Fire and Legionella Risk Assessment of new accommodation in Glencoe

At Amalgamate we’re always enthusiastic about supporting the growth of our clients, so we’re very pleased to have been able to provide further health and safety services to Glencoe Activities as they expand into providing accommodation. We’ve worked with them previously, doing Risk Assessments on their golf course, so we were pleased to get involved in […]

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Health and safety management services for Ypeople

We’re thrilled to announce that we are now working with Ypeople – a fantastic charity that operates across Scotland. They deliver a broad range of approaches to support children, young people and families, for example providing accommodation support, homelessness support, counselling and mentoring services. With around 170 employees, thousands of service users per year (including residential […]

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Working with Ayrshire Councils – Making First Aid Courses a Top Priority

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been chosen as the preferred supplier for the First Aid Training Framework for North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils. Over the next 3 years, Amalgamate will be providing a full array of first aid courses to council employees, including First Aid at Work, Emergency First at Work, AED (Defibrillator) Training, and specialised […]

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Health surveillance in action – working with Alba Tyre Management

We were delighted to support our client Alba Tyre Management in their continuing process of improving health and safety, by providing medical checks as part of their new occupational health surveillance provision. Our doctor took staff members through a series of health tests: BMI check Lung function testing Vision testing Hearing testing Blood pressure check Alongside […]

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Occupational Health Assessments

We can provide Occupational Health Assessments at your workplace, for preventative, health surveillance or treatment plan purposes. Loss of income from reduced performance, or absence of key members of staff is an expensive burden for business. In 2016, 137 million working days were lost to sickness absence, costing UK businesses in the region of £16 billion per […]

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Legionella – Are you aware of the risks?

Having recently supported one of our clients with Legionella inspections for new rental properties that they had taken on, we realised how rarely companies think about the risks around water systems in their premises. So what is Legionella? It’s a type of bacteria frequently found in natural water systems like rivers and ponds, where it rarely causes problems to […]

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Women and Safety – how gender impacts health and safety

Today is International Women’s Day, so we’re focusing on women and safety. Women make up 42% of the workforce in the EU, however, historically there has been little focus on how gender and sex differences affect health and safety. Research studies have focused primarily on men, while excluding or ignoring women. But understanding the impact of gender […]

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Incident and Accident Investigation – Stop the next accident before it happens

When an incident or near miss occurs, it is important that lessons are learnt. As well as helping you to meet legal reporting requirements, incident and accident investigation can help you understand what went wrong, why and how, so that processes can be improved and similar incidents avoided. In 2015/16: 621,000 people were injured in accidents at work, […]

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New Penalties for Using a Mobile Phone while Driving – What does it mean for business?

On 1st March 2017, changes were made to penalties regarding the use of mobile phones while driving. Since 2003 it has been illegal to use a handheld device while driving, but now the penalties have doubled. If you’re caught using a mobile phone while driving, whether that’s to call, text, look up a new route, or […]

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Safety Management – Helping you stay on top of Health & Safety

When we start working with a new client, we sometimes find that they’ve made a well-meaning attempt at getting to grips with a Safety Management System. They might have a Health and Safety Policy, some risk assessments, and maybe a procedural document or two. But often, these are written in a way that make them overly […]

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