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New health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite

The health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite Changes to health and safety laws are having an effect – and offenders are paying a heavy price. When the Government introduced tougher sentencing rules in 2016, the aim was to hit offenders where it hurt – on the company balance sheet. By increasing the severity… Read the Full Post

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When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing your employee in danger A quick look out the window proves that the beard remains a must-have male fashion accessory. As we approach peak beard, it is clear that the trend… Read the Full Post

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Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site security

Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site Security Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to a destructive rampage that caused £40,000 worth of damage. The unnamed duo ignored a series of warning signs, scaled a fence, and broke into a digger on a local construction site in Elgin. The pair then gouged a series of trenches… Read the Full Post

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How do accidents happen on construction sites?

How do accidents happen on construction sites? The term “accident” implies an unavoidable situation, an unforeseen disaster that brings harm to people and property. And although genuine accidents do happen on constructions sites, you have a duty to prevent them wherever possible. An important part of prevention is understanding how accidents happen in the first… Read the Full Post

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Substance misuse and drug testing in the construction industry

Drug testing in the construction industry Your business has a responsibility to improve site safety by any method available. If your employees are using drink or drugs, they are at increased risk of causing an accident that injures themselves or their colleagues. To better manage these risks, you should seriously consider implementing drug and alcohol… Read the Full Post

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Horsing around could land you at the knacker’s yard

Is it ok for Construction workers to Horse around? Recently a viral video has been circulating, showing a gang of builders running their own version of the Grand National steeplechase around an unspecified construction site. Each of the runners is “mounted” on a broomstick, jumping over piles of rubble, drainage pipes and other debris as… Read the Full Post

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NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare

NHS cyberattack could be a health and safety nightmare When news broke that NHS hospitals across the UK had fallen victim to ransomware, there was obvious shock and concern. At least 48 trusts were infected, taking computer systems offline and seriously disrupting the treatment of patients. The full scale of the attack has yet to… Read the Full Post

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What are the benefits of health and wellbeing in construction?

The benefits of health and wellbeing in construction In the macho world of construction, discussions about “wellbeing” seem out of place. After all, seasoned construction workers should be able to deal with health issues, bravely soldiering on until payday. But the truth is that health is important for all employees, regardless of which industry they… 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 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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New health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite The health and safety sentencing guidelines begin to bite Changes to health and safety laws are having an effect – and offenders are paying... Read More
When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing... Read More
Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site security Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site Security Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to a destructive rampage that caused £40,000 worth of damage. The... Read More
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