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Week Commencing 03/05/2021 – In The News

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Collapse of Metro Overpass in Mexico City Kills 23 On Monday, a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City as a train was travelling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children. The crash happened at around 22:00 local time in the South-East of the city. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, […]

Mythbusting Bipolar Disorder

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Though it’s relatively uncommon, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can affect anyone. Formerly known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression it is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels, and as with all mental ill health has some negative stigmas attached to it; some of the […]

What To Do When Someone is Choking

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We’ve all most probably watched Mrs Doubtfire, and remember the scene where the children, their mother and Pierce Brosnan are sat down for dinner in a restaurant. Pierce’s character swallows a king prawn and begins to choke before being saved by the main character, but how true to real life could this be? What is […]

Safety Spotlight – Asbestos Awareness and COSHH

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For the month of April, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Asbestos. These key areas are Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness Despite an outright ban on the use of Asbestos being implemented in the UK in 1999, there is still a chance […]

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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What Is Anxiety? Being anxious is a natural human response when we feel threatened, are under stress or dealing with changes, especially if they have a big impact on your life. Humans have evolved ways to help protect ourselves; when under threat our body produces adrenaline and cortisol which help us feel more alert so […]

Asbestos – Don’t Forget the Dangers

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Is Asbestos Really Still a Risk? Asbestos is still an ever-present danger but for many, they do not believe they will be affected by it and, therefore, do not take the necessary precautions when working in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000 (which is where Asbestos can be found).  […]

Week Commencing 29/03/2021 – In The News

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Secret Filming Exposes Contamination Risk at Covid Test Results Lab Evidence of potential contamination, discarded tests and pressure to hit targets has been revealed at one of the biggest UK Covid testing labs after secret filming by a BBC reporter working as a lab technician was released. The reporter filmed staff cutting corners and processing […]

Safety Spotlight – Hand Arm Vibration and Noise at Work

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For the month of March, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Occupational Health. These key areas are Hand Arm Vibration and Noise at Work. Hand Arm Vibration Hand Arm Vibration can be a significant health risk wherever powered hand tools are used for significant lengths of […]

Safety Spotlight – Managing Health & Safety and Site Inductions

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For the month of February, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Near Misses. These key areas are Managing Health & Safety and Health and Safety Site Inductions. Managing Health & Safety Health and Safety needs to be managed in your workplace in order to create a […]

Why Near Misses Matter

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What is a Near Miss? For 2020/21, the HSE reported that 693,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury and 111 workers were killed at work. With these sorts of statistics, it is a frightening picture to think about all those incidents that although not accidents had the potential to become one of these figures. When defining […]