UK STRESS LEVELS REACH RECORD HIGH

According to a survey of more than 1,000 health and safety representatives, one of the main heath and safety hazards at work is believed to be stress which has a profound effect on Mental health. The survey found that 70% of workplaces cited stress as a problem. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) published a poll […]

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HEALTH AND SAFETY NEW COURSE RELEASES

Safety Media have recently released four new courses to our e-Learning library and another four that should be finished and available before Christmas! All the imagery is sharp and fresh and the interactive elements are sure to keep your learners engaged and focused. As with all Safety Media titles, each course includes a built in self-test so […]

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ALLERGIES ARE ON THE RISE

More and more people are being admitted to hospital suffering from allergies and allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shocks. The figures in England have increased by more than a third in the past five years alone. In 2011-2012 there were 22,206 admissions for allergic reactions, but NHS data shows that for 2015-2016 this figure has […]

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OFFICE ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Electricity is part of everyday life and something we now could not live without. However, the hazards of electricity need to be fully understood as they could have and have had serious consequences. When working with electricity, it is vital that the correct training and supervision is provided, that the main risks are clear, and […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE PROTECTION

A photo was recently shared on the internet and social media, of a man who had an extremely lucky and close escape from an angle grinder disk. As he was using the machine, a part of the exceptionally sharp bladed disk, snapped off and flew straight into his goggles. Fortunately, as the unnamed gentleman was […]

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HELP SPREAD THE WORD – IT’S GLOBAL HAND-WASHING DAY

On October 15th (tomorrow), it will be a day where people can celebrate the importance of hygiene through hand-washing in order to prevent diseases and save lives in certain countries. The initiative was founded by the Global Public Private Partnership for Hand-washing (PPPHW) and is designed to; Foster and support a global and local culture of hand-washing with […]

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SMOKING AT ALL TIME LOW

According to the Public Health England (PHE) smoking rates in England have fallen to their lowest on record with 19.3% of the population smoking in 2012 to 16.9% recorded smoking in 2015. Many people have been able to quit smoking by turning to vaping and experts say that the decrease in smoking figures is due […]

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