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Winter warnings

After the mildest November since records began, we now see the weather forecasts warning of storms, extremely strong winds, rain and snow Brrr. Ensure that you keep your access routes free from ice to minimise slips and the associated personal injuries. If not already done so, consider stocking up with suitable gritting materials so it […]

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Fire Risk Assessments

In these austere times, companies may well be considering to put off having a fire risk assessment carried out. This is false economy and may well lead to criminal prosecution. The large fire at a Surrey Factory on the 3rd October 2011 should serve as a timely reminder to us all. Want to discuss your […]

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New QA scheme for tree-planting

The Forestry Commission has launched a pilot phase for the Woodland Carbon Code. 15 sites have been identified across the UK and currently they are estimating the amount of carbon it will sequestor and having it scrutinised  by an independant certification body – either SGS or the Scottish Food Quality Certification. To learn more vist […]

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Free Environmental Guidance

Netregs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium sized businesses in the UK. They will help you to understand what you need to do to comply with environment law and protect the environment. They may even help you to save money by showing you ways to use your resources more efficiently. This government website […]

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Health and safety in the woodworking industry

The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which is caused by contact with moving machinery. As a result, the HSE has launched a new website for woodworking employees. If you need assistance with your health and safety programme, then contact us now.    

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Bribery bill – Milton Keynes businesses, be aware

The Bribery Bill is expected to come into force later this year. However, it appears that 60% of businesses are unaware that failing to prevent bribery is a criminal offence. Visit the Ministry of Justice website  to make yourself fully aware of the new Bribery Bill. Let Sensible Safety Solutions help you with your safety […]

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Milton Keynes – The big switch off

The Carbon Reductions Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficient Scheme which comes into force this year will require businesses to record energy use and from 2011, pay by the tonne for the carbon that they emit. This will apply to all businesses that use more than 6000MWh electricity each year. Currently that is equivalent to an annual […]

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Asbestos: The survey guide

The HSE has released a new illustrated publication the replaces and expands MDHS100. It is aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. To obtain a free download of the publication from the HSE, click here. Contact Sensible Safety […]

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