4 Ways to Stay Safe while Machining in the Workplace

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Machining can be a dangerous task; turning, milling, and drilling all have their own associated hazards and risks, which is why it is essential to know the equipment you are about to use is functioning as it should, and is ready to use safely. So, let’s take a look at a few ways to keep the machines, and yourself, in good working order while operating them. Regular Maintenance Regular maintenance of functional aspects of a machine can identify problems or damage long before it becomes a threat. Let’s take a pillar drill; are the drill bits in good condition? Are all turning mechanisms moving freely without hindrance? Is the table steady and secure? These simple checks can help to identify a problem long before it can cause an incident, such…
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7 Reasons to Appoint a Health and Safety Representative at Work

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Appointing a Health and Safety Representative in your business as laid out in the 1977 Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations (Outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act) is an important part of keeping a lot of aspects of Health and Safety in the workplace in check. Whether it’s incident investigations, or following up a fellow employee’s complaint, they have a key role to play. Here are seven reasons why Health and Safety Representatives are crucial for your business: 1.   Safety Inspections A Health and Safety Representative should carry out a safety inspection at least once every three months in order to ensure that all policies are being adhered to, all potential hazards are noted and dealt with appropriately, and that the safety of the staff is not…
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The most common issues with paper checklists (and how to avoid them)

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Checking In      It’s safe to say we’ve all filled out our fair share of checklists; daily task lists, risk assessments, accident reports, or maybe extra toppings on a pizza order. But even with the promise of extra pepperoni, checklists can present a number of problems, especially in paper form. Here are our techniques for making checklists much more effective within the workplace. Checklist Check...lost      If you have ever spent time and energy filling out a paper daily task list only to have it "tidied away" and have to start from scratch, then you will understand how frustrating this can be. Not only does it take up valuable time, but you can also lose track of important information relevant to the list; whether it is a daily task, or…
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5 tips on managing Accident and Incident Reports in 2021

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     Nowadays it seems like there is a form for everything; from signing up for a newsletter, all the way down to what kind of sprinkles you’d like on your ice cream. So, when it comes to filling out an accident report form, it can seem a little daunting. But don’t worry! We’ve got a few simple ideas to help make things easier, so let’s get straight into it. Who should fill out the report?      It’s important to have the right person fill out the incident report form; it wouldn’t be any use for Joe from I.T to fill it out while he’s working from home! If anyone witnessed the incident, and can give a good, accurate account of what happened, then they should be the one to jot…
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