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Effective Management of Asbestos Removal Projects

15-03-2019

Refurbishment or demolition projects that involve buildings built before 1985 inevitably contain significant levels of asbestos materials. Identification and removal of asbestos materials can be complex and may escalate if not correctly managed.

Many of today’s asbestos removal activities involve re-cleans of poorly managed historical asbestos removal works. In many of these cases, numerous attempts were made to remove the asbestos material, but residues were left in pipework, walls and voids.

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Effective Management of Asbestos Removal Projects

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HSE Safety Alert: Mild Steel Welding Fumes

01-03-2019

There is new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung and kidney cancer.

As a result there is a change in HSE enforcement expectations in relation to the control of exposure of welding fume, including that from mild steel welding.

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HSE Safety Alert: Mild Steel Welding Fumes

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Controlling Engine Exhaust Emissions in the workplace

13-02-2019

As a responsible employer you must ensure your team is always as safe as possible. This is the same no matter the working environment be it an office block, single office, factory, warehouse, laboratory or outdoor construction site.

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Controlling Engine Exhaust Emissions in the workplace

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Legionella control in the healthcare environment

23-01-2019

When it comes to Legionella, it doesn’t take any prisoners – it can be found in any workplace including healthcare practices such as hospitals, dental & doctor’s surgeries, care homes etc. How it is monitored and managed in the healthcare environment is different to how it would be in a regular office or factory setting.

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Legionella control in the healthcare environment

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Legionella Water System Disinfections Explained

09-01-2019

When it comes to stored water in the work place, it is vitally important that all systems are monitored frequently.

If there is a risk of / or a suspected bacterial contamination, a full system disinfection must take place as soon as possible - to eliminate the risk of employees and visitors contracting Legionnaires disease or any other bugs.

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Legionella Water System Disinfections Explained

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Legionella – everything you need to know about water temperatures

03-01-2019

Employers right across the UK should be aware of Legionella and the potential risk to employees if the water supply to buildings, factories or warehouses is not monitored regularly.

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Legionella – everything you need to know about water temperatures

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Why should you be aware of your workplace air quality?

18-12-2018

Indoor air quality has been identified as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health, and as a responsible employer – you need to ensure your employees are safe and healthy whilst in the working environment.

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Why should you be aware of your workplace air quality?

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The risks of flour dust exposure

11-12-2018

Flour dust is a daily occurrence in facilities including plant bakeries, craft bakeries, semi-automated craft bakeries, in-store bakeries, pizza and pastry manufacturing facilities and biscuit manufacturing which means that approximately 95,000 people working in the UK baking industry encounter it daily.

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The risks of flour dust exposure

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How to prevent Mould in the workplace

06-12-2018

 

Mould is something you would most commonly associate with the home, maybe even to one room – the bathroom; as it often has moisture in the air.

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How to prevent Mould in the workplace

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How long should you keep records of your Legionella Risk Assessments for?

27-11-2018

How long should you keep records of your Legionella Risk Assessments for?

Every business premises in the UK has a responsibility to control the risks of legionella and Legionnaires’ disease when it comes to employees, contractors and any site visitors - in accordance with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

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How long should you keep records of your Legionella Risk Assessments for?

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What methods of Legionella testing are there?

23-11-2018

Employers right across the UK should be aware of Legionella and the potential risk to employees if the water supply to buildings, factories or warehouses is not monitored regularly.

Every business will have different facilities available some just a kitchen area and toilets whereas others have showers and other water usages.

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What methods of Legionella testing are there?

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How often do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment?

16-11-2018

Could your employees be at risk of contracting a potentially fatal form of Pneumonia called Legionnaires?

Those that work in your business be it in a factory, warehouse healthcare or office environment could be at risk if it has a water system that offers the right environmental conditions for legionella bacteria growth.

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How often do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment?

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Work safer with metalworking fluids and oil mists

24-10-2018

Does your business or occupation involve using machines that require metalworking fluids or oil mist – do you know the potential risks to your employee’s health if they are exposed to them on a frequent basis?

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Work safer with metalworking fluids and oil mists

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Could your employees be suffering due to a dusty environment?

17-10-2018

Every year, thousands of workers are made ill from exposure to dust in the workplace that could result in an increase of lung diseases including Occupational Asthma, COPD and even Cancer.

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Could your employees be suffering due to a dusty environment?

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Have you assessed your workplace exposure levels for wood dust? WE WOOD recommend it!

15-10-2018

Carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to get asthma and other lung diseases due to working closely with wood dust on a very regular basis.

Other conditions can also develop particularly from hardwood dust such as Cancer - particularly of the nose which is why it’s very important to be aware of the workplace exposure limits and assess your workforce on a regular basis.

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Have you assessed your workplace exposure levels for wood dust? WE WOOD recommend it!

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What is Tinnitus and how is it caused?

17-09-2018

When working in and around the construction, manufacturing, engineering and other noisy industries, or for businesses based in a factory or warehouse it is very common for workers to experience Tinnitus and assume it is a direct result of exposure to excessive noise.

Tinnitus is the term given to the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external noise.

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What is Tinnitus and how is it caused?

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Did you know excessive NOISE exposure can affect much more than your ears?

24-08-2018

Prolonged noise exposure in the workplace could have serious health implications on your ears, but did you know exposure to loud or persistent noises can also have an affect on your overall mental and physical health too?

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Did you know excessive NOISE exposure can affect much more than your ears?

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NEWS: FREE Noise Awareness training for industry

01-08-2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of our online Noise Awareness training and alongside this we are offering 250 free places to manufacturing, fabrication and construction companies across the UK.

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NEWS: FREE Noise Awareness training for industry

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All you need to know about welding fume risk assessments

27-06-2018

With up to 80,000 known Welders in the UK, including those that use welding techniques as part of their positions, a big proportion of the population come face to face with potential harmful fumes and gases every single day.

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All you need to know about welding fume risk assessments

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Top Five Occupational Exposure Risks in Construction

27-06-2018

You may think that Construction as an industry is generally dangerous, and you’d be right, especially if those involved in projects are not suitably trained, don’t have the right personal protective equipment, and are not fully aware of relevant exposure risks.

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Top Five Occupational Exposure Risks in Construction

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