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Sulphuric acid burns 3 workers.

Posted on the 9th of December 2013 in News & Views

An international chemical company has been prosecuted and fined £120,000, after corrosion to pipework and the resulting rupture sent a spray of sulphuric acid 20 metres into the air and caused severe acid burns to three workers.
More can be read on this story on the HSE website.

Fire Awareness is now approved by RoSPA

Posted on the 26th of November 2013 in News & Views

We're pleased to announce that the last of our courses, Fire Awareness has now been approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. 

RoSPA is a charitable organisation that works towards preventing accidents and injuries at home and at work through education, research and campaigns. 

The dangers of asbestos…the hidden killer.

Posted on the 22nd of November 2013 in News & Views

The British Lung Foundation has launched their ‘Take Five to Stay Alive’ campaign to raise awareness of the potential dangers of Asbestos.  Though its’ use has been prohibited since the year 2000, it’s still present in many homes, schools and workplaces, and 20 trades people die from Asbestos related illness every week.  So knowing where asbestos could be present and its common uses before taking on any maintainance or diy projects can prevent exposure and possibly save your life. 

Take a quick look at a snippet of our RoSPA approved Asbestos Awareness course and test your knowledge with our Common Uses of Asbestos section. 

If you would like to see more of this course email or give us a call on 0800 612 70 88. 

HSE make changes to approved code of practice.

Posted on the 21st of November 2013 in News & Views

The HSE has reviewed and updated their Workplace Regulations Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to make it easier for employers, building owners, landlords and managing agents to understand and meet their legal obligations for health and safety.

The workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces but a few exceptions. Legal responsibilities to protect workers’ health, safety and welfare are not altered by any of the changes to the ACOP.

The full changes can be viewed on the HSE website. If you would like any help or advice with your health and safety requirements, our team of IOSH trained staff are always happy to help.

Too much pressure at work?

Posted on the 19th of November 2013 in News & Views

We all strive to cope with the mountainous workloads and challenges placed on our already straining shoulders at work, but it can eventually just get too much for us to manage and can turn into stress and stress realted illness if we’re not careful.

This section of our Stress Awareness course looks at the physical effects stress has on our bodies.  You can take a sneaky peak HERE

If you would like to see more of this course, contact us on 0800 612 70 88 or email us at enquiries@ihasco.co.uk.