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Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics is an approach to promoting occupational health which has also has benefits in terms of employee satisfaction and efficiency. In designing work systems, the emphasis is on designing tools, equipment and workplaces so that the job fits the person rather than the reverse. Approaches to prevention may be based on work design or organisational […]

How to Avoid Sick Building Syndrome

‘Sick building syndrome’ is an expression which was coined to define a situation where a place of work has been found to cause various ailments and illnesses characterised by headaches, Respiratory Problems and Skin Irritations. It is thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, micro-organisms or inadequate ventilation. The ‘syndrome’ tends to be associated more […]

Fork Lift Truck Safety

Forklift trucks are a vital component of many businesses but they account for a large number of accidents each year. These are mainly due to the following reasons: Operator error often due to lack of training Improper forklift truck maintenance and faulty equipment Unsuitable premises Forklift Truck Training Proper forklift training is one of the […]

Career Changes – Things to Consider

There are many reasons why you may want to consider a career change. It may be that you are tired of your current job and have a yearning to earn a living in an area about which you are passionate. It might be that you want to re-train to find a better paid job with […]

Fire Safety at Work

As with all other areas of health and safety in the workplace, a thorough risk assessment of potential fire hazards should be carried out prior to devising and implementing a fire safety strategy. The important things you need to decide is whether a hazard is significant and whether you have covered it by taking satisfactory […]

Exposure to EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields) in the Workplace

Electromagnetic fields and their effects on health and safety in the workplace is an area which, as yet, has not been thoroughly determined as to it warranting specific legislation beyond an EU Directive. What are Electromagnetic Fields? Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, do not just occur at work but are present in our everyday lives wherever […]

Workplace Safety Signs

Warning signs and safety instructions have become a part of everyday life in recent times, and no more so than in the workplace. A boom in the number of safety signs and notices has coincided with a far more vigilant attitude to health and safety and workplace accidents. Employers are legally required to display some […]

Working Safely In A Confined Space

The safety legislation which covers working in confined spaces can be found in the Confined Spaces Regulations of 1997. Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured in a wide range of occupations and industries as the result of working in confined spaces. Deaths and injuries are not just limited to the workers themselves either […]