Tag: Communication

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials and Communication Skills

CPR Essentials When serious injuries occur in the workplace, the administration of first aid as soon as possible gives the injured person the best chance of recovery, and in some cases, survival. Being able to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which combines chest compressions with rescue breaths, can save a person’s life through buying time for the […]

Returning to Work

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New Hazard of the Month Our Hazard of the Month is focusing on Returning to Work as many of us may now be back in the office and on-site. Apart from just remembering what it is like to not be in your pyjamas all day, there are a number of considerations to be aware of to make […]

Week Commencing 06/07/2020 – In The News

One Dead and Several Injured After Crane Collapse An 85-year-old woman has died and several others have been injured after a 20-metre crane collapsed on houses in East London. On Wednesday afternoon, the crane fell onto houses and a block of flats which were being built in London. The woman was found on the first floor of […]

Week commencing 25th February – In the News

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Forklift Safety – How to keep pedestrians safe On Monday, we highlighted an extremely informative article from SHPOnline about the challenges facing companies using forklift trucks around pedestrians. Indeed, a recent analysis of RIDDOR reports stated that 3 quarters of forklift truck incidents which involved ‘impact with a third person’ were due to unrelated pedestrians. […]

Week commencing Monday 7th January 2019 – In the News

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Director jailed for illegal sales of chemicals   On Monday, we reported that the director of a chemical manufacturing and processing plant had been jailed for 10 months following an extensive HSE investigation. The investigation revealed found that the company was selling two prohibited chemical substances: Sodium Chlorate and Dichloromethane. The HSE outlined the ‘robust […]

Week Commencing 17th December 2018 – In the News

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RoSPA leaders outline strategies to embed safety culture into organisations Earlier this week, RoSPA Occupational Health Policy Advisor Dr Karen McDonnell spoke to SHPOnline outline strategies to ‘embed’ a safety-conscious culture into an organisation. DrMcDonnell emphasised the pivotal role of communication in helping all employees to understand the importance of Health and Safety. Irrespective of […]

January 2016 – In the News

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New Construction Guidance to Stop Workers Dying Each Week from Occupational Disease The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month. Inspectors issued more than 200 health […]