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The many dangers of working a rock concert

by David Cant on February 23rd, 2017

The many dangers of working a rock concert As Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” tour finished its European leg recently, it is clear that the roadies responsible for running things behind the scenes are true health and safety heroes. Because the range of gimmicks and show devices used by Green Day go way beyond the basic working-at-heights… Read the Full Post

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction

by David Cant on February 14th, 2017

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction Construction remains Britain’s most deadly industry, with site accidents accounting for 210 fatalities in 2016. Consistent effort by the HSE and businesses has helped to drive death rates down, but there is still plenty of work to be done. This year, the HSE has announced three… Read the Full Post

Mates in Mind – mental health guidance for the construction industry

by David Cant on January 30th, 2017

Mental health in the construction industry, is a serious matter. Often overlooked, mental health remains a serious concern within the construction industry. Although the sector continues to improve the protections offered against physical injury, safeguards for employee mental wellbeing is not currently as well resourced. The importance of mental health cannot be emphasised strongly enough. Research… Read the Full Post

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

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