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How do fall arrest systems work?

For those in the construction or roofing trades who work at a substantial height, the threat of injury or death due to a fall is very real. Because of this, fall arrest systems were developed to stop at-risk workers in … Continue reading

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Health and Safety Myths – Should all Tools be 110V?

This is an interesting case from HSE and one we had not considered in the Worlifts offices before. The case (number 355) is based on someone carrying out sound insulation tests in houses on a construction site. He needed a … Continue reading

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How to Investigate a Workplace Accident

As part of your general Health and Safety procedures you should have a robust accident investigation process. As with any system, it should be documented, understood and followed every time an accident is reported, no matter how small. The reasons … Continue reading

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Rally against reduction in H&S protection for employees

Is health and safety at work important? At Worlifts we think it is and so do Lincoln & District TUC which held a rally yesterday to oppose cuts to H&S protection in the workplace. In an era when so many … Continue reading

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Health and safety is so important in material handling

Health and safety legislation means that handling and lifting equipment is now required to take on jobs that, previously, were often carried out manually. Indeed, the Health and Safety Executive reports that handling activities are the single largest cause of … Continue reading

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