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An emergency planning guide for facilities

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Risk in HSE, safety tips, HSE in Business, Emergencies in the Workplace, HSE training, Risk management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Office safety, Ergonomics, Facilities management

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Many facilities managers (FM) prefer to maintain a behind-the-scenes role in the buildings they oversee. If people can’t see the work you do, you’re doing your job well, right? In an emergency, however, FMs must run point because they know the space better than anyone, and are able to marshal resources quickly and get people where they need to go.

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13 hidden safety hazards in the workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/7/18 5:10 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Corporate HSE, Safety, workplace, Workplace safety, HSE, HSE best practice, Office safety, hazards

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The precise effect of poor ergonomics on employee performance

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/17/18 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in HSE for employees, Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Office safety, Ergonomics, Facilities management

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Perhaps as the result of a lack of information, many people view the topic of ergonomics as a ‘soft’ subject – that by giving credence to it and supporters of sound ergonomic principles, you are giving in to those who want a ‘cushy ride’ at the workplace. But, you’d be doing both you and your employees a disservice by ignoring the issue completely.

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Confined space: How to prepare a safe work space

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/6/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in safety tips, Workplace safety, Confined spaces

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There are a few, basic principles you can follow to ensure your employees practise the correct caution when working in a confined space. If entry to a confined space is unavoidable, you need to develop a safe system for working inside the space.

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Need-to-know tips for a confined space risk assessment

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/29/17 5:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Confined spaces, Risk assessment

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It’s simple – if you plan to work within a confined space, or part of your work will take place within a confined space, you need to be aware of all the attendant risks. Many work incidents or accidents happen in confined spaces each year. In many instances, victims are not aware of the risks or that the control measures they implemented were inadequate.

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The best safety tips for confined space entry

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/25/17 6:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Confined spaces

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We’ve finally come to the end of our series on driver safety. Today we kick off with a new series on confined space, and the safety rules and practices required to ensure you and your colleagues (or employees) are as risk free as possible. Let’s begin by taking a look at the best safety tips for confined space entry.

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11 tips to combat driver fatigue

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/30/17 6:40 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Workplace safety, HSE, Driving safety, driver training

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Following on from our previous blog – causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs – today we bring you 11 tips your drivers can use to combat fatigue.

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Causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/27/17 7:10 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in fatigue management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, Driving safety, driver training

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Driver fatigue is a common danger for long-haul drivers. Driving while exhausted significantly increases the risk of a crash – it makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. In fact, it is believed to contribute to 30% of road crashes. That’s one out of every three road accidents.

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The advantages of accredited driver training

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/16/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Workplace safety, HSE, Driving safety

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 Continuing with our series on safety and your long-distance truck drivers, we review the advantages of provided accredited training to your drivers, taking a look at the pros and cons.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Because you’ll be paying to attend a driver training school, you want to ensure that your money buys you the best training. This will guarantee your qualification will meet the right standards and snag you employment sooner rather than later.

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How to keep your drivers safe whatever the weather

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/9/17 5:30 PM / by Chantal Gray posted in Workplace safety, Driving safety

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Following on from our blog on the dangers of using your cell phone while driving, we now begin with a series of blogs on keeping your long-haul drivers safe. Today’s article deals specifically with keeping them safe in all kinds of weather, which is apposite content in a week that’s seen the worst hurricane in 10 decades hit the coast of Florida and a tsunami warning issued for Mexico after an 8.1 magnitude in its capital.

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