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28 July 2017

The Casella Noise Course has been created to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills required to effectively monitor workplace noise.

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21 July 2017

London Fire Brigade is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and has over 150 years of experience in the fire and rescue sector, is the busiest in the UK and is one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world.

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21 July 2017

We all understand the risks associated with sound and noise at work – permanent and disabling hearing damage caused by exposure over time or by sudden, extreme noises. Following HSE guidelines, a risk assessment is often required to identify what actions and planning may be required.

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20 July 2017

Schindler, a provider of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, has adopted an advanced telematics solution from Ctrack, an Inseego company, as part of its road safety and risk management strategy within the UK.

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21 July 2017

The EssentialSkillz Lone Working eLearning course has been designed to enable employers who have identified situations where people work alone, whether in the office or remotely, to provide training and information on the potential hazards and risks they may face and how to determine and implement appropriate controls.

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21 July 2017

MSL Property Care Services are proud to announce that the MSL Safepartner scheme has successfully renewed its membership to the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum following completion of their annual audit. 

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20 July 2017

Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics, is announcing the release of the new SoundAdvisor Model 831C Sound Level Meter and Model NMS044 Noise Monitoring System.

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28 July 2017

Life just got a little easier for health and safety specialists with Cirrus Research introducing the doseBadge5 with its new scheduled monitoring feature.

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19 July 2017

Air Monitors has launched three ambient air quality monitoring instruments.

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18 July 2017

JSP, the independent manufacturer of above-the-neck personal protective equipment (PPE), was first past the post in the UK and Europe after being awarded BSI Certification to the new PPE Regulation for a range of protective products.

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19 July 2017

Industrial plants face many challenges when it comes to indoor air quality, specifically when considering fresh air volume, temperature, humidity and particle concentration.

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21 July 2017

Lone worker solution provider, and device manufacturer, SoloProtect, has announced an update and immediate rebrand to the Identicom lone worker device.

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21 July 2017

Monitoring the health and safety of a remote worker can be a challenge, but it is not just the physical dangers of lone working we must be aware of. Jackie Furey, director of workplace consultancy Where We Work, offers guidance on how to avoid the stress that can be experienced as a result of working alone.

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21 July 2017

Shields Environmental has switched from a manual check-in system to StaySafe’s app to ensure its staff are safe whilst they work and travel in the field.

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20 July 2017

Effective Software, the Irish and UK provider of safety software, has launched its new Engage App.

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21 July 2017

As many as 150 lone workers are attacked every day, according to statistics from the British Crime Survey.

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18 July 2017

hfx, a long established provider of workforce time management solutions, is one of the first UK based companies to develop a cloud-based access control solution. 

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20 July 2017

With weather forecasters predicting a long, very hot summer in many part of Europe this year with several health-threatening heatwaves, people are being advised to ensure they avoid heat stroke, dehydration and illness. However, not everyone recognises the danger signs, which is why the new smart personal heat meter from Tanita can help people avoid succumbing to the heat.

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11 July 2017

Samuel Grant Packaging has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. The accreditation demonstrates that Samuel Grant Packaging’s engineers work to exceptionally high safety standards when working at customers’ sites.

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20 July 2017

Following the setting up of an acoustic calibration laboratory last year, Bedford-based Svantek UK – part of the AcSoft Group – is now offering in-house calibration of its range of high performance noise and vibration instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring applications.

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FEATURES

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24 July 2017

When people think about what needs to be considered in terms of health and safety, a number of standard risks will spring to mind. Buildings and electrics need to be fit for purpose, avoidable hazards from poorly fitted furniture to items lying around precariously on the floor are considered and dealt with. Often, observes Gemma Twitchen, senior audiology specialist at Action on Hearing Loss, health and safety is seen by many as the avoidance of visible physical harm.

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30 May 2017

It’s important that industries move with the times as technology evolves and consumer needs change. Mathew Colley, sales and marketing manager at LoneAlert, says the lone worker industry is doing just that.

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17 April 2017

HGV driver safety is multi-faceted, focusing on issues as diverse as load stability and driver concentration. Technology can help but there is the danger of over-reliance, while the focus must also be on people and work culture. 

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13 April 2017

Billy Gundry, manager at MRS Training & Rescue examines the hazards of confined spaces for rail workers.

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08 March 2017

Hearing Protection remains one of the most challenging issues for health and safety managers today. With no obvious sign of injury until irreversible damage is done, protecting workers requires a multi-level approach. Chris Shaw looks at some of the key issues facing safety managers.

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07 March 2017

Trading Standards has launched a National Project investigating leather gloves sold as personal protective equipment, looking for the banned substances Chromium VI and Azo Dyes.

