Health, Safety & Security

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Toxins In The Home: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, and 91% of incidents occur in our very own homes. Unintentional …

Home Improvement

Vent-Axia Supports Clean Air Day 2018

Sussex-based Vent-Axia, a leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to support Clean Air Day on 21 June 2018. The day is co-ordinated by …

Home Improvement

A game changer for health and safety

Forward-thinking organisations are embracing ISO 45001, the new global standard for health and safety<p>ISO 45001, the long-awaited successor to OHSAS 18001, has finally arrived, and businesses of all sizes in many sectors are already benefiting from it.<p>With attitudes towards occupational health and …

Council says artist’s washing machine is a health and safety hazard

Miserable council chiefs removed a street art installation featuring an old washing machine, after they deemed it a public safety hazard.<p>Anonymous …

'Life's too short to not have a laugh': Cafe owner surprised at complaints over offbeat signs

STUFF<p>The Vines Village in Marlborough has fielded several complaints over its "tongue-in-cheek" signs.<p>A boutique cafe and artisan hub that fielded …

Anti-scald advocate calls for better education to avoid...

Following the news last month that a 79-year-old man died after falling in a scalding hot bath at his Romford home, the director of leading bathroom …

Home Improvement

School should be a healthy environment for young minds

<b>With news reports that air inside London’s classrooms is worse than the air outside, Janvi Patel looks at what we can do to protect our young.</b><p>As we …

Toxins

The importance of head protection

<b>Head protection is required across every aspect of construction, especially in places where there is a risk of being injured by falling objects,</b> …

Safe painting and decorating from Easi-Dec - Painters Mate

<b>By Soni Sheimar, Easi-Dec General Manager</b><p><b>Exterior painting and decorating is a challenging job at best and risky, if not dangerous, at worst. It</b> …

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Scaffolding company fired after safety breaches

A scaffolding company has ended up in court after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell four metres from a platform and suffered serious …

Health and safety sentencing guidelines: how have things changed?

By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager<p><b>In February of last year, new sentencing guidelines were brought into force for offences related to health</b> …

Sentencing Guidelines

Safe painting and decorating from Easi-Dec • Easi Dec

3 April 2018<p><i>By Soni Sheimar, Easi-Dec General Manager</i><p><b>Exterior painting and decorating is a challenging job at best and risky, if not dangerous, at</b> …

Product Reviews

Tower crane drops load on passer by in east London

Key main terminal expansion substructure and concrete works up for grabs<p>4 hours ago<p>Accident during £120m contract to install electricity cable …

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Playgrounds become more dangerous, to encourage youngsters to take risks

Children’s playgrounds are becoming more dangerous, to encourage youngsters to take risks, following decades of safety-first policies.<p>Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School in Shoeburyness, Essex, has ditched its risk-averse plastic playhouses and brought in crates, loose bricks, a tire swing, …

Stop Mold From Growing In Your Home

Stuffy nose, wheezing, fever, shortness of breath, red and itchy eyes and skin, and asthma - shall we go on? A look at the reasons to make sure you …

Health

What if you can't avoid working at height?

The work at height hierarchy states that work at height should be avoided wherever possible.<p>Working at height can be deemed a high risk activity and …

Fall Arrest v Fall Restraint

<i>By Jason Godfrey, Safesite general manager</i><p><b>According to the work at height hierarchy of control, wherever possible work at height should be avoided,</b> …

Don’t choose between budget and keeping workers safe

<b>It’s a common conundrum for every site manager and contractor. How can you keep to your budget without putting workers’ lives at risk? At Safesite,</b> …

Home Improvement

Has health and safety gone too far?

Posted by David Cant on November 29, 2017<p>0 Comments<p>People often say “health and safety has gone too far”. But are they right?<p>Complaints about health …

'Daredevil' scaffolder pictured working 60ft in the air with nothing to stop him falling is sentenced

A ‘daredevil’ scaffolder caught on camera working 60ft in the air with nothing to stop him plummeting to the ground told a judge it was a ‘moment of …

Health and Safety lessons from Carillion

Posted by David Cant on January 25, 2018<p>0 Comments<p>The collapse of Carillion comes as a significant blow to the UK construction industry – …

Curing Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Access Problems

Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment …

Regulation

How to motivate yourself at work

New Kee Sign range of safety signs

<i>By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager</i><p><b>The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to ‘ensure that safety</b> …

Health and Safety

Carbon monoxide poisoning - the silent killer

Forgetful? Tired? Headaches? It could be a sign you're being slowly poisoned by carbon monoxide in your own home<p><b>Figures suggest that 50 Brits die</b> …

Access to nature among top considerations when designing buildings...

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

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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> …

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

Hockey, figure skating and curling season is upon us, and thousands of people will be heading to ice rinks to enjoy winter sports over the coming …

Health and Safety

Hilarious pictures show men in very dangerous situations

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