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27th July, 2022 - Construction

7 Ways Construction Workers Can Stay Cool This Summer

How can you stay cool on a construction site during a summer heatwave if you can't control the weather? You might not be able to change the environment, but you can take some simple steps to make your workday more comfortable. Here are some simple and cheap ways to stay cool in construction.

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21st July, 2022 - 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 these benefits also comes risk. Power tools are powerful, and when accidents happen, they can cause serious injuries. Here's a rundown of things to consider for the safe use of power tools.

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18th July, 2022 - Health

The Dangers Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

Summer might be the best season to work outdoors, but with temperatures rising, what about the dangers? Should you be worried about sun exposure? And how can you stay safe working in extreme heat? Can it ever be too hot to work?

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14th July, 2022 - Paperwork

The Dynamic Risk Assessment And When To Use It

A dynamic risk assessment involves assessing risk in developing and changing situations. You might not always be able to know the exact level of risk ahead of time. With a dynamic risk assessment, you can continually assess to allow for unknown risks and handling uncertainty.

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12th July, 2022 - Management

Who Is Responsible For Health And Safety In The Workplace?

Health and safety at work covers a wide range of topics and regulations. But who needs to put all of these rules and requirements in place? And who's to blame if things go wrong? Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?

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6th July, 2022 - Asbestos

Why Was Asbestos 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? Well... several properties make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available.

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30th June, 2022 - Health

The 12 Symptoms Of Legionnaires Disease That Can Be Fatal

Legionnaires' disease is an infection caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the Legionella bacteria. It is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal. Learn more about Legionnaires' disease and the 12 symptoms to look out for.

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28th June, 2022 - Management

10 Free Health And Safety Wallpapers

Use these 10 free health and safety wallpapers to maintain a safety focus in your business. Set as a desktop background, or download and print as a poster to display at work. These wallpapers feature quotes, definitions, and phrases - helping you create a positive health and safety culture.

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22nd June, 2022 - Vibration

HAVS Exposure Limits (EAV, ELV And What They Mean)

There are two HAVS exposure limits, and these are legal limits for the amount of vibration you can be in contact with daily. The limits are defined in the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations and are known as the exposure limit value (ELV) and the exposure action value (EAV).

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16th June, 2022 - Paperwork

9 Consequences Of Failing To Carry Out A Risk Assessment

You know you should do a risk assessment, but what happens if you fail to carry one out? What if you forget? Or didn't have the time? Here are 9 problems you might get from the failure to carry out a risk assessment.

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14th June, 2022 - Asbestos

Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

When you hear people talk about the types of asbestos, you will often hear them referred to by colour, like blue asbestos or white asbestos. Despite the names, you can't actually identify asbestos by colour, but there are three main types you need to know about.

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8th June, 2022 - Health

The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

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

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