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  • Keen To Learn The Abc Of Cdm? We Have Everything You Need To Know

    Keen to learn the ABC of CDM? We have everything you need to know

    IF you’re involved in construction there’s every chance you’ll be aware of CDM regulations – or The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to give them their full title. This important health and safety legislation is there to protect workers involved in construction projects and has played a key role in driving down the number…

  • Top Tips To Stop Your Halloween From Turning Into A Health And Safety Nightmare

    Top tips to stop your Halloween from turning into a health and safety nightmare

    With children up to four times more likely to be involved in a car accident on October 31 than on any other day of the year, Halloween can be far scarier than you think. Darker nights coupled with an increase in the numbers of young children trick or treating has combined to create a road…

  • World Water Monitoring Day: How A Simple Risk Assessment Could Save Your Life

    World Water Monitoring Day: How a simple risk assessment could save your life

    THERE are few things more important in life than the safety and quality of the water we drink which is why World Water Monitoring Day is such an important event for all of us. More than 100 countries worldwide will take part in World Water Monitoring Day today, which is being observed by the UN,…

  • Legionella: Focus On The Bacteria Dominating The Headlines This Summer

    Legionella: Focus on the bacteria dominating the headlines this summer

    TWO hospitals in Scotland have been placed on high alert following the discovery of legionella bacteria in the water supply serving both hospitals. Traces of the bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ Disease in vulnerable people, was found during routine checks in the radiotherapy unit at the Western General in Edinburgh and in the supply at…

  • As Harvest Approaches A Focus On Fire Safety Is Essential For Farmers

    As harvest approaches a focus on fire safety is essential for farmers

    WITH the cost of farm fires hitting more than £95 million in 2021 the need for regular fire safety risk assessments has never been more important to UK farmers. As harvest time approaches, the risks increase significantly, with electrical problems known to be one of the biggest causes, according to leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual.…

  • Top Tips For Finding The Right Health And Safety Consultancy For You

    Top tips for finding the right health and safety consultancy for you

    WITH the number of people being killed in accidents at work increasing the need for health and safety has never been greater. But finding a health and safety consultancy you can trust to protect the health and wellbeing of your employees may not always be as easy as you think. As National Day of the…

  • Health And Safety: Free Training Sessions Will Ensure You’Re On Top Of Latest Rules Around Cdm

    Health and safety: FREE training sessions will ensure you’re on top of latest rules around CDM

    HERE’S an important health and safety question for you. How much do you and your team really know about the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)? With workers involved in construction statistically much more likely to be involved in an accident at work, making sure you’re on top of any changes in the…

  • Out Of Sight Out Of Mind? Why Health And Safety Matters Most To Remote Workers

    Out of sight out of mind? Why health and safety matters most to remote workers

    A RADICAL change in the way we work post-pandemic means that more employees are remote workers. But how can you ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of your team when they are no longer based in one office? In this blog, John Crockett, Health and Safety Manager at Acorn Safety Services explains more. WHILE the…

  • Health And Safety: Take Steps Now To Protect Yourself From Two Of The Biggest Health And Safety Headaches

    Health and safety: Take steps now to protect yourself from two of the biggest health and safety headaches

    It’s  been a year since Adam Midson joined Acorn Safety Services and this month he celebrated being promoted to Legionella and Fire Manager. In this blog, Adam explains more about his important role and the ways you can protect yourself and your business from the dangers of two of the biggest health and safety headaches.…

  • National Forklift Safety Day: How We’Re Putting Health And Safety In The Driving Seat

    National Forklift Safety Day: How we’re putting health and safety in the driving seat

    Safe sites save lives – that’s the message from National Forklift Safety Day which is being held today, Tuesday, June 13. The aim of the forklift safety campaign is to drive up safety standards across the UK by making all construction and warehouse workers aware of the steps they need to take to stay safe…

  • Health And Safety In A Heatwave – Urgent Advice Which Could Save Lives

    Health and safety in a heatwave – urgent advice which could save lives

    While we’re all enjoying some much-needed summer sunshine it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with the warmer weather. For people working outside, or in factories, hot weather can put them at risk of health and safety issues including heat stress while the use of hose pipes and taps, which may have laid…

  • New Roles Introduced To Make High-Rise Buildings Even Safer

    New roles introduced to make high-rise buildings even safer

    THIS year has seen the introduction of new rules around the safety of all high-rise residential buildings. All buildings which are more than seven storeys tall now need to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator – a branch of the Health and Safety Executive by October 1. A number of new roles have also…

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