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How To Improve Your Manual Handling Technique

How To Improve Your Manual Handling Technique

Using the correct techniques when working with heavy items is crucial. Lifting and carrying aren’t as simple as you would think, and serious consequences can become a reality if these actions are done incorrectly. Safety Services Direct has many years of experience in...

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At What Height Do You Need Fall Protection Equipment?

At What Height Do You Need Fall Protection Equipment?

Working at heights can be daunting, especially when you know there is a risk of falling. With or without fall arresting equipment, it can be a scary position to be in. However, the risk of working at heights should never be taken without the right equipment. Safety...

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4 Safety Tips For Working At Height

4 Safety Tips For Working At Height

Working at heights is one of the biggest culprits contributing to injuries and fatalities that occur in the workplace. In fact, 24% of worker deaths were caused by fatal injuries in 2021/22.  Clearly, working at heights comes with high-risk potential. So, it would...

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How To Do A COSHH Risk Assessment

How To Do A COSHH Risk Assessment

Employers are legally obligated to look after the health and well-being of their employees. This includes identifying risks in the workplace and implementing measures to mitigate those risks.  One such risk is that of hazardous substances. In such cases, you will need...

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What Is A Risk Assessment & Method Statement?

What Is A Risk Assessment & Method Statement?

What is a Risk Assessment? Risk assessments form the cornerstone of UK health & safety legislation and the requirement for organisations to prepare risk assessments are clearly outlined in several health and safety acts and regulations including the HSE. A risk...

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Violence in The Workplace

Violence in The Workplace

Since the pandemic began, individuals, teams, and entire organisations have been put under more stress than ever. Along with this stress and the changes that the pandemic has caused, there has been a severe spike in violence in the workplace. Not only are physical and...

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What Is Your Maximum Manual Handling Weight Limit?

What Is Your Maximum Manual Handling Weight Limit?

When it comes to manual handling, ensuring the health and safety of employees should be of the utmost importance. Many factors can affect how safe a manual handling activity is; however, there are many lifting tips available for both employers and employees to help...

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Manual Handling Injuries: Causes & Prevention

Manual Handling Injuries: Causes & Prevention

Manual handling injury statistics indicated that during 2018 and 2019, approximately 650,208 workplace injuries were reported over the course of the year. Of this, 20% were attributed to activities where handling, lifting or carrying was involved, and 19% were due to...

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Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms, Actions, Occupations & More

Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms, Actions, Occupations & More

While most people do not develop life-threatening lung disease from inhaling asbestos once or twice, long-term exposure can lead to some severe illnesses. With increased focus on safety and the wellbeing of all workers in the UK, there has been a drive for asbestos...

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What Are CDM Regulations?

What Are CDM Regulations?

The construction industry is known for being relatively dangerous. Whether you’re working with heavy-duty equipment and hazardous substances, or a hammer and nails, there is an element of risk involved. When considering the human factor, this is even more volatile....

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PPE and Heat Stress

PPE and Heat Stress

As we move into Phase 3 of the Government's 'Plan To Rebuild' and many places of work and businesses start to reopen under the new Covid-19 secure guidelines, PPE has quickly become the norm for workplaces that would not normally wear it such as retail stores, hair...

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