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The workplace is no place for risks Risk-taking is unacceptable when it comes to issues of health and safety, but why do some people still do it, and how can you move away from a risk-taking culture? There are many ways to define ‘risk’, but in t...

New Health and Safety apprenticeship announced The UK marketplace is no stranger to skill shortages, but for the first time, lives could be at risk (outside the healthcare industry). The shortage this time is in the area of health and safety. Accordi...

Health and safety advice from a UN weapons inspector A UN weapons inspector may be used to working with bioweapons – but their health and safety advice is still useful. The Guardian newspaper recently ran a report on accidents at laboratories taske...

Supreme Court finally resolves tribunal confusion A recent decision by the Supreme Court should help to reduce time and cost of overturning an incorrect prohibition order. Businesses issued with HSE prohibition notices in error will find the process...

Lessons from history – the Sampoong department store disaster The collapse of a department store building 28 years ago still has lessons for construction contractors today. The Sampoong Department Store collapse is one of the worst peacetime di...

How to choose the right dust masks for your team Dust masks are an essential item of personal protective equipment (PPE), preventing workers from contracting potentially fatal occupational diseases. Choice of a mask (or respirator) is actually a matt...

Health and Safety lessons from Carillion The collapse of Carillion comes as a significant blow to the UK construction industry – particularly smaller businesses who were working with them on a subcontract basis. It is hard to see any positive outco...