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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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HSE releases workplace fatality figures for 2020/21

Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in ...

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TUC raises concerns about back to work safety plans

The TUC has written to ministers to raise urgent concerns about the government’s back-to-work safety plans. The union fears that new guidance – which is due to be published before restrictions are lifted on 19 July – will be “vague” ...

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Tivoli receives 2021 RoSPA President’s award

Specialist grounds maintenance service provider, Tivoli Group, has been awarded a RoSPA President’s award for the second year running, following 11 consecutive Golds in the internationally renowned Health and Safety Awards. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being ...

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Aero Healthcare’s innovation combines Safe and Green to create first natural fibre, biodegradable wipe in 100% recyclable packaging

Launching the only natural fibre, biodegradable wipe that is enclosed in 100% recyclable packaging; Aero Healthcare are once again leading the way for safety and the environment. First to solve a real–world need, the eco-friendly hand and surface wipes provide ...

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Something in the air

Nick Easey, Relationship Director at Churchill Environmental Services, discusses how remote sensors can monitor key factors, such as humidity and carbon dioxide, to produce a virus risk indicator score The Coronavirus pandemic has brought health and safety to the forefront ...

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Fire and light

Anthony Martindale, Field Product Manager, Lighting, Eaton asks, why are outdated and/or substandard emergency lighting systems so common in the UK? Despite previous studies highlighting the dangerous gaps in emergency lighting, it still remains an issue. According to a 2020 ...

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Are you sure your premises are not at risk from high levels of radon gas?

Exposure to high levels of natural radon gas remains one of the least understood areas of statutory compliance, this is despite radon being the second highest cause of lung cancer and directly attributable to thousands of deaths each year. With ...

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Barnsdales FM sets out to change the image of health & safety with new key appointment

Property and facilities management consultancy, Barnsdales FM, has appointed a new National Health and Safety Manager who aims to challenge negative stereotypes. Louise Jackson joins the company after 15 years in health and safety at insurance company, Aviva. She’ll be ...

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Workplace policies on PPE top of the agenda following landmark ruling

A Tribunal hearing that ruled an employee was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask at work, highlights the importance of employers carefully considering and clearly communicating the rules on wearing PPE in the workplace, an employment lawyer ...

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