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Monthly Archives: October 2012

How to Prevent Ladder Accidents in the Workplace

Posted under Health and safety, News on October 24, 2012

ladder safety in the workplaceDespite recent campaigns from the Health and Safety Executive to raise awareness of the risks of working at height, there are still hundreds of cases of falls from ladders in the workplace all over Britain.

Just this month, it was reported that an employee fell from a ladder, injuring his collarbone, breaking several ribs and cutting his head, just months after a similar fall. These kinds of accidents should not happen in the first place … Read more

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The importance of storage solutions – Guest Post

Posted under Expert Commentary on October 22, 2012

Space is at a premium these days so getting the right storage solutions is imperative. With a growing population and a national shortage of property and office space, if you want space you are going to have to pay for it. Depending on your current life or business situation, you might not necessarily be able to afford acres and acres of room to live or work in. All of this means that we have had … Read more

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Equipping a First Aid Room

Posted under Health and safety, Office on October 11, 2012

First aid, treatment or sick roomEmployers should consider having a first aid room if their workplace has significant hazards or where access to medical facilities is difficult. If you set-up a First Aid Room you will need to think about the following factors regarding the room:

  • Requirements for privacy

  • Entrance needs to be able to accommodate a stretcher or wheelchair

  • Ideally has a wash basin and nearby toilet facilities

  • If possible a ground floor location

  • Adequate ventilation/heating/lighting

  • Someone needs to
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Wheel clamping on private land now illegal

Posted under News, Security on October 9, 2012

Parking bollards and removeable postsUnder the Protection of Freedoms Act, it is now illegal to clamp, tow or immobilise cars parked on private land without lawful authority – anyone found breaking the law can potentially face an unlimited fine. This effectively means that clamping and towing will be restricted to the police, local authorities, the DVLA and other authorities acting in accordance with by-laws like airports and railways stations.

Other changes that have also come in from 1 October … Read more

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Getting to grips with manual handling

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office, Warehouse on October 3, 2012

Hand truck for offices and warehousesOver a third of injuries that keep people off work for more than three days at a time are caused by manual handling – falls and trips account for much of the rest. As a consequence there are many regulations governing activities such as pulling, pushing, carrying, lifting and loading. The following provides some suggestions on how to improve manual handling techniques and reduce accidents.

The first thing to consider is whether the object needs … Read more

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