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4th January, 2019 - Construction

Safe Use Of Power Tools (And The Hazards To Watch Out For)

Power tools make work quicker, and require less physical effort from the user. However, with the benefits they bring also comes risk. Power tools are powerful, and when accidents happen, they can be serious. Here's a rundown of things to consider for the safe use of power tools.

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2nd January, 2019 - Health

How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

Dust is one of those things that is hard to get away from. We create dust in nearly everything we do. Many types of work create dust, and most people encounter dusty environments at work from time to time. Dust may not hurt you today, but it can kill your future.

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28th December, 2018 - Asbestos

What Is Asbestos AIB?

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board, is it dangerous, and where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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21st December, 2018 - Management

7 Hazards That Make Confined Spaces Dangerous Places

Confined spaces are dangerous places. Working in confined spaces is not something that can always be avoided, so you need to know the hazards to watch out for. In this post, we are going to cover 7 main hazards associated with confined space work.

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19th December, 2018 - Health

Wood Dust Inhalation Health Hazards And Controls

If you work with wood, you need to be aware of the health hazards created by wood dust. Wood dust is a hazardous substance and is covered by the COSHH Regulations, it can cause asthma, and in some cases, cancer. Controlling the risks will help you work safely around wood dust.

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17th December, 2018 - Asbestos

Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

If asbestos is so dangerous, why was it used in so many building products? Why did the construction industry make such a fatal mistake? There are several properties that make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available.

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14th December, 2018 - News

The Office Christmas Party Risk Assessment

It's that time of year again to dust off your dancing shoes, let your hair down and have some fun at the office Christmas party. Let's think for a minute about some of the risks we might face and save ourselves from much embarrassment.

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13th December, 2018 - Management

5 Examples Of How Near Miss Reporting Can Stop Accidents

Near miss reporting might not be a legal requirement, but reporting the accidents and incidents that follow will be. So it makes sense to get near miss reporting in place. Near miss reporting can help prevent future accidents before they happen, here are 5 examples.

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10th December, 2018 - COSHH

Avoiding Dermatitis From Cement Contact

Contact with cement can leave skin feeling itchy and sore. This reaction indicates your skin is affected by irritant or allergic dermatitis. The first signs can be dry or scaly patches, and over time skin becomes red and blistered. A huge number of people are affected by cement contact.

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6th December, 2018 - Management

What Does LOLER Stand For?

In health and safety, LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. This is a set of legal requirements surrounding lifting operations and the equipment used to carry them out. The regulations are often referred to as LOLER for short. But what is LOLER?

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5th December, 2018 - Health

The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can grow in water, usually warm and stagnant water. They spread Legionnaires disease, which can be fatal. There are few ways to kill Legionella bacteria, one of the most common ways to control the risk is through managing water temperatures.

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3rd December, 2018 - Construction

7 Types Of Angle Grinder Accidents And How To Stop Them

Angle grinders are a type of abrasive wheel. They are a handheld power tool, often found on construction sites, used for cutting, grinding and polishing. It's important to use them correctly. Using the wrong wheel for the task, or using the tool incorrectly, can cause serious accidents.

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