CONSTRUCTION - 19.10.2023
Do you have RAAC?
Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has hit the headlines this summer, with mass closures of public buildings without notice. Should you be taking action to mitigate the risks of RAAC at your own premises?
PPE - 20.09.2023
Concerns over American safety shoes
The HSE has been made aware of a potential issue regarding the testing of boots to American Standard; ASTM F2412-18A. What is it?
FORKLIFT TRUCKS - 24.08.2023
Working around forklift trucks
It’s not just drivers who are at risk of operating forklift trucks (FLTs), but those working alongside them should understand the risks to help keep themselves and others safe. What can you do to encourage safe working practices?
CONSTRUCTION - 13.06.2023
Construction accidents “inevitable”
A recent survey carried out by Slater and Gordon has revealed that 40% of people in the construction industry believe an accident is “inevitable” on their sites. 47% believed their boss could have done more to improve site safety and 41% said they have been made to work in unsafe conditions. Worryingly, 78% had been involved in an accident. Sadly, the HSE workplace statistics for 2021/22 back this up, with 30 fatalities and 4,185 non-fatal injuries. The causes were mainly slips, trips and falls, manual handling and falls from height....
PPE - 06.06.2023
Correct hard hat selection
When exposed to the risk of objects being knocked onto workers’ heads one of the best pieces of protective equipment you can provide is the hard hat. But with the vast range on the market how do you know you are purchasing the right type?
PPE - 22.05.2023
Put the best foot forward
It’s clear what the benefits of providing safety footwear are, but supplying the correct type and keeping everyone happy is a minefield. What is the best way of selecting reasonably priced shoes and boots that will match your budget and level of risk?