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Heatwave

Are you or members of your team working outside in this warm weather?  In the UK an average of five people a day are being diagnosed with skin cancer as a consequence of working outside. Even if the sun isn’t fully visible, the solar radiation is still coming through.  As an employer you have a […]

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Spring clean!

Poor housekeeping often leads to slips and trips, which are the most common cause of injury in the workplace.  They are also the most reported injury to members of the public and, on average, they cause 40% of all reported major injuries in the workplace. There are three different areas of the law that housekeeping […]

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Asbestos Awareness Week

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease, equalling 300 deaths per day. Mesothelioma alone killed over 2,500 people every year in the UK between 2012 to 2014.  It is estimated that 60,000 people will die of the disease over the next 30 years, unless new […]

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MSDs = >3rd of all work-related illnesses

Manual handling injuries are part of a wider group of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This term covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back.  In order to reduce the amount of musculoskeletal disorders, employers have a legal obligation under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 […]

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Full Course Listing

Course Maximum Number of Delegates Duration Abrasive Wheels 10 Half Day Asbestos Awareness (UKATA OR IATP) 15 Half Day Cable Avoidance Location Equipment (CAT) & Genny 10 Half Day CCNSG Leading a Team Safely (LaTS) 15 One Day CCNSG Safety Passport 15 Two Days CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal 15 One Day CDM Regulations 2015 10 […]

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Christmas hazards

With over 1,350 people estimated to have home accidents involving Christmas trees and lights in 2002 and around 1,000 UK house fires, resulting in 9 deaths, caused by candles in 2011/12, make sure you don’t spend any of your time off in accident and emergency Never put candles near your Christmas tree or other items […]

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Winter driving – be prepared!

A total of 1,730 people were killed on the roads of Great Britain during 2015. 22,144 people were seriously injured. The total number of casualties of all severities in 2015 was 186,189 If you have to drive in the winter remember that it is very different to other times of the year. It’s darker for […]

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HSE Enforcement Notice update

The latest update on the HSE notices register show that during the period from 29 August to 4 September 2016 24 enforcement notices were issued to the construction sector. 16 of the notices were prohibition, which means that you must stop the activity immediately and must not resume until action has been taken to remove […]

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Stay safe this Fireworks Night

Did you know it is against the law to carry fireworks in public if you are under 18? It is also an offence to let fireworks off between 11pm and 7am, except on Bonfire night when it is extended until midnight. Other exceptions include Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year when it is […]

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Trick or Treat?

Whether you have your own children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or godchildren, please make sure they are safe this Halloween. Have a look at our tips below: Give your child a time to return, know where they are going and make sure you know who they are with Ensure that you buy Halloween costumes from a reputable supplier and […]