Silica Dust Is the New Asbestos

With the Government having banned asbestos almost two decades ago, construction companies are still working to remove the fibres from buildings. Although companies are training staff to work safely within asbestos exposure sites, they do not always realise the dangers of silica dust. However, there is a mineral found in many materials, commonly used on… Read More

Who Should Carry Out A Fire Risk Assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that Fire Risk Assessments are carried out on all commercial premises and the communal areas of residential premises. The Order also requires the assessment are arranged by the ‘responsible person’ and carried out by a ‘competent person’. Who is the ‘Responsible Person’? The employer or owner/occupant of… Read More

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… Read More