Global Asbestos Awareness week, (1st – 7th April), was established to raise awareness surrounding the illnesses and consequential deaths that asbestos causes. Although it has been banned in the U.K. since 1999, there are over 1.5 million buildings in the UK that may contain … [Read more...] about Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019
Over the last year we have seen numerous devastating fires across the Middle East regions. From December’s hospital fire in Saudi Arabia and the July hotel fire in Dubai, to the re-occurring fires in ‘labour camps’, with the latest one being reported as recently as September, in … [Read more...] about Poor Fire Safety is Having a Devastating Impact Across the Middle East
We wait for them during the entire winter and most of spring, but finally they have arrived, those nice, warm sunny days. They get us thinking about holidays and sunbathing; they boost our morale and make us feel happier. This is the time of the year where we start to envy those … [Read more...] about The Sun Has Arrived and It Is Great For Us, Isn’t It?
Element B2 moves on to dealing with hazardous substances in the workplace. In practice this consolidates much of what used to be in elements B1 with relevant extracts from B2 and B4. The routes of entry and body defences are still there in all their blazing glory. You’ll … [Read more...] about NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #10
Controls, Costs and Counting Beans In a previous contribution on risk assessment I discussed the concept of ‘systematic’ and how it is a good idea to take everything into account, even though it may not be of great risk. The good thing about doing it that way, of course, is that … [Read more...] about Risk Assessment – The Safe Person or Safe Place Dilemma