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Are Site Inductions Required By Law?

22nd May, 2019 - tag Inductions

Site inductions are a great way to provide employees with the site specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. In this post we look at the legal requirements for providing inductions.

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Why And When You Need Fire Drills

20th May, 2019 - tag Fire

A fire drill is a practice run through of the action you need to take in the event of a fire. Fire drills are an important part of fire safety training for your workplace. With regular fire drills, your team should know exactly what to do, and be able to get to a place of safety.

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Preventing An Accident Tomorrow By Reporting One Today

17th May, 2019 - tag Management

Accidents are preventable. But they do say hindsight is a wonderful thing. It's easier to look back and see that there was a better way, once you have learned from your mistakes. Accident and near miss reporting can be a proactive safety measure, preventing future accidents.

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COSHH Assessment, The Law, And Your Legal Responsibilities

15th May, 2019 - tag COSHH

Are COSHH assessments a legal requirement? The short answer is, yes. This type of assessment is required by law under not one, but two pieces of legislation. That means double the trouble if you don't comply! Let's look at COSHH assessment, the law, and your legal responsibilities.

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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

13th May, 2019 - tag Paperwork

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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The Definition Of A Hazard And 45 Workplace Examples

9th May, 2019 - tag Management

In health and safety, a hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. It might not have harmed anyone yet. But if it could cause harm, then it is a hazard. In this post, we look at the definition of hazard in health and safety, and some common examples of workplace hazards.

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Do You Provide Health And Safety Advice?

7th May, 2019 - tag News

Our support team is here to help you get the most out of HASpod. One thing we can't do, is act as health and safety advisors for your project or business. In many cases, businesses can manage health and safety themselves. HASpod gives you and your team the tools you need to do this.

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The Differences Between LOLER And PUWER

3rd May, 2019 - tag Management

LOLER and PUWER are two sets of health and safety regulations. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). And the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). When does LOLER apply? When does PUWER? And when do both? What are the similarities and differences?

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Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

1st May, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH applies to every industry, including construction, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Health risks are the biggest killer in construction. What causes COSHH failure in construction and how can we avoid it?

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What Is Lone Working And Is It Legal To Work On Your Own?

29th April, 2019 - tag Management

You have probably heard of lone working, and even if you haven't, you might have done lone working before. Lone working is working alone. If you're confident in your work, you may be happy working on your own. But there are some cases where lone working might not be safe or legal.

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The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

25th April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? Having a good health and safety policy delivers many benefits, including clear communication of your health and safety management. It is also a legal requirement. It's required by law for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

23rd April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety can be described as the health and safety plan of action for a business. It lets people, like employees, clients and others associated with the business, know your health and safety aims and arrangements. It shows your commitment to health and safety.

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