Health & Safety

JSP Force 8 Half Mask now available in 3 sizes

JSP Force 8 Half-Mask

JSP has introduced three sizes for its popular JSP Force 8 Half-Mask to ensure a perfect fit and give optimum protection for all wearers. The JSP force 8 dust mask, which comes with with Press to Check filters, has helped to revolutionise daily face fit-checking and is suitable for men and women around the globe. To help you select the …

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North Devon engineer fined for false gas safety checks

Construction boss jailed

A gas engineer undertook gaswork despite his registration with Gas Safe Register (GSR) lapsing and produced false documents claiming the work had been completed by a member of Gas Safe Register. Peter Strudwick, 58, appeared at Barnstaple Magistrates’ Court after undertaking servicing of commercial catering gas appliances at a mobile catering van in February 2015 despite his membership with GSR …

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Worker killed after falling through unprotected skylight

Construction boss jailed

Two companies based in Northamptonshire have been fined after a worker died following a fall through a roof. Northampton Crown Court heard how an employee of A-Lift Crane Hire Limited, who had been hired by Premier Roofing Systems Limited to provide them with a crane to lift roofing sheets onto a factory roof at Virani Foods Limited in Wellingborough. Whilst …

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Need workplace noise monitoring and want to learn how to do it yourself?

workplace noise monitoring

Casella, the provider of dust and noise monitoring equipment is inviting anyone in need of  workplace noise monitoring to attend a one day noise at work training course on 19th July in Bedford. Casella’s one day course has been created to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills required to effectively monitor workplace noise in accordance with the Noise at …

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Suspended prison sentence for Manchester gas worker

Construction boss jailed

A man who fitted central heating boilers at two houses in Greater Manchester has received a suspended prison sentence, after he admitted he did not have the required safety registration to do the work. Christopher Dignam, trading at Blue Flame Plumbing and Heating Services, has never been on the Gas Safe Register, the body which ensures those who carry out …

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Young entrepreneur designs kneepad to reduce osteoarthritis

Recoil Kneepads

A young entrepreneur from Glasgow has redesigned the traditional kneepad to launch a product aimed at tradespeople which reduces pressure on the knee by 76%. Vicky Hamilton, 25, a product design engineering graduate from the University of Strathclyde, originally developed Recoil Kneepads as part of her final year project. She was inspired to help her dad, Gordon Hamilton, 48 who …

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas fitter

Construction deaths rise

A gas fitter from Walsall has received a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register. Alan Nicholas Price’s work came to the attention of HSE after a registered fitter subsequently carried out repairs on the gas hob. The unregistered gas fitter from Pelsall, was charged with breaching …

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Stonemasonry firm fined after apprentice injured by power line

Construction deaths rise

A stonemasonry company in Perth has been fined after an apprentice stonemason was seriously injured from contact with an overhead power line. Perth Sheriff Court heard how 20 year old apprentice Rodd McFarlane was working for T& M Stonemasonry, carrying out repairs at Waulkmill Cottage in Perth. During this work, McFarlane erected a tower scaffold to carry out some re-pointing …

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream review

O'Keeffes Working Hands Hand Cream

Roger Bisby tries out O’Keeffes Working Hands Hand Cream. They used to say, back in the day, that when the revolution comes everyone will have to hold out their hands and those with soft hands will be put up against the wall and shot. A tad extreme, I grant you, but I always knew I would be safe from the …

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Gas engineer sentenced for putting tenants at risk

Construction deaths rise

A gas engineer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for putting tenants at risk in rented homes in Chelmsford. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that James Wilkinson was Gas Safe- registered for some types of gas appliances, but had been carrying out work for which he was not competent. Wilkinson was contracted to work on gas warm air …

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