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Category Archives: Health and safety (Page 3 of 4)

Safety in the workplace

Posted under Health and safety, Office, Warehouse on July 29, 2013

hard-hats-safetyThere are many health & safety rules and regulations that every workplace has to follow, but every workplace will need some tools to help them enforce these laws. Whether it’s to prevent an accident from happening or just following the health and safety regulations, this equipment will help you in your quest to make your workplace, a safer workplace.


Slips and trips


After the cleaner has been and mopped all the floors, or a member … Read more

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Good Food Hygiene in business

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 25, 2013

Good food hygiene is essential if you intend to make, process or sell food. It is vital that you and your employees understand what good, safe food hygiene is.


chill-clean-cc-cookWhat is ‘Good food hygiene’?


Good food hygiene is about how you control harmful bacteria, which can easily cause serious illness.


There are four things to remember when it comes to hygiene:


– Cross-contamination

– Cleaning

– Chilling

– Cooking


These are known as the 4 … Read more

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Top 10 worst health and safety myths

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 22, 2013

myth1 - Courtesy of HSE


We all know that health and safety can be a bit OTT at times and there is no doubt of many silly decisions. Over the past few years, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has dealt some incredible myths about what health and safety bans or laws people follow.


Most of the baffling myths have one thing in common – they are not required by health and safety law. As part of HSE’s Myth Busters … Read more

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The risks of construction dust

Posted under Health and safety on July 19, 2013

Construction Dust


construction-dustConstruction dust can cause serious damage to your health and some types of dust can eventually kill you. Regularly breathing in these harmful dusts over a long period of time can cause a life threatening disease on your lungs. The dangers of asbestos dust is well documented elsewhere (see Asbestos health and safety on the HSE website) so we are focusing here on other types of dust which have harmful side-effects.


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The Age of the DIY Festival

Posted under Health and safety, News, Security on July 11, 2013

Festival organisationThe last few years has witnessed the rise and rise of big music festivals and an explosion of ‘DIY’ festivals. As well as specialist and local music events there has also been growth in festivals for food, wine, beer, comedy, films, books, theatre, religion… the list goes on. Nearly every town these days has a ‘festival’ of some sort plus there are festivals for subjects as diverse as balloons, ‘fire’, ice carving, water, peanuts, ribs … Read more

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5 steps to a risk assessment

Posted under Health and safety on April 29, 2013

1. Identify the hazards


Identifying the hazards within your workplace is the first step that you should take. When you are working in the same place, day in, day out, you can overlook many of the hazards, here are a few tips to help you identify the hazards:


– Walking around the workplace looking for potential hazards that could harm your employees.


– The people who are most likely to bump into many of the … Read more

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COSHH – How to control substances hazardous to our health

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 26, 2013

What is a substance hazardous to health?


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) covers substances that are hazardous to health. Substances can take many forms and include:


– chemicals

– products containing chemicals

– fumes

– dusts

– vapours

– mists

– nanotechnology

– gases and asphyxiating gases

– biological agents (germs)



What is COSHH for?


COSHH’s objective it to prevent, or to adequately control exposure of substances that are hazardous to health. This … Read more

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Which one are you? First-Aider, Employer or Employee?

Posted under Health and safety on April 24, 2013

first-aid-aid-kitsWhen you think of first-aiders, what do you think of? High-vis jackets, highly qualified personnel? What about the person sitting next you in the office? Many people do not realise that a first-aider can be one of your colleagues within your workplace. Training courses are provided to those who would like to become a part-time first-aider, which is safer and less time consuming than ringing a paramedic or visiting the doctors.


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How to Handle and Store Gas Cylinders Safely

Posted under Health and safety, News, Storage on April 19, 2013

Accidents involving gas cylinders can cause serious injury or even death. Having the correct support and guidance on how to handle gas cylinders in the safest way possible.


