Home Safety Articles


Carbon Management - Our wee bit we can do at home

I have recently added Carbon Management for businesses to my portfolio of services I provide on top of my Health and Safety Services. I published an article about the service and why carbon management was required. It then occurred to me that there are lots of you, like me, interested in doing our wee bit to help save our planet, hence this article. First, I will give you some definitions and a brief description of what is happening to our planet.

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Home Health and Safety – Common Harmful Products

This article is on the various products that we have lying about the house and use in the maintenance of our house, garden, car etc.In the working environment we must comply with a regulation called the Control of Substances Harmful to Health or COSHH. This tells us what the hazard of the product is, how it may affect us, what precautions we should take when using it and the first aid / medical measures requirements if needed. In the domestic environment COSHH does not apply however the products still cause us harm, they have not changed. The relevant symbols and information are still usually printed on the packaging or container, it is obviously good practice to read this information before using any product.

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How to avoid the lockdown blues!

This article describes how I have managed to avoid the dreaded lockdown blues, I've even managed to avoid what I call "my potholes", these are my small bouts of depression or stress.

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Working From Home

With the latest government instructions to work from home, where possible, I thought it was a good time to discuss home work, the main hazards and the employers responsibilities

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Positivity

am a great believer in positivity and the powers and results it can bring. This is not just in people but in life, sport, business, well everything. Even the covid-19 pandemic and all that it has brought to test us. It may have been challenging but in a way I feel more positive after the experience.

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Winter Weather Driving

Winter weather can make even the simplest journeys difficult and even unsafe. Snow, ice, gales, flooding, frost and fog – the winter months often present motorists with some of the most challenging driving conditions of the year. If you've no option but to take to the roads when the elements are against you, I have some essential driving tips to help keep you safe. But first, you might want to give your car or van a winter health check.

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Mental Health

Mental health has been in the headlines recently. An estimated 55% of time of work due to ill health is down to mental health issues. It can affect people in so many ways and is caused by so many reasons. I am not an expert on mental health, normally I concentrate on Positive Safety Culture which can have a positive affect on Mental Health.

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Forth Rail Bridge and why welfare was introduced

Forth Rail Bridge and why welfare was introduced A few people have asked about the photo of the Forth Rail Bridge in my banner and its relevance to health and safety. The item in focus, in front of the bridge is the memorial to those who were known to have died during the construction of the rail bridge.

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Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming. This means that we have to be more aware or additional hazards brought by the changing seasons. Most of us are aware of the increase dangers getting to and from work as well as in the work place at this time of year. Yet, most of us forget that the home can be just as hazardous.. This means that we have to be more aware or additional hazards brought by the changing seasons. Most of us are aware of the increase dangers getting to and from work as well as in the work place at this time of year. Yet, most of us forget that the home can be just as hazardous.

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Home Health, Safety and Security Part 1 - Security

I'm going to discuss security So what are we talking about, theft and house break in primarily. It may seem strange for a health and safety advisor to discuss security however the affects of a security issue can certainly have a direct influence on the victims health and safety

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Home health, safety and security part 2 - Health

I'm going to discuss health, So what are we talking about, substances or conditions that can have an adverse effect on the occupants health, cause serious illness or fatality, can cause serious property damage if handled wrongly

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Home health, safety and security - part 3 - Safety

Home health, safety and security - part 3 - Safety Serious issues could result in time off work with loss of wages or even worse, not being able to work at all. How would you pay your mortgage and bills? Repair the property or pay insurance excess and the resulting increased insurance premiums.

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