A Safety Guide for Small Business Manufacturing Facility

Security and safety are important concerns in any workplace setting, but the proportions grow exponentially in manufacturing facilities. As hard as you and your site safety team work to create and maintain a safe and secure work environment, the fact is that working around heavy machinery and large equipment with large moving parts is necessary but incredibly dangerous without proper rules, regulations and strict compliance.

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Tips to Control Your Parking Space Safely and Conveniently

If you are like most places in the country today, there are only so many parking spaces to go around. With more and more people driving, these spaces are at a premium and they need to be protected for the visitors and tenants that they were intended for. Gone are the days when people could easily find a coveted spot, no matter what day or night they arrived. In addition, cars need to be kept save and the lot free from intruders. This is why parking control systems have evolved over the years, and they are now available in several different structures that allow parking to be both safe and convenient once again.

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The Cost of Health and Safety at Work

For employers, the cost of implementing health and safety initiatives can be expensive, and when they aren’t adhered to properly – they can cripple the internal economics of a business.

These costs can be divided into two sets – ‘human costs’ and ‘financial costs’; the first set focuses on the financial impact of illness or injury to an individual, whereas the second set concerns the business and the costs incurred because of an employee’s illness or injury.

In the UK, it is estimated that annually between 2015/16, 622,000 workers were injured at work, and 528,000 workers suffered a new case of ill health that they believed was brought on as a result of their working conditions. If these estimations continue to rise annually, then the financial costs to businesses could be staggering.

Together with Nifty Lifts, suppliers of access platforms to workplaces that implement stringent health and safety procedures, we assess the costs of health and safety mishaps – and how businesses can avoid them in the future to help save money.

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How to Make Your Small Business a Safe Place for Employees

Is your business a safe place to work in? Unfortunately, many workplaces are potential death traps and many people’s lives are put at risk. However, some simple steps and precautions can dramatically change this situation and make your company a safer place for your employees. Below are some of the ways you can ensure that your business is safer for everyone who works there.

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Are You Sure Your Business is as Safe as You Believe

Most business owners think that their company provides a safe work environment for employees and perhaps even clients who might be visiting the business premises. But are they right? Every year there are thousands of PI claims against business owners with employees rightfully or wrongly arguing that they were forced to operate in an unsafe work environment. These cases are, as it turns out, incredibly easy to win because the law actually favors the employee. Indeed, the situation has become so severe that in the UK the government is acting to put restrictions on PI claims.

For the business owner, this just means it’s important to be absolutely sure that your business is as safe as it can be.

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How to Deal Effectively with Traumatic Incidents in Workplace

Health and safety legislation has made modern workplaces far safer than they were 100 years ago. Major accidents and incidents are rare, but accidents do happen, and small business owners and managers need to have systems in place to deal with the aftermath of such an event. Failure to do so can have serious consequences on your business, employees and yourself. To deal effectively with such incidents you need to understand what you need to do before and after the incident. Here are few tips that will help.

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How Does Weather Impact Your Business

We are all familiar with the impact of bad weather on travel, but have not thought much about how it can have an impact on small business. While weather may not have as much direct impact on small business it does affect them in several ways indirectly. For example, your property may suffer heavy damage during hurricane or your sales may take a hit during a snowstorm when majority of your customers will decide to stay home. There are number of other ways in which weather can have significant impact on your business. Take a look at the rest of the article to find out:

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Safe Workplace: Smart Strategies to Protect Your Eyes on the Job

Workplace health and safety always needs to be a current topic of conversation if you are going to keep up to date with safety legislation and develop a smart strategy for protecting the workforce.

Some of the most commonly reported incidents in the workplace are eye injuries and when you consider how vital your vision is, doing what you can to stay safe should be a priority.

Here are some tips and insights on eye safety. There is an overview of the potential hazards plus a look at what you should do if you wear contact lenses, and details of which type of protection is suited to the work you are doing.

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Comprehensive Guide to Prepare Health and Safety Policy for Small Business

Having a health and safety policy in place is crucial when running a business. It’s a legal requirement to have your policy in writing if you employ five or more people. You should also make sure your policy contains the right information, in case a health and safety inspector pays you a visit.

So, when it comes to putting together your health and safety policy, what should you include?

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Key Ingredients of Restaurant Ventilation Systems

Restaurants need to pay careful attention to ventilation because of the unique nature of their business. It needs to much more efficient compared to other businesses. Maintaining efficient restaurant ventilation helps staff and patrons to be in a comfortable, safe and healthy setting. The quality of the restaurant ventilation can also impact food storage; poorly ventilated areas increase rate of spoiling.

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