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  • Cardinus - Managing Fire Safety

    August 2019

    Fire is probably the most likely catastrophic risk to which we are exposed; this exposure can occur not only in the workplace but also in the home. When a fire occurs, not only does it pose a major threat to life but it can destroy property and cause major business loss, or in many cases, failure.

  • The Driver's Duty to Report a Collision

    August 2019

    After an accident do our fleet drivers know their legal responsibilities? John Davidge takes a look.

    Imagine the scene – you’re driving along the road, minding your own business when an oncoming car swoops into view, drifting slightly towards you – and BANG! Your driver’s door mirror is no more. What’s more, the offending car is disappearing fast in the distance without stopping. Well, how much is that going to cost me…? It’s frustrating, but it’ll get repaired in a few days. It’s more money gone but that is the cost of running a car these days.

  • Managing the risk of heat stress

    August 2019

    Whether high temperatures are the norm in your working environment or circumstances have made it temporarily uncomfortable, it’s essential for you or your employees to be able to work safely in these conditions

  • Big data could soon become contractor's most important tool

    August 2019

    Gone are the days where data from construction projects is filed away into metal storage cabinets and never seen again. As people across the globe are increasingly seeing the value of their data along with huge leaps in digital technology, the means of storing and using it are becoming progressively innovative.

  • How to stay productive when it’s sunny

    August 2019

    As well as pre-booked summer holidays, unplanned absences tend to spike during warm weather. These days off, which are most likely to be on Mondays, Fridays and the day before holidays, are noted to reduce productivity by a whopping 36.6%.

  • The Health and Safety Executive – who are they and what do they mean to you?

    July 2019

    Taking the correct measures to make your workplace or site safe is crucial, as failure to do this could leave you open to intervention from the Health and Safety Executive.

  • The impact of noise induced hearing loss claims

    July 2019

    In recent years, the number of Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims has increased by 300% . In the vast majority of these cases, it is alleged that negligent exposure occurred with more than one employer, resulting in solicitors being able to recover additional legal costs at the conclusion of a successful claim.

  • Theft – A proactive approach is the best preventative strategy

    July 2019

     An increase in incidences of theft is currently being seen across the UK, impacting both businesses and individuals. Whether it’s a bicycle or a large piece of construction equipment that’s stolen, being a victim of theft can be extremely distressing, often compounded by the knowledge that there’s only a limited chance of recovering the stolen item.

  • How to make the most of your lunchtime workout

    July 2019

    There may be more benefits of exercising over your lunch break than you think. Get motivated and power through the rest of your day with our Lunchtime Workout Guide.

  • Business risk management: health & safety

    July 2019

    From manufacturing and engineering firms to independent contractors every business needs to be aware of Health & Safety, protect your workers and your projects with these simple H&S improvements.

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