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Category Archives: Health and Safety

Why real men (and women) do use footrests

Are you one of those people who, when the word footrest is mentioned, recoils at the mental image of an elderly person sitting with a tartan blanket over their legs? Well, that’s definitely not the sort of footrest we’re talking about here. Footrests are an essential part of your office, industrial or laboratory workstation equipment.Continue Reading

Seating risk assessments – who needs them?

Employers have a legal responsibility to provide suitable seating for their staff. Inadequate seating results in strain and injury and in an extreme situation could lead to legal action being taken against you or your organisation. Even if you’re self-employed, you still need to consider your seating and whether it’s suitable for the work youContinue Reading

Seating that meets the special needs of industry workers

Talk about seating and workstations and the first thing that comes to mind is office workers. But it could be argued that seating is an even more important issue for people working in industry production or in laboratories. The average office worker is less likely to be desk-bound than their industrial counterparts, having the freedomContinue Reading

Correct storage of hazardous materials and chemicals

When you talk about hazardous materials and chemical storage, people tend to think of the large, major fires and explosions that make headline news. The Flixborough explosion in 1974 killed 28 people and injured a further 36. It was this disaster that prompted the foundation for today’s legislation that controls the use and storage ofContinue Reading

Office seating and DSE workstation tests

Under Health and Safety legislation, employers have an obligation to carry out DSE (display screen equipment) workstation tests to protect their staff from repetitive strain type injuries associated with inadequate working environments. Office chairs are a key part of your workstations and must be included in any DSE tests. How often should you carry outContinue Reading

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