The HSE, who publish detailed statistics every year regarding the number of injuries and deaths within different industries, released data last year* that stated that over 40% of all fatal injuries from 2013 to 2014 were caused as a result of falls from height. On top of this startling figure, 581 falls were recorded during that same time period which caused specified or major injuries.
We all know, however, that these incidents can always be avoided, and the risk certainly lowered, by properly researching, acquiring and using the correct safety equipment for any given situation. Continue reading “At The Sharp End Of Safety – How To Select Fall Arrest Equipment For Unique Risk Protection” »
What employees wear for work can have a major impact on business output. Eva Kaplan-Leiserson claims, “The way you look directly affects the way you think, feel, and act… When you dress down, you sit down-the couch potato trend. Manners break down, you begin to feel down, and you’re not as effective.” Along with work performance, employees can feel unhappy at work if they feel like their life is vulnerable to workplace hazards.
It’s important to ensure your employees are wearing the correct clothing and they have any specialist workwear they need to conduct their job safely. If employees feel like their employer cares about their wellbeing, the efficiency of business output will improve.
There are many ways effective workwear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help lead to a more efficient business: Continue reading “How can effective Workwear & PPE lead to a more efficient business output” »
Builders face many health and safety issues at work. From minor trips to falling debris, maintaining safety on site can seem very difficult. We have looked at the top five hazards construction workers come across in their day-to-day operations: Continue reading “How Accidents Can Occur in the Construction Industry” »
Working in the refurbishment and fit-out industry may be safer than working in agriculture or the Oil and Gas Industry, but there are still a number of risks that your employees will encounter. Site managers and employers need to identify and mitigate these potential risks to ensure that their employees remain fit and healthy, and that they are able to discharge their duties under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and The Health and Safety at Work Act. Continue reading “8 steps to keeping your employees safe in the Workplace” »
The SEMA Safety Conference 2015: Harm Reducing, Racking Inspection Training, and Drone Flying
This year’s SEMA Safety Conference was a chance for different representatives from across the world of health and safety to talk about their views. The event, held on November 5th, was attended by representatives from two separate government bodies, the health and safety executive (HSE) and the health and safety laboratory (HSL), as well as representatives from SEMA and from the private sector. Continue reading “Guest Post: The SEMA Safety Conference 2015” »