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New health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite

by David Cant on June 19th, 2017

The health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite Changes to health and safety laws are having an effect – and offenders are paying a heavy price. When the Government introduced tougher sentencing rules in 2016, the aim was to hit offenders where it hurt – on the company balance sheet. By increasing the severity… Read the Full Post

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate

by David Cant on June 14th, 2017

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing your employee in danger A quick look out the window proves that the beard remains a must-have male fashion accessory. As we approach peak beard, it is clear that the trend… Read the Full Post

Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site security

by David Cant on June 12th, 2017

Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site Security Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to a destructive rampage that caused £40,000 worth of damage. The unnamed duo ignored a series of warning signs, scaled a fence, and broke into a digger on a local construction site in Elgin. The pair then gouged a series of trenches… Read the Full Post

How do accidents happen on construction sites?

by David Cant on June 6th, 2017

How do accidents happen on construction sites? The term “accident” implies an unavoidable situation, an unforeseen disaster that brings harm to people and property. And although genuine accidents do happen on constructions sites, you have a duty to prevent them wherever possible. An important part of prevention is understanding how accidents happen in the first… Read the Full Post

Substance misuse and drug testing in the construction industry

by David Cant on May 24th, 2017

Drug testing in the construction industry Your business has a responsibility to improve site safety by any method available. If your employees are using drink or drugs, they are at increased risk of causing an accident that injures themselves or their colleagues. To better manage these risks, you should seriously consider implementing drug and alcohol… Read the Full Post

Horsing around could land you at the knacker’s yard

by David Cant on May 22nd, 2017

Is it ok for Construction workers to Horse around? Recently a viral video has been circulating, showing a gang of builders running their own version of the Grand National steeplechase around an unspecified construction site. Each of the runners is “mounted” on a broomstick, jumping over piles of rubble, drainage pipes and other debris as… Read the Full Post

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare

by David Cant on May 15th, 2017

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare When news broke that NHS hospitals across the UK had fallen victim to ransomware, there was obvious shock and concern. At least 48 trusts were infected, taking computer systems offline and seriously disrupting the treatment of patients. The full scale of the attack has yet to… Read the Full Post

What are the benefits of health and wellbeing in construction?

by David Cant on May 3rd, 2017

The benefits of health and wellbeing in construction In the macho world of construction, discussions about “wellbeing” seem out of place. After all, seasoned construction workers should be able to deal with health issues, bravely soldiering on until payday. But the truth is that health is important for all employees, regardless of which industry they… Read the Full Post

Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat

by David Cant on April 20th, 2017

Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat Asbestos is a constant danger – particularly in older buildings. So it was little surprise when the substance was found in a partition wall at the Valleys cinema in Brynmawr, Wales. Built in 1894, the cinema is now run by a group of volunteers as The Market Hall Cinema… Read the Full Post

Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill

by David Cant on April 17th, 2017

Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill Continuing his efforts to dismantle the more contentious aspects of his predecessor’s government, President Donald Trump has just made a small but significant change to US health and safety legislation. But many commentators are concerned that the repeal actually places American workers in danger. Under the… Read the Full Post

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