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22nd September, 2022 - Toolbox Talks

How To Deliver An Effective Toolbox Talk

Toolbox talks don't have to be boring! When done right, they have a significant positive impact on the health and safety of your workforce on site. Here's how you can give an effective toolbox talk that will help your team work safer and reduce the number of near misses and accidents.

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20th September, 2022 - Asbestos

How To Identify Asbestos - Can You Find The Hidden Killer?

Asbestos is still a massive health and safety problem in the UK. It kills around 5000 people every year. To avoid releasing deadly asbestos fibres, you need to know where to find asbestos and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, and how can you know when you are at risk?

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14th September, 2022 - COSHH

When Is A COSHH Assessment Required?

Most businesses have them, and most workers have seen one, but when do you need to do a COSHH assessment? COSHH assessments are required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and are needed before exposure to any hazardous substance.

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8th September, 2022 - Health

Inhaling Wood Dust: What Are You Breathing Into Your Lungs?

If you work with wood, you're going to create dust. But if wood dust enters your lungs, it can cause health problems like asthma, and in some cases, cancer. If you work with wood, you need to be aware of the health hazards created by wood dust, so that you can protect yourself and work safely.

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6th September, 2022 - Paperwork

What Is A DSE Assessment?

A DSE assessment is a type of risk assessment specific to the use of computers, laptops, tablets and other display screens at work. A DSE assessment is a legal requirement for most workplaces. In this blog post, we'll look at what DSE is and how to assess it.

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31st August, 2022 - COSHH

7 Types Of COSHH Control Measures And How They Reduce Risk

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 for COSHH, and how do they reduce the risk?

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25th August, 2022 - Construction

The Health And Safety Documents You Need In Construction (+5 Free Templates)

Do you have all the necessary documents for your construction sites? With so many health and safety requirements to cover, in this blog post, we look at the 11 types of essential health and safety documents you'll need to run a construction site.

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23rd August, 2022 - COSHH

What Is COSHH And Why Is It Important In Your Workplace?

COSHH stands for The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. Is COSHH important in your workplace? Yes! Some businesses use more hazardous substances than others, but almost every workplace has exposure to a hazardous substance in some form or another.

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17th August, 2022 - Management

The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employers

Health and safety responsibilities for employers can seem overwhelming and come from many different places. In this blog post, we'll cover the essential duties that apply to every business - and the more specific responsibilities that only apply to certain hazards and situations.

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11th August, 2022 - CDM

What Welfare Facilities The CDM Regulations Say You Need On A Construction Site (By Law)

The CDM regulations have specific requirements about welfare facilities on construction sites. You must provide them - it's the law. Welfare facilities include sanitary conveniences (toilets, washing, etc.), drinking water, places for rest, and washing and changing facilities. Let's find out more about what's required.

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9th August, 2022 - Construction

Calories For Construction: What And When To Eat And Drink On Site

Construction workers need more calories than most, but they don't always have access to a kitchen, or even a microwave. Here's how much you should eat and drink on a building site, plus a few healthy lunch ideas!

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3rd August, 2022 - Inductions

What Is A Construction Site Induction?

Construction site inductions are required on every construction site, so what exactly is a site induction? A construction site induction is very similar to the induction you would get when you start a new job, providing valuable information on the health and safety arrangements.

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