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Do You Need Automatic External Defibrillators in the Workplace? And What You Need to Consider

Do You Need Automatic External Defibrillators in the Workplace? And What You Need to Consider

An automated external defibrillator is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It is a sophisticated, easy to use medical device that can analyse the heart’s rhythm and if necessary, deliver an electrical shock or defibrillation to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. By using a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives, you can […]

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Health and Safety Regulations to Consider Working in Cellars & Beer Line Cleaning

Health and Safety Regulations to Consider Working in Cellars & Beer Line Cleaning

Background Information Many businesses throughout the UK use cellars for storing stock , i.e., food or drink and also equipment and machinery to support this . Cellars are normally rooms below the ground level and can be completely underground. A cellar typically maintains a consistent temperature and level of humidity, providing an ideal temperature for […]

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Health & Safety in Boiler, Plant Room(s)

Health & Safety in Boiler, Plant Room(s)

As a society, we generally expect our educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities etc., to be safe and comfortable places for those who use and visit them. Often, educational establishments are made up of several buildings within a sometimes-large campus. At the heart of these establishments, lies one or more boiler, plant room(s), […]

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Health and Safety using Bench/Pedestal Grinders

Health and Safety using Bench/Pedestal Grinders

Introduction Ejected materials, contact with dangerous moving parts, entanglement, entrapment, impact with ejected materials, burst wheels, hot surfaces and materials, operator distraction, inadequately fixed equipment, noise, hand/arm vibration, electricity, fire/explosion, kick-back and hazardous substances e.g., harmful dusts. These are some of the hazards you would expect to see in a suitable and sufficient risk assessment […]

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Working Underneath Vehicles

Working Underneath Vehicles

Why am I writing this article? As an ex-soldier of 24 years’ service mainly within a high hazard mechanical engineering environment and a proud war veteran now serving as a health and safety consultant with Wirehouse Employer Services I feel that in my experience we are still seeing the “this will only take me a […]

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How to Conduct a Health and Safety Audit?

How to Conduct a Health and Safety Audit?

What is the Importance of Conducting an Effective Safety Audit? Conducting an effective safety audit is important for several reasons: Who Can Conduct a Health and Safety audit? There are a few different options for who can conduct a health and safety audit: Please note well, the people conducting the audit must be classed as […]

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What is a Health & Safety Audit?

What is a Health & Safety Audit?

What is a Health & Safety Audit & Why Business Need Them A health and safety audit is an audit comprising of an assessment of an organisation’s current health and safety practices and procedures. It is used to assess workplace policies, processes, procedures, and health and safety management systems with a view to highlighting any […]

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Organising Firework Displays | Health & Safety Guide

Organising Firework Displays | Health & Safety Guide

No matter what the occasion, firework displays are intended to be a fun and enjoyable spectacle for all those who attend. However, to make it fun, enjoyable and safe they require responsible planning. This guide has been prepared for those who are planning on holding firework displays or bonfires. It highlights key details about responsibilities […]

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