Fireworks – Top Ten Safety Tips

Bonfire night should be filled with fun and laughter, but unfortunately this is not always the case.  In 2005, the number of people injured by fireworks was 990.  These injuries occurred over a four week period around November 5th. (RoSPA) Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety […]

Health & Safety Law Poster Reminder

Just a reminder that the old health and safety law poster must be replaced by the new version by 5th April 2014.   After that date, employers must give their staff either a copy of a pocket card or leaflet (both of which are free to download from www.hse.gov.uk) OR display the newer version of the […]

Risk of Drowning During Hot Spells

The school holidays are here and the hot weather has finally arrived which means families want to get out and about to enjoy the weather, but they need to be extra vigilant around inland waters, such as rivers, lakes, lochs, quarries and reservoirs, which can be more dangerous than they appear. According to The Royal […]

Dangers of the Sun

Two-fifths of Britons sunburn on purpose to get ‘deeper’ tan Two-fifths of people (40%) say they burn their skin in the sun on purpose to ‘deepen’ a tan, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support. This is despite the fact that getting a painful sunburn just once every two years can triple the risk […]

Preventing Stress

What is work-related stress? Work-related stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work. There is a clear distinction between pressure which can be a motivating factor, and stress, which can occur when this pressure becomes excessive. Why is work-related stress an issue? Stress […]