Fire Safety In The Workplace

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It’ll never happen to us, right? That’s what everyone thinks, disasters and tragedy are the kind of things that only occur in the peripheries of our lives. Whilst we’re walking around unaffected it is easy to imagine that we’ll never become a victim to such bad luck. Still, dozens of buildings suffer from fire-related disasters each year and whilst a large percentage of commercial and industrial buildings are victim to night time fires, this isn’t always the case. There have been numerous occasions where fires have begun in a building full of workers and customers, and when this happens it is crucial that the fire regulations that so often seem [...]

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The Most Common Workplace Accidents

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There’s no doubt that workplace safety has improved considerably in the UK over recent decades. However, there is no room for complacency. The fact is, accidents still occur and, when they do, the consequences can be serious for workers and employers alike. It is no surprise then that many organisations are making use of NEBOSH health and safety courses to help ensure that their personnel have the knowledge and skills required to minimize risk in the workplace. Here are some of the most common accidents that firms have to guard against. Slips, trips and falls Unsurprisingly, accidents involving slips, trips and falls (STFs) occur the most frequently. Indeed, these incidents [...]

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Fine for Company Boss after Worker loses Thumb

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An employee of CNC Rotary who severed his right thumb during an accident at his place of work has been awarded £1514 after the company admitted it had failed to maintain a sufficient level of health and safety. Compensation Despite receiving surgery which saw Mr Evans’ thumb replaced with a toe, Mark Evans was unable to return to work for a year. The accident occurred when Mr Evans was attending to a rotary blade which became detached from its sling, completely severing his thumb. It was discovered that adequate safety precautions were not taken as were required to ensure the tool was securely in place. Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court ordered his [...]

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