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The IOSH Manifesto launches – but will Westminster take note?

by David Cant on April 16th, 2015

The IOSH Manifesto launches – but will Westminster take note? As official campaigning for the 2015 General Election begins in earnest, the IOSH has launched their own manifesto, seeking to gain political support for their ongoing efforts to raise health and safety standards across the UK. The manifesto outlines the improvements IOSH members hope to… Read the Full Post

Self Employed? Then You Need to Know About This

by David Cant on April 14th, 2015

Self Employed? Then You Need to Know About This Did you know that the rates of accidents and fatalities amongst self-employed workers have been doubling over the years, while others were dropping down? Well, self employed people might get another safety blow their way. On 3 February, the Deregulation Bill got a hearty run through… Read the Full Post

There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry

by David Cant on April 6th, 2015

There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry It seems like this year’s been all about huge changes in the old ‘elf and safety world – and here’s another big one to rock the headlines. Or rather – headline acts – because as of April this year, new CDM regulations are… Read the Full Post

Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground!

by David Cant on March 24th, 2015

Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground! Building a basement is definitely a tough job – even for the most experienced of us! But it’s still appalling to see serious safety flaws in some of the most prestigious of buildings. Worse still – when those flaws result in fatal consequences. Recently we saw the… Read the Full Post

Do you work in events and entertainment? Are you ready for CDM 2015?

by David Cant on March 16th, 2015

Do you work in events and entertainment? Are you ready for CDM 2015? In less than a month, on April 6th, the revised Construction (Design & Management) regulations come into force. Along with a host of other changes is the decision to apply the CDM 2015 framework to construction activities that fall outside the traditional… Read the Full Post

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

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