Monthly Archive: August 2016

FLTA Safety Month

1st – 30th September 2016, throughout the month, location the Fork Lift Truck Association  website. Event overview Safetember is the FLTA’s annual month-long fork lift truck safety campaign that runs throughout September, starting on 1st and ending on the 30th. As an Association, they have been working closely with media outlets, training companies, partner organisations and trade associations to launch a...

Flammable Substances: 5 Top Tips to Keep Staff Safe

Fires can take hold quickly, and can cause serious burns or fatalities when people are engulfed by them. Make sure you have identified all of your process fire risks, and take steps to eliminate them where possible. Carry out a risk assessment to identify where your fire hazards exist in relation to the use or storage of flammable substances such...

The Importance of Planning Work Activities

Planning Work Activities: 5 Important Tips Carry out a risk assessment for every activity, with a view to finding where the hazards are and working out a way to remove them or limit the possibility of them causing harm. Make sure everyone involved in the work activity understands their role, and the safe system of work that applies. Remember that...

Ensure Safe Ladder Use

Falls from ladders are common across all industries, and they can have devastating effects on the lives of those that are injured. Serious injuries have even occurred when workers have fallen from the bottom rungs of a ladder – make sure you take steps today to check your ladders and train workers to use them properly. 5 Top Tips to...

Production Company Pleads Guilty to Injuring Harrison Ford

It’s possible that Harrison Ford could have been killed when a hydraulic door from the Millennium Falcon landed on the actor on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Mr Ford had walked through a door on the set of the Millennium Falcon, pressing a button as he did so as...