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The Danger Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

23rd July, 2019 - tag Health

Summer is here! The Great British summertime might be a little... unpredictable, at times. But we are usually guaranteed at least a few weeks of warmth and sunshine sometime between May and September. If you are working outside, you might be glad. But what about the danger?

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What Is A Risk Assessment And Why Do You Need One?

18th July, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Do you need a risk assessment? Yes. If in doubt, the answer is yes. You almost always need a risk assessment. At work, risk assessments are a legal requirement. Forget to do one, and you could be breaking the law, and putting peoples lives, safety and health at risk.

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How To Calculate If Your Construction Project Is CDM Notifiable

16th July, 2019 - tag CDM

Under CDM, certain construction projects need to be notified to the HSE. This notification is a legal requirement and needs to be done before work starts on site. In this blog post, we are going to look at when your project is notifiable, and how to calculate if you meet the threshold.

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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

12th July, 2019 - tag Construction

Starting a new construction project requires planning and preparation. Setting up your site office and getting the correct paper work in place is important before project commencement. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your project team, here are 22 essential items.

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Why Too Much Noise At Work Is Bad For Your Health (And Safety)

10th July, 2019 - tag Health

Noise in the workplace is something many of us have to put up with. The constant hum of air conditioning, the clanking of a printer, or the deafening roar of machinery. But too much noise at any level can be bad for your health, and your safety.

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Your Near Miss Reporting Procedure Needs These 5 Simple Rules

8th July, 2019 - tag Management

If you are thinking about starting a near miss reporting system, you need more than a form. A successful near miss reporting system starts with good design and ends with results. Here are 5 simple rules that will help you get the most out of your near miss reporting procedure.

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What Is A Toolbox Talk?

4th July, 2019 - tag Toolbox Talks

You have probably heard the term toolbox talk used around construction sites, and it is often used in other industries as well, but what exactly is a toolbox talk? A toolbox talk, also known as a safety moment, health and safety brief, safety talk, safety minute, is a talk that goes by many names.

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Residual Risk, How You Can Calculate And Control It

2nd July, 2019 - tag Management

The main focus of risk assessment is to control the risks in your work activities. Residual risk is the remaining risk after your control measures are in place. There will always be some level of residual risk, but it should be as low as you can reasonably be expected to make it.

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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

27th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Risk assessments are a legal requirement and are needed in practically every business of every size. Writing your risk assessments can be time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, but we can help you write your risk assessment in just 5 minutes.

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20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

25th June, 2019 - tag Construction

Site security is an important issue and this blog post outlines 20 tips for better construction site security. These trespassers could be squatters, thieves, children, or your site could be blocking someone’s normal access route and they may still attempt to pass through the site.

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How To Identify The Biggest Hazards In Your Workplace

21st June, 2019 - tag Management

Step 1 in the 5 steps to risk assessment is to identify hazards. But it's not always easy to know what hazards you need to control. Some hazards might stand out or be fairly obvious. Though, it's easy to overlook some hazards when you have been carrying out an activity for a while.

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Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

19th June, 2019 - tag COSHH

Workplace exposure limits that apply under the COSHH regulations are subject to a time weighted average. The most common type of workplace exposure limit (WEL) is the 8 hour long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average?

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