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Ever changing health and safety

In this article Phil Binks, managing director at Health & Safety Training Ltd explains why he thinks that there’s been a noticeable deterioration in the way people working in many industries, such as construction, warehousing and facilities maintenance, view the ...

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Winter is coming

With summer now almost over FMJ hears from the specialists in the industry about what companies and businesses need to be doing to prepare for the colder months ahead GRITIT Jason Petsch, CEO of winter specialists GRITIT says: “Whether we’re soaking ...

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The importance of being committed to the health of employees

With health and wellbeing critically affecting today’s society, economy and quality of life, it is important that employers understand the importance of being committed to the health of employees. Here, Mark Bauer, environment specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses how ...

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Putting the ‘H’ in Health and Safety

When people think of health and safety (H&S) the emphasis is usually on the physical risk, trips and falls, wearing PPE on site, preventing injury. There’s more to H&S than safety, however, and employers must consider the mental health, and ...

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Ergonomics, Productivity and Wellbeing

Workplace ergonomics increases the comfort, safety and efficiency of employees by designing the environment around them. Good workstation ergonomics, including the correct chair height, optimal equipment spacing and good desk posture, can help you stay comfortable and effective throughout the ...

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Permit to work

Last year 142 people died in the course of their work and there were 611,000 injuries at work. Permits-to-work expert Simon Olliff, will look at how permits to work are operated, the legal requirements around their use and how FMs ...

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Dealing with disaster

‘Disaster’, namely flooding, is high on the agenda for many businesses as we enter 2016. The Christmas period spelled devastating levels of rain, leaving much of the Northern part of the UK under water. Mark Calvert, MD for flood response experts, Adler ...

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Make the Light SWITCH

Emergency lighting can be a lifeline for people trying to find their way out of a building if mains lighting fails, and this is particularly important in the event of a fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which ...

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All wrapped up for winter

Good preparation is key to success, especially where risk is involved. Former US Senator Mark Udall commented: “You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you ...

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Upping your game

Stadiums all over England have been gearing up for the Rugby World Cup 2015 this autumn. Charlotte Boniface from Tork manufacturer SCA – looks at the types of washroom systems that help to minimise queuing and maximise hygiene during match day ...

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