Entries by Debbie Gomersall

Safe use of a Scaffold Tower or Mobile Tower

Are you are using a scaffold tower or mobile tower or indeed, any item of work at height equipment in the workplace?  Whether you are an employee or a self-employed person, the Work at Height Regulations apply to you. You must ensure that not only the person building the tower is competent but also those who specify, […]

Asbestos Regulations

Guest article by Gary McKendrick of Omega Asbestos Consulting Over in the world of asbestos: So this month, on the 21st November, sees Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations celebrate its 17th birthday of existence. Good old Regulation 4, The Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-domestic premises. It was laid out in the […]

Asbestos dust

What should you do if you suspect that asbestos has been disturbed? Your first response should be to stop the disturbance and isolate the location.  In many cases isolation will be straightforward and the room or area can simply be locked.  If the space is occupied, tell employees to calmly leave the area and not to […]

The health risks of sun exposure

Thousands of people worldwide have been diagnosed with skin cancer due to working outside without protecting their skin.  In the most serious cases of malignant melanoma many people die, 60 per year in the UK alone. If you or your employees work out in the sun you have a legal duty to assess whether you or your […]

Introducing the New Sub Contractor Pack

Due to the popularity of our online Health & Safety Management System Craven Safety Services now have available the Sub Contractor Management Pack. This pack easily generates and edits custom PQQs. Sub contractors will get an individual login to complete the questionnaire, all responses and evidence are stored online for instant access anywhere, the system […]

Herriot Way Charity Walk 2016

Due to the success of last years 3 peaks charity walk, the team here at Craven Safety Services have decided to again raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, the charity’s current costs to stay running for 1 day is at £12,000 so we would love to raise as much as we can to […]