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Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

17th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

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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The Office Christmas Party Risk Assessment

14th December, 2018 - tag News

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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5 Examples Of How Near Miss Reporting Can Stop Accidents

13th December, 2018 - tag Management

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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Avoiding Dermatitis From Cement Contact

10th December, 2018 - tag COSHH

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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What Does LOLER Stand For?

6th December, 2018 - tag Management

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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The Water Temperatures That Kill Legionella Bacteria

5th December, 2018 - tag Health

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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7 Types Of Angle Grinder Accidents And How To Stop Them

3rd December, 2018 - tag Construction

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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Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

30th November, 2018 - tag Management

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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10 Weekly Fire Safety Procedures

28th November, 2018 - tag Fire

Are you ready to take action if a fire started? Are the safety requirements of your fire risk assessment in place? These 10 weekly fire safety procedures can help you maintain good fire protection standards to make sure you can take quick action and escape, should a fire break out.

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What Substances Does COSHH Cover?

26th November, 2018 - tag COSHH

The COSHH regulations cover substances that are hazardous to health. If a substance, in any form, could cause harm to a person, it will need to be assessed under the COSHH regulations. The substances covered by COSHH include chemicals, mixtures, dust, gases, fumes and biological agents.

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The 12 Symptoms Of Legionnaires Disease That Can Be Fatal

22nd November, 2018 - tag Health

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, and while relatively rare, there are around 350 confirmed cases identified in the UK each year.

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CDM Health And Safety File Contents (What You Should Include)

20th November, 2018 - tag CDM

The health and safety file is an important document required by the CDM regulations. Information for the health and safety file is gathered off all CDM duty holders, and it is important that everyone understands what should, and what shouldn't be included.

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