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Managing Asbestos Waste

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Managing Asbestos Waste

Managing asbestos is not as straight forward as people think; the potential harmful fibres are not the easiest to protect yourself from, especially if you’re not accustomed to the safe removal and disposal of asbestos. This is perhaps why it is deemed illegal for any organisation to remove asbestos material if they are not licensed…

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The Latest Health And Safety News Revelations; Why Are They Leaving The Public Reeling In Anger?

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The Latest Health And Safety News Revelations; Why Are They Leaving The Public Reeling In Anger?

Recently it has come to light that doormats that are positioned in corridors in flats by residents are now being deemed a fire hazard. Yes that’s right, a fire hazard and both Leeds and Leicestershire councils are sending letters to residents ordering them to be removed. On the other hand, there has to be rules…

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What Exactly is ISO Accreditation?

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What Exactly is ISO Accreditation?

It’s important for businesses and organisations to get ISO accredited; the International Organisation for Standardisation issues guidelines on best practices for institutions, which range from quality control to environmental plans, and covers certificates in ISO 9001 and ISO 4001. UK businesses can also acquire OHSAS18001 certification in general health and safety, and can target achieving…

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What Do You Need To Consider When Employing H&S Officers?

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What Do You Need To Consider When Employing H&S Officers?

There are many technical and personality aspects that you need to consider when recruiting key health and safety employees. What experience and qualifications should you be looking for? What type of person deals best with the pressures of the industry and will fit with your company? Health and safety representatives need to be extremely dedicated…

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Are Health And Safety Regulations An Excuse For People Not Taking Reasonable Risks?

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Are Health And Safety Regulations An Excuse For People Not Taking Reasonable Risks?

Recently in the news, the health and safety executive’s Chairman Judith Hackett stated to the BBC that “it is fed up with being cited as an excuse for preventing people from taking reasonable risks as they go about their lives”. Why the Excuses from Employees? 1 Jobsworths -This perhaps comes as no surprise to many,…

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