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Why Do I Need Health & Safety Training?

Posted On : 28/09/18

Posted By : The SMCL

What is training? Training means helping people to learn how to do something, telling people what they should or should not do, or simply giving them information. Training isn’t just about formal ‘classroom’ courses. Why provide health and...

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What is IPAF and when is it needed?

Posted On : 31/08/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Working at a height certainly comes with its risks and there are a number of factors to consider when working in this particular role, to keep yourself safe as well as others around you. Having a thorough knowledge...

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A Guide to the CITB Grant Scheme

Posted On : 7/08/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Health and safety in the construction industry is of paramount importance. With an abundance of dangers and risks present on site, there’s no way of completely eradicating the chance of injuries from befalling a member of staff. However,...

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What is a PAL card?

Posted On : 4/07/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Workers in the construction, installation or maintenance industries are required to obtain specialist skills and certifications based on the area of expertise they wish to build their careers in. There’s a wealth of specialist training courses and qualifications...

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A Quick Guide to MEWP Safety

Posted On : 29/06/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, otherwise known as MEWPs, come in many forms, including cherry pickers, scissor lifts and aerial platforms, to name a few, but the main purpose of each is the same - to make working at...

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PASMA – A Brief Introduction

Posted On : 29/05/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Founded in 1974, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. PASMA advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors and represents the interests...

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What is a CSCS Card?

Posted On : 1/05/18

Posted By : The SMCL

Whether you currently work in the UK construction industry or are thinking about doing so in the future, it’s important to know about how you can go the extra mile. Working hard and showing your dedication by gaining...

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Asbestos Awareness – What do you Know?

Posted On : 15/03/17

Posted By : The SMCL

Asbestos Awareness - What do you Know? The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) States: Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct...

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Saved by his harness

Posted On : 6/09/13

Posted By : The SMCL

A man pruning trees owes his life to the fact that he was wearing a harness with short lanyard while working from a spider type boom lift. The man was catapulted out of the lift - a 24...

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