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Fire Extinguishers

There are various different types of fire extinguisher ranging from water to wet chemicals. Each extinguisher has its own class and function, suitable for different fires including: Foam Dry Powder – Standard Dry Powder – Specialist Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Wet Chemical Water Water Mist Water Spray It is important to know the difference between each…

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Construction Dust

Regular exposure to construction dust can cause life changing lung diseases and in serious cases, can even cause death. When working around areas that may have construction dust, it is vital that employees are aware of the risks and use the control measures available to them. The main dust related diseases affecting workers are: Lung…

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Working in Cold Weather

With the weather getting increasingly colder, it’s important that our employees are aware of the risks regarding the weather. As it gets colder, the body uses more energy to keep warm, but this also means losing heat faster. If prolonged periods are spent in the cold, without adequate control measures to keep workers safe, it…

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Electricity

Electricity at Work When on site, every wire or cable should be presumed live. It is vitally important that any exposed wires are reported to site management. Electricity can cause serious injury, such as: ❌ Burns,❌ Fibrillation of the heart muscles,❌ Respiratory failure,❌ Fires, A significant electrical shock may cause other injury, such as; ❌ Causing entry/exit burns,❌ Damaging internal organs,❌ Death.…

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Mental Health Week

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. One in four people will experience issues affecting their mental health, usually characterised by changes in thoughts, moods and behaviours, but very few, (particularly men), are willing to talk about it. It’s important that everyone takes both physical and mental health seriously and our…

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Noise at Work

The Noise Regulations 2005 require employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. Hearing loss at work is preventable, but once hearing has gone, it won’t come back. Over 17,000 in the UK suffer from ear condition, such as tinnitus, can be caused by excessive noise at…

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Working in Confined Spaces

Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous if precautions aren’t taken. Due to this, the government has passed several confined spaces regulations over the years in an effort to reduce accidents, incidents and ill-health due to the nature of this work. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines a confined space as; ‘a place…

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Working at Height

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injury, and accounts for 28% of all workers deaths. According to research in the UK, 60% of all major injuries are caused by falls from a height of below two metres. All work at height where there is significant risk of a…

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Working in Hot Weather

With the hot weather expected to be on the rise in the incoming week, the well being of employees is a top priority here at Crossfire. We have produced a poster to help spot the signs of heat related illnesses, as well as tips on how to work safely in the sun.

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