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REGISTRATION IS now open for Health and Safety North on 9-10 October 2018 at EventCity Manchester.

The event will have more than 30 hours of FREE CPD accredited content and is co-located Fire Safety North, which also boast additional theatres offering CPD-accredited seminars.

With more than 125 exhibitors on offer at both shows these are events not to be missed.

For more information or to register for FREE visit www.healthandsafety/north

Kelly Rose
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Health & Safety North
Eventcity, Manchester
9th - 10th October 2018
Fire Safety North
Eventcity, Manchester
9th - 10th October 2018
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
Construction targeted in new inspections

CONSTRUCTION FIRMS across Great Britain will be targeted on their health standards by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) it has been announced.

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Garden centre fined over £100,000 for breaches

A POPULAR garden centre that failed to undertake adequate checks to protect staff from hazardous chemicals has been fined over £100,000 following a successful prosecution by Colchester Borough Council.

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Employee jailed for Amazon warehouse fire

A DISGRUNTLED employee who set a fire which spread through Amazon's warehouse in Staffordshire causing £8m of damage to stock and premises has been jailed.

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Guidance for managers to support mental health

THE CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and Mind have jointly published a revised mental health guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work.

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Company sentenced after worker in confined space dies

YORKSHIRE WATER Services Ltd has been sentenced today after a fitter suffered fatal burns when his clothing was ignited by sparks.

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Air purification can solve asthma issues

BOC is the largest provider of industrial, medical and special gas products in the UK and Ireland. The company has been producing atmospheric gases, including Oxygen, Nitrogen and Argon for over 120 years. Its portfolio today includes thousands of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services.

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Martindale Electric training resources

Celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, Martindale has plenty of experience in electrical safety and have now put together all the essential information needed to keep electricians and maintenance teams safe.

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Rexel achieves ISO standard

Rexel becomes first in the industry to achieve the International ISO standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO 45001:2018.

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2019 RoSPA Health & Safety Awards

The RoSPA Health & Safety Awards are back with NEW awards categories and NEW sponsors, the constantly evolving scheme is the best way to recognise and reward ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

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Hiring a SafeContractor is key

WHILE THE use of contractors is integral to the manufacturing industry, it also poses a risk.

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Easily create lockout procedures and tags

EASILY CREATE full colour lockout tags and procedures with the BradyJet J5000 Label Printer and the Lockout Writer app. Try Brady Workstation app for free!

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Over 600,000 injuries occurred in the workplace between 2016 and 2017

The current cost of injuries and ill health to UK businesses is estimated at £14.9 billion*. Did you know that as an organisation, you are legally required to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981? The regulations govern the provision of first aid by a business to their staff and apply to all workplaces, regardless of size.

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Are your employees exposed to excessive noise?

HEARING LOSS caused by exposure to noise at work continues to be a significant occupational disease. As an employer, it’s your legal requirement to ensure you comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and the Health & Safety Executive. But how do you know if you have a noise at work problem?

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BSRIA Instrument Solutions adds TSI Quest products

WITH THE demand for the measurement and monitoring of plant, process and people increasing across the globe BSRIA Instrument Solutions is pleased to announce that it has added the TSI Quest range of sound level meters and noise dosimeters to its Sales and Hire portfolio.

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Next generation of personal noise dosimeters

The dBadge2 I.S. is the next generation in personal noise dosimeters, the class leading performance, low weight and user-friendly interface means you can measure noise levels in any location.

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Hand-arm vibration management

The Q2 from Curotec is said to represent the state of the art in workplace vibration management – as it is the only HSE-compliant personal vibration monitor that measures actual vibration emissions.

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Get a grip on ladder safety

THE LADDER Association is urging ladder users - and their managers and supervisors - to take a fresh approach to ladder training.

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Free noise assessment

Noise monitoring experts Cirrus Research have launched a free Noise at Work assessment to help companies provide a risk-free environment to protect their workers’ hearing.

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