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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,…

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“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…

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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?…

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…

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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…

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Finally! The Supreme Court 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…

Lessons Learned
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…

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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…

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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…

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Poundstretcher, Whistleblowers and a Warning for All Employers

High street retailer Poundstretcher has been handed a £1,000.000 fine for health and safety failings recently – but we can all learn something from the case. The firm was found…

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Construction site safety over the Christmas break

Many sites shutdown between Christmas and New Year – here’s your checklist for increasing construction site safety over that period. The gap between Christmas and New Year is the perfect…

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Construction Industry

Technology is already changing the way we work – but does it threaten jobs in the construction industry? Technology has dramatically changed the workplace in recent years, and several industries…