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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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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MANCHESTER CENTRAL SAFETY ACCREDITATION

The conference and events venue, Manchester Central Convention Complex, has become the first in the UK and industry to achieve World Class Service accreditation and the British standard for occupational health and safety management, OHSAS 180001. This certification in summary shows that the venue; Reduces risk of accidents, claims, costs and business interruptions Demonstrates commitment to health […]

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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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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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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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