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Another Tragic Case of Legionnaires Disease

Reading Borough Council could face fine Posted on: 25/08/2015   By: Lee Rance Lewis Payne died on November 1, 2012 of Legionella pneumonia, caused by the Legionnaire bacteria. It is believed that the 95 year old contracted the deadly bug from a tap in his bedroom at the Reading Borough Council run care home he was staying at. The council […]

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Choking and Suffocation Risk to Babies

ROSPA campaign to raise awareness Posted on: 11/08/2015   By: Lee Rance I recently became aware of the ‘Nappy Sacks Campaign’ introduced by ROSPA to raise awareness of the dangers that nappy sacks can pose to babies. This came after at least 16 babies in England and Wales have died from choking or suffocating on them. One of the most […]

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Child Loses Fingertips in Park Gate

The danger was not spotted Posted on: 05/08/2015   By: Lee Rance A couple of weeks ago I posted the link to this story on social media but being a father of three myself it raised some concerns so I decided to look into it in a bit more detail. 2 year old Jacob Salter was at a park with his […]

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Workplace Accidents Are Reducing Each Year

But we can still do more Posted on: 28/07/2015   By: Lee Rance We recently had our website re-designed and included in this re-design we decided to add a link to the news feed on the HSE website. Basically, any new events that HSE put on their news feed appears on our website. I started noticing just how many workplace […]

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Free Toxic Hazard With Every Lightbulb!

Mercury in CFLs can be deadly … Posted on: 17/06/2014   By: Alan Dawson Remember the good old days when we used incandescent light bulbs? We could buy them from 100 watts right down to 25 watts. Well, it was way back in September 2009 when they started to disappear… Love them or hate them, energy saving light bulbs are here to […]

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The Rights of Disabled Workers

Putting the record straight Posted on: 15/07/2015   By: Lee Rance I recently read an interesting blog on the ROSPA website. The post explained what employers need to do to ensure they fulfil their legal duty of care for any disabled employees. It went on to state that some employers use Health and Safety Law to discriminate against disabled people […]

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HSE Release Latest Fatality Statistics

UK is still one of the safest places to work in Europe Posted on: 07/07/2015   By: Lee Rance The HSE has provisionally released the latest data on workplace fatalities in the UK. 142 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2014 and March 2015, this works out at a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers. The figure […]

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