Health and safety professionals are all too aware that protective clothing can mean the difference between a safe working environment and serious injury or, worse, a fatality. However, many still face the issue that some workers refuse to wear it. Anyone wondering why their staff choose to take risks with their safety by not wearing […]
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For many managing health and safety in the workforce means preventing accidents in the workplace or taking measures to ensure employees are either not exposed to danger or at least that their exposure is limited and managed. But what if that workplace is outdoors, where many elements fall outside of our control? The piece of […]
Like many things in life, we often take our eyes for granted. But, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 39 million of us are blind. The need to protect our eyesight is imperative, especially when estimates, by charity Sightsavers, are that 80% of the world’s blindness could be prevented or cured. Health and safety […]
As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” Creating a strong brand is all about making a good but, more crucially, a lasting first impression that sums up what your business is all about. For businesses with customer-facing employees, workwear is one of the best ways to […]
Increasing levels of noise in everyday and working environments has led to a silent epidemic of hearing loss. Over one million British employees are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk, according to the Health and Safety Executive, hearing loss at work is becoming a hot topic for insurance claims, which […]
Sited on the south coast in Brighton, on a spot adjacent to the now rusting West Pier, the i360 project has been 12 years in the making and opens tomorrow. The tower, costing £46 million has been funded through a Public-Private Partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise […]
A powerful new film launched by the British Safety Council shows how stress can lead to injury and fatalities at work. In any activity where concentration is vital for safety, such as working in construction, driving, or in health and social care, stress can be fatal, as the film demonstrates. For the first time the […]
From small domestic work to large scale projects, 7 tips to help keep your projects going to plan: 1. Begin project planning well in advance: identity the supplies you need that require longer lead time to ensure you have plenty of time to schedule ordering 2. Be loyal to suppliers: stay with suppliers who have […]
1. Start on time. Avoid waiting for late arrivals, this will only encourage repeat behaviour. 2. Have an agenda. Keep the agenda short and stick to it. 3. State your goals. What do you hope to achieve/what are the goals; state this when the meeting commences 4. Keep gatherings small. Try to keep the number […]