Farm Safety

15-12-2014

Farm safety infographic

Farm safety is an issue that has unfortunately raised its head all too often in Ireland in 2014. More than 23 people including 5 children have died on farms this year alone.

Farm safety is an issue that affects farm workers worldwide, not just in Ireland. A recent list of the top 10 ‘deadliest’ jobs in respected USA publication Forbes shows farming to be in 9th place.

As technology and machinery have advanced, it seems that the related health and safety initiatives on…

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Kent firm and director in court for unsafe demolition site

11-12-2014

Photo shows unsafe working at the demolition site

A Kent construction company and its managing director have been prosecuted after both displayed a ‘shocking disregard’ for workers’ safety at a demolition site in Surrey.

Daniel Lautier admitted two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act and his firm, ICG Construction Services, pleaded guilty to one breach of the same Act and a further breach of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Lautier was fined a total of £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,04…

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Hampshire aircraft maintenance company fined after workers injured in falls

11-12-2014

Photo shows an aircraft

ATC (Lasham) Ltd. (a Hampshire-based aircraft maintenance company) has been sentenced for safety failures after three workers were injured in separate falls at its airfield in Lasham – two in the same month.

The company was fined a total of £35,000 and ordered to pay £32,430 in costs after admitting three breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The first incident saw an employee fall five metres from an aircraft door to the runway tarmac while repairi…

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Frequently Asked Questions about PPE

27-11-2014

Photo shows a worker wearing Personal Protective EquipmentHave a read below to find answers to some of the commonest questions we are asked about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Hopefully, you will find what you are looking for. If your question is not answered, or for further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team, and we will be happy to provide you with the answers you need.

1) What is PPE?

PPE is any equipment that protects employees against potential health and safety risks wh…

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13-11-2014

The root of manufacturing safety concerns

11-11-2014

YPhoto shows a worker welding and not using visorour manufacturing plant has all the right safety equipment and training procedures in place. Why do you keep having accidents? The answer is simple: you have humans involved. Human error can negate even the most stringent safety measures. However, there are steps you can take to reduce this vast area for mistakes.

Training and enforcement

Employee attitudes of skipping a safety step because “the job will only take one minute” must be nipped in the bud. This is a critical p…

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