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Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat

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

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Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill

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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Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime?

Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime? When talking about cybercrime we typically think about computer nerds trying to steal passwords. Or pretending to be Nigerian royalty in the hope of convincing you to hand over your bank details (and cash). The risks posed by cybercrime are actually far greater – and can even place… Read the Full Post

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Encouraging employees to take health and safety seriously

Encouraging employees to take health and safety seriously The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed an investigation is under way after a video appeared on Twitter showing a man climbing out of a manhole on a busy street in Coleford, Gloucestershire. What makes the video so shocking is that the manhole has not been fenced… Read the Full Post

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How to report a health and safety concern

How to report a health and safety concern Working “at the coal face”, you are well placed to identify potential health and safety issues that need to be addressed. So how should you go about reporting your concerns? This step by step guide will help you know who to approach and how to present your… Read the Full Post

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The many dangers of working a rock concert

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

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HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction

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

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Mates in Mind – mental health guidance for the construction industry

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

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Tired At Work? It’s No Snoozing Matter!

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

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Your New Year’s Health and Safety Resolutions

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

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Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat Volunteer-based organisations and the asbestos threat Asbestos is a constant danger – particularly in older buildings. So it was little surprise when the substance... Read More
Lessons in record keeping from Donald Trump’s latest bill 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... Read More
Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime? Do your health and safety plans include cybercrime? When talking about cybercrime we typically think about computer nerds trying to steal passwords. Or pretending to... Read More
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