chatty! How Better Communication Makes a Safer Workplace

by David Cant on February 17th, 2015

Get Chatty! How Better Communication Makes a Safer Workplace Who would have thought that telling tales would be a major part of a health and safety strategy? But we felt pretty inspired after reading this great post on the RoSPA blog, all about how we can use stories to actually improve workplace safety. We’d never… Read the Full Post

Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe!

by David Cant on February 16th, 2015

Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe! Did you know that 60% of accidental fires in homes start in the kitchen? Food for thought – definitely. While we have fun cooking up a storm, a lot of us lose track of making sure we stay safe while doing it! So how can… Read the Full Post

Contractors – are you ready for CDM Regulations 2015?

by David Cant on February 11th, 2015

Contractors – are you ready for CDM 2015? The building industry has been well aware that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are due to be overhauled in April this year, but the specific details have yet to be formally announced. Although the 2007 regulations are relatively well regarded, a government consultation found that: ‘There has… Read the Full Post

Don’t Blow the Roof Off! Stay Safe With High Winds

by David Cant on February 10th, 2015

Don’t Blow the Roof Off! Stay Safe With High Winds Talk about blowing the roof off the joint. A Gateshead firm found itself in hot water when it did exactly that! Not intentionally, of course. With the sudden onslaught of winds and storms, the roof of a temporary extension at a power station – weighing… Read the Full Post

Are you using the right CSCS cards on site?

by David Cant on February 7th, 2015

Are you using the right CSCS cards on site? Designed as a tool for site operators to quickly and easily verify the skills and qualifications of subcontractors and employees, the CSCS card scheme has been relatively successful since its creation. Simply by scanning CSCS cards with an approved app, employers can see at a glance… Read the Full Post

Brrr! 4 Reasons to Make Sure You Keep Out the Chill!

by David Cant on January 12th, 2015

Brrr! 4 Reasons to Make Sure You Keep Out the Chill! Winter only “officially” started a few days ago (looks like the weather didn’t get the memo then). As much as we’d all like to escape to the Caribbean, how many lucky sods still have to slog it out outside? My guess – quite a… Read the Full Post

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide

by David Cant on January 8th, 2015

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide The amount of deaths asbestos has caused is incredible. Its use across the world has been curtailed in recent years but it is still being used in many developing countries. Thousands of people are still dying from exposure to asbestos. What is amazing is despite asbestos being widely reported as… Read the Full Post

Even Bigger And Better Resolutions For 2015! Part 2

by David Cant on January 7th, 2015

Even Bigger And Better Resolutions For 2015! Part 2 We started off with 6 of the worst elf and safety bungles from last year – well, there’s more to come! Hopefully we can all learn something useful from them – and set ourselves some great resolutions to make 2015 better than ever. Or at least,… Read the Full Post

Looking Back… And Resolutions For 2015 – Part 1

by David Cant on January 5th, 2015

Looking Back… And Resolutions For 2015 – Part 1 We’re all set to rip out the old year off the calendar, have a hearty round of Auld Lang Syne and party like it’s… 2014… And of course – it’s time to make some resolutions too! While we can’t all promise to skip the pies and… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety in 2014 – The Year in Review

by David Cant on December 22nd, 2014

Health and Safety in 2014 – The Year in Review As is customary in December, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual round up of health and safety statistics for the year 2013-2014. And although health and safety provisions are thought to be improving year on year, some of the findings make… Read the Full Post

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Get Chatty! How Better Communication Makes a Safer Workplace Get Chatty! How Better Communication Makes a Safer Workplace Who would have thought that telling tales would be a major part of a health... Read More
Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe! Love to Cook? Make Sure You Keep Your Kitchen Safe! Did you know that 60% of accidental fires in homes start in the kitchen?... Read More
Contractors – are you ready for CDM Regulations 2015? Contractors – are you ready for CDM 2015? The building industry has been well aware that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are due to... Read More
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