Common hazards in the workplace

04-09-2014

Despite the ongoing hard work of all of us involved with improving awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace, serious accidents and injuries are still very common.

To help raise awareness of this, Cute Injury have put together a great infographic detailing the most common hazards in the workplace – as well as some revealing stats from the past year. For instance, there was a total of 78,000 UK employees injured at their workplace over 2012/2013 – which added up …

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Scaffolding safety: 5 scaffolding safety do’s

04-09-2014

Photo shows a worker on scaffoldingThis blog explores the subject of safe scaffolding and focuses on 5 scaffolding do’s which ensure safety of a scaffolding work site. Read on for valuable information on how to maintain safety on site and ensure the wellbeing of workers and members of the public when scaffolding work is taking place.

1. Review, evaluate and inspect

Before work begins, it is always a good idea to review and inspect the work site. This allows you to identify possible hazards and take steps t…

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Fire Prevention Week: The most effective PPE gear

04-09-2014

Photo shows firefighters dealing with a house fireAnyone who has ever seen a fire get out of control knows what an utterly terrifying and fearsome sight it can be. Once a fire takes hold there is little you can do but get back to a safe distance and hope for the best.

However, for fire fighters, there is an obligation to protect people and property from fires, which often means putting themselves in incredibly dangerous situations. Throughout history many brave fire fighters have had to do this without adequate personal pro…

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Asbestos: The Facts

04-09-2014

blue asbestos fibresDespite incessant media coverage and tremulous word-of-mouth horror stories, the risks of asbestos continue to be underestimated.

The fact is that asbestos can be lethal. The lack of immediate symptoms is deceptive, and can often mean that those handling the substance are unaware of the danger they are in. However, with the right knowledge, you can stay safe if you encounter asbestos, whether at home or in the workplace.

The risks

It’s important that you know what you risk…

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Top construction site dangers

27-08-2014

Photo shows a construction worker climbing a scaffold ladderConstruction sites are one of the most dangerous places of employment. Workers are exposed to any number of hazards on a daily basis. However, the majority of all accidents and deaths in the industry can be avoided by simply following basic safety rules.

Falls

While falls from unguarded heights are a major concern, heights are not the only fall issue that must be addressed. Improper ladder use is a source of many site injuries. Workers can be injured by tripping over debris…

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Common factors in forklift truck accidents

27-08-2014

Photo shows a forklift truck in a warehouseIn the 21st century, health and safety considerations in the workplace are more important than ever before. As technology takes more and more of a place in our workplaces, we are more susceptible to injuries and accidents than ever before and, sadly, many of these are entirely avoidable, especially when it comes to forklift trucks. But, what are the most common factors, and what can we do to avoid them? This blog post aims to find out.

What are the Contributing Factors?

If…

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