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New Covid health and safety guidelines published by BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has published new guidance to help engineering and construction firms keep their staff safe in the light of new government restrictions. The Association’s Covid-19 Panel has produced two new guidance documents providing clear and practical ...

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Asbestos abstraction

Two decades on from asbestos being banned in the UK, the toxic substance continues to affect thousands of lives every year. Ian Stone, Director of UK wide asbestos consultancy, Acorn Analytical Services, explains how exciting new disposal methods are helping ...

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Lone workers

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, and they can be found in many working environments. EXAMPLES OF LONE WORKING INCLUDE: People working alone in premises, such as shops or kiosks Home workers People ...

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Compass Group excels at RoSPA Awards

Compass Group UK & Ireland has seen six of its sectors recognised at the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards. ESS Support Services Worldwide has achieved Gold for a staggering 18 consecutive years and ...

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Sign of the times

Mandatory by law and essential in reducing the risk of accidents, the implementation of effective safety signage is crucial to any workplace. Danny Adamson, MD at Stocksigns looks at how compliance with the latest safety requirements can ensure a safe ...

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Kleen-Tex benefits of matting survey

From preventing slips and trips due to wet floors, to keeping dirt and damp to a minimum, the installation of suitable matting should be an integral part of any business. FMJ has teamed up with leading supplier Kleen-Tex Industries one ...

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Vulnerable workers

Where workers are more vulnerable to accidents or work related ill health, employers have an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety. The groups of workers who may be at increased risk include new and expectant mothers, ...

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Shock treatment

Millie McDonagh of defibshop explains the importance of providing access to defibrillators as a mainstay of an FM’s health and safety provision Every year, around 60,000 individuals suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside hospital in the UK. Medical emergencies ...

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Costain-Skanska JV raises hearing protection benchmark

Costain-Skanska joint venture (CSjv) is implementing a new hearing protection policy across all of its HS2 enabling works construction sites. Working with smart tech company Eave, whose innovative hearing conservation solution provides real time noise monitoring on site, CSjv is ...

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Mobile/travelling employee safety and COVID-19

As the UK begins to ease its way out of the current COVID-19 lockdown measures (albeit at different speeds across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); employers may be thinking about asking their employees to begin travelling for work again ...

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