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New HSE campaign emphasises legal duties to manage asbestos

Buildings that people use in their daily lives, such as workplaces, schools and hospitals are the focus of a new campaign to keep people safe from asbestos. Launched at the beginning of this week ‘Asbestos: Your Duty’ aims to improve ...

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Safety experts warn of health risks when working this winter

As the Met Office warns of snow and ice this December and cold temperatures have already set in across the UK, health and safety experts at Blue Trolley share warnings of the risks of not working safely in different weather ...

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No job too small

Peter Doyle, Head of Health and Safety Services at Citation on how to prepare for the key areas of focus for the HSE regarding workplace safety in 2024 Proactive and reactive maintenance is all in a day’s work for facilities ...

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Enhancing supply chain compliance with a dynamic risk-based assessment

Today’s complex supply chains rely heavily on onsite contractors, each playing a pivotal role in your business. The effective management of these contractors is vital, however the challenge lies in how to source and manage them without compromising on safety, ...

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Listen to your frontline workers to improve performance and safety

UK businesses are being urged to listen more to their workers as they spot issues quickly and have ideas about how to solve them, but aren’t being consulted by management. Two-thirds (65 per cent) of frontline workers in the UK ...

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Poor mental health can have serious consequences on health and safety within the construction sector

By Chris Handley, Construction Director at Concert Thank goodness we’re beyond the days where poor mental health was deemed to be a weakness or flaw. However, we still have a way to go in order to recognise suffering in others. ...

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Applications now open for International Safety Awards 2024

The annual British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards, which recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing management are now open for applications. In 2023, 773 organisations of all sizes, types and sectors won an International ...

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HSE workplace fatality statistics: Have we reached a dangerous safety plateau?

HSE’s fatal injury statistics for 2022 to 2023 suggest that workplaces are no safer than in 2016, says Nick Wilson, Director of Health and Safety at WorkNest According to the most recent data from the HSE a total of 135 ...

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Workplace health and safety

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 has been passed into law with an accompanying schedule listing approximately 600 pieces of legislation that is set to be ‘sunsetted’ by the end of 2023. While health and safety legislation ...

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OCS triumphs with two gold awards for health and safety

International facilities service provider, OCS, has been awarded two Gold RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Awards for its outstanding commitment to Health and Safety. The RoSPA Awards recognise organisations that have successfully implemented and maintained comprehensive health ...

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