News | November 2020

How to Create a Safe Working Environment for Warehouse Employees: Part 2

30th November 2020

Warehouse safety is a key part of all warehouse operations. It helps ensure your employees conduct their scheduled work without avoidable and unnecessary hazards. Proper training should be provided to the workforce to ensure safe handling of dangerous items and heavy machinery such as trucks, forklifts, machines with moving parts, and conveyor belts. Below is a continuation of the factors that you need to consider when creating a safe working environment for your warehouse employees. Please read on.

UK Government Issues Advice on Mental Health for This Winter

26th November 2020

The British government has issued a new policy paper entitled “Staying mentally well this winter”.  Aimed at people from all walks of life, it is designed to help us all get through a unique, difficult end to the year.

What Does It Cover?

The paper is from the Department of Health and Social Care. It starts off by explaining how 2020 has marked an “unprecedented change to our lives”, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing enormous disruption to the lives and careers of many people across the country.

Incredibly Tall Versions of Everyday Things

25th November 2020

We are now used to seeing enormous buildings reaching up high into the sky, but what about the everyday things that you might not realise also come in huge versions? The following are some unbelievably tall versions of things you are used to seeing a lot smaller.

The Tallest Elevator

Essential Keys to an Effective Emergency Action Plan

24th November 2020

No workplace is immune to accidents. Accidents can happen to anyone at any given time. An emergency action plan is an essential factor of emergency preparedness. But having one in your organization may not be enough. The plan needs to be workable for it to be effective. If you intend to have an effective emergency action plan for your workplace but are not sure where to start, here are some of the keys to get you started.

  1. Keep the Action Plan in Hard and Soft Copies

How to Create a Safe Working Environment for Warehouse Employees: Part 1

23rd November 2020

Warehouses are among the riskier industries owing to the use of high-powered equipment and vehicles operating with close proximity of one another. This makes warehouse safety a very crucial element that requires your utmost priority to ensure your workforce is kept safe hence maximising productivity and minimising injury and damage.

What You Need to Know About Reviewing Your Workplace Safety Procedures

19th November 2020

Regular review of your workplace safety protocols is vital due to the thousands of work-related accident cases reported every year across different workplaces. It is an integral aspect of worker health and safety in the workplace. Your review should focus on how well your workforce gets furnished with accident prevention awareness and the capacity of your current system to keep your business and workers safe. We’ve prepared a list of the essential items that you may consider for your workplace safety reviews.

Incredible Reasons for Dropping Cars from Great Heights

18th November 2020

What kind of reason could anyone possibly have for dropping a car to Earth from a great height? The following examples show us that there are more reasons for doing this than you probably think.

Volvo Drop Cars to Simulate Crashes

When the safety experts at Volvo want to see what a crashed car looks like they don’t carry out a crash of their own. Instead, they drop a vehicle multiple times from a height of 30 metres, to simulate the effect of an extreme crash as closely as possible.

The UK’s Construction Industry Is Congratulated for Adapting

18th November 2020

Alok Sharma MP, who is the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has congratulated the British construction industry for adapting during a difficult year. He pointed out in a letter his “admiration” for the work that they are carrying out during 2020.

More Details of the Letter

Efficient Ways to Prevent Chemical Exposures in Your Workplace

17th November 2020

Workers risk exposure any time they work with hazardous chemicals. Among the jobs that might expose workers to hazardous chemicals hence causing various health effects, or worse, death includes the chemical plants, factories, automotive, and manufacturing industries. Preventing exposure to these chemicals is the most effective way of ensuring the safety of employees and clients handling the chemicals. Below are some of the most effective protective measures that you can implement to prevent exposures. Please read on.

 

  1. Proper Knowledge

Importance of Contractor Vetting in Communication Tower Safety

12th November 2020

Common risks and hazards of communication tower projects include struck-by hazards, structural collapses, falls, and hoisting and rigging practices. For so many years now, there has been conflicting information about who should be responsible for employees’ safety in such environments, especially if multiple contractor layers are involved. This article contains what you need to know about contractor vetting as an important tool to establish and maintain communication tower safety.