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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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More than 1,100 construction sites fail safety checks

24-10-2013

Photo shows unsafe work at height discovered during HSE campaign

Poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites visited during a month long safety drive.

During a nationwide campaign, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited 2,607 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place.

Inspectors found basic saf…

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Is your wood workshop safe?

20-08-2013

image of a man working with woodAccording to a report published in December 2012 by the HSE, the major accident rate for wood-workers is 17% above the national average for all kinds of machine workers. Such incidents could cost your business huge amounts of compensation, and further problems whilst you wait for a valued member of …

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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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London manufacturer fined for major safety breaches

02-03-2012

A manufacturing company based in Uxbridge has been fined for a series of health and safety breaches which put its employees at risk.

The large number of Notices were issued between September 2010 and March 2011, after a wide range of health and safety failings were discovered at the company's pre…

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