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  • What is working at height, and how can the risks be minimised?

    Common-sense says that ‘working at height’ means being anywhere off the ground when performing a task. The Health and Safety Executive definition extends that idea with this definition: "Work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. You are working at height if you:

    • work above ground/floor level
    • could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or
    • could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground."

    In short, if there’s somewhere lower and a chance of injuring yourself by falling there, you’re working at height.

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  • Phoenix student Ian stars at NEBOSH graduation ceremony

    The 2018 NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony took place on 25 June at Warwick University, and the name of Phoenix Health and Safety got a couple of honourable mentions on the day.

    Pride of place goes to Phoenix student Ian Anderson. We’re delighted to announce that Ian won the Unit A National Diploma Best Candidate Award.

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  • How to become a Health & Safety Inspector

    Become a health and safety inspector and you are most likely to be working for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), although there are also opportunities to work as an inspector for local authorities and large organisations.
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  • How long is a NEBOSH certificate valid for?

    Once you have successfully completed all the units of a NEBOSH qualification, it will never expire. There is no need to retake the exams after a certain period. BUT (and this is one of the biggest buts you’ll ever see)…
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  • What is the pass mark for the NEBOSH General Certificate, and what else do I need to know?

    If you are setting out on a career in health and safety, the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an excellent first step. However, anyone with responsibility for safe working environments and employee well being can also benefit from the course.
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  • What is HAVS?

    Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome is a medical condition caused by frequent use of vibrating tools over an extended period of time – ten years or more in most cases. An estimated 1 in 10 people who use such tools eventually develop HAVS.
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  • How to become a qualified First Aider

    The UK needs a lot of first aiders. By law every organisation has to have someone responsible for first aid in the workplace; an ‘appointed person’ in the words of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. So what needs to happen If you are that person?
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  • Glossary of Health and Safety Terms (updated)

    At Phoenix HSC, we aim to make health and safety as straightforward and comprehensive as possible. Our glossary of commonly-used terms has been devised for health and safety committee members and representatives, or for anyone who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace.
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