New Health and Safety Law Poster Deadline Coming

New Health and Safety Law Poster April 5th Deadline is fast approaching. The HSE is reminding UK businesses that the new version of the health and safety law poster must be displayed from 5 April this year. Under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations, all employers have a legal duty to display the approved poster in a prominent position in the workplace or to provide each worker with a copy of the approved leaflet, outlining British Health and Read More

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No Smoking Day 12th March

No smoking day is one of the UK’s biggest annual health awareness campaigns. Every year over a million smokers will use No Smoking Day to try to quit. The campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation, and helps smokers who want to quit by creating a supportive environment, and by highlighting the many sources of help and advice available. No Smoking Day has been running since Ash Wednesday in 1983, when it was called Quit for the day. The Read More

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Office workers: steps to keep you safe by RoSPA

Here in the UK, nearly one in three employees work in an office of some description – around 10 million of us in total. However, far too many people are still being injured or suffering accidents in the office. With this in mind. RoSPA has produced a short guide to provide you, and your boss, with some suggestions to make your office safer right now…   1. Don’t be a slouch! According to the NHS, back pain is responsible for Read More

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Temporary sign warns of danger – The Nelson Mail

See on Scoop.it – Safety Signs The Nelson MailTemporary sign warns of dangerThe Nelson MailTemporary signage has been erected at Maruia Falls, warning people not to go beyond the safety barriers after a drowning and a near-fatality during the past week. Stocksigns Group‘s insight: Water safety remains a big issue particularly in the UK during this recent period of stormy weather See on www.stuff.co.nz

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Safety Signs in the workplace

General Safety Signs Safety is a hot topic in most businesses regardless of industry sector. Safety signs or warning signs are helpful in indicating various hazards ahead. These signs also help in reducing accidents at a given workplace. These safety signs may consists of words with safety messages, pictorial warning symbols that consists various sizes, shapes, and colours. Each colour is standardized and reflects a meaning (see our post of safety signs colours and meanings). On the other hand, there Read More

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Do You know a Safety Angel?

Do you know a Guardian Angel?- A Guest Blog from RoSPA (The Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents) When you think about the people who work to keep us safe in the workplace, perhaps the archetypal hero springs to mind; the person who leaps into action when things go wrong, throwing themselves into the path of danger to protect others. However, here at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, we think that it’s the people who act Read More

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New Year Time for Safety Signs MOT?

Time for a safety signs MOT? As the New Year comes upon us our thoughts often turn to personal improvements we intend to make over the coming year, but one much over looked resolution is the implementation of a regular safety sign audit. Julian Rowlandson, Director at Stocksigns explains: “If you own a car it is most probable that you obtain and MOT and carry out a routine service to keep your vehicle fully functional and compliant. But few companies, Read More

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RIDDOR reporting: are you ready for the change? Guest Post From RoSPA

RIDDOR reporting: are you ready for the change? As a result of the Government’s health safety reform programme, RIDDOR has been streamlined and amended. For those of you still struggling to get to grips with the changes, this guide provides a brief summary. RIDDOR Explained The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations place a legal duty on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases Read More

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Bricklayer’s death showed safety flaws on Lincolnshire construction site – This is Lincolnshire

See on Scoop.it – Construction Safety This is Lincolnshire Bricklayer’s death showed safety flaws on Lincolnshire construction site This is Lincolnshire A CONSTRUCTION company and its site manager have each been ordered to pay £77,500 court costs after admitting to health and safety… Stocksigns Group‘s insight:  ‘A sad but cautionary tale’ Sandy Barnes from First Call Signs See on www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk

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Safety at Street Works and Road Works: a code of practice

The Department of Transport has updated its code of practice on work safety at street works and road works sites, with more emphasis on risk assessment, site-specific design and the needs of the pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. Street works are, of course, essential for a range of reasons. But unfortunately, they can cause considerable local disruption, increasing congestion and journey times. This increases frustration and can result in drivers and riders taking increased risks and endangering their own Read More

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South Africa building site collapses, one worker dead, 50 trapped – Reuters UK

See on Scoop.it – Construction Safety Sydney Morning Herald South Africa building site collapses, one worker dead, 50 trapped Reuters UK If safety regulations are found to have been breached, the accident could sour already fraught labour relations in South Africa’s construction sector…   Stocksigns Group‘s insight: Tragically Construction sites still provide some of the most hazardous working environments today. Construction Safety has to stay at the top of the industry agenda. See on uk.reuters.com

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Digital Signage – 6 easy ways to boost sales with digital signage

Digital Signage 6 easy ways to boost holiday sales with digital signage Digital Signage Today The holidays are nearly upon us, and the oncoming holiday sales season is crucially important for retailers.   Stocksigns Group‘s insight: Our sister company Messagemaker Display can help you create didgital LED signs with high impact which can drive sales See on www.digitalsignagetoday.com

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Commissioner proposes signage changes to increase area visitation – Rapid City Journal

Commissioner proposes signage changes to increase area visitation Rapid City Journal Aker said he wants the county to work with the cities of Sturgis, Piedmont and Summerset to develop signage along Interstate 90 that will direct drivers to the… Stocksigns Group‘s insight: Signage can be the key to boosting both volume and ease of flow of visitors to a town or attractions See on rapidcityjournal.com

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Sign Design – A 5 Step Plan

Good Sign Design Starts Here Stocksigns has been manufacturing signs for more than fifty years and in that time we have been able to advise our customers on the principles of sign design. Now the range of signage applications, together with the ever growing list of materials and manufacturing techniques available, means there are an infinate number of design factors to take into consideration. Rather than going into design elements in terms of colours and fonts, here are some simple Read More

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School Signs from Stocksigns – new video

School Signs From Stocksigns School signs are one of the niche areas Stocksigns has excelled at in recent years. Working closely with schools, universities and colleges to bring you the very best in school signage. “Signs for Schools” brings together the core school safety signs range, information signs and custom made notice boards and general school signs and signage in an easy guide for schools and colleges. Stocksigns has been working with schools, colleges and universities for many years and Read More

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RIDDOR – new changes published

RIDDOR – The New Published Changes. The new Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 has now come into force. The HSE consulted on proposals for new, simplified regulations, based on recommendations in the Lofstedt report. Here is an overview of the main changes to the regulations, provided by Barbour EHS The main changes to the RIDDOR Regulations are: • A simplified and shortened list of specified reportable injuries (“major injuries”) to workers sustained as a result of Read More

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