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Using Virtual Reality To Simulate Real Risks

26-09-2017

Photo shows an example augmented realityThere will always be a place for PowerPoint presentations, especially if business boardrooms have anything to say about it. But as an effective learning tool, there is room for improvement.

Even the most attentive student isn’t going to absorb everything they need from bullet points and anecdotes…

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What you need to know about portable appliance testing (PAT)

18-08-2015

Image shows the plug of a portable appliance near an electrical socketUnder the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, dutyholders (employers and self-employed people) are legally required to ensure that electronics with the potential to cause injury are maintained in a safe condition, so far as is reasonably practicable. Dutyholders are jointly responsible for equipme…

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Increase office safety with video surveillance

22-08-2014

Photo shows a security cameraWhen you run a business, keeping employees and customers/clients safe is crucial — and in today’s world, that often means taking preventative safety measures. In 2010, the average surveillance camera provider performed 120 camera installations per year. While this is down from the 2007 high of 

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How safety barriers are reducing workplace accidents easily and effectively

14-01-2014

photo shows a barrier being used to block a hazardMany workplace accidents take place either when the employees fail to recognize a prospective perilous situation or when the company’s owner or the management team fails to install safety barriers. Reports about near misses and fatal accidents often signify that the causes of these accidents were ow…

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What are the benefits of NEBOSH & IOSH accreditation?

08-03-2013

cleaningThe commercial cleaning sector offers your business a wide variety of options for all of your maintenance and cleaning needs, so rooting out the best choice from the crowd can be a difficult process. Many will provide great deals on regularly scheduled contract cleans, or graffiti removal or janitor…

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Case Law

31-03-2011

A new page has been set up on www.healthsafetynews.co.uk giving details of case law that set legal precedent relevant to occupational health and safety - it is currently under construction but more cases will be added shortly. Visit the Law page to access this useful guidance tool; additional cases …

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