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Safety measures all construction workers must take

09-01-2017

Photo shows a construction worker holding a hard hat

To ensure the safety of themselves as well as clients there are certain safety measures all construction workers must take to assure everyone on a site it free from any potential danger. For more read our article.

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Construction is considered one of the most dangerous occupat…

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Chemical safety PPE - top to toe

04-10-2016

Photo shows a woman handling a chemical and wearing safety glasses

Working with chemicals can obviously be dangerous. As careful as you may be, accidents do happen. However, with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you can mitigate the risk of harm. There are a wealth of different elements of PPE designed to protect against chemical hazards and know…

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7 industrial safety practices no company can afford to ignore

25-05-2016

Photo shows two workers wearing head protectionWorkplace safety has become a hot-button issue in every industry. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 3 million non-life threatening injuries occurred in the workplace in 2014. The good news is, that figure is 54,000 less than it was in 2013.

We…

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Comment assurer vos employés pour porter les équipements de sécurité

11-03-2016

Photo shows a worker wearing protective clothingDans beaucoup de lieux de travail, les équipements de protection personnel (EPP) sont une partie essentielle pour maintenir la sécurité des employés. A partir de les Hi- Vis vestes à des lunettes de sécurité, votre entreprise peut utiliser une gamme d'équipements différents. Mais parfois, il peut êt…

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How to ensure your staff wear safety gear

03-03-2016

Photo shows people wearing personal protective equipmentIn many workplaces, personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential part of keeping employees safe. From Hi Vis jackets to safety goggles, your business might use a range of different equipment. But sometimes it can be difficult to convince staff to wear safety gear at all times. Here are five g…

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The evolution of personal protective equipment

03-12-2015

Photo shows a worker wearing personal protective equipment and clothingIt could be argued that the first Ghostbusters movie, released in 1984, is one of the greatest films of all time; it stars Bill Murray and has a brilliant theme tune. The movie also transcends the cinema screen and provides insight into environmental law and policy with regard to Personal Protective…

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Frequently Asked Questions about PPE

27-11-2014

Photo shows a worker wearing Personal Protective EquipmentHave a read below to find answers to some of the commonest questions we are asked about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Hopefully, you will find what you are looking for. If your question is not answered, or for further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly…

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How to avoid a worker's compensation claim on your construction zone

28-04-2014

Photo shows a worker on a construction siteThe number of work related injuries, both in the UK and Australia, is quite high. In fact, 2012-2013 saw an estimated 646,000 work related accidents with 1/3 of those leading to three or more missed work days and another 1/3, seven or more missed days. While self-reported non-fatal injuries have fal…

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Personal protective equipment; stay protected at work

10-10-2012

personal protective equipmentMany people are engaged in jobs that include hazardous materials or processes that can cause damage to the human body either short-term or long-term. Those working with heat, electrical current, biological pathogens or other substances should utilize personal protective equipment to minimize risk an…

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Essential tips for site safety

02-08-2012

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. The nature of the work, and the tools used to carry it out, means the potential for accidents is always high.

Some of the tips on this list are required by law, but they're well worth reminding yourself of every now and again. There is…

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Unsafe tree work leads to fine for Lincolnshire man

23-07-2012

Spotted by a neighbour who was trained to assess chainsaw workA Lincolnshire landscape gardener has been fined after being spotted carrying out unsafe tree work.

John Holland and an employee were felling a tree at a house in Foxgloves, Deeping St James, on 19 August 2011. They were both using a chainsaw, despite not being qualified to do so and neither…

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The importance of choosing the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) for environmental protection

06-06-2012

Photo shows a worker wearing personal protective equipmentWorkers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce their exposure to various occupational hazards. This includes such items as full body suits, work trousers, aprons, gloves, and foot, head and eye protection. Its use is one component of a safety program using a number of techniques to ensur…

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Worker burned by molten metal at Worcester factory

23-01-2012

A Staffordshire-based aluminium casting company has been prosecuted after a man was burned by molten metal at its Worcester factory.

Asim Qureshi, 41, from Worcester, was operating a die cast machine at JVM Castings Ltd's premises in Droitwich Road, when molten metal sprayed from the back of the …

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Photos: eye and face protection

01-08-2011

Health and Safety News - 17 September 2010

17-09-2010

Survey finds large numbers of workers don’t wear eye protection

Research published by 3M has revealed that over a third of companies in UK have employees who don’t wear safety eyewear when required. The results showed that 38 percent of workers don’t always wear eyewear when they should. The main …

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