Health & Safety

  1. Work experience placements offer young people invaluable insights into the working world, helping them develop practical skills and understand the dynamics of various industries. However, ensuring the health and safety of these young individuals is paramount. This article provides an overview of the essential health and safety considerations for employers and those involved in arranging […]

  2. All cards issued under Industry Accreditation or Grandfather Rights will expire on December 31, 2024. If you have not completed your relevant qualification by this time, you may be denied access to a site. If you hold a CSCS Card with the relevant NVQ, your card will remain valid until the expiry date. However, if […]

  3. Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) As contractors, you’re likely all too familiar with the variety of prequalification questionnaires and health and safety certifications required to bid on certain projects. One of the most widely recognised accreditations in the industry is the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) certification. Whether you’re new to the SSIP process or […]

  4. Dichloromethane (DCM), also known by its chemical name methylene chloride, is a widely used solvent with a broad range of industrial applications, from paint stripping to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Despite its utility, DCM poses significant risks to health, safety and the environment, necessitating careful handling and adherence to stringent safety regulations. This article explores the chemical […]

  5. While we have all seen the various date marks that appear on food packing and labels, such as ‘Best Before,’ ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before End,’ many consumers are uncertain about what each label signifies. These dates help ensure that food is consumed while it is fresh and safe, and understanding their implications is essential […]

  6. Introduction The “golden thread of information” is a concept often used in the context of construction and building safety regulations in the UK. It refers to the principle that relevant information about a building, from its design and construction to its operation and maintenance, should be transparent, accessible, and available throughout its lifecycle. This includes […]

  7. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily operations, the risks from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration Syndrome (WBVS), often go unnoticed. These conditions, caused by prolonged exposure to vibrating tools and machinery, can seriously harm workers’ health. For employers, understanding and addressing these risks is crucial. This article aims to provide you […]

  8. Overview:In the UK, embalming falls under regulations related to the handling of human remains and the control of substances hazardous to health. While there is not specific legislation solely for embalming, the practice is typically regulated by various laws and guidelines. Here are some key aspects to consider: It is essential for employers and employees […]