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In 2018 a fellow academic wrote the following and we here at Expert Safety are of the opinion that it hits the nail on the head!

“Employment of capable safety supervisors and professionals is vital as they have responsibility to guarantee implementation of safety procedures in the workplace. Furthermore, to enhance and promote the level of safety performance sub-contractors must be carefully selected and managed in order to ensure they follow the safety

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E Learning benefits

Why are employers continuing to carry out face to face training when ELearning is such a fantastic tool.  The efficiencies in reduced costs, reduced  down time, reduced course duration, consistencies in message delivered, exam success rate and general flexibility cannot be overlooked.  Consider this – 40 minutes

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Interesting H&S stats.

In Canada places of work are not insured in the same manner as in Ireland.  Each Provence has it’s own state controlled Board which deals with workplace accidents including lost time injuries LTIs) and resulting claims.  Ontario’s WSIB cites ‘contact with objects and equipment’ as being the

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Frightening Statistics – A wake up call for the Construction Industry

Statistics published by the ILO in 2016 indicate that at least 108,000 workers (approx. 30% of all occupational fatal injuries) are killed on construction sites every year.  Construction workers, in industrial countries are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from a workplace accident.  (Ref: Cost

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New Scaffold Code of Practice

The 2018 Scaffolding Code of Practice has come into effect since 25.12.2018. It is freely downloadable from the HSA website.

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Safety Adviser

The health and safety legislation requires that sites have a full time Safety Adviser where there are normally more than 100 persons on site.  This does not mean that as an Employer / Contractor or PSCS that you must have a Safety Adviser you can outsource this

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Abrasive Wheels

Despite the fact that the training requirements pertaining to abrasive wheels changed some years ago, there is still confusion on this issue. The law now specifically states that the operator of any piece of equipment with an abrasive wheel e.g. grinder, consaw etc. is required to have

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Temporary Works

Temporary Works

Temporary Works Contractors continue to put their head in the sand on this issue. Temporary Works Co-ordinators are not being appointed and those that are may not be deemed competent. Consider this: If you are a site manager who makes a ‘calculated’ change on a product, a

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Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

Let’s get back to basics When toolbox talks were developed as a concept they were delivered in the field in the cold face of the work operations and discussed a topic that was relevant to that particular crew. In the manic world that we live in where

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