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Domestic Cleaning Vs Commercial Cleaning Posted 26/11/2020

Domestic Cleaning Vs Commercial Cleaning

Cleaning is crucial to health, safety, and hygiene, and can be categorised into two main groups: domestic cleaning and commercial cleaning. Both can be done domestically by an individual or by a professional cleaning company. 


But what is domestic cleaning exactly, how does it differ from commercial cleaning? This blog distinguishes the main differences between the two and explains what materials, equipment, and standards are unique to each. 

Road Safety: Safety Tips for Pedestrians Posted 11/11/2020

Road safety is important – not just to drivers, but also to pedestrians and local communities. Danger on the roads can be rapidly reduced massively if everyone sticks to the rules of the road. Whilst most drivers are law abiding and cautious, others take risks that can prove fatal. Sadly, often victims of road accidents suffer from a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

According to RoSPA, the UK is proud to have one of the best road safety records in the world. But that doesn’t mean that our roads are a safe place to be – there are still significant risks to be aware of, with the stats showing that someone is killed or seriously injured on UK roads every 20 minutes on average

 

Just as drivers and cyclists should stay alert, so should pedestrians. Here are our top road safety tips to keep in mind to stay safe.                                                                                                                        

Bonfire Night Safety Posted 01/11/2020

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is one of the most traditional and fun nights of the British cultural calendar. However, mixing merriment, kids, pets, and crowds with fireworks and flames can also make it the most dangerous. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your night goes off with a bang, in the best possible sense. This is our guide to doing Bonfire Night safely by following the laws and codes that regulate fireworks use.                                                                                                               

Guide To Health & Safety Training For Employees Posted 06/10/2020

Health & Safety Training

It’s necessary for employers to equip their employees with the tools, knowledge and equipment to do their jobs safely. HSE are the governing body that oversee and advise on appropriate health and safety training to make sure that employers are in a position to do that. But it is up to the employer to decide who needs training, what form the training will be in, and when to refresh it.

Emergency First Aid Solutions Posted 22/09/2020

Emergency First Aid Solutions

 

Every day, those in the UK are having to adapt and change their lifestyle to cater for things such as new working patterns which, only a matter of months ago, didn’t seem plausible.

 

Key workers, those who provide essential and fundamental services, have had to quickly adjust to new social distancing measures which have been introduced into working environments. Meanwhile, key workers in service roles are having to sit around dining tables while balancing the demands of entertaining the children, home-schooling and also maintaining their incomes during a global healthcare and economic crisis.

 

Benefits Of Branded Workwear/Uniforms Posted 17/09/2020

Branded Workwear
Branded uniforms are far more than just adding your company logo to a shirt – they can also improve the way your business operates and enhance its public perception. This blog explains the positive effects of branded workwear through two lenses: psychological and practical.

Psychological benefits of branded workwear 

Businesses that provide their employees with branded company uniforms find that they offer a host of benefits for boosting staff morale and wellbeing in the workplace.

Working At Height Legislation Posted 12/08/2020

Working At Height Legislation
According to HSE statistics, falls from height accounted for 8% of all workplace injuries and 26% of all fatal injuries in 2017/18. That year, there were 35 deaths as a result of falls from height.

 

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) are set out to protect workers from death or injury, and the regulations mandate that both employers are partly responsible for protecting employees from falls from height.

Comparing Dust Mask Ratings Posted 15/07/2020

Dust mask ratings

Every year, respiratory hazards cause over 10,000 UK deaths at workplaces and homes. Respiratory hazards such as dust, mists, metal fumes, gases, and vapours contribute to the worrying trend.

 

Dust masks, however, are a simple yet effective form of respiratory PPE that protects against the respiratory problems caused by these agents, including wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and more severe chronic conditions like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Common Types Of Accident On Construction Sites Posted 07/07/2020

Accidents at Construction Sites

 

The nature of construction work involves an array of risks and hazards, but while accidents on site are common, the majority of them are also easily avoidable. Therefore, employers must be aware of all the potential risks and do everything they can to mitigate them safely and practically.

 

As an employer, the safety measures you implement should adhere to The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which is legislation specific to the construction industry. Following these regulations will ensure that your site operations are safe and compliant, and significantly reduce the risks posed to your employees.

Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) Risk Assessment Posted 02/07/2020

Vibration Risk

 

There are risks present in almost any workplace, but they’re especially common in industrial settings and building sites. Risk assessments are there to help you to decide how you can ensure the health and safety of employees by negating the specific risks of the workplace.