Health, Safety & Security

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Access to nature among top considerations when designing buildings for people with dementia

Buildings designed for people living with dementia must prioritise unrestricted access to nature, support for wayfinding and navigation, and the …

Research

Healthy, Happy Homes

<b>Health and wellbeing is a hot topic, it’s affected by everything from lifestyle to the air we breathe and even noise levels in our environment.</b> …

Mould

Ammonia: How risky is the gas that creates winter fun?

Most ice rinks in N.L. use ammonia in their refrigeration systems<p>Hockey, figure skating and curling season is upon us, and thousands of people will …

Man, that looks dangerous! Hilarious snaps capture men ignoring health and safety rules at work - including one who lit his cigarette with a BLOW TORCH

• <b>Photos shared online capture men in very sticky situations at work</b>• <b><br>One very brave - or silly - man decided to light his cigarette with a blow</b> …

The Vent-Axia Pure Air Sets the Benchmark for Indoor Air Quality

With a growing body of research pointing to the health implications of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in our homes <b>Vent-Axia</b> has set the benchmark for …

Kee Systems improves safety at Veolia Water

Kee Systems has a comprehensive safety solution to the Veolia Water treatment plant in Wiltshire to protect maintenance teams and ensure full …

HSE inspection campaign to focus on work at height

<b>The Health and Safety Executive is continuing its nationwide site inspection campaign having already carried out over 2,000 this year nationwide.</b><p>This …

Asbestos – Best Practice Approach To Roof Refurbishment

For any demolition, refurbishment or repair project, the presence of asbestos in the building can have far reaching cost and health & safety …

Self Closing Safety Gates Provides Roof Edge Protection

Safesite, a supplier of fall protection solutions, has introduced Kee Gate, a range of self-closing safety gates as part of its product portfolio …

Painter shuns health and safety rules by balancing stepladder on top of eight-storey scaffolding

For many, health and safety is a necessary evil which sucks a little bit more joy out of life each day.<p>But one hardy painter has been caught doing …

EU clamps down on cancer-causing substances in the workplace

Stricter rules on carcinogenic substances at workplaces have been adopted by the European Parliament. It's added 11 carcinogens to a 2004 directive …

Brexit

Are your fire doors up to scratch?

If they are Vicaima 3rd party accredited and audited, then the answer is yes. However, if they are not, then it is worth checking the credentials and …

Why risk assessments are vital

<i>By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager</i><p><b>When supervising or planning work at height, you are responsible for identifying and controlling …

What to expect during a HSE inspection

When it comes to unsafe building sites and premises, inspectors of the Health and Safety have formidable power, granted to help stop accidents before …

Forgetful? Tired? Headaches? It could be a sign you're being slowly poisoned by carbon monoxide in your own home

• <b>Figures suggest that 50 Brits die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year</b>• <b><br>However, experts believe these numbers could be a gross underestimate</b>• <b><br>An</b> …

EU moves Brussels summit from 'Space Egg' because of toxic fumes

Toxic fumes seeping from kitchen drains have forced the European Union to move a leaders' summit in Brussels at the last minute. It's not the first …

What is the best form of access and egress?

<b>By Jason Godfrey, General Manager, Safesite Limited</b><p>My recent Blog discussing the issue of <b>rescue from fixed ladders</b> and the HSE’s report on hooped …

Galvanised Kee Fittings v Fabricated

In any area where there are people, it is vital they are protected and kept separate from hazards such as heights, perimeter edges or water.</b> …

Safety on Green Roofs

<i>Jason Godfrey, General Manager at Safesite, explains the importance of safety solutions on green roofs.</i><p>As we become increasingly conscious about the …

Greening the city with urban gardens

After recently becoming a homeowner, Ellina Webb has been actively pursuing ways to incorporate greenery into her home – which is easier said than …

Guardrail Installation Horrors

<b>Article by Terry Creed, Technical Sales Consultant, Safesite Ltd</b><p>We’ve written in the past about the <b>importance of competency,</b> especially when it comes …

Competence and organisation when working at height

<b>By Jason Godfrey, General Manager of Safesite</b><p>A <b>Crown Court</b> case which saw three companies fined a total of £400,000 for a worker’s fall through a …

Poor air quality – the forgotten productivity killer

Posted by David Cant on September 26, 2017<p>0 Comments<p>Good air quality is essential to employee productivity – so why do so many employers overlook …

Environment

Russia Hides Cancer Risks to Protect Its Role as the World’s Asbestos Dealer

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>In the U.S., when people hear the word “asbestos,” the first thing that comes to mind is cancer. So, it may surprise you that this way …

Don't rely on luck: it will run out

The lesson is clear: just because you’ve done something a hundred times without any problems, doesn’t mean it won’t all go wrong on the hundred and …

Creative Commons

Burning fossil fuels and the effect on air quality around the world

Ellina Webb examines how burning fossil fuels causes damage to the world we live in.<p>We all know the wider implications of burning fossil fuels, not …

Pollution

9/11 World Trade Center

When the Twin Towers collapsed to the ground on September 11, 2001, a massive cloud of smoke, dust and debris released hazardous asbestos fibers and …

Woman dies from Legionnaires' disease after staying at Ludlow hotel

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow has announced the temporary closure as a precautionary measure after advice from Public Health England (PHE) in the West …

23 things you should always have in your home in case of an emergency

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Hurricane Irma tore through several Caribbean islands and hit Florida hard over the past week.<p>As this year's "super active" hurricane season rages on, it's not too late to start preparing for potentially disastrous weather.<p>According to the Federal …