Asbestos School Survey

by Michael in Health & Safety | posted:

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  Asbestos is a well-documented danger. The threat it poses to school buildings is colossal. Research by the BBC found over half of the schools in the North West contain asbestos. Ask yourself this. How do you prepare the bright minds of the future if they are to be cut down by dangers of the […]

Health and Safety Signs

by Michael in Health & Safety | posted:

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Safety signs and signals are covered under The Health and Safety Regulations 1996.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states “Signs must be clear and legible, and should be used to identify actions that are prohibited, safeguards that must be followed, warning of a hazard”.   So, are they really needed? Is this just […]

Corporate Manslaughter explained

by Michael in Health & Safety, Workplace Safety | posted:

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It’s been ten years since the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter at work act. Since then only 25 companies have faced prosecution; albeit small organisations.   What spurred the act on was the first successful case of corporate manslaughter in UK law,  the Lyme Bay Canoeing Tragedy.  Following gross negligence of the site owner, public […]

Fixed Wire Testing & Electrical Inspections

by Michael in Health & Safety | posted:

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  So, electricity.   It powers everything and keeps us going from our freezers, lights and household appliances. Behind the flick of a switch is a circuit board that keeps everything going hunky dory.   Fixed or Portable wires? Let’s begin with the primary differences. Fixed wire testing is not the same as Portable Appliance […]

Landlord’s To Do List: Legionella and Your Legal Obligations

by Melissa in Health & Safety, Lunchtime Read | posted:

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Legionella and Landlord responsibilities Legionella is classed as a “hazardous biological agent”: it’s a bacteria found in water, and contamination can lead to Legionnaires’ disease, which is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Regular testing is the best preventative measure for an outbreak. Legionella can contaminate domestic hot and cold water systems, so temperature checks […]

Mass Hysteria in the Media – How to make sense out of nonsense

by Michael in Health & Safety, How To Guides, Lunchtime Read | posted:

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People can’t tell the difference. Not for everyone, but often on social media trustworthy and “fake news” blend together in the sharing circle. This is ever more potent on Facebook where it’s not shared by a complete stranger but your close friend. You would trust a friend, right? These could appear as deliberate satire pieces […]