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HAVS Exposure Limits (EAV, ELV And What They Mean)

15th November, 2018 - Vibration

There are two exposure limits when it comes to HAVS, and these are legal limits as to the amount of vibration you can be in contact with on a daily basis. These limits are defined in the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, the exposure limit value (ELV) and the exposure action value (EAV).

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What Is Silica Dust And Why Is It Bad For You?

12th November, 2018 - Health

Silica dust is the second biggest cause of lung disease in workers after asbestos, killing more than 500 construction workers every year. Yet, even with such a high level of fatalities, many construction workers are unaware when harmful silica particles are being released.

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How To Write A Method Statement In 5 Minutes

9th November, 2018 - Paperwork

Writing a method statement can be quite time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, considering the people, tools, environment, requirements, and how your work will be carried out safely. Ok, so we know what a method statement is, but how can we write one in 5 minutes?

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7 Toolbox Talk Formats (With Ready To Use Examples)

7th November, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

There are 7 formats that are commonly used to give toolbox talks - informal chats, safety briefings, handouts, presentations, demonstrations, videos and software. Some are quicker to get started than others, some do the hard work for you, and some need a bit of preparation.

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10 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

5th November, 2018 - Construction

With profit margins on construction projects often tight, smaller contractors and sometimes larger construction firms just don’t have a big budget and loads of resources to dedicate to health and safety. The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost).

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Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

2nd November, 2018 - Management

Does your health and safety management consist of mostly proactive or reactive measures? Which one you focus on could have a big impact on your safety culture, and your bottom line. But what's the difference between proactive and reactive safety? Should you use one, the other, or both?

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CDM Planning Period And How Much Time You Need

31st October, 2018 - CDM

The CDM regulations say that clients must allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, in fact it's the first client duty. How much time should be allowed for the planning and preparation period of a construction project, to comply with this duty under CDM?

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7 Types Of COSHH Control Measures And How They Reduce Risk

29th October, 2018 - COSHH

One of the fundamental requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) is the prevention or control of exposure to substances hazardous to health. But what control measures are best to use for COSHH and how do they reduce the risk?

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CDM 2015 Principal Contractor Duties Explained

25th October, 2018 - CDM

CDM 2015 requires a principal contractor to be appointed by the client on any construction project with more than one contractor. The role of principal contractor carries additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

24th October, 2018 - Asbestos

When you hear people talk about the types of asbestos, you will often hear them referred to by colour, like blue asbestos or white asbestos. Despite the names, you can't actually identify asbestos by colour, but there are three main types you need to know about.

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Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

22nd October, 2018 - CDM

A question we are often asked regarding CDM and the new CDM 2015 regulations is, can the principal contractor be the principal designer? The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase of the project. This is usually the architect.

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How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

19th October, 2018 - Management

When assessing first aid requirements, one of the first questions people usually ask is how many first aiders they need. One of the main considerations is your risk level, and in this post we assess how many first aiders are required in both high and low risk workplaces.

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