Builders Merchants – A Preview Of Your Next Inspector’s Priority List

January 26th, 2021

Each year, the HSE reviews RIDDOR notification data to identify which sectors and activities have contributed to injuries and near misses. Those findings are then …

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Lockdown Update – Smart Social Distancing Strategies for Builders Merchants

January 15th, 2021

Social distancing is one of the key principles used to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. With a new, more infectious strain on …

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Builders Merchants – 9 Steps to Being Winter Ready

November 23rd, 2020

As the busy summer season comes to an end and the colder weather begins, builders merchants often move their focus over to stocktake, housekeeping, catching …

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Using a Forklift? Remember To Buckle Up!

October 26th, 2020

Forklift trucks are key to keeping stock moving efficiently across your builders merchant/garden centre  – but they’re also a significant source of safety issues. According …

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7 Asbestos Mistakes Builders Merchants Don’t Want to Make

October 16th, 2020

In excess of 2000 workers die each year from mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, as a result of past exposure to asbestos. In order to …

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6 Actionable Ways To Help Builders’ Merchants Employees Manage Stress

October 5th, 2020

Over the past 15 years we have worked closely with builders merchants, nationwide and been the immediate point of contact for all queries relating to …

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Moving Vehicles VS Pedestrians On Site: How To Ensure Your Yard Is Safe

July 1st, 2020

‘Workplace Transport’ covers a range of vehicles, including cars, vans, lorries and lift trucks. It is any vehicle or piece of mobile equipment used in …

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Quick Guide: Safe Loading and Unloading In the Woodworking Industry

June 15th, 2020

Deliveries, loading and unloading present some of the most dangerous transport activities within a woodworking business. Many accidents involve people being struck by a vehicle, …

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Wood Dust Exposure Prevention and Control In Sawmills

May 13th, 2020

The inhalation of wood dust can cause serious health problems, which vary depending on the type of wood being worked on.  Softwood dust can cause …

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Machinery Mistakes Builders Merchants Don’t Want To Make

March 25th, 2020

In last month’s issue of the BMN magazine, we heard how Loughborough Magistrates’ Court had fined Saint Gobain a total of £400k in relation to …

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