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Tips to Prevent Worker Exposure to Metalworking Fluids

The risks from coming into contact with metalworking fluids are well-known, yet there are still companies who do not protect their workers from developing serious health problems associated with the substance. Take the necessary steps to make sure your company is not one of them. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the cases of ill health amongst the workers...

Raffle Prize request

Raffle Prize request in aid of Club 2000 Sport and Leisure I volunteer for Club 2000 Sport and Leisure. I am also on the committee. Club 2000 is a sport and leisure club for people with disabilities, including learning difficulties, who live in Telford and Wrekin. Club 2000 is totally independent and not part of the local authority and receives no...

Ensure Your Workers are Protected when Procedures Change

Ensure Your Workers are Protected when Procedures Change Consult with employees in advance before making any changes to the workplace, including to work methods, equipment and layout. Often staff will know a lot about the potential hazards as they perform the tasks on a frequent basis. Risk assess any changes before putting them into practice. Look at how changing one...

Happy Anniversary Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Today (31 July) marks the 40th anniversary of when the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) received royal assent. Arguably it is one of the best pieces of legislation on the statute books – although we know it is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. It has protected millions of British workers, and driven sharp reductions in incidents of...

Prison Sentence and Fine for Fire Extinguisher Technician: Ensure Yours are Competent

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) states that a competent person must have the correct qualifications, training and experience, access to the relevant tools, equipment and information, manuals and knowledge of the special procedures recommended by the manufacturer of the extinguisher. Fire extinguishers must be serviced by the competent person in accordance with British Standard BS5306-3:2009: Code of...