Blog - Health

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Why And How To Wash Your Hands Properly

4th February, 2020 - tag Health

Washing your hands might not sound glamorous, but it's a cheap and easy way to improve health and prevent the spread of germs. Washing your hands properly removes dirt and contaminants, as well as viruses and bacteria. But a quick rinse isn't enough, here's how to do it properly!

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You're As Cold As Ice, Don't Be Willing To Sacrifice (Your Health And Safety)

9th January, 2020 - tag Health

With temperatures often hitting the minuses at this time of year (yes, more freezing than freezing), it's important to remember from slips and trips to shivering in the cold, extra consideration should be given to health and safety.

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7 Health Tips For Surviving Winter Work

21st November, 2019 - tag Health

With the cold weather arriving, it brings with it some additional hazards at work, particularly for those that spend some, or most of the working day outside. As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, check out these 7 health tips for surviving winter work outdoors.

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Working In Cold Temperatures And The Law

14th November, 2019 - tag Health

Exposure to the cold can cause shivering, reduced alertness, feeling unwell, and eventually, hypothermia, which can be fatal. Employers have legal responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Let's look at what the law says when it comes to working in the cold.

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Remember, Remember, Your Health This November!

5th November, 2019 - tag Health

Health can often take a back seat when it comes to health and safety. So remember, remember, your health this November! The problem with health risks is that, while they may not affect you immediately, by the time you start to suffer, and even trying to deal with the problem, it might be too late.

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The Danger Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

23rd July, 2019 - tag Health

Summer is here! The Great British summertime might be a little... unpredictable, at times. But we are usually guaranteed at least a few weeks of warmth and sunshine sometime between May and September. If you are working outside, you might be glad. But what about the danger?

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Why Too Much Noise At Work Is Bad For Your Health (And Safety)

10th July, 2019 - tag Health

Noise in the workplace is something many of us have to put up with. The constant hum of air conditioning, the clanking of a printer, or the deafening roar of machinery. But too much noise at any level can be bad for your health, and your safety.

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Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

28th May, 2019 - tag Health

Whether you are mixing up a batch of concrete, using cement in other ways, or drilling into concrete materials, you may be exposed to cement and concrete dust. It might not be possible to eliminate cement and concrete, but it is possible to use cement and concrete safety by controlling the risks.

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Silica Dust Exposure Limits, Regulations And The Law

29th March, 2019 - tag Health

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. Because silica dust is found in a lot of building materials, it's difficult to avoid. But avoid it, you must. Because the law, and your health, requires you to. How much silica dust is harmful, and what are the silica dust exposure limits?

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The Top 5 Health Risks At Work (From HSE Statistics)

4th March, 2019 - tag Health

There are 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 26.8 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

15th February, 2019 - tag Health

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This duty extends to noise exposure. Noise is such a big problem, there is a specific set of regulations that apply. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations. These regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels.

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24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

6th February, 2019 - tag Health

Stress can hit anyone at any level. With some small changes, you can reduce work related stress, creating a happier and healthier work environment. Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

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