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Keeping the Public Safe during Construction

by David Cant on April 14th, 2014

A construction site is normally a very unsafe environment for both the workers and the public around the site because of all the equipment, materials, and activity in the area. Implementation of safety measures should be given the highest priority when you are carrying out a construction to avoid easily preventable accidents. Properly fencing the… Read the Full Post

Rogue Gas Fitters are No Phantoms – Value Gas Safety

by David Cant on April 6th, 2014

Gas is never dangerous when in the rights hands, but give it to the wrong hands and it becomes a killer. Gas safety in the UK is being threatened by illegal rogue traders who carry out gas fittings with neither the qualifications nor the skills to work safely. According to research from Gas Safe Register,… Read the Full Post

Sheffield Half Marathon Descends into Chaos

by David Cant on April 6th, 2014

There were scenes of chaos in Sheffield this weekend after attempts to cancel the annual city half marathon failed. Race organisers called off the race after the contracted supplier of water to the runners failed to turn up. Without sufficient water for the 5000-strong contingent of runners, the medical and health and safety teams overseeing… Read the Full Post

The Vulnerable Population and their Care

by David Cant on March 31st, 2014

The Vunerable and Their Health Care The health and social care institution is concerned with a predominantly vulnerable group of people, which includes the sick, the elderly, and those with disabilities. The management of their individual needs and daily care delivery presents certain risks that can result in their harm, as well as harm to… Read the Full Post

Legionnaires’ Disease and Your Duty to the Public

by David Cant on March 28th, 2014

Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks demonstrate the importance of maintaining site safety for the protection of employees and the general public. A dangerous form of pneumonia, legionnaires’ disease is transmitted by inhaling water droplets that contain the bacteria. Typically legionella bacteria thrive in hot water systems, cooling towers or the condensers of air conditioning units. As infected… Read the Full Post

A Duel with Asbestos, the Monster Hiding in the Walls

by David Cant on March 26th, 2014

Finding Asbestos Asbestos was used in old vehicle brakes and clutches, building materials, floor tiles, friction products, textiles, and insulation for pipes. It is in the construction industry and ship building and repair. It is used in a variety of products due to its resistance to corrosion and heat. However, its high utility cannot counter… Read the Full Post

Take Out Employers’ Liability Insurance to Protect You and Your Employees

by David Cant on March 24th, 2014

Injuries and illnesses to your employees while they are working for you is a reality. When this occurs and they believe you are responsible, it is likely they will seek some compensation. You need to protect your employees and also protect yourself with Employers’ Liability Insurance. The health and safety of your workers is your… Read the Full Post

Have you got your new health and safety poster in place?

by David Cant on March 21st, 2014

From 5th April this year, your business will need to display the “new” Health and Safety poster in a prominent place so that your staff can read it. The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) obligates employers to display the poster, or to provide staff with copies of the approved leaflet which can… Read the Full Post

Fight Falls from Heights with Ladders

by David Cant on March 18th, 2014

Falls from Heights Falls from heights are the largest contributors to serious injuries and fatalities at building and construction sites. Most of these incidents are entirely preventable with a risk assessment and the use of appropriate equipment. Ladders are some of the simplest equipment that can be used, yet surprisingly their misuse is the cause… Read the Full Post

The Cost of Delusions about Workplace Safety

by David Cant on March 18th, 2014

Workplace Safety Workplaces like offices and shops ordinarily pass for safe environments while building and construction sites are considered hazardous. However, even as the high-risk jobs are given particular attention to avoid a high rate of injuries, paper cuts still count for injuries. Workplace safety demands that no form of work should be ignored when… Read the Full Post

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Keeping the Public Safe during Construction A construction site is normally a very unsafe environment for both the workers and the public around the site because of all the equipment,... Read More
Rogue Gas Fitters are No Phantoms – Value Gas Safety Gas is never dangerous when in the rights hands, but give it to the wrong hands and it becomes a killer. Gas safety in... Read More
Sheffield Half Marathon Descends into Chaos There were scenes of chaos in Sheffield this weekend after attempts to cancel the annual city half marathon failed. Race organisers called off the... Read More
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