Tag: Health and Safety

Week Commencing 10/06/2024 – In The News

Scientists charge ‘charcoal sponge’ to soak up CO2 Scientists have devised a low-cost, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air, new research suggests. The team at the University of Cambridge used a method similar to charging a battery to charge activated charcoal, which is often used in household water filters to […]

Week Commencing 03/06/2024 – In The News

Seven hospitalised after fire at construction site Seven people have been hospitalised after a fire broke out at a construction site in east London. Ten fire engines and about 70 firefighters were called to the blaze near Silvertown Way in Canning Town just after 08:20 BST, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. One person was rescued […]

Week Commencing 27/05/2024 – In The News

JUSE and CQI sign collaboration agreement The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Providing the basis for future collaboration, CQI CEO, Vince Desmond, said, “There are big opportunities for the quality community to help organisations create new value, especially in the rapidly […]

Managing Subcontractors

Ensuring that your subcontractors are compliant and safe on site is essential to overall site safety. A proactive approach to subcontractor management is therefore a key part of the management of a project – keep reading to learn more. How do you ensure subcontractors are compliant? Ensuring a subcontractor is compliant can be a lengthy […]

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Site Inductions

Site inductions are a vital part of construction site safety, and play an important role in building site risk management. Keep reading to learn the essentials, including who site inductions should be attended by, what a construction site induction should include, and more. 1. What a site induction is Like any type of induction, a […]

Week Commencing 06/05/2024 – In The News

Report highlights demanding health and safety workloads New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to heavier workloads and excess pressure on property and facilities managers, according to a new report from health, safety and property compliance firm William Martin. When compiling its first annual property compliance report, the firm examined data […]

Safety Spotlight: PPE and Site Induction

As part of May’s Hazard of the Month, Outsourcing, we’re highlighting two key areas: PPE and Site Induction. PPE Choosing the right personal protective equipment for the job is essential. However, what is equally as important is where your PPE is supplied from – any PPE you purchase must comply with product supply legislation. Regulation 2016/425 […]

Week Commencing 29/04/2024 – In The News

Entertainment safety whitepaper aims to “proactively address risk” Safe Elephant, entertainment safety consultants, have released an industry safety whitepaper called: “Improving Risk Communication in Film and TV”, which they hope can improve safety practices in the sector. Entertainment health and safety holds “unique challenges”, Safe Elephant said, and the whitepaper aims to be a tool […]

Week Commencing 22/04/2024 – In The News

IOSH – How we put our necks on the line February saw IOSH achieve a key strategic goal for the first year of its Activate 2028 strategy. Though we say it ourselves, this achievement sets a significant example in the drive towards a safe and healthy world of work. It’s always nice to win prizes […]

Safety Critical Communications

Good communication, both in written and spoken form, is essential to ensuring and maintaining safety in the workplace. All employees should have access to the information necessary to negotiate workplace hazards safely. What are safety critical communications? Safety critical communications (SSC) are applicable to all industry sectors and can be very similar in topic, from […]