Health and Safety app to be developed by mobile technology company

April 15th, 2014

UK company RNF Digital Innovation secure a £100,000 grant from TSB to develop app for health and safety professionals.   The grant was awarded by the Smart Fund from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which benefits companies who have innovative ideas and a drive to present their product to the marketplace.   RNF Digital Innovation […]

Are you aware of the dangers of Carbon Dioxide?

April 2nd, 2014

Recent incidents such as the tragic death of a worker in a factory in Seoul have highlighted how deadly carbon dioxide can actually be.   Carbon dioxide is present in the air we breathe, however the level of concentration (0.037%) is low at this stage and is not harmful to our health.   It’s when […]

Farm Safety Partnership aims to reduce work-related fatalities on farms

February 27th, 2014

It is hoped that the 2013 safety campaign ‘Stop and Think SAFE’ will continue to save lives in 2014.   The campaign was launched to focus on the main causes of death and injury on farms – slurry, animals, falls and equipment (SAFE). The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) hopes that local […]

Workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years at Rochdale re-upholstery firm

February 14th, 2014

A Rochdale-based firm has been fined along with their company director after workers were exposed to the dangerous material for five years.   Mansfield Soft Furnishings Ltd and David Mansfield were prosecuted after allowing up to 30 employees to be exposed to airborne asbestos fibres. The Crown Court in Manchester was told that the company […]

HSE publishes revised guidance on managing and controlling UK’s hidden killer

January 23rd, 2014

New guidance from the Health and Safety Executive aims to help businesses deal with asbestos fibres.   As the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, the HSE has combined approved codes of practice (ACoPs) L127 (the management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (work with materials containing asbestos) into a single […]

Celebrating 10 years of business with Frontline Safety

December 18th, 2013

Frontline Safety are delighted to announce that in December this year we reached the milestone of 10 years in business.   Since being founded in 2003 by Managing Director Ian Robertson, Frontline Safety has continued to grow and develop, building relationships with customers and suppliers throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. […]

World COPD Day 2013 improves awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

November 20th, 2013

Today’s event is organised annually by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), with this year’s theme as “It’s Not Too Late”.   The theme supports efforts to develop new treatments for COPD and gives a positive message that there are actions which can be taken by sufferers at any stage of a […]

Are you at danger of developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome?

November 13th, 2013

Prolonged use of vibrating machinery and equipment can cause conditions such as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.   Hand-arm vibration syndrome is the effect on a person’s hands and arms due to the transmission of vibration through equipment including hand-held power tools or hand-guided equipment such as lawnmowers.    Other equipment used which could […]

Asbestos expert fined after workers are exposed to asbestos fibres

November 5th, 2013

Workers’ lack of protective clothing leads to the exposure of potentially-deadly fibres.   Steven Kelly of Manchester-based firm Winsulate has been fined as a result of an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive.   Inspectors found that three workers onsite Trafford College in Stretford failed to wear suitable protective clothing or masks and instead […]

Employees in danger of developing occupational asthma through the spraying of hazardous chemical

October 25th, 2013

An agricultural machinery manufacturer in Lincolnshire has been fined after employees are exposed to chemicals.   After an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) it was found that Marston Agricultural Services Ltd allowed trailers to be sprayed with isocyanate-containing paint without assessment of dangers and controls.   Isocyanates are organic compounds and are […]

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