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How the PUWER regulations can help reduce risk in the workplace

Think about how much workplaces have changed, even in just the last 30 years. Whether we’re talking about the office, a construction site, a theme park or a hospital, emerging technologies, better manufacturing processes and automation has seen new equipment brought in to make our work more efficient. This equipment, from a tunnel-boring machine preparing the way for a new underground line, to the (now) humble laptop, often brings risk with it... Read More

What should employers look for when recruiting and hiring a competent forklift truck operator?

SHP speaks to Stuart Taylor, Managing Director at Mentor FLT Training, who explains the misconception around the existence of the forklift truck ‘licence’ and talks about what employers should look for when recruiting and hiring a forklift truck operator. Read More

Fire competency – A guide for safety practitioners

Howard Passey, Director of Operations and Principal Consultant at the Fire Protection Association, explores fire competency and what those responsible for health and safety within a building need to know. Read More

Safety & Health Expo: The Competent Person in 2016

Join prominent Fire Safety expert Howard Passey of the FPA at The Safety and Health Expo at 11am on 21 Read More

Choosing a competent fire risk assessor

By Nick Coombe for IFSEC Global London Fire Brigade believes that following a few simple steps can ensure you have Read More

Fire risk management in high rise flats

After the tragic fire in July 2009 at Lakanal House, a twelve-storey block of flats in South London which claimed Read More

Minimising worker exposure to electromagnetic fields

Neil Dyson explains the importance of minimising worker exposure to electromagnetic fields. Read More



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