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Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability. What is it, why is it important and why is it a buzz word in this present ‘green’ world? We will also discover how carbon net zero, the circular economy and sustainability are very closely linked and related

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The circular economy

The circular economy

The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.

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Carbon Management and why wee need to reduce our footprint

Carbon Management and why wee need to reduce our footprint

Making your business environmentally friendly not only benefits the environment but can also save you money. The brand enhancement that comes with putting sustainability at the heart of business will help companies attract and retain customers and the best talent. But there is also the opportunity for businesses to save money from efficiencies and develop new products and services that get them ahead of the curve.

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Defibrillators, may be needed in the work place

Defibrillators, may be needed in the work place

A defibrillator is a machine that sends a high energy electric shock through the heart. This high energy electric shock is called defibrillation. The aim of this shock is to return a heart to its normal working state if it goes into cardiac arrest. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. Defibrillators can also restore the heart's beating if the heart suddenly stops.

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Safety Inspection - Advantages of Employing an Independent Professional

Safety Inspection - Advantages of Employing an Independent Professional

Safety Inspections could be carried out by utilising someone from another team, department or branch but could also be by a totally independent safety professional. We as humans tend to be blinkered, we see what we expect to see and don't see the unexpected. How many times have we stood on the bairns toy, kicked the dogs water bowl, trapped a finger in a window handle? We all do it, especially if we are concentrating on a particular task such as doing the dishes. We are all aware of the saying "familiarity breeds contempt"

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Why use an expert?

Why use an expert?

“competence is not just a qualification or experience it is a combination of qualifications, experience, knowledge, ability and life”

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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment

Your fire risk assessment will help you identify risks that can be removed or reduced and to decide the nature and extent of the general fire precautions you need to take to protect people against the fire risks that remain. If you employ five or more people, you must record the significant findings of your risk assessment however it is recommended to do so in any case as proof that it has been carried out.

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Why I stand out from the crowd

Why I stand out from the crowd

In every sector of every trade, some people are academically minded, and some are practically minded, a few are both, and there is the unfortunate few who are neither. I am from the practical side, I learnt most of my knowledge by being hands on, listening and learning from others as well as time studying.

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The Importance of Hazard Identification

The Importance of Hazard Identification

if we look at the definition it will help us understand what we are looking for, it defines it as ‘anything’, not an area or a feeling, but a thing or an action or lack of action, such as an object, a substance, an energy source, not properly managed

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The Benefits to a business of Health and Safety

The Benefits to a business of Health and Safety

Since I became self employed and started communicating with small businesses it amazes me how many have no health and safety policy or procedures and worse than that, no understanding to what it is all about, how it can benefit them, their employees, and their business let alone the legal side of things. I still frequently hear the old ‘health and safety gone mad' and ‘it costs so much and you get nothing back’. So in this article I am going to try and address these issues. Before I do however, a little bit about me and health and safety.

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COSHH Assessments

COSHH Assessments

Health and Safety Executive guidance states that the purpose of the risk assessment under regulation 6 of COSHH is “to enable employers to make valid decisions about the measures needed to prevent or adequately control the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health arising from the work”.

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The Importance of Conducting a Safety Audit

The Importance of Conducting a Safety Audit

Organizations conduct safety audits to comply with laws or regulations and to provide a safe workplace for everyone. A safety audit identifies different levels of risk in each work area of an organization. A systematic approach is a vital ingredient for a safety audit.

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