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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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Cold facts

Winter maintenance should be an all-year-round job. This is why, says Jonathan Sharpe Marketing Manager at OUTCO, September is a good time to prepare for every eventuality Outside of the winter months it is easy to forget that all too ...

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Salisbury awarded Gold for H&S

For the second second consecutive year, Salisbury Group has secured a Gold Award from RoSPA – the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. In a rigorous process, the facilities management and engineering maintenance specialist was awarded RoSPA’s highest accolade ...

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First responders

First aiders play an important role in providing assistance to casualties, but it’s crucial that their skills are maintained beyond their initial qualification, says Kristin Guzder, Health and Safety Learning Designer at High Speed Training  Under the Health and Safety ...

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New advice issued on keeping construction workers safe during the summer heatwave

According to government stats, there are around 3.1 million people working in construction, who are the most at risk during a heatwave due to working outdoors and at height. With temperatures rising again this summer in certain parts of the ...

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Alcumus SafeContractor awarded UKAS accreditation by UKAS, the National Accreditation Body

Alcumus SafeContractor a provider of technology-led risk management solutions, has been accredited by UKAS, the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom against ISO/IEC 17020:2012 as a Type C Inspection Body. The accreditation covers the inspection of health and safety ...

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Employers urged to make greater use of digital tech to protect staff from physical climate risks

Climate change means people are at greater risk of occupational heat exposure, and employers need to develop plans to manage this, warns independent research and advisory firm, Verdantix. According to Verdantix, most employers currently having little or no systems in ...

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