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Tired At Work? It’s No Snoozing Matter!

by David Cant on January 9th, 2017

Fatigue in the Workplace is no Snoozing Matter! Think feeling tired and fatigued at work is just all part of the usual working day? But while tiredness is easy to trivialise, there’s a lot more to it than that. Fatigue can actually pose a serious health and safety risk in the workplace. Did you know that… Read the Full Post

Your New Year’s Health and Safety Resolutions

by David Cant on January 2nd, 2017

Your New Year’s Health and Safety Resolutions After all the fireworks, champagne and party nibbles settle – it’s time to crack on ahead with 2017, with some fresh new resolutions. The past year has seen plenty of health and safety headlines – so let’s make this year the safest one yet! And to get you… Read the Full Post

Your pre-Christmas Construction site safety shut down checklist

by David Cant on December 23rd, 2016

Your pre-Christmas Construction site safety shut down checklist The holidays are finally upon us, and many sites are closing down between Christmas and New Year. But before you head home for a well-earned break, there are a few things you need to get in order. Even when your sites are inactive, you still retain a… Read the Full Post

Get ready for real time monitoring in Health and Safety

by David Cant on December 19th, 2016

Real time Health and Safety monitoring A team of researchers from Loughborough University have this week begun a major study into how Health and Safety issues are identified and managed on major projects. The aim is to discover what does (and does not) work on site, using their findings to help improve standards across the… Read the Full Post

How to have an Elf and Safety Christmas!

by David Cant on December 2nd, 2016

How to have an Elf and Safety Christmas! Got your spare sleigh kitted out for winter weather and hi-vis Santa outfit at hand? We’re getting ready for the festive season – and to help you out, here are some essential ‘elf and safety tips, inspired by some of our favourite Christmas tunes! Decking the Halls?… Read the Full Post

Keeping your drivers safe over Christmas

by David Cant on November 30th, 2016

Keeping your drivers safe over Christmas December tends to be particularly dangerous on Britain’s roads. Shorter days, weaker sunlight and more traffic all help to increase the risks associated with driving. Even relatively short journeys become more dangerous as a result. Here are some top tips for helping your mobile workers stay safe on the… Read the Full Post

How wearable exoskeletons will transform site safety

by David Cant on November 24th, 2016

How wearable exoskeletons will transform construction site safety Wearable exoskeletons have long been the stuff of sci-fi movies, with heroes performing impressive physical feats thanks to the assistive technologies. Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley used an exoskeleton to help defeat a xenomorph queen in the movie Aliens, while Matt Damon wore sported a lightweight suit in his… Read the Full Post

Rockets and Prisons make headlines in health and safety news

by David Cant on November 21st, 2016

Rockets and Prisons make headlines in health and safety news Unusually, health and safety has been on the front page of many pages of the UK’s newspapers this week. And for once the focus has been on the prevention of accidents, rather than another tragedy. Prison officers strike brings chaos The UK judicial system was… Read the Full Post

Are women stereotyped in construction

by David Cant on November 7th, 2016

Are women stereotyped in construction The question of stereotyping in the construction industry is hard to answer – particularly where women are concerned. According to figures quoted by the UCATT union, just one per cent of workers on site are women. Giving their rarity it is little surprise that stereotypes prevail – most male workers… Read the Full Post

When the NHS sets a poor example in Health and Safety

by David Cant on October 23rd, 2016

When the NHS sets a poor example As the UK’s official body for health and wellbeing, the NHS could be rightly expected to set the standard when it comes to workplace safety. How the various NHS trusts approach the issue of health and safety at work provides useful guidance for organisations working in the private… Read the Full Post

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