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Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again!

by David Cant on June 26th, 2015

Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again! Recently, a London council found itself in court after it became apparent that they had been ignoring warnings about asbestos being in the Town Hall basement – since 1984! What makes the story even more cringe-worthy is the fact that the presence of asbestos had been confirmed in… Read the Full Post

It’s BBQ Season – So Keep Those Gas Bottles Safe!

by David Cant on June 19th, 2015

It’s BBQ Season – So Keep Those Gas Bottles Safe! The sun’s out. Burgers are getting prepped. Beers are stocked, chilled and ready to go. What everyone is waiting for is for the barbeque to get fired up and started into action. While we all love a sizzling great barbeque, don’t forget to stay safe… Read the Full Post

Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines

by David Cant on June 3rd, 2015

Historical Asbestos Exposure Continues To Create Headlines Although asbestos exposure is most commonly associated with industries that are involved in the direct handling of the substance, virtually anyone working in a pre-1999 building is at some risk of exposure. And so it is that the Metropolitan Police is contacting thousands of officers past and present… Read the Full Post

May Madness – a health and safety nightmare

by David Cant on May 28th, 2015

May Madness – a health and safety nightmare The last bank holiday in May is the final proof that Summer really is on the way. Not only does the British public go mad burning burgers on barbecues (usually in the rain), but a number of other odd events also take place up and down the… Read the Full Post

Alternative building materials – what are the health and safety implications?

by David Cant on May 21st, 2015

Alternative building materials – what are the health and safety implications? The drive to build more eco-friendly homes and offices is forcing many construction firms to consider the use of alternative materials. Moving away from traditional bricks and cement means that these firms will need to reassess their health and safety provisions for protecting employees… Read the Full Post

Make Sure You Have a Head for Heights – Debunking Some Popular Myths

by David Cant on May 15th, 2015

Make Sure You Have a Head for Heights – Debunking Some Popular Myths Working from heights can be pretty tricky at the best of times. But if you’re trying to make sense of the health and safety rules around it too? We know it ain’t easy. To make things even more complicated, there are all… Read the Full Post

Suit Up to Stay Safe – How to Choose the Right Personal Protective Equipment

by David Cant on April 30th, 2015

Suit Up to Stay Safe – How to Choose the Right Personal Protective Equipment You can’t deny that safety clobber isn’t eye-catching – it’s even made it on the fashion runways. But joking aside, it’s pretty important to make sure that you make the right choice when you are choosing protective equipment. Did you know… Read the Full Post

CSCS Cards – Health and Safety Awareness Explained

by David Cant on April 27th, 2015

CSCS Cards and Site Health and Safety Awareness Explained Although site operators retain overall responsibility for health and safety provisions on site, individual workers also contribute to raising standards. By law every worker must be properly trained and equipped to complete duties safely – so general site safety awareness training is essential. To help establish an… Read the Full Post

Looking back to improve the future

by David Cant on April 21st, 2015

Looking back to improve the future Unknown to many people outside manual industries, April 28th marks the annual International Workers’ Memorial Day. Intended as a way to raise awareness of workplace fatalities across the world, the event is observed in at least 26 countries by trades unions, public health and safety organisations and workers themselves.… Read the Full Post

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

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Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again! Think Asbestos is Ancient History? Think Again! Recently, a London council found itself in court after it became apparent that they had been ignoring... Read More
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