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Six steps to accident prevention

When the subject of Health & Safety (H&S) at work arises, it’s all too easy to focus on procedures, paperwork and regulations, while forgetting what’s at the very foundation of it – accident prevention. Accident prevention is at the core of why H&S is so...

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Posted on 31/08/16

By Sarah Simmons

How to manage risk

Managing risk effectively is crucial to health and safety (H&S) at work. Where there’s a health and safety breach it’s often something that could have been avoided if there had been a robust process to manage risk. That process should include information, training and risk...

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Posted on 02/02/16

By Sarah Simmons

5 Health and safety resolutions you must make in 2016

One of the nice things about the Christmas holidays is that a lot of the workforce is away at the same time. This means that, unlike summer breaks, you don’t return to the kind of full email inbox that seems like some terrible punishment for...

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Posted on 08/01/16

By Sarah Simmons

The essential guide to reducing accidents in construction

Workplace accidents happen. But they don’t have to. The construction industry may be one of the higher risk environments, but risks don’t have to become accidents. Huge progress has been made in reducing accidents in the construction industry in the past few decades through: Improved...

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Posted on 07/12/15

By Sarah Simmons

The essential guide to winter working

The clocks have gone back, Hallowe’en and bonfire night are behind us and when you pop into the supermarket for your weekly shop you can’t find what you actually need because everything’s been moved to make way for sparkly Christmas stuff. Winter has arrived in...

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Posted on 12/11/15

By Sarah Simmons

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Posted on 01/01/70

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3 health and safety tips to keep you away from the courtroom

Essex County Council, operating as Essex Outdoors, was recently fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £2,599 in costs, together with a victim surcharge of £120, for breaching health & safety (H&S) laws. Most large organisations have full-time team members working on H&S risk assessment and...

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Posted on 10/07/15

By Sarah Simmons

It’s health and safety gone mad!

It’s health & safety gone mad! It’s a familiar cry, usually accompanied by the tale of some eye-boggling regulation or directive which would appear to have nothing to do with either health or safety as we know it. Such stories are really only good for...

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Posted on 12/05/15

By Clare Carpenter

What are you voting for?

More scandals about MPs. Skeletons dancing out of cupboards. Claims and counter claims. Messages of economic optimism and messages of economic catastrophe. And promises, promises, promises. It can only mean that the general election is almost upon us. When it comes to what people consider...

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Posted on 27/04/15

By Clare Carpenter

The Health and Safety Hit Parade

The 1976 number 1 hit, Combine Harvester by The Wurzels, has been re-released to highlight the importance of health and safety on farms. The Wurzels teamed up with the Farm Safety Foundation and re-wrote the lyrics to highlight the risks of modern farming. So it...

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Posted on 21/04/15

By Clare Carpenter

4 Essentials for Remote Management

Managing a workforce remotely, while not yet the norm, is increasingly common. It’s still a relatively new way of working and so it’s not always apparent at the outset of a project what makes good workforce management sense and what doesn’t. Some industries, like construction...

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Posted on 16/04/15

By Clare Carpenter

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Posted on 01/01/70

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When did you last check Health & Safety certification?

A Sheffield-based waste firm was recently fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs following a number of health and safety breaches at its recycling site in Carmarthen, South Wales. A routine visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified a number of...

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Posted on 13/04/15

By Clare Carpenter

Are you ready for the new CDM regulations?

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6 April 2015. Who do they apply to? If you work in the construction industry then these regulations apply to you. They govern the management of health, safety and welfare when undertaking construction...

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Posted on 30/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

3 Online HR Resources That Build Better Business

It’s vital for HR professionals to embrace new technology but it can be hard to find a way through the ever growing range of products and innovations. It’s also important to remember that technology should make a business more efficient and staff time more productive...

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Posted on 23/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

The Long Hours Culture – Is it Safe?

Here in the UK we work longer hours than most other European countries. Around half the UK workforce says that they are doing more than one person’s job. Why has this culture developed in recent years and what’s it doing to the UK workforce? For...

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Posted on 16/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

Safety & Health Expo

We are exhibiting at The Safety and Health Expo on 16th - 18th June at London ExCel on stand number T2000. Whenever possible we like to get together with our existing and potential clients, we'll even buy the coffee! If you would like to set...

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Posted on 23/02/15

By Clare Carpenter

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Posted on 01/01/70

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Health & Safety Event 2015

We are exhibiting at The Health and Safety Event on 24th - 26th March 2015 at NEC Birmingham on stand number H50. Whenever possible we like to get together with our existing and potential clients, we'll even buy the coffee! If you would like to...

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Posted on 19/02/15

By Clare Carpenter