When Glove Breaks Down

Gloves are a very good form of protection against chemical hazards, however when they fail this almost always leads to danger. It is important for anyone responsible for specifying gloves to understand the complex reasons gloves work and stop working.

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Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) Guidance

HSE is providing guidance for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015. The aim of the Regulations are to prevent and mitigate the effects on people and the environment of major accidents involving dangerous substances. An example of a major accident was the BP oil spill of 2010 on the Gulf of Mexico.

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COSHH Essentials

The HSE are providing COSHH Essentials which set out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

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Safety Signs and Signals Regulation Guidance

This guidance is available for employers, duty holders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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COSHH Changes

The Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive have been replaced by the direct-acting European CLP Regulation. From 1 June 2015, both Directives have been fully withdrawn and no longer have any legal effect. The familiar square orange hazard symbols used often in COSHH assessments are now no longer valid and the new red and white diamond shaped symbols should be used.

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IOSH’s New Leading Safely Course

IOSH has announced the launch of their new training course Leading Safely, which will help business leaders take control of their company’s health and safety.

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Welcoming Our New Starter

We would like to welcome Kerry Greenwood who has joined the team at Craven Safety Services as a Sales Coordinator.

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Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer

Practical guidance is available for protection while working in the sun, as outdoor workers could be at risk of developing skin cancer.

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Fit2Fit

Fit Testing for Respiratory Protective Equipment

Using Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is the most practical means of ensuring that workers are protected from the effects of occupational respiratory diseases. However, if the RPE doesn’t fit the wearer correctly they are not being adequately protected, therefore they are still exposed to the hazards they believe they are protected from.

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CSS Yorkshire Three Peaks Charity Walk

We decided to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and wanted a challenge that we would enjoy, so decided to do the well known Yorkshire Three Peaks; Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. It was never our intention to complete all this in one day, so we decided to do one peak a day.

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