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Emergency First Aid Solutions Posted 22/09/2020
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
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
Comparing Dust Mask Ratings Posted 15/07/2020
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
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
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.
How To Lift Heavy Objects (Base Lift Technique) Posted 30/06/2020
There are many reasons why workers should practice proper lifting techniques. Primarily, proper form and lifting technique reduce injury and health risks to yourself and others. Poor form, on the other hand, can cause injuries such as muscle strains and tears, back and joint pain, and more. In fact, manual handling injuries make up a third of all workplace injuries and often keep staff off work for months at a time.
This article presents a step by step guide on how to use safe manual handling lifting techniques in the workplace. We will cover heavy lifting considerations, correct form, employer law, and more.
Guide to Hazardous Substances In The Workplace Posted 17/06/2020
Both employee and public safety are the main priority for employers, but safety guidelines are not always adhered to for several reasons.
In 2018-19, for instance, 12,000 deaths occurred due to the contraction of occupational lung disease – a large proportion of which were caused by hazardous substances (mainly chemicals or dust) – in this day and age, these figures are preventable.