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Back to school for Scolmore
he Highfield School is a co-educational secondary school located in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, which, as well as a roll call of more than 1,000 pupils, features 1,000’s of products from Scolmore’s wiring accessories ranges. Mode and Mode Part M sockets, as well as MiniGrid switch modules have been fitted throughout the entire school building, including all teaching areas and classrooms (around 60 in total), as well as corridors, foyers and staffrooms. …
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Safety video promotes positive change
The preventable death of Louise Taggart’s brother, Michael, when he was aged just 26 is the personal tragedy which now sees her as a workplace health and safety guest speaker (she was formerly an employment lawyer) travelling the country presenting to employers and conferences. It’s been levelled at Louise that she is on a mission to which she says quite firmly: “Absolutely. I’m on a mission to ensure that lessons…
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The shocking truth about installer safety
Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives everyday by not following basic safety procedures like using a lock out kit or a voltage tester to check charge before starting work, according to new research carried out on behalf of Super Rod and Louise Taggart, who tells her brother Michael’s Story. 825 members of the Electricians Community Forum group on Facebook were surveyed about their safety habits and the findings…
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Health and safety’s a given for millennials
The 18 to 25-year olds are most likely to die in a workplace accident. Fact. And in construction, falls from height are the biggest killers, then being trapped or hit by something or being hit by a moving vehicle, writes Paul Williams, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at the ECA. Some hazards take longer to kill you though, like inhaling asbestos fibres or other dust and fume contaminants. Robust health…
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
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What are the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 expand on the rules regarding electrical safety in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. As with the HASAWA, employers are given duties and responsibilities to make sure that all work activity that uses or may be affected by electricity is done safely, and that all foreseeable risks are assessed and minimised as much as possible. The regulations are not purely to prevent…
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COSHH – what you need to know
COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. COSHH regulations mean employers must assess the risks and take precautions to ensure neither employees nor members of the public are injured by exposure to hazardous substances. Employers must train their workforce in identifying and minimising the risks. They must also monitor employees’ exposure to dangerous substances, providing health checks where required. What counts as a hazardous substance?…
RIDDOR
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An introduction to RIDDOR
RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. It legally requires employers to report certain injuries, diseases, accidents and dangerous events that occur while working, with the aim of preventing similar accidents happening elsewhere. Who does it cover? Anyone who is an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises has duties and responsibilities under the regulations. Reporting RIDDOR incidents is a legal requirement.   What…