What course do I need? How do I convince my boss? What are the benefits? Finding the right safety training course can be time consuming and arduous. That’s why our Training in a Nutshell guides are ideal. Each guide comes with a strict 300 word limit! Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all... Continue Reading →
Working at height – Get it right
The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height… In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities... Continue Reading →
Somebody’s son: 5 ways to keep Dad safe this Father’s Day
Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning... Continue Reading →
Surprisingly deadly: 5 of the UK’s most dangerous jobs
Ask anyone to name the most dangerous jobs they can think of, and you’ll usually be greeted with the same old answers. Racing car driver? Astronaut? Bomb disposal expert? While there’s no doubting these can be perilous ways to earn a living, health and safety statistics from the HSE suggest that some of the most... Continue Reading →
Asbestos: from ‘magic mineral’ to serial killer
Asbestos. Just the word is enough to set most peoples hearts racing. As we’ve discussed in our feature on asbestos statistics, asbestos is still the single greatest cause of UK work-related deaths, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this eye-opening presentation, we expose some of... Continue Reading →
What does the future hold for the construction industry?
The economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to... Continue Reading →
New CDM regulations coming into force, how will you be affected?
New Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations, subject to goverment approval, are due to come into force in April, but what changes do the 2015 regulations bring, and how will your businesses be affected? To answer these questions I’ve put together a brief summary of the changes heralded by the new CDM Regulations - all of... Continue Reading →
Correct lifting techniques: Manual handling tips you can’t afford to miss!
As our Manual Handling Statistics poster shows, an estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSDs. In fact MSDs are the single biggest cause of workplace injury in the UK! What’s more, many of these injuries could be prevented if people used correct manual handling techniques, or ‘principles... Continue Reading →
Working at height: Myth versus reality!
More than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. Falls are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury at work. Fortunately, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have just published updated guidelines on working at height.... Continue Reading →
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