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Welcome! Our blog delivers the latest thinking in workplace safety. Stay current with the inside view on health and safety at work, regular legal updates and best practice pieces from our occupational health and safety specialists. Would you like to discuss anything in more details? Get in touch with us today via email help@southalls.com or call 0345 257 4015.

Builders Merchants: 9 Ways to Prepare for Winter

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


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The New World of Test and Trace – What You Need to Know

Launched on 27 May 2020, NHS Test and Trace was created to pinpoint positive cases of COVID-19, identify their close circle of...


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Using a Forklift? Remember To Buckle Up!

Forklift trucks are key to keeping stock moving efficiently across your builders merchant/garden centre  – but they’re also a...


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7 Asbestos Mistakes Builders Merchants Don't Want to Make

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


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6 Actionable Ways To Help Builders' Merchants Employees Manage Stress

Over the past 15 years we have worked closely with builders merchants, nationwide and been the immediate point of contact for...


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

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


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Quick Guide: Safe Loading and Unloading In the Woodworking Industry

Deliveries, loading and unloading present some of the most dangerous transport activities within a woodworking business. Many...


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Wood Dust Exposure Prevention and Control In Sawmills

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


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CORONAVIRUS: A Short Guide To Homeworking

Following the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the Government have said that everyone who can work from home should do so. The...


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Machinery Mistakes Builders Merchants Don't Want To Make

In last month's issue of the BMN magazine, we heard how Loughborough Magistrates’ Court had fined Saint Gobain a total of...


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Tags: Builders Merchants, Manufacturers, Accidents at Work