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01 March 2017

All employers have a Duty of Care to keep their staff properly trained and comfortable at work. But when it comes to lone working there’s still many grey areas, says LoneALERT sales & marketing manager, Mathew Colley.

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01 March 2017

Simon Field, a technical specialist at science-based technology company 3M, offers some sound advice for protecting workers against hazardous noises.

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24 November 2016

Each issue HSM speaks to a member of the BOHS about the challenges and rewards of working as an occupational hygienist. This issue we talk to Julian Dowson, director of Peritus Health Management.

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06 February 2017

When the HSE recently published its annual statistics there was little surprise that construction remained an industry with a "statistically significantly higher" than average workplace injury rate. With around 6% of the nation's workforce but almost one third of work related fatalities, enforcement in the sector remains a key HSE priority. But, asks Rhian Greaves, Clyde & Co's SHE regulatory head of compliance & strategic support, how is this working in practice and what are the effects on a po

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03 November 2016

Fleet managers are being bombarded with so many different messages about how to make their fleets and drivers safer that it is causing confusion in the marketplace, according to Chris Horbowyj of GreenRoad Technologies.

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27 October 2016

Many of us work in environments where noise is a daily hazard. Although changes in work patterns and the use of quieter and more efficient machinery have reduced noise levels in recent decades, HSM asks James Tingay, product development at Cirrus Research why it’s still a major occupational hazard that is attracting the attention of litigation lawyers.

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26 October 2016

The issues facing international freight haulers are getting worse by the day. While measures such as the ‘big wall’ are being put in place, the understandably desperate attempts by the 10,000 or so migrants in Calais to enter the UK are unlikely to go away. HSM asks David Thompson, managing partner at Moore Blatch Solicitors where this situation leaves directors with regards to the duty they owe their drivers.

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19 September 2016

The design and building company behind Wales’ biggest trampoline arena needed to provide a bespoke mains lighting, emergency lighting and fire alarm solution. With aesthetics, comfort and energy efficiency crucial considerations, the company needed to reach new heights in safety.

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19 September 2016

New research reveals that 45% of van drivers knowingly overload their vehicles, while nearly half of businesses don’t monitor gross vehicle weights. Road safety, fines and maintenance issues are the heavy cost of overloading to UK businesses but Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has some advice on the dangers of overloading vehicles.

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07 October 2016

Over 500 people are injured on the UK’s roads every year and it’s thought that approximately one third of these involve someone driving on business. In addition, millions of vehicles being driven for work are involved in collisions that cause damage to the vehicle or property. But how much of this is avoidable?

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03 August 2016

Health and safety management systems are only as effective as the culture they are applied in. John Southall, co-founder of health and safety consultancy, Southalls, looks at what characterises a positive safety culture and the steps that can be taken to engage employees throughout an organisation.

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14 July 2016

Mathew Colley, sales & marketing manager at LoneAlert, discusses how GPS can protect lone workers - but why some staff still have their doubts.

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03 August 2016

Safety consulting is moving into psychology and enterprise risk. Mieke Jacobs, global practice leader operational risk management & employee safety at DuPont Sustainable Solutions, explores these new operational risk strategies.

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07 April 2016

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explores driver eyecare the power of the employer.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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07 July 2016

The suction pad holder/receiver is designed for use with the Skipper XS unit (although it can be used as a standard tape receiver).

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15 August 2016

United Kingdom based Evac+Chair International is the world’s leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs.

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23 January 2013

In light of a number of recent prosecutions for serious breaches of health and safety legislation the NQA explains how developing relevant processes and procedures can help to create a safer working environment It is

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08 March 2013

• Improve workflow • Identify spare capacity • Track waiting parts • Allocate work to technicians

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25 August 2016

11.96m Scissor Lift

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13 May 2016

The Heatshield is a versatile and compact system designed to measure many parameters for reducing the risk of employees overheating when working in hot environments.

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23 September 2015

Personal and area monitoring applications

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13 May 2016

SV103 is the world’s first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter

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07 June 2016

OxyBAC is a new rich-cream foam antibacterial hand wash that combines Deb Foam Technology™ with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide antimicrobial agent to provide unique benefits compared with all other antibacterial hand wash products.

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11 July 2016

Healthy Working, the world’s leading DSE training e-learning and risk assessment software, developed through a unique partnership between Cardinus and the Health & Safety Laboratory.

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09 February 2016

Large goal post barrier designed to protect doorways from impacts.

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23 September 2015

Personal monitoring solutions

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06 January 2015

Our industry renowned lone worker solutions safeguard the welfare of your lone workers, and offers assistance for Health & Safety legislation.

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17 June 2013

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07 July 2016

The Skipper recycle bin is a robust and durable attachment for multi-purpose waste and recycling use.

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