Guides to returning to work after lockdown

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Coronavirus Mask

As the Government’s lockdown measures are eased many businesses are considering returning to work. Therefore, in conjunction with our colleagues within the PIB Group, we have produced guidance covering some key factors to consider when re-opening your sites. Whilst each business will have its own unique challenges, hopefully this will help you to consider how you can reopen safely when … Read More

STONE, MARBLE AND HEALTH RISKS

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Marble sculpture

We all know the dangers of Asbestos found in old building and roofs, but did you know Asbestos can be found in natural materials too? Asbestos is actually a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral that can be found in some types of marble and other stone. Breathing in air containing asbestos fibres is associated with various health issues including cancers of … Read More

LONE WORKER GUIDANCE UPDATED

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A lone worker

Lone working is often an unavoidable feature of many sectors. Job examples can include delivery drivers, people who work away from a fixed base e.g. carrying out maintenance work or visiting clients in their homes, people who work from home, people who work in remote parts of occupied buildings and people who work outside of normal hours such as security … Read More

TAKING STEPS TO WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHT

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working at height

The Construction Industry Advisory Council (CONIAC) has launched a new set of guidance aimed at ensuring work at height is carried out safely. Safety Steps is free to access and use, and it is hosted at: accessindustryforum.org.uk/safety-steps The guidance is split into five sections covering designers, clients, managers, supervisors and workers and is designed to general information on work at … Read More

MANAGING UPPER LIMB DISORDERS IN THE WORKPLACE: UPDATED GUIDANCE

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UPPER LIMB DISORDERS

The term upper limb disorders refers to a broad range of conditions affecting the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck which often involve stiffness, aches, pains and cramps. In a work environment these can be caused or made worse by a number of factors including prolonged repetitive work especially when suitable rest breaks are not provided, uncomfortable or awkward … Read More

CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

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Coronavirus

While the risk to individuals in the UK remains low it is not unreasonable to be concerned about the global spread of the new Coronavirus following the outbreak in Wuhan, China. In the UK, as at 10th February, it has been reported that a total of 1,114 people have been tested of which 8 had tested positive and the rest … Read More

MANUAL HANDLING GUIDANCE REVISED

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Manual Handling

The HSE have published an updated version of their leaflet “INDG143 Manual Handling At Work A Brief Guide”. The leaflet is aimed at employers and gives information on the problems associated with manual handling and gives guidance and practical advice on how to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling. While the regulations and the HSE’s policies on manual … Read More

Pigs In Blankets – Risk Management

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Christmas

Christmas is a time for many things, family, tradition, joy, remembrance, food and sharing are just a few, but one thing no-one wants to share is food poisoning. Yes, I know, the health and safety people are being Christmas grumps again, but with the Food Standards Agency estimating that there are one million cases of food poisoning in the UK … Read More

CALL FOR ZERO TOLERANCE DRINK DRIVE LIMIT IN EUROPE

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Drink Driving

A recent report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) looking at progress towards reducing alcohol related road deaths published is calling for EU member states to introduce a zero tolerance level for all road users. Although it is not possible to be accurate due to differences in the way figures are collected, it has been estimated that a quarter … Read More

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE FOR TRASPORTING WIND TURBINE PARTS

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Wind farm

Wind turbines include a number of components that can be particularly large or heavy which can make transporting them a particularly hazardous and difficult task. Following a number of accidents involving the transport of wind turbine components in Europe a safety alert and a new transport best practice checklist have been issued to help with the safe transport of these … Read More