Who is most at risk of electrical burns? •    In the workplace, electricians are most at risk of suffering injuries related to electricity. •    In the household, young children are most at risk of injury through electricity. •    Electrical burns can be caused by anything with an electric current from plug sockets to live wires

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Much student accommodation is powered by electricity, not gas, due to the risk of any incidents arising- whether it be a maintenance fault, or students failing to use appliances safely (i.e. leaving the gas on). In Halls of Residence, electric cookers, boilers and so on are often used for this reason- first year students living

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The myth: Schools banned British Bulldog in playgrounds because of health and safety The truth: The playground game British Bulldog was banned by many schools due to concern arising from the danger it caused. No national or legal ban was put in place, but many schools still feared for the welfare of pupils on playing

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What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material and has been used for about 150 years on a large scale. It is versatile, plentiful and ideal as a fire-proofing and insulation material. But it can be deadly! The three main types of asbestos that have been used commercially are: -Crocidolite (blue) -Amosite (brown)

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The Myth: Children must wear goggles when playing conkers at school. The truth: •    This myth is an old chestnut of the health and safety myths (no pun intended), and is that- nothing more than a myth. •    HSE has no policies regarding the childhood pastime, yet one teacher, with nothing but the welfare of

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What’s the fuss? Chemical burns are a common workplace risk, yet some are more harmful than others. Hydroflouric acid (HF) is one of the strongest inorganic acids, so contact with a small amount of HF can be deadly- burn covering only 2.5% of your body surface area is enough to cause death. Pain is not

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What provisions are required at work? What should a first aid kit contain? Is first aid training needed? References

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