Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines – Missing the Human Element?

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Health & Safety Sentencing Guidelines - What's Missing?

Revised health and safety sentencing guidelines were introduced in February 2016. We see the results, the numbers. £14M in health and safety fines for the UK construction industry in 2016. £12M for manufacturing. But, while substantial, they don’t really resonate. Do they with you? Do you get a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? No? Me neither. These … Read More

Help Us Fight Exposure to Asbestos

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Prevent Exposure to Asbestos

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017 has long passed but we’re determined to keep awareness high all year round and to do all we can to prevent exposure to asbestos. As we reported a couple of weeks ago and with immediate effect, we are no longer making the asbestos module a chargeable, optional extra for e-permits. The module is now bundled … Read More

It Could Never Happen To Me, Could It?

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Crossrail Construction Project

There were 144 fatal injuries to workers in the UK in the fiscal year period 2015/16. A number, thankfully, with a long term downward trend although a number that seems to be levelling off over recent years. That couldn’t be you could it? I don’t mean one of the 144, but one of the duty holders held responsible for a … Read More

Asbestos Module – Now Bundled!

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e-permits laces up its running shoes - asbestos

We have written much and commented more on reducing the exposure to asbestos since the 2017 Global Asbestos Awareness Week at the beginning of April. Indeed, if we can make headway with recommendations we made following the Post Implementation Review of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 then the UK will become a much safer place to go about our … Read More

Santander plc – Improving Health & Safety in Data Centres

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Santander - Improving H&S in Data Centres

Modern data centres can use around 100 million megawatt hours of electricity a year, orders of magnitude more than a typical office building and more than enough to introduce significant danger into the workplace. As recently as 2015, Martin Walton was electrocuted and killed working on a data centre in Middlesex when one of two FM companies involved issued a … Read More

Asbestos In UK Schools – The Hidden Threat

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Asbestos in UK Schools - An Infographic

The equivalent of 10 jumbo jets full of people die every year in Great Britain from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. It is tempting to think that this is the sad legacy of our previous ignorance of asbestos and its deadly nature and that, over time, the death toll will fall. However, that’s not necessarily the reality. As we … Read More

2017 Global Asbestos Awareness Week

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

We’re less than 2 weeks away from Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW, April 1-7, 2017). Promoted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the GAAW is dedicated to increasing awareness of, and preventing exposure to asbestos. ADAO is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that reached over 44 countries with GAAW last year. This year’s GAAW will focus on banning the mining … Read More

The Benefits of e-permits

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Benefits of e-permits

In previous posts we have discussed what a permit to work actually is and then how e-permits helps enforce health and safety policy on the ground. This post will focus much more on the benefits of e-permits and, in particular, what our clients cite as the benefits they receive from using e-permits. Remembering first that, without exception, our best clients … Read More