The Deadly Fibre – What to Know About Working with Asbestos

Before it was banned, asbestos was used as a building material for many years. Unfortunately, it now poses a risk as it hides within our walls and ceilings – especially to those who work in the construction or demolition industry. Asbestos is responsible for over 4,000 deaths every year. The scary part is that asbestos… Read more »

The Dangers of Intoxicated Employees – Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Abuse of alcohol, drugs and other intoxicating substances in the workplace can be a serious issue for health, safety and work performance. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workers are healthy and safe, so employers must be aware of the dangers of alcohol and drug use in the workplace. What are… Read more »

Preventing Hearing Loss – Noise at Work Health and Safety

Did you know that, according to the Health and Safety Executive, approximately 170,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness and ringing in the ears – which is caused by excessive noise in the workplace? If you work in an environment that has excessive noise levels, you could be doing permanent damage to your hearing…. Read more »

Pregnancy Dangers – Health and Safety Knowledge for Expectant Mothers in the Workplace

Pregnancy is a natural part of the life cycle and many pregnant others will continue to work during their pregnancy and might return to their jobs when they are still breastfeeding their infants. If an employee is pregnant, it is important for the employer to be aware of the health and safety risks concerning pregnancy… Read more »

Health and Safety Sticking Points – the Dangers of Sharps

Working in the healthcare industry has a range of different health and safety considerations and there are a number of risks for workers. If you work within the healthcare industry, it is very important to ensure that you have the appropriate health and safety training so that you can reduce your risks on the job…. Read more »

Scaffolding Safety – How to Prevent Falls and Injuries

If it is used correctly, scaffolding can be a helpful way for workers to reach high up places and perform important tasks. However, if it is not used correctly it can be incredibly dangerous. It is crucial that all managers and supervisors are aware of how to construct a safe working platform and provide fall… Read more »

Health and Safety and the Manual Handling of People – What to Keep In Mind

If you have a job that includes looking after someone with an illness or a disability, you might need to help them move around. This could be a job like a nurse or a personal carer for someone who has a disability. It is very important for you to know about safe handling procedures so… Read more »

A Long Way Down – Health and Safety Tips for Working at Height

Working at height occurs in a number of different industries and it can have very serious safety risks. Employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees are safe when working at height, whether working at a height of 5 metres or 50 metres above the ground. In order to ensure a safe working environment when… Read more »

Why Site Supervisor Safety is So Important in the Workplace

Site supervisor safety is incredibly important in the workplace and it is essential for anyone who is in a supervisory role to have the appropriate health and safety training for their position. Health and safety training will ensure that you or your employees are not made ill or injured while they are carrying out work… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Site Management Safety

Health and safety is more than just a few rules and regulations – it is an absolutely essential part of business that has a huge impact on the lives of employees. Health and safety procedures, when they are put into place, help the workplace to run more smoothly and protect the health of employees. If… Read more »