Articles

November 18, 2016

Fit to burst

As winter approaches, it’s important to protect buildings from cold weather – taking some simple steps in advance can help to reduce costly repairs and maintenance.
November 11, 2016

Such great heights

Falls from a height in the workplace are worryingly common, making up a large proportion of personal injury claims brought against employers.
November 4, 2016

Electrical safety in winter weather: the essentials

During the winter, when days get shorter and colder, our electricity consumption increases as we use more heat, light and energy.
November 2, 2016

New highways code of practice

The long-awaited new highway code of practice was published on 28th October and authorities now have 2 years to fully implement it.
October 28, 2016

‘Ridiculous’ road works at 2am

Many council workers are exposed to high noise levels in their lines of work, especially road and construction workers. In Glasgow’s West End, council workers had to use noisy equipment to install new road markings.
October 26, 2016

New risk control team appointments

We are delighted to announce two new additions to the Gallagher Bassett risk control team.
October 21, 2016

5 ways to avoid stress at work

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), work-related stress, depression or anxiety is ‘a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.’
October 14, 2016

Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks

Vitamin D is back in the public eye as more and more people in the UK have been diagnosed with very low levels, particularly in the winter months when sunlight is weak.
October 7, 2016

Gunpowder, matches and what?

People and gunpowder are rarely a good mix without preparation and precautions taken first. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) around 1,000 people visit A&E for treatment of a firework-related injury in the four weeks around Bonfire Night.