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Week Commencing 08/08/2022 – In The News

Construction charity backs HSE’s Working Minds campaign The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working Minds campaign has added to its partner roster with the addition of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Construction is one of the key focus sectors for the campaign and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides a new route for Working Minds to raise […]

Top 10 Tips For Using Equipment Safely

Nearly all fatal injuries at work are connected to equipment in some way, whether due to misuse, faulty equipment, or inadequate assessment of risk. Therefore understanding how to follow regulations and stay safe when using any type of work equipment is essential. Read our top ten tips below for an overview of what you need […]

Week Commencing 01/08/2022 – In The News

Major incidents across UK puts strain on fire services – ‘Scale of these fires is set to continue’ Tuesday (19 July) was the ‘busiest day for the fire service in London since the Second World War’ dealing with multiple blazes in record-breaking temperatures, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said as he stressed the impact of the […]

Safety Spotlight: Abrasive Wheels, Hand Arm Vibration, & Noise at Work

As part of August’s Hazard of the Month, Equipment, we’re highlighting three key areas: Abrasive Wheels, Hand Arm Vibration, and Noise at Work. Abrasive Wheels In nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels, the cause is due to an unsafe system of work or operator error. Abrasive wheels inherently carry the risk of breakage, […]

Week Commencing 25/07/2022 – In The News

Drone lifeguard saves boy, 14, from drowning in sea in Valencia in Spain A pioneering drone lifeguard has saved a 14-year-old boy from drowning in the sea in Valencia in Spain. The drone lifeguard service, which has been rolled out across Spanish beaches, dropped a life vest into the sea this month that was able […]

Different Types of Working at Height Equipment

Working at height can be carried out on a variety of different pieces of equipment. Depending on the site and works, multiple pieces of access equipment might be available for use. Each item will have their own necessary competencies and a different schedule of required inspections. Scaffolds Scaffolds are a common sight on construction sites. […]

Stress Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Objectives of Talk: To increase awareness of stress in the workplace; to describe the dangers of keeping issues bottled up and continuing work in an unfocused mind-set […]

Week Commencing 18/07/2022 – In The News

School defibrillators: State schools to receive life-saving devices by 2023 All state-funded schools in England will have a defibrillator by summer 2023, the government has said. Many schools already have the devices however the government says it aims to “plug the gaps” by funding about 20,000 kits. It follows a campaign by the parents of Oliver […]

First Aid: Falls From Height, Spinal Injuries and Manual In-line Stabilisation

Every day in the UK 2-3 people will suffer spinal cord injuries. While some of these are caused by non-traumatic causes, the majority are caused by road traffic incidents, falls or sporting activities. Falls from height are one of the most prevalent causes of work-related injuries and deaths, responsible for over 20% of deaths in […]

Top 10 Reasons to Conduct an Employee Questionnaire

An employee questionnaire is a set of questions a company poses to their employees in order to get their point of view and opinions surrounding their relationship with their job, their co-workers, and their organisation. Conducting such a questionnaire can, if done correctly, lead to numerous positives for any organisation. Keep reading to learn how […]