Tag: Working at Height

Week Commencing 22/02/2021 – In The News

A medical worker wearing a face mask and protective eyewear..

Lockdown Roadmap Announced The Government has announced its roadmap for gradually easing lockdown restrictions in England. It has four main steps: In the first step of the prime minister’s roadmap, all pupils in England’s schools are expected to return to class from 8 March, with mass testing and wider use of face masks in secondary schools. […]

Week Commencing 15/02/2021 – In The News

Factories emitting large amounts of smoke.

Toxic Air Puts Six Million at Risk of Lung Damage About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It also found that: Older people and those […]

Week Commencing 04/01/2020 – In The News

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First Hazard of the Month for 2021 Revealed! Welcome to a New Year and a new hazard of the month to celebrate 2021! For our first Hazard of the Month of the year, we will be focusing on Accidents and Injuries. Despite a lot of us working from home this month, construction sites, factories and […]

Safety Spotlight – Working at Height & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

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For the month of December, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Working at Height and Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Working at Height Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work usage, […]

Week Commencing 07/12/2020 – In The News

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December Hazard of the Month Announced! Over the month of December, we are focusing on the Hazard of Working at Height. Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work practices, such as unsafe ladder usage to working on fragile roofs. […]

Father Christmas Works Safely on Rooftops & So Should you!

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Working at Height is a serious issue that is relevant to almost every profession due to it covering a wide range of work usage, such as unsafe ladder practices to working on fragile roofs.  It is our Christmas hazard because who would know this better than Father Christmas himself? Every year he is certain to […]

Week Commencing 24/08/2020 – In The News

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Building Contractor Fined After Fall From Height Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined following an incident where John Niven, a self-employed subcontractor fell 15 feet from a youngman board, which had been used to create a temporary platform. He sustained multiple fractures and a brain injury. On 29 July 2016 Mr Niven was working […]

Safety Spotlight – CPR Essentials & Managing Health and Safety

A construction worker in a yellow and orange hi-vis jacket with a hard hat on looking on to a construction site.

For the month of August, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Injuries & Accidents. CPR Essentials CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It combines chest compressions and rescue breaths to give a person the best chance of survival following a cardiac arrest. Being able to perform CPR can save […]

Week Commencing 13/07/2020 – In The News

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New Research Blog Released! As part of our Hazard of the Month, Returning to Work, we have released a new Research Blog that focuses on things to consider before employees make a safe return back to the office. This includes advice on the ending of shielding from the start of August, how to make your […]

Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Update & Resources This week, the strategy against the coronavirus pandemic was stepped up by the UK government. Working from home is advised to anyone who can and schools are to shut from today for an indefinite period of time, except for the children of key workers. You are also to stay at home […]