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Ensure the Safety of Employees During the Summer Months

We are grateful to ISPE President Allen Wilson, FISPE, who provided the following information taken from the excellent Workplace Law website: “School holidays are here, and the hot weather has everyone talking. The traditional summer silly season is upon us, but while we remain in the workplace, the hot weather does raise safety and wellness issues to […]

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HSG 274 Part 2

With thanks to ISPE Past-President, Howard Gosling, who has supplied the following link: Take advantage of this free download now. Eventually, a hard copy book will be issued in addition to the new hard copy of L8 at £15.

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Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, ACoP L143 – five key changes

New  revisions  came into effect in December 2013.  It contains the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and guidance text for employers about work which disturbs, or is likely to disturb, asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis. Two ACoPs, L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with […]

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The Danger of Weils Disease in Flooded Areas

Weils disease is among the world’s most common diseases that are able to leap species from animals to human  This  infection emanates from a bacterium called Leptospira and is commonly transmitted to humans by allowing water that has been contaminated by some animal’s urine e.g. rats or cattle, (sadly rats are unaffected by it)  to  come […]

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New Guidance for Working at Height from the HSE

This applies to you: If you are working on a ladder or a flat roof; If you could fall through a fragile surface; If you could fall into an opening in a floor or a hole (e.g. a swimming pool!) in the ground. The aim of the new guidance is to abolish or improve outdated, […]

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