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HEALTH AND SAFETY SPRING CLEAN

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12 Signs it’s time for a Spring Safety Shake Up! Now that spring has officially sprung the time has come for fresh resolutions for the year, says Rachel Boyle of Phoenix Safety. What better time to tidy up your Health & Safety policies and get your house in order? Safety and training should never become routine, it should constantly be evolving with the nature of the business as well as keeping up with the times; Safety Statements should be regularly reviewed and updated when needed, training should adapt with the employees and legislation. So how can you spot if you’re Read More

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THE TOP 10 HEALTH & SAFETY SIGNAGE FAILS;

The Signs Aren’t Good by Matthew Parkinson There’s the bag of peanuts with the ‘may contain peanuts’ warning. The microwave meal that ‘may be hot after heating’. And who could forget the ‘Caution: Protruding Sign’ notice, with the sign battered and – let’s be honest – bloodstained on said protuberance. Health & Safety warnings have a rich history of blunders, mix-ups and oddities – and Health & Safety signage is often out in its own befuddled, bemused, bewildered world – here is our all time top 10… 1. And when the sign is being used, there’s another sign further down the road that lets you Read More

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THE H&S ‘FAIL’ TO END THEM ALL;

It’s Not All Guidelines & White Paper… It’s the ‘Health & Safety gone wrong’ video to end all ‘Health & Safety gone wrong’ videos. The hapless Russian forklift driver who either A: Forgot his right from his left and pressed accelerate rather than brake, B: Took out vengeance on an excessively abusive piece of racking, or C: Lost control after helping himself to one too many samples of his factory’s stock. However it happened – and I guess we’ll never really know – the results of his momentary aberration have gone down in Health & Safety folklore, forever used as an example of how not Read More