What are the 3 principles of first aid?

Should having Emergency First Aid at Work training be essential?

Accidents and emergencies rarely have the courtesy to strike when we expect them. In the workplace, being prepared to handle these situations means acting immediately, and with the knowledge necessary to provide triage and support. With the most serious emergencies needing to be resolved before paramedics can even reach a site, this early intervention can… Read More

Top 10 Safety Tips for Construction Sites in the UK

Top 10 Safety Tips for Construction Sites in the UK

Ensuring safety on-site is paramount to prevent accidents and injuries. As we all hear in the news, it’s not rare for something to happen that can be detrimental to someone’s life (See previous blog- What are the steps to take in case of an accident?) That’s why we are going to explain in this blog… Read More

What are the steps to take in the case of a workplace accident?

What are the steps to take in the case of a workplace accident?

In the workplace, ensuring personal safety is crucial. However, accidents cannot always be avoided. Are you prepared for the possibility of someone getting injured? Read on to discover what steps to take in the event of an accident. Workplace Injuries The latest statistics for 2022/2023 reveal that 135 workers lost their lives due to workplace… Read More

How do I handle disturbed asbestos?

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibres that were once widely used in construction, manufacturing, and other industries due to their excellent heat resistance and durability. It was commonly found in building materials such as insulation, roofing shingles, floor tiles, and even in car parts. Now,  let’s talk about the less favourable… Read More

we are now fit2fit accredited

Our Newest Service: Fit2fit Respiratory Mask Testing

Our newest service Our Compliance director Alex Hawk had recently gained his Fit2fit accreditation, which means he will now be able to ensure the proper safety of workers where it is essential to have a safety face mask. Workers who are exposed to substances such as dust, asbestos or any other harmful substances or chemicals… Read More

SAMS celebrates 12th year of UKATA Asbestos Awareness training

SAMS celebrates 12th year of UKATA Asbestos Awareness training

We are delighted to announce that OUR UKATA Asbestos Awareness online course, has been our most enduring success. This month marks an impressive 12 years since our asbestos awareness training was introduced. However, while we celebrate this milestone, we earnestly wish for a future where such courses may no longer be necessary (continue reading to… Read More

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What are the benefits of a BLOCK SMSTS course?

SAMS SMSTS courses are usually conducted through weekly sessions, allowing participants to absorb information gradually. However, every so often we give our students the opportunity to complete their SMSTS class in 5 consecutive days! As our next SMSTS block course is on next month on February 19th – here are the benefits of going for… Read More

Is the Laissez-Faire Approach a positive or a negative for Health and Safety?

Is the ‘laissez-faire approach’ a positive or a negative for health and safety?

In the dynamic world of occupational health and safety, site managers and supervisors play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of workers. One management style that has sparked debates over its efficacy in this context is laissez-faire leadership. Laissez-faire, a French term meaning “let it be” or “hands-off,” refers to a leadership style characterised… Read More