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Workplace ergonomics survey 2020

HSE legislation legally obliges employers to protect workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones; but the wider definition of workplace ergonomics is to increase the comfort, safety and ...

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Graham wins council water hygiene contracts

Graham FM has been awarded two compliance services contracts with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council. The Derry City and Strabane District Council award for the provision of Legionella Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), ...

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Managing water-borne legionella

In many ways, water contamination seems like an issue consigned to history, yet outbreaks continue to occur causing illness and, in the worst cases, fatalities. In this article, Spencer Culley, Managing Director at Churchill Environmental discusses why thorough processes are ...

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Speed test

Victims of ‘drive-by’ testing may be paying a heavy price when Working at Height warns Ken Diable Managing Director at Heightsafe Systems Ltd Facilities Managers are dealing with myriad pressures in their roles – not least the pressure to do ...

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Improving productivity, efficiency and reputation

Could your business benefit from greater productivity, increased efficiency, reduced costs, enhanced reputation and a safer workplace? If so, now is the time to invest in IOSH’s Managing Safely, the market-leading safety and health course for businesses of all sizes. ...

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B&M Waste relaunch annual winter ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign

This month, B&M Waste Services is once again launching its ‘Refuse not Refuge’ winter campaign which aims to reduce the number of people seeking refuse in waste containers. B&M Waste Services works in partnership with Crisis, who work directly with ...

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Slips, trips and falls

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of major incidents in UK workplaces, accounting for 20% of all reported specified (major) injuries in 2016/17. The key risk factors are: Poor ...

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Safety tech

IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual international conference, took place on 16-17 September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Marcus Boocock, IOSH Communications Officer, reports “New technologies can actually help us better protect people, so ...

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NEBOSH to showcase new-look National General Certificate

Global provider of health, safety, wellbeing and environmental qualifications, NEBOSH, is to showcase its new-look National General Certificate at Health and Safety North taking place in October This will be the first, in-person UK opportunity for employers and experts to ...

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Working at height

The first FMJ/Barbour EHS regular compliance piece covering Health and Safety, Environment and Energy, Estates and Facilities Management; focuses on working from height The main piece of legislation governing work at height is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These ...

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