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    Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

    Any work at height carries risk. Preventing accidents from falls relies on all stakeholders using an informed, joined-up approach to practices and systems.

    By James Sainsbury, MSA Safety on 23 July 2019

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    Raising the bar for prison safety: a case study

    Sodexo Justice Services was recently awarded the British Safety Council’s five star audit for five of its prisons. Belinda Liversedge is granted access behind the bars at HMP Addiewell, an all-male high security prison in Scotland, to find out how they did it.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 June 2019

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    Five Star Audit specifications updated for 2019/2020

    The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit has been revised and updated to place a greater emphasis on assessing how effectively an organisation is managing risks to workers’ health and wellbeing.

    By James Lewis, head of audit and consultancy at the British Safety Council on 02 July 2019

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    Digital solutions can hold the key to compliance

    In recent years, many businesses have begun investing in different types of new digital technology to challenge traditional processes and revolutionise the way that they work.

    By Colin Yates, WorkMobile on 05 July 2019

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    Get outdoor workers UV-protected this summer

    As a health and safety director or manager, there are a whole host of risks you will be familiar with when it comes to health and safety provision for outdoor workers.

    By Chris Brooks, SC Johnson Professional on 17 July 2019

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    Don’t get your fingers burned

    Every year many accidents are reported at work involving electricity. Portable appliance testing (PAT) can help employers remain compliant and keep their workplaces safe.

    By Darren Bakewell, Seaward Electronic on 25 June 2019

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    Safety behind good business

    Regardless of the undeniable improvement of health and safety practice in the UK, still too many cases of deaths and injuries are reported annually.

    By James Hughes, Effective Software on 03 July 2019

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    200 million pounds: is it enough?

    The government has confirmed that it will allocate £200 million to fix private tower blocks that are wrapped in combustible aluminium composite material cladding, the same kind that sent the Grenfell Tower block up in flames back in June 2017, claiming the lives of 72 people.

    By Stephen Horin, Bushbury Cladding on 20 June 2019

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    Redefining workplace wellbeing – Part II

    Some of Britain’s most eminent thought leaders and campaigners took part in the British Safety Council’s roundtable debate on workplace wellbeing held in March. They examined and challenged wellbeing concepts and practices.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 27 May 2019

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    A journey with a clear sense of purpose

    Geoff McDonald is one of the most vocal mental health campaigners in Britain. Having experienced a period of severe depression and mental ill health, he is determined to create workplaces all over the world where people feel free to ask for help.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 25 May 2019