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5 ways health and safety will make you rich

by David Cant on May 21st, 2018

5 ways health and safety will make you rich There are many excuses given by businesses being prosecuted for health and safety failings, but a desire to cut costs is a very common reason. And yes, there is a price to providing proper health and safety protection. But (ironically) these same provisions could actually make… Read the Full Post

Improvement in Construction Safety is Vital

by David Cant on May 8th, 2018

Improvement in Construction Safety is Vital According to a recent study, more than half of UK workers lack the basic knowledge to keep themselves safe in the workplace. People from a range of industries including construction, retail and manufacturing were surveyed, and alarmingly, results showed that 52% of respondents working in property and construction didn’t… Read the Full Post

“Funny” video is actually a collection of health and safety nightmares

by David Cant on May 3rd, 2018

“Funny” video is actually a collection of health and safety nightmares A video circulating on Twitter recently looks like a harmless workplace prank – but it could have been a disaster. Workplace pranks are social media gold – which is why a new video circulating this month attracted so much attention. In the clip, a… Read the Full Post

The workplace is no place for risks

by David Cant on April 16th, 2018

The workplace is no place for risks Risk-taking is unacceptable when it comes to issues of health and safety, but why do some people still do it, and how can you move away from a risk-taking culture? There are many ways to define ‘risk’, but in terms of health and safety, the following is a… Read the Full Post

New Health and Safety apprenticeship announced

by David Cant on March 20th, 2018

New Health and Safety apprenticeship announced The UK marketplace is no stranger to skill shortages, but for the first time, lives could be at risk (outside the healthcare industry). The shortage this time is in the area of health and safety. According to statistics reported by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), half… Read the Full Post

Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector

by David Cant on March 5th, 2018

Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector A UN weapons inspector may be used to working with bioweapons – but their health and safety advice is still useful. The Guardian newspaper recently ran a report on accidents at laboratories tasked with handling biohazardous materials like Ebola, the Plague and Dengue virus. It was… Read the Full Post

Finally! The Supreme Court resolves tribunal confusion

by David Cant on February 26th, 2018

Supreme Court finally resolves tribunal confusion A recent decision by the Supreme Court should help to reduce time and cost of overturning an incorrect prohibition order. Businesses issued with HSE prohibition notices in error will find the process of overturning them slightly easier in future. The Supreme Court has recently ruled on a long-running case,… Read the Full Post

Lessons from history – the Sampoong department store disaster

by David Cant on February 21st, 2018

Lessons from history – the Sampoong department store disaster The collapse of a department store building 28 years ago still has lessons for construction contractors today. The Sampoong Department Store collapse is one of the worst peacetime disasters in modern history. When the shopping centre fell, 502 were people killed, making It the deadliest building… Read the Full Post

How to choose the right dust masks for your team

by David Cant on February 7th, 2018

How to choose the right dust masks for your team Dust masks are an essential item of personal protective equipment (PPE), preventing workers from contracting potentially fatal occupational diseases. Choice of a mask (or respirator) is actually a matter of life and death. Under UK law, masks must meet certain standards according to an application.… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety lessons from Carillion

by David Cant on January 25th, 2018

Health and Safety lessons from Carillion The collapse of Carillion comes as a significant blow to the UK construction industry – particularly smaller businesses who were working with them on a subcontract basis. It is hard to see any positive outcomes from the current situation – but the Carillion story does offer important lessons about… Read the Full Post

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