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Working in Confined Spaces – Training Requirements in the Workplace

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 but also to those who have tried to rescue them. For this reason, it is crucial to provide the […]

Using Flammable Cabinets – Safely Storing Hazardous Liquids

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Flammable liquids and solids need to be stored in a fire rated flammable cabinet. This will ensure your business complies with regulations for safe storage of hazardous substances. Our guide looks at the regulations, how to use a flammables cupboard for storage, and where they should be placed in your work area. How Should Flammable […]

Using COSHH Cabinets – Safely Storing Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

To comply with COSHH regulations, hazardous materials must be safely stored and handled in the workplace.  This means that you’ll need to have procedures in place to minimise or remove risk to workers from exposure to hazardous materials. COSHH cabinets are an effective way to make sure chemicals and flammable materials are managed properly. Our […]

The Dangers Of Asbestos in the Workplace

Exposure to Asbestos in the workplace is the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK. It has claimed more than 50,000 victims in the last 30 years. The effects can take many years to develop. Asbestos related illnesses can include conditions as deadly as lung cancer, asbestosis and Mesothelioma. The diseases can […]

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – Guide on UK Legislation

Most of us know that asbestos is dangerous, but just how dangerous? The Control of Asbestos regulations 2012 lay out how this dangerous substance should be dealt with. If you are likely to be exposed to asbestos in the workplace, it’s important to understand the health and safety rules. About Asbestos Asbestos fibres are very […]

Should my Employer Pay for my Eye Test and Glasses?

There are situations where your employer should pay for your eye test, and even for glasses. This is the case if you work with display screen equipment (DSE) for more than an hour per day. This type of equipment is also commonly referred to as VDU equipment. However, even if you spend long periods of […]

Working At Height – Regulations & Risk Assessments

There are many occupations which involve working at height. From climbing up ladders to using scaffolding and platforms, the risks of falling from height are very real indeed. Falls from height account for a large percentage of of accidents in the workplace every year. The risks involved in working at height mean that it’s important […]