News List

  • Construction workers urged to open up over stress

    Published on Monday, May 10th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The construction industry is being encouraged to start talking about employee stress with the launch of a joint initiative between the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The CLC said the move was in response to “unprecedented strains” on workers as companies adopted new ways of

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  • Covid site safety here to stay, says BESA

    Published on Monday, May 10th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has become the first training provider to fully integrate Site Operating Procedures (SOPs) into its health and safety courses. Understanding SOPs will also become a pre-requisite for anyone applying for or updating their SKILLcard so making it a requirement for working on site. The

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  • HSE issues pressure valve safety alert for tanker operators

    Published on Friday, March 12th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert to fleet operators to check the pressure relief valves on road tankers are operating correctly. It follows an incident in 2020 when a valve got stuck open and was venting hazardous vapour. Tank containers and road tankers used for flammable,

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  • BUILDING RESILIENCE

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    COVID-19 has shown that OSH is critical to creating safe working environments. As this year’s ‘SafeDay’ underlines, investment in OSH research, systems and training is important for responding to future crises. First observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

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  • IS FOOD SOLD THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA SAFE?

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    At-home food selling via Facebook, eBay and the like is all the rage thanks to lockdowns. The creativity is welcome, but are many businesses ignoring health and safety regulations? Nick Hughes reports. Covid-19 has been a boon for home-based food businesses. Whether it’s furloughed chefs preparing restaurant-quality meals from their

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  • Growing call for action on stranded seafarers

    Published on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 by Nick Underwood

    As the Covid-19 crisis swept across the globe with restrictions on travel and trade resulting in closed ports and cancelled flights, it began to cause severe delays to the ordinary rotation of cargo vessel crews between their ships and home ports. It soon became clear that this was not just

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  • Budget 2020: £1 billion Building Safety Fund announced to tackle Grenfell-style cladding

    Published on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 by admin

    In the first budget of 2020, the newly-appointed Chanceller of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced that extra funds will be made available from the Government to support the removal of combustible Grenfell-style cladding on tower blocks.  Experts had already commented that the original £600m would not be enough, even

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  • Centrica Business Solutions

    Published on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 by admin

    SPA Training Provider of the Month – March 2020 Training at Centrica Business Solutions At Centrica, we believe knowledge is power. Our wide range of electrical courses provide the practical skills that are great for your business and for your customers. Our training allows you to quickly gain the qualifications you need

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  • Research reveals workplace safety and health implications of outsourcing

    Published on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 by admin

    Workplace safety and health challenges from outsourcing across several sectors and industries have been revealed as part of a new study by Cranfield University. The new study published today and funded by IOSH saw researchers from Cranfield University explore how outsourcing practices vary when working with different types of contractors.

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  • Working at height safely and securely

    Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 by admin

    The last five years saw on average, 36 construction-related fatalities to workers and five to civilians, according to the Health and safety Executive (HSE), with almost 50% of which due to falls from height. HSE’s Work at Height Regulations 2005, which prevents death and injury caused by a fall from height,

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