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COSHH Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) Explained

2nd April, 2020 - tag COSHH

Under the COSHH regulations, workplace exposure limits (WELs) are assigned to a large number of hazardous substances, which must not be exceeded. Exposure limits are in place to control the effects of substances, depending on the nature of the substance and the effects of exposure.

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How To Manage Teams On HASpod

30th March, 2020 - tag Guides

HASpod team membership plans allow you to add users to access content, share documents, and manage training results, without having to share login information or account settings. This guide will explain teams and how you can add and remove users, change permissions, and manage your team in HASpod.

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The Coronavirus And Health And Safety At Work

23rd March, 2020 - tag Health

Every business should be reviewing their risk assessments at this time, and assessing their work. Ask yourself, how does the coronavirus impact the risk level? What steps can I take to protect my team and clients? Do I need to change the way we work? Provide extra safety measures? Temporarily close?

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How To Create A Health And Safety Document With HASpod

18th March, 2020 - tag Guides

Creating, editing and downloading health and safety documents is easy with HASpod. In this guide we will show you how. Choose one of our hundreds of document templates, edit to add your project details and download your finished document.

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Self Employed Health And Safety Responsibilities And The Law

12th March, 2020 - tag Management

You might think as a self-employed person you don't need to worry about health and safety. After all, you're just looking after yourself. But since you're the only person doing the work, it's extra important to stay safe and healthy. If you employ or put others at risk, the law applies.

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The Duty Of Care At Work Explained For Employers And Employees

10th March, 2020 - tag Management

Employers owe their employees a duty of care. Employees owe their employers a duty of care. And employees owe each other a duty of care. We all must take care to avoid hurting someone else. But what does this mean? And is the duty of care relevant in the workplace?

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What Makes A Good Toolbox Talk?

5th March, 2020 - tag Toolbox Talks

A good toolbox talk requires a combination of factors… good subject, good content, good delivery, and good records. Get it wrong and your toolbox talk could end up being boring or worse, pointless. Get it right and make a real difference to the health and safety of your workforce.

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Who Are The CDM 2015 Duty Holders?

3rd March, 2020 - tag CDM

There are 5 main duty holders under CDM 2015 you need to know about. Some duty holders are appointed automatically, and some need to be appointed in writing. In this blog post we discuss who these CDM duty holders are, and what their role is under the CDM 2015 regulations.

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Manual Handling? Think LITE!

27th February, 2020 - tag Manual Handling

Manual handling is present in nearly every workplace in one form or another. With manual handling being the leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders at work, it’s important to know how much you can safely lift, and use good handling techniques. In this blog post, we learn how to think LITE.

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Employing Young Workers And How To Keep Them Safe

25th February, 2020 - tag Management

A young worker is anyone under the age of 18 in the workplace. Young workers may be involved in your business as an employee, for work experience or as an apprentice. And there's no reason why young workers can't be employed, but there are extra things to think about to keep them safe.

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Are Toolbox Talks A Legal Requirement?

20th February, 2020 - tag Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks are often used as part of a good health and safety management system to refresh, renew and provide health and safety information. But beyond being good practice, are toolbox talks a legal requirement?

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When Does A Principal Designer Need To Be Appointed?

18th February, 2020 - tag CDM

A principal designer needs to be appointed on all construction projects involving more than one contractor. Including subcontractors. But even though this role was introduced back in 2015, as the newest CDM duty holder, the principal designer role still gets a lot of questions.

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