CSCS Labourer Card (Green) 101

By | 2018-04-19T14:12:07+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: blog|

We're often asked about the process of achieving a CSCS Labourers (Green) card and if it's compulsory to have before working on a construction site. So let's talk about it. What is CSCS? Starting at the beginning, CSCS stands for Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The organisation is a not-for-profit limited company and aims to be the [...]

Ideal contents of a first aid box

By | 2018-03-23T10:56:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: blog|

Do you have a first aid box but are unsure of what should go in it? Should you replace all of the items after use? In an ideal world the contents of every first aid box would be different, designed specifically to match the hazards found in a first aid based risk assessment. A shortage of [...]

What is IOSH Managing Safely about?

By | 2018-03-12T11:16:24+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: blog|

What is the IOSH Managing Safely training course all about, who's it directed at and what are the benefits of the course to your business? We've outlined a little about this course on our IOSH Training Courses page but here we're going to discuss the course in some more depth. The IOSH website tells us that the course [...]

Fire Safety Logbook – what is it? (Get one for free)

By | 2018-02-21T13:57:45+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: blog|

Do you have a Fire Safety logbook, do you know what's it for and do you use it correctly? A fire safety logbook is a key tool in managing your fire safety effectively. It's primary purpose is to keep adequate and up to date records of the components that make up your fire safety systems. It's [...]

Love Health and Safety this Valentines!

By | 2018-02-13T14:26:20+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Health and Safety is sometimes thought of as a 'boring' 'needs must' task - this is why you should show it some love this valentines. Every workplace, office, factory, warehouse faces health and safety risks. Everyone. Most business owners ensure they comply with regulations, however there are still many who overlook the key benefits that successful [...]

Asbestos 101

By | 2018-02-19T16:22:05+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Asbestos poses a serious risk to human health, especially those in construction based roles. Here's what you need to know about it.  What is it? Asbestos is a name for a group of silicate mineral fibres found naturally in soil and rock. Made up primarily from silicon and oxygen, it is mined from the ground and [...]

PAT Testing 101

By | 2018-02-01T09:08:50+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: blog|

What is PAT Testing all about? Is it important and do you have to do it? Let's discuss some tips. What do you need to know? Portable appliance testing (PAT) is an examination of electrical appliances and equipment to make sure they're safe for use. A lot of defects in these types of equipment can be [...]

Cutting through Fire Safety jargon

By | 2018-01-26T12:06:07+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: blog|

If you've recently received a Fire Risk Assessment document and been baffled by the terminology, this is for you. Here we're simplifying some of the fire safety jargon which you might have come across and providing some tips on how to implement a safer environment.  Let's get started. FSO 2005 Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This [...]

First Aid responsibilities

By | 2018-01-29T15:25:50+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Do you know what the law expects of you, as an employer to provide first aid requirements? Take a look at a guide here. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill [...]

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