8 Health and Safety Risks That May Trip You Up This Year

January 29th, 2020

Continued Inspector attention The HSE’s Business Plan for 2019/20 highlights specific priorities for health and safety inspectors in 2019-2020. For one thing, local authority safety inspectors …

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Garden Centres: Unravelling Dirty Little Secrets of Legionella

January 22nd, 2020

The ‘hidden’ danger of legionella in garden centres has been well publicised. In 2012, two customers and a delivery driver died from legionnaires disease arising …

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The Essential Guide to Loading and Unloading in Garden Centres

January 15th, 2020

Deliveries, loading and unloading presents one of the most dangerous activities within garden centres. Many accidents involve customers or staff being struck by a vehicle …

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Your Step by Step Guide To Transport Safety In Garden Centres

January 8th, 2020

Every year, a significant number of people are killed or seriously injured by accidents involving vehicles in the workplace. At garden centres, customers and staff …

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When Winter Comes To Garden Centres

November 25th, 2019

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

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Foolproof Tips for Builders Merchants and Garden Centres During The Fireworks Season

October 22nd, 2019

As builders merchants and garden centres who stock timber or timber products, the fireworks season can increase the risk of fires starting. You should take …

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Serial Killer Asbestos – 7 Essential Facts For Garden Centres

October 8th, 2019

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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Keep Calm And Carry On – How To Help Employees Manage Their Stress In The Garden Centre Industry

October 1st, 2019

Garden centre staff are skilled multi-taskers. Day-to-day they are busy managing customer ‘expectations’, dodging energy-bound tiny tots, assisting frail shoppers, keeping pace with changing stock …

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Southalls Epic Formula To Safe Lifting and Handling In Garden Centres

September 17th, 2019

Up to 12.3 million working days are lost every year due to back pain related injuries. Many of these injuries are caused by a simple …

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What Else Do You Need To Know About Legionella?

September 12th, 2019

Legionella is a type of bacteria that causes diseases like Pontiac and Lochgoilhead fever and in the worst case, Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease Legionnaires’ disease …

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