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The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces?

 The Stats Are In! How Safe Are Our Workplaces? As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look over the lessons of the one that’s gone past. And with the latest figures on health and safety having been published by the HSE, we’re curious to see how workplaces have fared, compared to past years.… Read the Full Post

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Go Wireless – and Give Workplace Safety that Extra Boost

Go Wireless – and Give Workplace Safety that Extra Boost How many times have you had to shout across a noisy room, found yourself tripping over cords and cables for radios, or playing an impromptu game of charades as you try to get your point across? Aside from the threat posed by loud levels of… Read the Full Post

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Deadly Workplace Safety Sins that can be Fatal

Workplace Safety Though the number of fatal UK workplace injuries has significantly reduced over the years, the truth of the matter is that there are people who still lose their lives due to workplace accidents. It is sad to see that even when many workplaces remain potentially harmful and hazardous, there are employers that have… Read the Full Post

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The Cost of Delusions about Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety Workplaces like offices and shops ordinarily pass for safe environments while building and construction sites are considered hazardous. However, even as the high-risk jobs are given particular attention to avoid a high rate of injuries, paper cuts still count for injuries. Workplace safety demands that no form of work should be ignored when… Read the Full Post

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Prevention of Lift Nightmares in the Workplace

Lift Nightmare Life must have been unimaginably difficult before the machines came. Today many people would become handicapped if machines ceased to exist – I mean, who would lift heavy beams up buildings and how could we get up to the top floor of a skyscraper? But as much as staplers, coffee makers, lifts, cranes and other… Read the Full Post

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Defending The Sanity Of Health And Safety

If there’s one phrase in the world of health and safety which is certain to raise a few hackles it’s “‘elf and safety has gone mad”. Fortunately health and safety has not gone mad. It’s very sane thank you. What is mad however is the sheer volume of companies and organisations trying to sneak policies… Read the Full Post

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Demolition Dangers Must be Properly Managed

Liverpool Magistrates Court heard about an incident where many workers had their lives put at risks this week.  The workers were working to demolish an old office block when the problems were discovered. The Health and Safety Executive were notified by a lady who had come to oversee the work taking place. Concerned Woman Contacted… Read the Full Post

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HSE Introduce the Fee for Intervention

HSE Fee for Intervention Anyone breaking health and safety laws risk prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive.  If an incident or accident is investigated, and the company or business found to be in breach of Regulations and legislation they will be prosecuted and summoned to appear at court. There the defendants risk fines, the… Read the Full Post

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Camera Highlights Safety Failings of Construction Worker

The Importance of using Safety Equipment The owner of a roofing company based in Suffolk was caught red handing putting lives at risk.  He was filmed operating a disc cutter on top of a roof he was working on without using any safety equipment.  One of his employees was also on the roof at the… Read the Full Post

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Reporting of Injuries – Changes to RIDDOR

Injury Reporting at Work When an employee is injured it is necessary to create a report on the injury if they are incapacitated for over three days under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. However as from April 6 2012 the new reporting time is going to change to incapacitation of… Read the Full Post

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