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Our expertise: On paper

As part of our commitment to sharing our knowledge and expertise in controlling health hazards on site, we write regular whitepapers and articles on key subjects, and produce awareness materials such as posters. It forms part of our ongoing quest to educate all those involved in site operations, and our own staff, as to the critical hazards that exist on site.

If there’s any subject that you’d like to see an article written on, please make contact. We welcome suggestions.

O2, CO and CO2: Keeping levels safe . RVT Group

O2, CO and CO2: Keeping levels safe

With oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, dangers arise when their levels in the air depart from the norm.

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Easy to Use Heating Calculator Tool. RVT Group

Easy to Use Heating Calculator Tool

This tool offers a guide to site managers of how many kilowatts of heating is needed to effectively warm a building.

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On-Site Damp: how to avoid delays. RVT Group

On-Site Damp: how to avoid delays

Wet, cold weather presents problems by causing delays. A temporary drying-out program offers a practical solution.

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Large Plant: the noise hazards. RVT Group

Large Plant: the noise hazards

Certain pieces of equipment used on sites present very specific challenges when it comes to controlling noise.

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Noise: managing the health hazards. RVT Group

Noise: managing the health hazards

Once damaged, hearing rarely recovers - a strategic approach enables site managers to assess and control noise effectively.

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Radon Gas: the health hazards. RVT Group

Radon Gas: the health hazards

Forced ventilation protects workers from radon gas, which is the second commonest cause of lung cancer in the UK.

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Silica Dust: the health hazards. RVT Group

Silica Dust: the health hazards

Exposure to even minute quantities of silica dust carries a significant risk of many chronic diseases.

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Benzene: the health hazards . RVT Group

Benzene: the health hazards

This colourless liquid is highly toxic, causing tremors, tissue injury and ultimately blood cancers.

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Noise Hazards: the law. RVT Group

Noise Hazards: the law

Companies that do not adequately protect their workers from noise risk litigation and heavy fines.

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Diesel Fumes: the health hazards. RVT Group

Diesel Fumes: the health hazards

Known to cause lung and bladder cancer, diesel fumes pose a significant risk to workers.

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Welding Fume: the health hazards. RVT Group

Welding Fume: the health hazards

From occupational asthma to metal fume fever, welding fume is linked to several health risks.

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Cold Working: the health hazards. RVT Group

Cold Working: the health hazards

Working in cold conditions is known to impact work performance and cause ill health.

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Dust: the health hazards. RVT Group

Dust: the health hazards

Dust presents a challenge to site managers, with construction tasks generating inhalable substances that are harmful to their workers.

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Aspergillus: the health hazards. RVT Group

Aspergillus: the health hazards

People with weakened immune systems are vulnerable to the Aspergillus fungus which infects the lungs.

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Wood Dust: the health hazards . RVT Group

Wood Dust: the health hazards

Wood dust can cause health problems ranging from allergies to cancer, and its control is essential.

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Lead Poisoning: the health hazards. RVT Group

Lead Poisoning: the health hazards

Most cases of lead poisoning occur in the workplace, with 674,000 deaths linked to lead each year.

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Tinnitus: the preventable hearing condition. RVT Group

Tinnitus: the preventable hearing condition

Noise controls are needed to protect workers from hearing damage which impacts quality of life.

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Hydrogen Sulphide: the health hazards. RVT Group

Hydrogen Sulphide: the health hazards

A noxious gas, hydrogen sulphide has been linked with Alzheimer’s Disease, ischemic stroke and neurodegeneration.

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