Occupational Health Strategy

In June 2014 the HSE added new pages to its website that include guidance on the occupational health risks faced by employees. The greatest risks to workers are: Respiratory diseases eg. asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Skin diseases Asbestos-related disease Cancers Noise-induced hearing damage Hand-arm vibration syndrome Musculoskeletal disease Stress This has been published …

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Lux Levels

Over-lighting your office spaces, warehouses or factory floors is a common and costly issue. Turning off or reducing lighting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways of cutting your energy costs. You will need to check the light levels in your workspace, which can be done by using a Lux Meter. You can pick …

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Carbon Reduction 2014

Today is World Environment Day! What better time to look at how your business can support the environment and make sure you adhere to government guidelines on environmental issues? Contact us if you would like any help with how this can apply to you. Happy World Environment Day, from everyone at Hawksafe! The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy …

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PAT

Deadly Chargers And PAT Testing

Trading Standards has recently reported that unsafe electrical chargers are appearing on the market. These can include some chargers for phones, e-cigarettes and hand-held computers. The problems with these unsafe chargers are: Mains wiring in contact with low voltage circuitry, leaving users at risk of electric shock Incorrect and unsafe conversion plugs, which are supplied …

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Waste Directive

Waste Hierachy

The Waste Framework Directive details how it would like businesses to look at their waste streams.  This has been introduced to help companies think more carefully how they deal with waste.  They would like companies to put more of a priority of how it is dealt with.  By recycling, recovery, using it to create energy …

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