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Gate Safe charity celebrates landmark 1,000 installers listed on acclaimed national register

Nearly seven years since Gate Safe became the first organisation to initiate a campaign for improved standards in automated gate safety, the charity is marking another important milestone as it celebrates hitting 1,000 installers listed on its acclaimed national register of Gate...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Bureau Veritas highlights “grey area” in escalator safety due to “multiple regulations”

As architects continue to design-in escalators and moving walkways within workplaces and retail environments to increase internal people transportation, the testing, inspection and certification body Bureau Veritas is warning businesses to ensure they’re applying the...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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Health and Safety: Predictions for 2017

2016 has been an important year for Health and Safety around the world. We’ve seen new legislation in New Zealand, the UK and Singapore and a range of great initiatives focused on reducing workplace risk. Year-on-year, workplace safety takes a higher precedence on our...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016
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New BSI Code of Practice helps organisations in safeguarding business travellers

BSI, the business standards company, has published PAS 3001:2016 Travelling for Work – Responsibilities of an Organisation for Health, Safety and Security – Code of Practice. Developed in association with International SOS, the medical and travel security risk services company,...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Security companies fined over death of security officer in wake of HSE investigation

Two security companies have been fined after a security officer died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year-old father of three, was employed by London-based KK Security Services Ltd as a security officer on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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Risk Management: Knowledge is Power

Encouraging incident reporting in the workplace is a great tool for managing risk and creating a safer, healthier work environment, writes Helen Down. Whether an incident resulted in injury or a near miss, employees should be encouraged to report on all workplace incidents such...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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Axis Group invests in new Health and Safety reporting technology developed by Santia Consulting

The Axis Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, Front of House and support services organisations – is further enhancing its Health and Safety compliance as a result of using Reportline, a new incident reporting service developed by Cardiff-based Santia...
Posted On 06 Jun 2016
Helen Down: Director of StaySafe
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Is Your Lone Worker Policy ‘Fit for Purpose’ in 2016?

Right now, I’m lone working. Granted, the security of my home office probably isn’t causing my employer sleepless nights, but I’m lone working nonetheless. Lone workers come in many different guises, and with new Sentencing Council guidelines for breaches of Duty of Care coming...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
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