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Learn from Potential ASOS Arson: Your 10-point Guide to Staying Safe

After the fire at ASOS’s distribution centre in Barnsley, which may have been started deliberately, now is a good time to review the arson precautions at your workplace. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were over 19,000 cases of arson in the UK in 2012/2013. Research [...]

Avoid Crush Injuries and £30k Fines at Work: Ensure You Identify Hazards

A waste and recycling company has been fined over £30,000 for safety breaches after a worker sustained crush injuries when his arm was caught in an unguarded moving conveyor belt. Colchester Magistrate's Court was told that an investigation by the HSE found that GBN Services Ltd. had failed to [...]

Protect Your Workers from Serious Damage to Their Eyes and Skin

The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 require employers who artificially produce ultraviolet, infrared or laser radiation to protect workers from experiencing adverse health effects to their eyes and skin. The legislation refers to Exposure Limit Values (ELVs) – in [...]

Reduce Lost Working Days: Your 5-point Guide to Correct Workstation Set Up

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK, with an estimated 7.6 million working days lost annually, according to the HSE. MSDs are often caused by poorly-designed workstations, which lead to aches and pains and result in poor performance. As an [...]