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7 Ways to Help Keep Workers Safe in the Construction Industry

The construction industry accounts for over 3 million jobs – working out at 10% of total UK employment. Due to the nature of the work, it’s one of the UK’s most dangerous job roles with workers being exposed to a … Read More

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Property industry: why personal safety has never been so important

Last month a mother and daughter, Wendy and Natanya Campbell, were shot dead when they attended a tenant’s home in Northland, New Zealand. The pair had travelled to Quinn Patterson’s home to carry out a maintenance inspection, when Patterson began … Read More

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Jason’s story: lessons learnt from a preventable accident

In 1993, Jason Anker went to work as usual on a construction site. While there, he was tasked with carrying out some work on the roof of a building. The work was expected to take two hours but his team … Read More

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Fatal workplace injury statistics UK 2016/17

HSE’s latest provisional workplace fatality figures, reveal 137 fatalities over 2016/17, and a continuation of past trends. Positively, 137 fatalities represents the second lowest year on record after 2013/14. However, following a drop in 2012/13, the trend in the number … Read More

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Why training is essential for every employee

Guest blog by Tom Reddon As technology and business continues to grow and evolve, safety in the workplace has also evolved with modern trends. Fundamental safety training and continuous improvement programs have become outdated with the innovation and implementation of … Read More

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What are dynamic risk assessments?

Dynamic risk assessment is the practice of mentally observing, assessing and analysing an environment while we work, to identify and remove risk. The process allows individuals to identify a hazard on the spot and make quick decisions in regards to … Read More

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Debunking Common Workplace Safety Misconceptions

While businesses are becoming increasingly aware of best health and safety practice in the workplace, there still exists a number of misconceptions that prevent businesses from operating safely. We take a look at several of these common misconceptions and provide … Read More

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Minimise workplace aggression with training

Aggression in the workplace is something that many people come across day to day, one of the biggest sectors that is effected heavily by this is Healthcare. Aggression is a growing concern within the healthcare sector (Hahn et al, 2008) … Read More

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UK Election 2017: Workplace safety

Political parties have recently released their manifestos ahead of the UK snap election being held on the 8th June. While Brexit, taxes and the NHS have dominated much of the debate, we take a look at what the Labour Party … Read More

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The rise of the lone worker app – is it time to make the switch?

Dedicated devices have been around for a long time and are a great way to offer personal protection to at risk employees. However, with the advancement of technology and availability of smartphones, safety apps can offer a new and efficient … Read More