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DON’T DIAL AND DRIVE!

The law states that using a hand held mobile or similar devices while driving a motor vehicle or motorcycle, is illegal. The rules also apply even if you are stationary at a roundabout, traffic lights or sat in a queue. The fixed penalty if you are caught using a mobile phone is 3 points on […]

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PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE

According to the Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination Report by the Women and Equalities Committee, discrimination towards pregnant women has become increasingly worse in the workplace. The report emphasises pregnancy and maternity related-rights for employees, including their health and safety. Due to the growing concern with regards to pregnancy rights, a party of MP’s are urging the […]

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construction

NEW SENSOR SYSTEM TO MINIMISE CONSTRUCTION RISKS

The company SmartSite have released a cloud based software sensor to monitor the health and safety of construction workers and their working environment. It will measure and monitor the ‘breathable particles construction workers are exposed to, minimising safety risks.’ The new safety tracker… “Cancer, respiratory problems, dermatitis from skin exposure to hazardous substances, and health […]

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OMAN AIR ‘WIPE’ AWAY HEALTH THREATS

Oman Air have announced that they have introduced Virus-Guard disinfectant wipes to their planes in order to reduce serious health threats from the transference of germs and bacteria. The wipes are designed to protect against viruses such as ‘swine flu, H1N1, H7N9, Ebola, Mers and Zika’. Staff are using the wipes to clean all handles, aisles and toilets […]

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doctor-strike

IS THERE A JUNIOR DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

We heard it before in April and now we are hearing it all over again – Junior doctors are striking! However, due to safety concerns, the first five day walk out commencing Monday 12th September has been suspended over fears that patient safety will be compromised. The union decided to suspend the first strike due to it […]

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Learning Technologies Awards

SHORTLISTED FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES AWARDS 2016

The biggest and most hard-fought shortlist for the Learning Technologies Awards has been unveiled. We are delighted to announce that we have been short-listed for two prestigious Learning Technologies Awards – formerly known as the e-Learning awards. The Learning Technologies Awards recognise excellence in a variety of industries and organisations worldwide and are organised and […]

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DISTILLERY FACTORY FACES FINE

After the huge blaze at the Langley distillery in 2012, the company has now been fined for health and safety breaches. On the night of the fire, 200 properties were evacuated as emergency services set up a 100 metre exclusion zone around the distillery. All residents who lived nearby the factory were told to evacuate their homes […]

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ABU DHABI PROMOTE SWIMMING SAFETY

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has organised training sessions on the beach to teach young children how to stay safe in the water and promote awareness regarding the dangers and hazards of the sea. Swimming in open water can seem harmless to children and many adults, especially when the sea is as calm and clear as it is […]

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