What is asbestos and why is it dangerous?

As you may have already seen, we have talked about in depth about Why Asbestos is Dangerous, but we thought we would give you a quick refresh. Asbestos was used in the building trade in the 20th century for many decades, because of its resistance to chemical reactions, fire and heat. Because of this, it … Continue reading →

An opportunity to educate or get “likes”

In this day and age of social media and on demand cameras, which many people have on them, if you see someone acting dangerously would you: Talk to the person and explain why their act is dangerous Take a photo and put it up on social media to draw attention and see if it goes … Continue reading →

What are the 3 most important things in your life?

When delivering Health & Safety training in Kent I find it is a very difficult subject to get right, so the correct approach is needed; you want learners to be engaged, relaxed and most of all able to learn.  It’s a funny subject as not all learners feel the value, but have been told it … Continue reading →

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely – Same Course Lower Cost.  SAMS Ltd are reducing the length of the IOSH Managing Safely course from 4 days to 3. Why? Because IOSH have reduced the running hours of the course from 25 to 22, by removing the environmental element, this has significantly reduced the overall time and has increased … Continue reading →

What to do if someone gets injured?

What to do if someone gets injured? Businesses should always take the necessary precautions when it comes to an employee’s personal safety in the workplace. But accidents can’t always be avoided, so what should you do when someone gets injured? Workplace injuries Latest statistics for 2015/16 show that 144 workers were killed because of a … Continue reading →

Differing health and safety approaches around the world

    Health and safety varies all over the globe, with experts estimating that 6,300 people die daily due to workplace accidents. This equates to around 317 million accidents happening whilst people are at work. It’s therefore very important to be educated in the best health and safety practices. Differing practices Health and safety overall … Continue reading →

Environmental management requirements in all workplaces

  To assess and monitor a workplace’s environmental management needs, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are ideal. An Environmental Management System is a system implemented into workplaces which boosts their energy performance and environmental sustainability. An EMS needs to be done in compliance with the ISO 14001 standard.   What’s in an Environmental Management System? Lays … Continue reading →

Pleural Thickening

Pleural thickening is a lung disease where the thin membrane covering the lung, known as the pleura, becomes scarred and damaged. As a result of this scar tissue buildup the space between the lungs and the pleura can close up, which can cause chest pain and a loss in breathing function. Of all of the … Continue reading →

Event Safety

At SAMS Ltd we complete a lot of work around outdoor events and as such this brings us into regular contact with local authorities and blue light services whose only interest in the event is around licensing conditions and public safety. Having the same objectives, we have no problem with this but we regularly cross … Continue reading →