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Health & Safety

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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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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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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Safety chain

Mike Wood, Product & Technology Director at Constructionline explains the ways in which health and safety standards can be better managed throughout the supply chain Many facilities managers – particularly those working on large building and construction projects – will ...

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NEW from Solid Gear – the Onyx Safety Shoes and Boots

Great value safety footwear with the unique BOA closure system for maximum comfort. Nowadays, good safety footwear is part and parcel of a comfortable day’s work on site – just like good working clothes and quality hand tools. Combining maximum ...

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Watch and learn

Interactive online courses are an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver essential health and safety training, argues Alex Wilkins, Head of Business Development at iHASCO Every workplace setting presents its own unique health and safety risks. From heavy lifting to ...

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Within these walls

Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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IDEXX Legiolert Receives NF Validation Certification by AFNOR for Legionella pneumophila Testing 

IDEXX, the global experts in water microbiology, has announced that the Legiolert test, used for the rapid, confirmed enumeration of Legionella pneumophila in hot and cold sanitary water and cooling tower water, has been granted the NF Validation by AFNOR ...

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Think again

Health and safety is crucially important for any business. Gary Carvell, HSEQ Director at VINCI, explains why the business ditched a tried and tested approach just when it was achieving its best results in years  They say that curiosity killed ...

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