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The Invisible Risks

Health risks do not seem to receive enough attention when it comes to managing the risk. This may be due to the fact that the consequences of exposure to some harmful agents are not often visible.

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When Glove Breaks Down

Gloves are a very good form of protection against chemical hazards, however when they fail this almost always leads to danger. It is important for anyone responsible for specifying gloves to understand the complex reasons gloves work and stop working.

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Craven Safety Services Fire Awareness & Extinguisher Training Course

At Craven Safety Services we are offering a new Fire Awareness & Extinguisher training course. This two hour course will teach candidates about the causes of fires and how to respond correctly when a fire is discovered. There will also be a hands-on demonstration of how to use fire extinguishers.

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COSHH Essentials

The HSE are providing COSHH Essentials which set out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

It is straightforward advice presented as fact sheets called Control Guidance Sheets. There are two types of sheets, industry specific Direct Advice Sheets and Generic Control Guidance Sheets.

First check the direct advice sheets listed by industry to see if there are any direct advice sheets for tasks or processes in your industry. If your industry is not listed, you can use our e-tool to identify which generic control guidance sheets are appropriate. When using the e-tool you will be prompted, by questions, to enter some basic information about the substance you are using, before being directed to the most appropriate generic control guidance sheet for you.

For more information on the COSHH Essentials see here.