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What is RIDDOR?

RIDDOR, or the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, is a set of regulations in the United Kingdom that determine how employers must record and report incidents in the workplace and how to respond to them. The regulations were first introduced in 1995 (coming int…

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How to safely use a laptop in public places

Using a laptop in public places such as coffee shops, libraries, or even train stations can be a great way to stay productive on the go. However, there are some safety precautions you should take when using your laptop in these environments. These tips will help ensure your safety and security w…

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Workplace hearing protection

photo shows a person wearing personal protective equipment, including hearing protectionHearing protection is an important element of workplace safety, particularly for those workers in high-noise environments. Comprehensive hearing protection programs must be implemented in order to protect workers from serious risk of hearing loss, as well as to ensure that workplaces remain producti…

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Four essential safety tips for operating a cherry picker

Addressing Hazardous Chemical Risks In Lab Settings

White coats. Safety goggles. Bunsen burners. For some, these items merely stir memories of high school science labs but for others they are daily essentials. In the world of laboratory research, chemists and lab technicians are surrounded by hazardous chemicals and dangerous elements daily. At times…

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Health & safety tips for safe home working

Safety tips when working with chemicals

Maintaining a safe and productive working environment is often challenging whatever the circumstances. When chemicals are involved, that challenge can be significantly increased. Without proper handling, many of the substances on which we rely can be dangerous.

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Top 10 Workplace Christmas Safety Tips

With just ten days to go until Christmas, here are some key tips for employers and employees to keep their workplaces safe, ready for the Christmas holidays.

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4 Common Forklift Accidents & How to Prevent Them

image shows a forklift truck in useAccording to the British Safety Council, approximately 1,300 employees within the material handling industry are hospitalised annually as a result of a forklift accident within the workplace and that number is predicted to rise. Overall, that equates to five people a day suffering a forklift-related…

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Be CO Safe - Carbon Monoxide Awareness 'The Silent Killer'

Toxic to humans, carbon monoxide (or CO) is an extremely poisonous gas caused by unsafe gas appliances. Dubbed the ‘Silent Killer’ as it’s colourless, tasteless and odourless, it has claimed the lives of many thousands of people. In fact, it is estimated that around 50 people die each year from …

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A guide to defibrillators in the workplace

A cardiac arrest happens when a person's heart stops pumping blood around their body, their breathing stops and oxygen is no longer circulating. There are approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests, or SCAs, each year in the UK, and they can affect anyone regardless of age, gend…

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Proper safety tips when working with chemicals

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Maintaining a safe and productive working environment is often challenging whatever the circumstances. When chemicals are involved, that challenge can be significantly increased. Without proper handling, many of the substances on which we rely can be dangerous. Whether they emit noxious fumes, b…

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Incoming site traffic

The bulk of traffic coming into this site is (unsurprisingly) from Google, with a few other search tools providing most of the rest. Just out of interest, we took a look at where 90% of our visitors came from and what they searched for the most. The remaining 10% of hits to the site are from direct …

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Health and safety in the pharmacy


 

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How to stay safe in the winter weather

Research has found that prolonged exposure to moderately cold temperatures kills more people than extreme heat or freezing spells. Looking at data collected in 384 locations, researchers have identified that the majority of these deaths actually happen on moderately hot and cold days, with moder…

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