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Manual Handling Risk Assessment

1. Manual handling risk assessment Anyone involved in the moving and handling of goods (including moving people) could be at risk of injury. There are risks in handling even light loads if the task is repetitive or is being carried out in poor conditions.     Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash Risks can be … Continue Reading

KN95 Mask, RPE, Face Covering, Corona Virus

How to tell your mask is Real or Counterfeit

Real or Counterfeit A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. Face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators. KN95 is a performance rating under the Chinese standard GB2626:2006, … Continue Reading

Safety, Plant safety, Accident investigation, Risk assessment

Accident Investigation

Accident investigations of serious incidents are on the increase throughout the construction industry. Are we seeing a rise in incidents due to post COVID recovery?       Below are some of the questions we belives should be asked during accident investigations. They may not be the most comfortable, but they need to be asked, … Continue Reading

Health and Safety Gone Wrong?

Another tragedy in the construction and demolition world. Our thought goes out to the families involved. What will the findings of the investigation uncover?It is worrying to see the trend of fatal accidents increasing in the construction industry. Are we seeing profit over safety creeping back into the industry? Are the penalties for companies involved … Continue Reading