October 30, 2014

Ebola – Does it affect you?

Ebola – it’s all over the news at the moment…But it won’t affect us will it? There’s a lot of technical and medical information on Ebola virus from all over the world and it is hard to know what is fact or just gossip. All you really need to know is how it can affect you,…

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October 28, 2014

Hosting a Bonfire? Follow our Safety Tips

Remember, remember the 5th of November. But don’t let it be for all the wrong reasons. If you’re planning to host an event this Bonfire Night, we’ve put together these Health & Safety tips to help you ensure you, your employees and your guests have a safe evening…. Fireworks at home or at friends fire work display…

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August 28, 2014

It’s time for a Health & Safety refresher course

It’s almost start of the academic year – a timely reminder for organisations to consider carrying out a review of their health and safety training. With all the Health & Safety legislation changes that take place in short space of time, it’s almost important for both and employers and employees to think about refresher training…

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Shift work can be dangerous

Resent research indicates a relationship between shift work and several medical conditions… Type 2 diabetes Ovarian cancer Cardiovascular diseases Obesity Shift work can also contribute to strain of marital, family, and personal relationships. These may not be the only medical conditions attributed to shift work as research is still continuing. What is shift work? The…

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July 30, 2014

Which Health & Safety records should you keep?

Keeping good Health & Safety records is the only way to stay on the right side of the law. But which ones should you keep and how long should you keep them? Certain types of record should be kept to comply with the Health and Safety Policy of the company advice on matters of health…

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June 20, 2014

The rise of the killer machines

How many machines do you have responsibility for? When was the last time you safely carried out a function test to prove the safety devices were in place and operated correctly? There have been several recent prosecutions of companies for accident to employees where the safety control devices have either been removed or over ridden.…

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E-Cigs: smoking or non-smoking?

Smoking or non-smoking? Or maybe the more appropriate question to consider for the increasing popular use of “electronic cigarettes” would be: Are electronic cigarettes considered the same as smoking normal cigarettes? An estimated 1.3 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes which were designed to help smokers quit.  Smoking rates have fallen to their lowest…

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Changes to Food Allergens Regulation

The way in which allergens are labelled on pre-packed foods is changing because of new regulations. The Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC), which is due to come into force in December 2014, introduces the requirements for food businesses to provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in any food that they sell or…

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May 30, 2014

Beware of the picnic trip

Search for that picnic hamper you put away last year give it a good clean. Check and clean the plates and cups check on the thermos flask is still keeping the water hot. It’s a lovely day and what better way to spend your time than loading up the car and setting off to the…

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April 29, 2014

The right person for the right job

Summer is here and it’s time to get started on all those home improvement projects you’ve had planned over winter. You may be thinking about extending your house, refurbishing your kitchen or bathroom or even having your garden landscaped. But how do you select the right contractor for the job? You can save a lot…

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April 24, 2014

Paying the price for poor health & safety

Are you breaking health and safety laws? Did you know that you could be charged if the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has to intervene because of poor health and safety practices? The HSE will charge you for any time and effort spent on investigating, correcting problems and taking enforcement action. What is fee for…

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March 28, 2014

Driving posture: A cause of long term pain

Every day, millions of people travel to and from work by car or drive around all day in lorries or trucks for their jobs. For some, driving is the primary means of transport for journeys to and from work, also for some driving a motorised road vehicle is their job, for example truck drivers, bus…

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