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Craven Safety Services Charity Walk

For the last few years the team here at Craven Safety Services have done a charity walk in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so far raising around £1000 each year. This year we will climbing Scafell Pike in the Lake District. It is the highest mountain in England and will be a full day’s […]

Craven Safety Services Open Day

Here at Craven Safety Services we want to give something back to local businesses and are holding an open day. Our doors will be open from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 2nd May at our office – Tom Hill House, Broughton, Skipton, BD23 3AQ.

Put a spring in your step

There can be no question that safety boots are an essential part of PPE which no engineer, or anyone working on a building site or refurbishment project should be without. However, what is open to question is the level of protection your feet need and whether in fact the sheer amount and range of safety […]

Do you know how to RIDDOR report?

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) reporting is a simple and straightforward procedure for any accident that needs to be reported to the HSE. The HSE have produced a guide on the RIDDOR Regulations, covering what needs to be reported, who should report the accident and how to go about it. […]

Work at Height

Working at height is known as the most common cause of deaths and serious incidents in the work place.  Employers and employees are both responsible for ensuring that any work at height is carried out safely.

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

The new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation became law on 21 April 2016.  There is a two year transition period until its full enforcement in April 2018.  The main changes put the onus on manufacturers to provide good quality equipment and provide the necessary information and certification, it is hoped that this will put an end to cheap inferior […]

Vaping at work

Vaping is seen as the acceptable face of smoking, but should employers sanction it at work? Smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars or herbal cigarettes in indoor work places has been banned since 1 July 2007, but e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, so the law treats them the same way as nicotine patches, gums etc. Individual organisations can ban […]