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Health and Safety Consultants wanted!

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We’re very excited to announce that we have a new Health and Safety Consultant job vacancy at Sure Safety…are you looking for a new challenge and want to embrace our #keepingsafetysimple culture?    Health & Safety Consultant – Job Description    Sure Safety Consultancy are an innovative, growing company with a focus on working with our clients to create bespoke solutions whilst keeping safety simple.  We are currently looking to recruit a Health and Safety Consultant to work closely with one of our clients in the role of H&S Manager. This work is based in Cardiff but will require regular travel…

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First-aid

First Aid In The Workplace

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First aid is the initial assessment of an individual who has been injured before the emergency services have arrived. The aim is to preserve life, prevent the injury worsening and to help the recovery process. This blog will look at what responsibilities the employer has and how to conduct a needs assessment. Employer Responsibilities Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 an employer must: Provide or ensure that there are provided such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or…

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Hot Weather Hazards

Hot Weather Hazards

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Now we’ve made it through the tough conditions of Winter, we now face a new set of challenges. As much as we all like the sun and the hot weather that comes with it, you cannot underestimate the dangers. This blog will look at what hazards come with the hot weather and tips on how to minimise them. Hot Weather Hazards Dehydration The hot weather causes us to sweat more. If this is not met by drinking more water, we become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to dizziness, tiredness and confusion. Being hydrated is vital for normal body function, so if…

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Manual handling

Manual Handling At Work

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Manual Handling is often a necessary task in the workplace. However, done incorrectly, it can put employees in danger of injuring themselves and those around them. This blog will look at identifying the risks involved with manual handling and how to avoid them. Manual Handling Manual Handling is the physical handling of a load without the assistance of equipment such as a fork lift. This can include, lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling and carrying. Due to poor manual handling, an estimated 8.9 million working days were lost due to Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder 2016/17 in the UK. The Manual Handling…

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Hazardous Substances

Hazardous Substances

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Hazardous substances cause thousands of deaths at work due to ill health and disease. It’s therefore essential to understand the correct procedures and legislation around dealing with hazardous substances. This blog will look at a range of factors surrounding hazardous substances, including the definition and legal responsibilities. What are Hazardous Substances? Hazardous substances are substances that cause damage to your health. For example, by entering your body and reaching an organ. There are multiple ways an individual can be at risk of hazardous substances: Skin Contact  Through absorption, the hazardous substances can get into the bloodstream. Inhalation An individual can…

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Safety Signs

Safety Signs And Signals

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It’s important to effectively communicate certain safety messages to individuals on your premises. One method to do this is through safety signs and symbols. In today’s work setting, there are numerous signs of different sizes and colours, each communicating a different meaning. This blog will look to identify what some of the most common signs mean and what they require you to do. Regulations The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that signs are provided and maintained in areas where an individual’s health and safety is at risk. A risk assessment…

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Sure Safety Consultancy Ltd respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Important information and who we are Purpose of this privacy notice This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Sure Safety Consultancy Ltd collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may have provided through…

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Breaking News – Inexcusable’ welfare and safety conditions

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A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work has been fined more than £50,000 after a HSE inspection found a series of serious safety breaches. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that PVAD Limited was the contractor controlling work at a construction site at on Montholme Road, London, SW11, when it was inspected by the HSE in March 2017. The inspection found that numerous areas of the site had no edge protection to prevent falls, including where workers could fall four metres into the basement from the site entrance area. Unsafe ‘homemade’ ramps were being used to allow access to some…

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Noise In The Workplace

Noise In The Workplace

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Noise is described as an unwanted sound. If you’re exposed to loud noise for a sustained amount of time, it can lead to health problems in the long run. This blog will therefore look at identifying the most common ways to reduce noise and explain some of the health implications. Legal Requirements In April 2006, the revised version of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. These regulations require employers to: Conduct noise risk assessments on areas of high exposure Eliminate or reduce sound Provide appropriate PPE Provide instructions and training Comply with the legal limits Measuring Sound The…

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Stress Risk Assessment

Stress Risk Assessment

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Continuing with the theme of workplace stress in honour of April being stress awareness month, we will be looking at how to conduct a stress risk assessment. The risk assessment is an essential tool for identifying the hazards your workforce face. Moreover, it plays a role in helping prevent the hazards from developing. Stress Recap According to the HSE, workplace stress is ‘a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work’. It accounts for over a third of reported ill health and 43% of ill health related absence from work. Stress can lead to…

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