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How to fake health and safety documentation

How fake health and safety documentation will earn you a jail sentence First, let’s be clear – learning how to fake health and safety documentation is a really, really bad idea. AKA how to earn yourself a jail sentence by faking health and safety documents. Not only is forging records a criminal offence but doing… Read the Full Post

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Horrific industrial Penis accident is a warning to men everywhere

Horrific industrial penis accident is a warning to men everywhere A man from Gloucestershire is recovering in hospital after suffering one of the most painful (and embarrassing) workplace injuries ever. Somehow, the man involved managed to cut off his own penis with a circular saw. Details of the accident remain sketchy, but the injury could… Read the Full Post

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What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety?

What can you learn from Romanian site health and safety? Lax health and safety standards may be amusing – until someone gets hurt. When visiting a foreign country, It is always interesting to observe the workplace habits of one’s peers. So on a recent trip to Romania, a colleague snapped this photograph of a gang… Read the Full Post

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Behaviour and why people take risks in the workplace

Behaviour and why people take risks in the workplace Most health and safety provisions boil down to common sense, so why do so many workers take risks? Despite all your risk assessments, PPE and disciplinary procedures, workplace safety still hinges on the behaviour of your employees. If workers act contrary to these guidelines designed to… 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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