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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

The hard hat challenge – are people taking PPE seriously?

by David Cant on October 17th, 2016

The hard hat challenge – are people taking PPE seriously? The Internet has been an incredibly valuable tool for driving communications and bringing the people of the world closer together. But it has also encouraged millions of people to engage in bizarre, stupid and downright dangerous behaviour for the sake of “views” on platforms like… Read the Full Post

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction

by David Cant on September 27th, 2016

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction On site machinery poses all kinds of risks asides from the obvious. Most risk assessments will account for crush-type injuries, but do yours consider long term risks associated with equipment use? What is HAVS? Just as extended exposure to dust causes all manner of respiratory… Read the Full Post

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?

by David Cant on September 6th, 2016

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk? Have you ever wondered why many less-able people seem overly confident in their own abilities? Even when the evidence is overwhelmingly against their belief? A pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Kruger decided to look into the phenomenon with some surprising results. Not only did… Read the Full Post

The curious case of the bull and farm safety

by David Cant on August 15th, 2016

The curious case of the bull and farm safety The summer holidays presents all manner of challenges for site managers who need to keep bored school kids away from danger – a topic we’ve covered before. And it seems that farm manager Mark Saunders has found a novel way to deter unwanted visitors. Trespassing and fires… Read the Full Post

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How to have an Elf and Safety Christmas! 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... Read More
Keeping your drivers safe over Christmas 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... Read More
How wearable exoskeletons will transform site safety 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... Read More
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