The Health and safety Executive (HSE), offers guidance and support to anyone who manufactures, owns, fills, repairs or uses gas cylinders. The generic and legal term that covers gas cylinders is ‘pressure receptacle’ which also covers other types of ‘pressure receptacle’ such as tube, pressure drum, cryogenic … Read more

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Ramp up Your Accessibility Efforts

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 15, 2013

Courtesy of ITV ImagesSome of you may have seen the new ITV prankster show ‘Off Their Rockers’, if not, watch it! The show is about a bunch of old aged pensioners being let loose into the big wide world and playing pranks on the younger generations. We normally see old dears out and about the place either slowly walking down the street or racing about in their mobility scooters, looking rather down and quite frankly complaining about most … Read more

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Cable protection – a pet topic

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 12, 2013

Cable snake to avoid electric shocks for petsThere were 28 fatalities in the UK as a result of electric shocks and 22 of these were ‘home or leisure electrocutions’ (Electrical Safety Council 2010). There were also a large number of fires that had electrical origins that sadly resulted in 268 deaths and 7,776 injuries. What is not shown in these figures are the number of incidents that were caused by domestic animals damaging wires and cables.


Young animals, especially kittens and Read more

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Why Choose Safety Steps?

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office, Warehouse on April 8, 2013

Here at The Workplace Depot we have a range of mobile safety steps to suit any height and any type of access you need. Whether you work in an office, a warehouse or a supermarket storage facility, these steps will prevent any accidents and injuries to workers if they want to reach a high shelf.


But why would you use safety steps rather than a ladder?


One of the most common cause of injury when … Read more

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Pick Yourself up With a Sack Truck

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 5, 2013

One of the most common injury a person can have is back pain which can be caused by old age, sports activities and lifting heavy objects in the wrong way. Back pain can be caused by most work situations but the cause if often unclear and can be a result of many things.


Lifting heavy objects is one of the main causes for back pain, if you lift a heavy object that exceeds your personal … Read more

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 4, 2013

Office workers spend much of their day sitting down so it is important that they are comfortable and avoid the kind of bad posture that can cause back pain. It is estimated in the UK that 80 million working days a year are lost through back pain and that 80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Back problems can affect people in both sedentary and manual work Read more

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Workplace safety – working at height

Posted under Health and safety, News on March 15, 2013

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Sadly, fatalities in the workplace are not uncommon. According to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an estimated 591,000 workers had an accident at work in 2011-12 and 212,000 of these injuries led to over 3 days absence from work and 156,000 to over 7 days absence. Employers reported 114,000 injuries to workers, 24,000 were classified as major injuries; many of these incidents could have been avoided if the correct equipment, such … Read more

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Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality

Posted under Health and safety on March 8, 2013

Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality


Following on from the article about Setting up a Cafe – what you might need… , here at The Workplace Depot, we decided that if you were planning to set up a cafe, you may need some tips on health and safety in the catering and hospitality industry and what risks there are and how to avoid them. From slips and trips to germs and cross-contamination, we have … Read more

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Safety in the Warehouse

Posted under Health and safety, Warehouse on March 7, 2013

Safety in the Warehouse


Thousands of serious injuries happen in warehouse environments each year according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Most of these injuries occur through improper handling of goods and machinery, slips, trips and falls, and accidents involving other vehicles. Other injuries happen because of poorly maintained racking systems. Here are a few safety tips and checks that should be carried out when working in a warehouse or storage environment.


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First Aid Compliance for the Workplace

Posted under Health and safety on February 11, 2013

First Aid KitThe Workplace Depot (Central Source Ltd) are delighted to announce that we now distribute Wallace Cameron first aid products.


Wallace Cameron has been servicing the needs of the first aid market for over 60 years, supplying new and innovative quality products and services. This has led to the achievement of 2 Royal Warrants and the ongoing ISO 9001:2008 and BRC accreditations.


First aid is imperative to any business therefore it is important to review your … Read more

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Five Ways to Reduce the Time Spent Managing Your PPE

Posted under Health and safety on January 29, 2013

PPE Management


Managing your staff’s PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) can be incredibly time consuming, particularly for larger businesses who employ a sizeable workforce. However, cutting corners and not checking your equipment can put you and your employees in danger; increasing the risk of accidents in the workplace due to the decreased protection. We’ve come up with five ways to reduce the time spent managing your PPE without compromising on protection or safety.


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Safety Equipment and Procedures for your Workplace at Christmas

Posted under Expert Commentary, Health and safety on December 13, 2012

Christmas lights safety equipment in your office workplaceDuring the hectic Christmas season, one of the last things on most office workers mind is safety. But safety issues are no reason to become the Grinch! There are some procedures and safety equipment that can help with holiday office safety. If these suggestions are followed, the office can be a safe and merry environment that employees will enjoy.


One of the most dangerous decorations during Christmas time is those fabulous twinkling lights. Each year, … Read more

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