Category: Construction Health and Safety

Slips and Trips

Slipping and tripping are the most significant causes of major workplace injuries and lost working time, therefore it is certainly sensible to undertake a review of the risks within your premises. The review process should include the collation of all relevant information based upon:   documentation review: manufacturers’ data, risk assessments, accident and near miss reports, and complaints received, housekeeping...

Safety Tips for Working in the Heat

As the warm weather continues, the dangers of working outside also increases. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress and heat stroke. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder and occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature. The body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15...

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations

In the past PPE was governed by (EU) 2016/245 – it is now being implemented as a legally binding regulation, with some amendments. For example – hearing protection has been moved from category II to Category III – essentially it has now been classified as more important to protect your teams hearing. PPE Category Classifications PPE Category Category Description Activity...

Why health and safety training is needed

The Health and Safety at Work Act, etc 1974 states that employers should provide “such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees”. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 further require that employers provide employees with adequate health and...

Sun Awareness Week 2019

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) currently runs a national campaign around skin cancer called Sun Awareness, which includes national Sun Awareness Week in May. This campaign is overseen by the BAD’s Skin Cancer Prevention Committee, comprised of leading medical professionals with expertise in skin cancer, vitamin D and public health messaging. Sun Awareness Week (6-12 May) encourages people to regularly self-examine...