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

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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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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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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Don’t be the fall guy in your office!

Posted under Health and safety, Office on August 21, 2012

Avoid trip hazards by using floor covers and cable protectorsOur range of office and external cable protectors are now on sale

Thousands of people in the UK each year have accidents at work simply from tripping over. Some of these accidents are difficult to prevent if the individual isn’t paying much attention to what they are doing! However, tripping over loose and trailing cables can be avoided by using cheap and easy to install cable protectors.

Careful cable management can play an important part … Read more

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