Tag: workplace safety

Delivering an Effective Toolbox Talk

Toolbox talks, a short presentation focusing on a single health and safety topic, are an excellent way to give your team a safety refresher, reduce the number of accidents and injuries on site, and create a positive health and safety culture in your workplace. As you might imagine, most workers don’t find health and safety […]

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 Ensuring Welfare at Work

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By law, there are certain welfare facilities that businesses must provide for their workers and visitors to their premises. This is the minimum standard the employers must meet, however welfare in the workplace can be improved even more by further actions. Read out top ten tips to find out what you should be implementing in […]

Top 10 Tips For Controlling Dust in the Workplace

Contact with dust can cause a number of health problems – breathing in dust can cause respiratory issues, swallowing it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, contact with the eyes can cause damage and irritation, and contact with skin can cause ulcers, irritation, and dermatitis. Respiratory illnesses caused by dust exposure at work, such as occupational […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Explained – Reduce The Risk

All employers have a duty to understand and manage the risks of Legionnaires’ Disease in order to protect their employees and keep their workplace safe. This blog covers what Legionnaires’ Disease is, those most at risk, and what actions you should implement. What is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ Disease is a hazard that every employer should […]

Top 10 Tips for an Ergonomic Workplace

Ergonomics, which in this case refers to how people and their work fit together, is all about putting people first, making sure their capabilities and limitations are considered. An ergonomic workplace therefore, is an environment which is tailored to suit those needs, resulting in a more efficient, comfortable, and safe place of work. But how […]

Week Commencing 31/01/2022 – In The News

Leamington Spa cedar tree to be felled on safety grounds A “much-loved” giant cedar tree in a Warwickshire park is to be felled amid reports last summer’s heatwave accelerated the spread of disease. Warwick District Council said the tree in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, would be removed with “great sadness”. The tree was suffering from […]

Safety Spotlight – Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Health and Safety Site Induction

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Lack of Communication, we’re highlighting three key areas: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution and Health and Safety Site Induction. Communication Skills Communication skills have an important role in the workplace for a number of reasons – not only can they be greatly beneficial to productivity and teamwork, but […]

Week Commencing 20/12/2021 – In The News

Top ten tips for lone working over the festive period As the countdown to Christmas begins it’s important to remember the added risks this time of year can bring. It’s always imperative to look after your lone workers, and to consider your personal safety when working alone –  but even more so when a situation […]