Horrible Health and Safety Histories: The Invention of the Railway

The invention of the steam locomotive in 1804 led to an entirely new industry and a vast variety of new workplace risks. The first railway line to allow a steam locomotive, built between Stockton and Darlington and opened in 1825, followed by the first inter-city passenger railway introduced between Liverpool and Manchester only five years […]

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Horrible Health and Safety Histories: Cotton Mills

‘Poisoned by the Fluff’: The Dangers of Nineteenth-Century Cotton Manufacturing In the early 1830s Dr James Phillips Kay exposed cotton as a common killer. After treating many workers from cotton mills, he noticed that many of his patients complained of bad lungs. He wrote that in many of the people he saw, ‘Entrance into the […]

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Horrible Health and Safety Histories: Penny Licks

Ice Cream Vending With a Drizzle of Cholera and a Sprinkling of Tuberculosis At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the end of the Napoleonic wars saw many Italians move to Britain. They brought with them their own techniques for making smooth, creamy ice cream – gelato. Gelato vendors would go around the streets with […]

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Update on Legal Privilege

A couple of recent court rulings have produced new issues for lawyers advising their clients about professional legal privilege with regard to internal investigations.  Whereas up until recently legal privilege has protected communications between clients and lawyers for litigations that are both in progress and contemplation, the court cases of Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian […]

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Fire Safety Advice for Evolution Skatepark

Amalgamate are delighted to be providing fire safety advice to Evolution Skatepark – an extreme sports facility in Ayrshire. The park is run by a community group, and offers children and young people a safe and secure environment in which to participate in a range of sports, including BMX, skateboarding and in-line skating.  We’re particularly pleased […]

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A unique partnership with Viewpoint

Amalgamate have created yet another unique partnership, having been chosen to work with Viewpoint Housing Association Ltd.  Viewpoint’s aim is to create joy in later years by managing a range of supported housing and care services for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Fife. Their goal is to improve the quality of life and […]

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HSE’s Training Guidance Changes for First Aid Courses

The Health and Safety Executive have recently amended their First Aid at Work training guidance, bringing in improvements to content, and recommending more modern teaching styles. The main changes are: The introduction of blended learning as an accepted method of first aid training delivery. This allows a combination of both online digital media and traditional […]

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What a team! Amalgamate secures 3 year health and safety contract with sportscotland

Amalgamate is straight off the starting line after winning a three year contract to provide expert health and safety advice and act as Competent Safety Advisor for sportscotland – the national agency for sport. As one of Scotland’s leading health and safety consultancy specialists, Amalgamate will be offering comprehensive advice and ongoing support to sportscotland at […]

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Part-time Administrative Assistant role available

There is currently an opportunity for a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team. We are looking for a self‐motivated person to support our health and safety consultants in providing excellent service to our portfolio of clients. The role will primarily consist of proof-reading and formatting of technical reports in Pages and PDF formats, and […]

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Health and Safety Training for New Hotel Staff – Getting it Right from Day 1!

It’s always good to get out and about in Scotland, so we enjoyed travelling up North to deliver a range of health and safety training to the team at Perle Oban as they got their new hotel ready to open. The hotel is part of the Perle Hotels group, an independent hotelier with 3 existing […]

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