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Blog posts June 2014

The silent killer putting our workforce and business profits at risk

Photo shows a woman feeling ill in an officeA silent killer is lurking inside our workplace buildings, attacking our workforce and putting pressure on business profits and our economy. It is our indoor air.

The UK has some of the highest sickness rates in the world. We lose millions of days of work each year as a result of ill health, which …

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First aid in the office: why it’s important

Photo shows a hand holding a metal heartIn the UK alone, there is a killer responsible for the deaths of 140,000 people each year. It is a spree unrivalled by any other in the country.

That killer is Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The statistic is shocking. It establishes a morbid tone, certainly, but Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) need not take s…

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How avoiding the ‘fatal four’ can improve your construction site

Photo shows a worker on a construction siteYour employees are your number one asset on the job site, and taking a few moments to make certain the job site is safe and secure can go a long way towards productivity and can save you money in the long run.

According to the US Department of Labor, 806 workers were killed in 2012 while working on…

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - how to keep up-to-speed

Photo shows a group of professionals at a training sessionStaying on top of your game is key in Health and Safety. Although other professions also require a set number of hours of CPD, H&S has one of the greatest direct impacts on people’s health and wellbeing.

More than 200 people are killed in accidents at work every year. The number of people injured…

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What are the risks of unsafe gas appliances?

Photo shows a gas ring on a cooker hobIf you don't have your gas appliances serviced regularly, if your gas appliances are fitted by incompetent and untrained workers, or if you don't take steps to respond quickly to boiler breakdowns and other gas emergencies, you could pay for your mistake with your life.

There are four major dangers…

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Don’t be at risk when working from home

Photo shows a man working from a home officeWorking from home is becoming more common these days and the attractions are there for all to see. The lack of a commute, working in a relaxed environment, and simply being able to call the shots for a while, are all part of the enjoyment that this scenario offers homeworkers. But the fact is, that …

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