Health and safety

Michael Barker, managing director of Safety Platforms, discusses how the endeavor for perfect health and safety practices should never end, and why innovation in...
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A new report from specialist contractor Astins, in collaboration with FIS, Skanska, Knauf,and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), illustrates the positive impact and...
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Risk-taking is unacceptable when it comes to issues of health and safety, but why do some people still do it, and how can you...
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Dust masks are an essential item of personal protective equipment (PPE), preventing workers from contracting potentially fatal occupational diseases. Choice of mask (or respirator)...
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This article on the topic of workplace psychology takes a look at how to communicate information more effectively and influence the behaviours of others...
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Given that most health and safety provisions come down to common sense, why do so many workers take risks? There are plenty of reasons…...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) annual figures for work-related fatalities show that construction related deaths have fallen to 30. The provisional annual data for...
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The term ‘accident’ implies an unavoidable situation, an unforeseen disaster that brings harm to people and property. And although genuine accidents do happen on...

Figures obtained by Unite, via a Freedom of Information request, reveal that since 2010 there has been a 25 per cent reduction in the...
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In February 2016, the UK  government strengthened  sentencing guidelines for health and safety breaches with the outcome being much stricter penalties. Nearly one year...