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Fines for Scaffolding Contractor After Worker Sustains Injuries

A scaffolding contractor has been fined after a worker fell from height resulting in serious injuries. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how, on 15 August 2019, Darren Barnett was dismantling temporary over-roof scaffolding at a site in Hailsham, East Sussex, when he fell through the scaffolding landing on to the roof of the property below, before…

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The Need for Forklift Safety

12.08.2021, 14:39 The Need for Forklift Safety Paul Mulcahy, QHSE Manager at Toyota Material Handling UK, explains why vigilance is needed to prevent accidents involving forklift trucks. Despite the noteworthy efforts over many years of such respected organisations as the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the United Kingdom Warehousing…

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Derailing Legionnaires

21.04.2021, 13:22 Derailing Legionnaires Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK’s rail industry. From depots and on-board facilities to redundant outbuildings and old carriage wash systems, Legionella bacteria can grow in a range of locations within the rail industry. But who is responsible for managing the…

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Election to Professional Fellowships

04.02.2021, 16:07 Election to Professional Fellowships Stephen Dunn, compliance director for hard services provider Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS), has been recognised with Fellowships of two professional bodies. Dunn has held various prestigious positions within the industry, including chairman of the North East Branch of CIPHE and member of the North East branch of IGEM,…

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How You Go About Protecting Your Lone Workers

With working from home likely to remain a norm even after Covid-19, Chris Potts, ANT Telecom marketing director, considers safeguarding measures that are available to employers. The hasty imposition of lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom, as in many other countries, resulted in a a suspension of health and safety checks and balances that would…

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Extinguishing Fire Safety Myths

23.09.2020, 17:22 Extinguishing Fire Safety Myths On the third day of Fire Door Safety Week 2020, Karen Trigg, Allegion UK business development manager, addresses some of the myths that continue to surrounding fire safety.   Fire Safety has and always will be a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that…

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HSE Guidance on Lone Working Policies and Procedures

11.05.2020, 17:53 HSE Guidance on Lone Working Policies and Procedures Analysis from SOCOTEC of recently updated guidance for Lone Working and their employees from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). With many organisations continuing to facilitate their employees working from home or working alone on site for extensive periods in order to comply with…

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Supporting Colleagues’ Mental Health

03.02.2020, 12:06 Supporting Colleagues’ Mental Health Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC Group is encouraging organisations to support colleagues who may be experiencing mental health issues in the workplace. The appeal follows publication of the Annual Statistics on Work-related Stress, Depression and Anxiety in 2018/19 report by UK government agency, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),…

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Care Charity Selects Alcumus SafeContractor for Safety Certification

02.12.2019, 13:33 Care Charity Selects Alcumus SafeContractor for Safety Certification The Abbeyfield Society which provides housing, residential care and support to 8,000 older people in 400 family-like homes and houses in the UK and overseas with support from volunteers, has selected Alcumus SafeContractor as its health and safety accreditor. According to the Health and Safety…

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Out of Time, Out of Mind

27.06.2019, 18:22 Out of Time, Out of Mind Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers risks associated with failing to respond punctually to critical alarms. For any organisation that operates within a high-risk environment, critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations. The manufacturing industry, in particular,…

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Out of Time, Out of Mind

27.06.2019, 18:22 Out of Time, Out of Mind Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers risks associated with failing to respond punctually to critical alarms. For any organisation that operates within a high-risk environment, critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations. The manufacturing industry, in particular,…

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IoT Water Monitoring

01.04.2019, 11:16 IoT Water Monitoring Cistermiser has launched a website for its LinkThru TMU temperature monitoring unit and water flow measurement solution for building engineers and facilities managers in the healthcare and education sectors.   Developed to help building owners comply with UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) technical guidance HSG274 for the control of…

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