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Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021

Since 2010, government statistics have shown that England experiences more than double the amount of chimney fires during the winter months as it does throughout autumn. With Chimney Fire Safety Week starting today, SOA Safety wants to ensure you are equipped to help landlords and housing managers protect their residents and properties. Here, we discuss the role… Continue Reading

Fire safety and evacuation plans for the workplace

Fire safety and evacuation plans for the workplace

A valid fire safety and evacuation plan must detail every element of what needs to happen in the event of a fire. It should be easily accessible to all employees, and anybody that may need to know the information in the workplace. In order to create a detailed and thorough plan, you must show that… Continue Reading

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

10 tips for fire prevention in the workplace

This should be a main concern for any business, and it can be a team effort. Although the business owner is usually the main person responsible for ensuring that their workplace is fire safe, all employees should be knowledgeable about how they can help prevent a fire in their working environment. Here’s some tips on… Continue Reading

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

Fire Safety is of the utmost importance in any building. As a business owner, you’re responsible for ensuring that your workplace meets all required health and safety standards. It’s crucial that your working environment complies with all building regulations, to ensure the safety of your employees and the protection of your building. Fire safety should… Continue Reading

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?

What is risk assessment?  “A risk assessment is a systematic review of what might cause undesirable incidents and what consequences these may have for the working environment. A risk assessment must also identify measures that form a basis for reducing risk.” As defined by the HSE.  Employers are required by law to protect employees and others… Continue Reading

Covid-19 Announcement 4th November

Covid-19 Announcement 4th November

In light of the recent Government announcement regarding the latest lockdown restrictions we are pleased to be able to inform you that as an essential training establishment SOA Safety will continue to operate during this time. As has been the case since the onset of COVID we continue to enforce a strict COVID secure environment… Continue Reading

Covid19 Announcement

Covid19 Announcement

Hi All Hope you are well. Just wanted to give you an update on todays announcement that we are about to move into tier 2 COVID restrictions. Although these restrictions mean that indoor meeting in homes is not allowed with people that do not live in your household, fortunately businesses that are operating in a… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Fit to Work Assessment

Coronavirus Fit to Work Assessment

This article has been prepared to help you complete a Coronavirus Fit To Work assessment of an employee who wants to return to work after displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or is in the vulnerable category of workers. We have been very busy over recent weeks supporting our clients in managing their health, safety and welfare… Continue Reading

Coronavirus – what should employers do now?

Coronavirus – what should employers do now?

The coronavirus outbreak throws up numerous employment law issues, including questions about travel, health and safety concerns and discrimination claim risks. From staff who refuse to attend work despite being well, to those who refuse to stay home when sick, what do employers need to know? About the coronavirus A virus causing severe lung disease… Continue Reading

Back in Business

Back in Business

First and foremost, we hope you, your family and your business are all OK and are coming through what must be a very challenging time. This has been, and still is, an incredibly difficult and uncertain time for businesses, and we sincerely hope that yours has survived and will come out of all this in… Continue Reading

Asbestos

Asbestos

This will give you information on where you will find asbestos, how it can affect you and hazardous work. Where you will find asbestos Insulation and sprayed coatings used for: • boilers, plant and pipework hidden in under floor ducting • fire protection to steelwork, hidden behind false ceilings • thermal and acoustic insulation of… Continue Reading

Safe use of Ladders and Stepladders Course

Safe use of Ladders and Stepladders Course

If you use ladders as part of your job, then this is a great course to help you make the right choices and to ensure that your company is adhering to the current legislation (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Working at Height Regulations 2005). Continue Reading

Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course

Manual handling is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace and can lead to the development of long term Musculoskeletal Disorders. Continue Reading

Implications of Stress in The Workplace

Implications of Stress in The Workplace

“According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2014/15, 440,000 people in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill. That’s 40% of all work-related illness.” Continue Reading

IOSH VS NEBOSH

IOSH VS NEBOSH

SPOTLIGHT IS ON – IOSH VS NEBOSH
People often ask us about the difference between IOSH and NEBOSH, i Continue Reading

HSE Warn Schools not to use Heatproof Mats

HSE Warn Schools not to use Heatproof Mats

Secondary schools across the UK are starting the new school year with a warning not to use their stock of heatproof mats used with Bunsen burners after the HSE discovered that two major suppliers had illegally sold mats containing asbestos. Continue Reading

Health & Safety in The Garden

Health & Safety in The Garden

As Spring rolls into Summer the number of jobs in the garden always seems to grow. So, before you head out and tackle those hedges and plant beds, why not read our top 5 gardening health & safety tips: Continue Reading

What to Expect from a Risk Assessment Course

What to Expect from a Risk Assessment Course

If you have any role in the health and safety of your company, you will no doubt have heard of a risk assessment. Perhaps, it’s maybe a task that you do annually, using a template of the HSE website without much additional thought. Continue Reading

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