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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Health and Safety

03rd January 2018

Food For Thought! – Kitchen Safety

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction Now that the festive season is over and the pressure of the last few weeks to get all the extra...

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02nd January 2018

What You Need To Know About The Safety Of Ionising Radiation

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction In the social care sector, the most common use of ionising radiation is within hospitals and dentistry in the form...

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04th December 2017

How Safe Are Staff Vehicles For Residents’ Outings?

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction Outings are part of resident activities, giving them supervised access to the world outside their home! Some care homes and...

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17th November 2017

Ladder Safety – Are You in Control?

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction As Christmas fast approaches it's time to get the tree up and those Christmas decorations from the store room in...

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10th November 2017

First Aid Arrangements – Being Prepared

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction From time to time accidents occur in the workplace regardless of environment. First Aid, as the name suggests, is that...

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17th October 2017

Health and Safety Risk Assessments – What do I Need to Record?

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction Part of managing risk in Health and Social Care is having effective systems in place. Like all industries, none are...

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09th October 2017

Outdoor Health and Safety in Gardens and Patios – Are You in Control?

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Outdoor Health and Safety - Introduction As the nights draw in and winter approaches, this is a busy time for maintenance...

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05th April 2017

The use of mobile phones at work – Part 2 of 2

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

In the previous blog, we wrote about how the use of a mobile phone by a support worker resulted in...

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02nd March 2017

The use of mobile phones at work – Part 1 of 2

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Mobile phones are everywhere. I remember a time when there was no such thing as a mobile phone and later...

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31st January 2017

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 requires all employers to assess employees’ potential exposure to EMF (Electromagnetic...

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