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COVID-19

The safety impact of coronavirus

There are side effects of the coronavirus that could impact your arrangements for managing health and safety risks. What should you be aware of and what steps should you be taking to maintain standards?
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ELECTRICITY

Delivery truck hit overhead line

A court has heard how a vehicle contacted an overhead power line whilst it was delivering materials. What action should be taken by site managers to avoid such accidents?
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OUTSOURCING

Outsourcing safely

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has commissioned research into the safety of outsourced working arrangements. What were the findings and recommendations?
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WORKPLACE TRANSPORT

Child killed by runaway pole

A company has been fined after a child was killed by an unsecured power pole which rolled from beneath him whilst playing. What steps should have been taken to ensure this didn’t happen?
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TRAINING

Train to be a leader in health and safety

A new one-day health and safety qualification has been developed by the HSE and training board NEBOSH called “Health and Safety Leadership Excellence”. How does it compare with the alternatives?
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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Are metalworking fluids making your staff sick?

Machining workshops use fluids to cool and lubricate metal when it’s being machined, drilled, milled, etc. But what’s good for the work process is not so healthy for the lungs and skin. What’s the concern and how should you respond?
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fire safety

Don’t let your alterations burn down your building

If you’re considering an extension using a timber-framed construction it’s essential to ensure that the fire risks are managed throughout the build phase. What went wrong in a recent case?
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Last updated: 03.04.2020

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