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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Wayfinding sign bid accepted – Stanwood Camano News

  Wayfinding Signs News Wayfinding sign bid accepted Stanwood Camano News A bid was even accepted.   Stocksigns Group‘s insight: Stocksigns are one of the UK leading manufacturers of wayfinding signage schemes. Use our wayfinding guide to get the best out of your signage. See on www.scnews.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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Slips and Trips in the Workplace

Slips and Trips on the same level. The single most common cause of injury in the workplace is slipping and tripping. The HSE estimate that the annual cost to employers is £750 million and is reported that every 25 minutes in the UK someone breaks or fractures a bone due to slips and trips or falling in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls account for 38% of all the major accidents every year. The HSE website has some great advice Read More

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Twitter – Messagemaker twitLED Moving Message Display

This moving message display from Messagemaker is an exciting and dynamic way to view and share your Twitter feeds. The LED moving message display allows you to display your favourite news service or Twitter feed. It can be used to promote your business, building your brand and helping to keep others connected to your Twitter stream. The twitLED can even be used to display real-time customer endorsements and can evn be controlled remotely from your mobile phone.  What can you Read More

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Hotel or Hospital? A Question for Care Home Signage

Getting Care Home Signage Right For a number of years Stocksigns has been working with the Care industry, developing signage specifically for this sector. One of the features of a care home should be to make residents feel at home rather than institutionalised. Signage must be a balance of functionality and aesthetics. Signs must be designed so residents feel at home, yet give clear information or instruction. A challenge as they need to be created with an understanding of the Read More

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Top 5 Funny Signs for September

Top 5 Funny Signs for September As you can imagine we spend a lot of time looking at signs here at Stocksigns, and we do come across some great ones. As a result we have started to compile a list of the best funny signs we find. Most of which we find from the web, our holidays and a few that our customers have asked us to make. To see more go to our Funny Signs Pinterest Board, where we will Read More

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Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders – A Guide from RoSPA

Manual Handling – a guide from RoSPA A subject our customers often ask us about is “Manual Handling” and “Musculoskeletal Disorders” . We produce lots of safety signs and posters, that can help as part of your overall safety policy for manual handling. Lifting correctly is something that is often viewed as commonsense and not given the adequate attention it deserves. It should not be restricted to warehousing and stores departments, but should also cover the general day to day Read More

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European Sign Show 2013 – Interview with Julian Rowlandson

This year has been a busy year for Stocksigns on the exhibition circuit. This interview taken at the recent European Sign Expo marks the end of a packed few weeks of shows, seminar hosting and interviews for Julian Rowlandson, Sales & Marketing Director for Stocksigns. During the interview Julian talks about how exhibitions, like The European Sign Expo, are ideal for companies like Stocksigns, who have an extremely wide and diverse range of signage capabilities and services.

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Summer Safety Signage Audit

Summer Safety Signage Audit The summer months and the holiday season are the ideal time to carry out a signage audit. Your business premises may be quieter, as staff jet off on their well earned breaks, often leaving car parks and buildings temporarily easier to access. Use this time and the increased access to assess your company signage, making sure signs are present, in good condition and correct to the latest legislation. Also the summer can be a time when there maybe a need Read More

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Construction Safety Statistics That Make You Think – InfoGraphic RoSPA

Construction Safety, the statistics remind us there is still work to be done Many of our readers work in the construction industry, either directly or through contractors. Whatever their roles tend to be, there is always a strong link with safety management and in particular construction safety. With that in mind we are always looking out for safety tips and information that might be useful to our followers. RoSPA have produced this great infographic, which highlights some of the shocking statistics Read More

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RIBA Siteboards – Guidance Notes for Architects

Stocksigns has been a licensed manufacturer of RIBA siteboards for many years and we are well qualified to advise you and create your practice’s siteboards. While we will always create your sign board to RIBA standards, we thought it would be useful to share the design specification with some of our readers. The information in the post has been taken directly from RIBA and we hope that we have presented the information in a way that adds clarity to what Read More

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Everything you always wanted to know about COSHH (but were too afraid to ask!) – by RoSPA

A Guide to COSHH – A Guest post from RoSPA If you’ve ever had any dealings with any aspect of Health and Safety, the chances are you’ve come across the acronym COSHH or one of the COSHH symbols. However, you may still be uncertain about what COSHH actually stands or what the symbols mean. Don’t worry though, help is at hand with our informative short guide to COSHH.  What does COSSH stand for? COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous Read More

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