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Retained EU Law entering last chance saloon in House of Lords – now is the time to listen

By Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council Chairman The Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill being debated in the House of Lords on Monday 6 February is a key moment for a piece of legislation which threatens to put our health, safety ...

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Do you need to provide evidence of Health and Safety competence?

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Health and Safety Environment Course and Test meets the health and safety requirements for all Craft and Operative SKILLcards and is designed for those within the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration occupations.  Read what Steven Rawding, HSEQ and ...

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Head of UK safety body calls on MPs to ‘oppose’ REUL Bill

The Head of the UK’s leading health, safety and wellbeing organisation, British Safety Council, is calling on MPs to “oppose” attempts by the UK Government to remove thousands of regulations which protect people at work and as consumers, when the ...

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Do you need to provide evidence of Health and Safety competence?

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Health and Safety Environment Course and Test meets the health and safety requirements for all Craft and Operative SKILLcards and is designed for those within the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration occupations.  Read what Steven Rawding, HSEQ and ...

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Mitie’s technology-led approach to risk management acknowledged with two CIR Risk Management Awards

Mitie has scooped two award wins at this year’s CIR Risk Management Awards, taking first place in both the ‘Risk Management Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Risk Management App of the Year’ categories for its innovative Risk Safe solution. The ...

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Mental ill health accounts for half of HSE’s annual statistics on work-related ill-health and injury

Stress, depression, and anxiety make up around half of cases of work-related illness, according to the annual Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries. The figures from Great Britain’s workplace regulator show there were ...

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Employee safety is being put at risk by lack of general maintenance

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of warehouse workers have been impacted by slips, trips and falls in the past year, according to new research from Watco. The survey of 250 facilities management professionals also revealed that almost half (42 ...

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Thermal comfort

Richard Tibenham, Building Performance Specialist at IES on keeping workplaces safe and productive in extreme weather It has recently become clear that the UK is somewhat unequipped for maintaining ideal working conditions under extreme hot weather events. There is no ...

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SHP Awards 2022 – deadline extended to Monday 24 October

The SHP Awards are an exciting annual opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the brightest and most passionate health & safety professionals – and an extremely powerful platform for recognising diversity of success. To give you enough time to enter ...

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Water Safety Forum

Anil Madan, Non-Residential Marketing Manager at Ideal Standard reports on an event to discuss waterborne pathogens and the role of facilities managers and multi-disciplinary teams in healthcare Following the recent update to British Standard 8580-2: Risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa ...

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