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What Is DSEAR?

What Is DSEAR?

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is DSEAR? DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002. DSEAR places duties on employers and the self-employed to protect people in the workplace, and the public, from the risk of fire, explosion and the corrosion of metal caused by their work activity. Although it may sound like it only affects high […]

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Understanding The Basics of Good Health and Safety. 4-Principles to Adopt

Understanding The Basics of Good Health and Safety. 4-Principles to Adopt

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Protecting your employees in the workplace often sounds like a daunting task but doesn’t have to be difficult so long as you follow a few basic principles. When starting out, there are four steps to building your first health and safety policy – completing each one will help raise standards across your business, keeping your […]

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Pat Testing Legal Requirement and Legislation

Pat Testing Legal Requirement and Legislation

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A lot of confusion surrounds the current PAT testing legal requirement and legislation. Here’s What You Need to Know   The law states that you must maintain all electrical equipment if it has the potential to cause danger.   However, it does not stipulate how this must be done or how often. This is left […]

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Microwave Leakage Testing – Is It Required In The Workplace?

Microwave Leakage Testing – Is It Required In The Workplace?

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Should you keep microwave leakage testing on your maintenance agenda? – There’s no reason not to… As with all equipment used in the workplace, the employer has a duty to inspect and maintain to ensure the safety of all. This includes any electrical equipment used by employees, irrispective of whether it is their own, supplied […]

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH)

| October 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

What is a ‘substance hazardous to health’, and how do you take control of substances hazardous to health? The COSHH regulation cover substances that are hazardous to the health of workers or anybody who might come into contact with the activities. Substances can take many forms and include:- Chemicals, Products containing chemicals, Fumes, Dusts, Vapours, […]

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Health Effects of Noise – Ill Health.

Health Effects of Noise – Ill Health.

| September 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

  What are the Health Effects of Noise in relation to ill health?   Health Effects of Noise. Moving on from the previous artice on Health Effects of Noise, it would probably be helpful to discuss the effects of Ill Health caused by noise in the workplace. There are 3-distinct section to the human ear […]

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Health Effects Of Noise – What Should be Done?

Health Effects Of Noise – What Should be Done?

| September 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

    The Health Effects of Noise have been well documented for many years with the emphasis being on the physical aspects of hearing damage. However, in recent years the psychological effects of noise have also been recognised and are now part of the ever expanding area of occupational health which covers conditions such as […]

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HSE Chimes In Over Big Ben Conservation Project

HSE Chimes In Over Big Ben Conservation Project

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has hit back at the critics of silencing the bells during the tower restoration project. The most famous clock in the world fell silent yesterday after chiming at mid-day for the last time until 2021 so that essential restoration work can be carried out to the tower.. Steve […]

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Guidance, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and Regulations

Guidance, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and Regulations

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guidance,  Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs),  Regulations and how they relate to each other.       The purpose of this article is to explain how guidance, codes of practice and regulations interact with each other. A lot of confusion surrounds this interaction, in particular what is classed as law and must be done, and what isn’t (but you’re best off following the advice!) It […]

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