News | July 2020

Surprising Places Where Metals Can Be Found

30th July 2020

A huge amount of effort goes into extracting different types of metal from the Earth’s crust and turning them into useful objects. Yet, you might not know that metals can also be found in some strange places. The following are some of the most surprising places where metals have been located.

The Moon

Recent research carried out by the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument team working on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft discovered that the Moon might contain more metal than we had thought.

Essential Tips for Your Work at Height Training

28th July 2020

Safety when working at height is of utmost importance. A simple mistake made can easily turn a routine task into a serious injury or fatality. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 place legal duties on all employers and supervisors in charge of carrying out any work at height project where there’s a risk of a fall which can result in an injury or fatality. Training is vital to help make working at height safer hence reducing the number of injuries. Read on for essential tips to implement in your next work at height training.

 

Mould Prevention: 4 Ways to Prevent Mould Growth in Your Workplace

27th July 2020

Exposure to mould has been linked to a variety of health effects, including breathing problems and allergic reactions. Mould needs moisture, oxygen, and an organic source such as wood, food, carpet, and paper to grow. It may grow inside your work environment without you even realizing. Preventing its growth is the most effective way to control it and keeping the workplace safe. Read on for some of the most effective ways to prevent mould growth in your workplace.

 

  1. Keep the Workplace Clean

The Weirdest Factories on Earth

23rd July 2020

It is easy to imagine a traditional factory, with smoke billowing out of a chimney and heavy pieces rolling off a production line. Yet, some of the world’s most interesting factories are nothing like you would imagine them to be.

Part of this is down to recent advances in technology and new ways of thinking, while others are older examples of extreme creativity being used to design these buildings.

The Transparent Factory in Germany

The Weirdest Factories on Earth

23rd July 2020

It is easy to imagine a traditional factory, with smoke billowing out of a chimney and heavy pieces rolling off a production line. Yet, some of the world’s most interesting factories are nothing like you would imagine them to be.

Part of this is down to recent advances in technology and new ways of thinking, while others are older examples of extreme creativity being used to design these buildings.

The Transparent Factory in Germany

Is Brexit the Next Big Challenge for UK Health & Safety Regulators?

22nd July 2020

The last few months have seen the UK’s authorities rushing to put together completely new health and safety guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While many of us can now go back to work by following these new regulations, there is concern that Brexit may cause even greater problems, as the existing EU rules will no longer apply. What can we expect to happen in this respect?

With the transition period set to finish at the end of 2020, now is a good time to see how our existing rules on this matter may change.

What Will Change?

Workplace Safety: Top Welding Safety Hazards and How to Prevent Them

21st July 2020

Safety is vital for any welding project. Without proper safety measures, welders face an array of health and safety hazards that could be potentially dangerous. Employers and safety officers need to regularly conduct proper training, inspect the welding equipment, and promote general employee safety awareness to minimise the risk of injuries and fatalities. Below is a list of the common welding safety hazards and efficient ways to prevent them.

  1. Fire and Explosion

Fire Safety: Steps to Conducting a Fire-Risk Assessment in the Oil & Gas Industry

20th July 2020

Fire-related accidents are more common in the oil and gas industry than in any other industry. The industry records the highest number of injuries, deaths, and damages from fires and explosions. Fortunately, fire-risk assessment is one of the most effective ways you can prevent fires from happening in your company. This piece contains the steps to follow when conducting a fire-risk assessment for your oil and gas organisation. But first, ensure you’ve installed the necessary access equipment such as fixed access ladders on high buildings and tanks.

Should You Be Wearing a Face Covering at Work or When Travelling There?

16th July 2020

The recent changes in the rules over when to wear a face mask has caused a degree of confusion. While these laws are subject to change, the following details are correct at the time of writing.

Travelling to Work on Public Transport and In Shops

You need to wear a face covering if you are travelling on public transport in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Wales will bring in this rule on the 27th of July.

Can Metal Be Eaten? The Weird Ways That Metal Is Consumed

15th July 2020

Most of us would never think of tasting a bit of metal. Yet, you might be surprised at the number of ways that metallic objects have been consumed by people, animals and even bacteria.

Monsieur Mangetout Once Ate an Airplane

Michael Lotito was still a teenager when his incredible eating habits brought him to public attention. Performing as Monsieur Mangetout (Mr Eat It All), Lotito stunned the world with his ravenous appetite for frankly inedible things.