Monthly Archives: October 2013

Slips, Trips & Falls: The most common cause of injury in the workplace.

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injuries in the workplace—over 10,000 workers suffered a serious injury due to a slip or trip last year. They can also lead to other types of serious accidents, such as falls from height. However, by following our safety policies and procedures, the majority of slips and […]

More Than 1,100 Construction Sites Fail Safety Checks

The HSE has announced that more than 1,100 construction sites failed safety checks during its “safer sites” initiative in September. During the month long safety drive, poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites that the HSE visited. The most recent campaign involved unannounced inspections and enforcement at sites […]

Not Everything That Sparkles Is A Diamond!

It may look like a diamond, it carries more sparkle than a diamond, it carries almost all the qualities of a diamond but is not a diamond….so what is it? A Moissanite.  It is NOT a diamond yet is regularly mistaken for one because they are practically  indistinguishable to the naked eye.  In fact Moissanites […]

Preventing the Great Escape

Here is a weather forecast – the winter monster has once again risen from its slumber to terrorize us as punishment for enjoying a (fairly) decent summer. From snow, sleet, frost and just the sheer cold – all are potentially harmful side effects that the winter golem will wreak on your property. The biggest of […]

Fire Risk Management

Although infrequent, fire brigade strikes happen from time to time. In September 2013, due to a disagreement over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in England and Wales organised and conducted several strikes. Another strike is planned for this coming weekend. Whilst the government works with local fire and rescue authorities during strikes to help […]

Ammonia in Refrigeration Facilities

If your staff work in a cold storage or refrigeration warehouse facility, they’re likely to be at risk for ammonia exposure. Anhydrous ammonia (gaseous form) is often used as a refrigerant for meat, dairy, juice and other food and beverage storage. Some such facilities may also use ammonia in liquid form. Ammonia leaks or spills […]

Third Party Harassment

Third party harassment provisions are being repealed from today meaning  rules which previously made an employer liable if an employee was harassed by a third party such as a client or supplier no longer apply. In May 2012, the government launched a consultation process stating that it intended to repeal the third party harassment provisions […]