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Office Safety & Dealing with Workplace Hazards

Office Safety & Dealing with Workplace Hazards

Almost every business has some office work, and many tasks involve the use of computers. It should also be recognised that many people may work out of recognised business hours and work from laptops, tablets and phones. The Cambridge Dictionary defines business hours as “the part of the day when a business is usually open”. Some rudimentary things can go a long […]

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Workplace Noise & Occupational Health Hazards

Workplace Noise & Occupational Health Hazards

Exposure to workplace noise can cause permanent, irremediable hearing damage. It is one of the most common health problems and can be difficult to detect as the effects build up gradually over time. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have identified that accross all sectors, industrial hearing loss remains the occupational disease with the highest […]

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Workplace Housekeeping & Why It’s Important

Workplace Housekeeping & Why It’s Important

In a workplace setting, workplace housekeeping applies to the routine and scheduled cleaning and management of workplace conditions. Housekeeping standards play a significant role in ensuring that orderly workplace conditions are achieved and maintained. What does workplace housekeeping mean? A robust programme of housekeeping can help control, mitigate or even eliminate workplace hazards. Unsatisfactory, inadequate […]

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Fire Door Retainer | Dorgard | A Fire Door Safety Guide

Fire Door Retainer | Dorgard | A Fire Door Safety Guide

We review the key role of a fire door retainer as part of your fire safety measures, and provide practical guidance about the 2015 Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Dorgard Fire Door Retainer Guidance Can the Dorgard Fire Door Retainer operate at only one decibel level? Dorgard’s react to a […]

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CQC Inspections Planned for 2022

CQC Inspections Planned for 2022

Following a recent announcement about increased CQC inspections, if you are a new registered company or a provider stuck on the ‘Requires Improvement’ rating, the CQC may be about to pay you a visit. The CQC have made it very clear that they do not intend to carry out a programme of ‘Routine frequency-based’ inspections, […]

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Fire Risk Assessments | Quick Workplace Checklist in 5 Essential Steps

Fire Risk Assessments | Quick Workplace Checklist in 5 Essential Steps

Ensuring your premises has up-to-date Fire Risk Assessments could well be the most crucial step you take when it comes to protecting the people and premises you are responsible for. Many commercial premises have or will continue to make arrangements to return to work after varying periods of lockdown or business disruption. The following advice […]

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Highway Code Rule Changes 2022

Highway Code Rule Changes 2022

2022 brings a whole host of new road laws to UK drivers – including stricter phone rules and updates to the Highway Code. Before you next get behind the wheel, it is worth refreshing your driving knowledge to help you avoid getting hit with a fine or some unwanted points on your license. Highway Code […]

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Workplace Wellbeing | An Essential Health and Safety Guide

Workplace Wellbeing | An Essential Health and Safety Guide

Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being or doing well in life; happy, healthy, or prosperous condition; moral or physical welfare (of a person or community).” Furthermore, positive working environments and avoidance of chronic stress are fundamental for workplace wellbeing. By ensuring that the work environment is safe, that […]

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