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Air Sampling Explained: Everything You Need to Know
In this blog, we will be discussing the various types of air sampling techniques, their applications, and the benefits of using air sampling to assess the quality of indoor and outdoor air. We will also explore how air sampling can be used to monitor workers’ exposure to hazardous substances and to evaluate the effectiveness ofRead More
A Beginner’s Guide to Battery Fire Safety: What You Need to Know
With the recent advancements in technology and improvements in battery design and performance, there has been an increased risk of fire and incidents of fire outbreaks. While batteries have become an essential part of our daily lives, powering devices such as smartphones, laptops, and electric vehicles, the potential for fire remains a concern. Battery safetyRead More
Is Occupational Health a Legal Requirement in the UK?
When Would You Use Occupational Health? When employees are exposed to potentially harmful conditions on a regular basis, it’s important to monitor their health over time to ensure that these hazards are not having a negative impact on their well-being. Common hazards that may require monitoring include exposure to loud noise, toxic or cancer-causing substances,Read More
A Guide to Legionella Risk Assessment for Landlords
A Legionella risk assessment is an evaluation of a water system to identify potential sources of Legionella bacteria and assess the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. The assessment should be carried out by a qualified and experienced professional who understands the potential sources of Legionella and the best ways to control them. What Is a LegionellaRead More
Guide to ATEX Regulations, Certification, Rating & Zone
What is ATEX Directive? ATEX Directive stands for “ATmosphere EXplosible” Directive. It is a set of regulations established by the European Union to ensure the safe use of equipment in potentially explosive environments, such as those found in oil and gas production, chemical manufacturing, and other industries. The ATEX Directive is implemented through the DangerousRead More
DSEAR: A Comprehensive Guide for Compliance
DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations, which is a UK law that requires employers to assess and manage the risks from dangerous substances in the workplace. These regulations are in place to protect workers and the general public from the risks posed by the storage, handling, and use of dangerous substances, asRead More
Example of DSEAR Regulations Policy
The purpose of this document is to ensure that all applicable substances, materials or processes are reviewed and assessed in compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere regulations (DSEAR) 2002, and that appropriate arrangements and measures are in place to ensure the associated risks are effectively controlled. In extension to the DSEAR Requirements, additionalRead More
What is a HSE Notice of Contravention Letter?
What is a Notice of Contravention (NOC)? A notification of contravention is a document or more usually, a letter that the HSE sends you to explain that they suspect or have seen something that is against Health and Safety Laws. The Letter will also explain the subjects they are worried about, the laws that haveRead More
Do I Need A DSEAR Assessment?
What is a DSEAR Assessment? A DSEAR Assessment is a systematic review of a process, area, or activity against strict criteria to determine, in the first instance if it is explosive, then how much of an impact such an explosion could have. Furthermore, it identifies the zones which are explosive and defines them into aRead More
How To Identify Noise Hazards In Your Workplace
Have you ever thought of noise risk assessment at your workplace? One of the most prevalent safety issues at work is exposure to excessive background noise levels. The sensitivity of our hearing means that even a little impairment or injury may have long-term consequences. Regardless of the severity or source of the noise, workers’ earsRead More
The Importance of Hearing Protection In The Workplace
Every healthy human is born with five senses: The ability to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. The loss of any of these senses can have a hugely detrimental impact on the quality of our life. It is vitally important that we take great care and every precaution to ensure we protect them. Specifically, inRead More
How To Do Spirometry Testing During Covid?
The Quick answer is Yes… Provided it is essential and there has been a specific person and site COVID Risk Assessment. As such, it is not currently a routine test, but more of a test if there are new or underlying lung function / respiratory problems that need to be urgently assessed. Typically, almost allRead More