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Jobsworths and the Media – You Can’t Fight Common Sense!

by David Cant on October 16th, 2014

Jobsworths and the Media – You Can’t Fight Common Sense! We’ve all heard the stories. Jobsworths using health and safety as an excuse to make daft decisions for their own reasons, because they’re scared of getting sued, they’ve just got bad customer service, or often because they’re just plain daft! The bar refusing to pull… Read the Full Post

First Aid on Construction Sites – Do You Meet these 3 Requirements?

by David Cant on October 7th, 2014

First Aid on Construction Sites – Do You Meet these 3 Requirements? Unfortunately, accidents happen to even the very safest of us, especially on construction sites. It’s just a high hazard place to be. And while 95% of health and safety is prevention, the rest is what to do when an accident inevitably occurs. If… Read the Full Post

13 Ways You’re at Risk from Lead

by David Cant on October 1st, 2014

13 Ways You’re at Risk from Lead Lead, one of the oldest metals known to man, is right up there among the top of construction work health dangers. It’s just such a common material, still in wide use today even though it can do some pretty unpleasant things to our bodies. Headaches, nausea, stomach pains… Read the Full Post

The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 2)

by David Cant on September 29th, 2014

The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 2) Here’s the second part of our guide to the 9 most common dangerous materials you’ll find on building sites around the UK. For part one of the guide, detailing the first 4 – asbestos, silica, lead, and Polychlorinated biphenyls – go here We don’t mean to… Read the Full Post

Builders Beware – The 7 Places You Find Asbestos

by David Cant on September 22nd, 2014

Builders Beware – The 7 Places You Find Asbestos You don’t want to be one of the 86 tradesmen and workers who die every single week from asbestos in the UK.  That’s not 86 per year, it’s 86 every week. The reason this figure is so high is of course because asbestos lurks everywhere in… Read the Full Post

The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 1)

by David Cant on September 15th, 2014

Avoid these Dangerous Building Materials Like it or not, in construction we’ve got to deal with hazardous materials daily. Every building in the world has them buried somewhere within! A bunch of these materials are natural, and some aren’t.  And most weren’t even known to be dangerous until recent years or decades.  So we can… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Outrage Strikes Again

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Health and Safety media driven news Two ‘Elf n Safety’ issues have hit the headlines again this week, sparking public outrage. Both stories have implications and lessons for other businesses however. West Midlands Policing Woes Despite being recognised as a risky job, police officers have the same right to protection on the job as any… Read the Full Post

Quick Guide to Carbon Monoxide – Keep Your Workers Breathing Easy

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Carbon Monoxide Safety guidelines A few weeks ago a gas engineer in Suffolk was sentenced to 18 months behind bars because he didn’t service a gas-fired heater correctly. The next day, when the tenant turned on the heater, he immediately fell ill and unconscious from the fumes – invisible, tasteless, odorless and potentially fatal, as… Read the Full Post

The Perfect Construction Site – Your 12 Must-Have Products, Processes & Construction Procedures

by David Cant on September 9th, 2014

Construction Procedures and Processes Here’s a checklist for you.  The HSE’s 12 products, processes and procedures any super-safe site should have. In previous posts we looked at the HSE’s ‘Red List’ – 12 absolute No No hazards on a work site and in the design procedure. And the ‘Amber List’ – 17 potential hazards you… Read the Full Post

Time To Think Health not Just Safety – For the Construction Sector

by David Cant on September 8th, 2014

Construction Sector – Think Health as much as Safety As we talked about last month, the HSE found one in six UK construction sites unsafe in their surprise spot checks a few weeks ago.  Let’s take a look at the main health problems sites still have. Firstly, one in six isn’t so bad, compared to past… Read the Full Post

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