Recording data on all
workplace incidents and near misses, from seemingly insignificant events to
serious injury, is essential for all organisations. Whilst some may deem it
unnecessary or tedious to report every minor accident in the workplace, such as
an employee tripping or narrowly avoiding injury caused by faulty equipment,
recording these instances can be an effective strategy to prevent major
incidents from occurring in the future.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
(RIDDOR) requires employers to report and keep records of incidents on site
from ‘dangerous occurrences' that include near-misses, to work-related
accidents that cause death. However, there are a number of other types of
incidents that [...]
professionals shared best practice in sound insulation testing at a workshop
organised by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).
Almost 100 testers from ANC member companies attended the event, held
ANC launched their Approved Document E Registration Scheme in 2003 to provide
independent verification of pre-completion sound insulation testing.
then the scheme has gone from strength-to-strength, recording over 450,000
tests over the years.
figures reveal a pass rate of 97.4 per cent from approximately 30,000 tests
carried out in 2018.
of this success stems from the commitment of ANC testers to share experiences
gained across the industry.
Saunders, Chairman of the ANC, said: “What makes the difference [...]
As part of a safe system of work, lock out tag out
should be employed to ensure hazardous energy has been safely isolated. When
conducting maintenance, repairs or cleaning work on any machinery and
equipment, a safe procedure should be in place to ensure stored energy has been
safely dispelled, and re-energisation does not accidentally occur. Here we have
highlighted the essentials for a lock out tag out procedure.
is Lock Out Tag Out
When correctly implemented and followed, a lock out
tag out procedure ensures that machinery or equipment is completely shut off,
stored energy safely isolated and re-energisation cannot occur accidentally.
Recognised as a safety standard, lock [...]
The world of Structural Warranties can be complicated for self-builders. From choosing the right provider to fully understanding what your Structural Warranty does, there is so much to consider. But, understanding exactly what a Structural Warranty is and why you need one, will help you to choose the right cover for your self-build project.
To help you, the experts at Self-Build Zone have put together a definitive guide to Structural Warranties that covers everything you need to know so that you can make an informed decision. This information should also help make sure that your project is fully covered, [...]
aspirational TV programmes like Grand Designs, it's no surprise that 1 in 7
Brits are currently researching the self-build process.
The government are
even getting on board by introducing more incentives in the hope of boosting
the number of self-builds by 35% year-on-year.
To help, Insulation
Express have uncovered the biggest opportunities in the UK for aspiring
self-build homeowners, property investors and SME builders. The results have
been collated into a map which highlights the top 30 cities; the data also
includes the number of available plots and the average plot price for each
Stand out stats
million Brits plan on building [...]