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The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety

14th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Ladders are everyday pieces of access equipment. Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, with ladders accounting for over a quarter of falls from height and each year, it is important to use ladders carefully. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly.

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When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

11th January, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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The Two Types Of Asbestos Survey (And When You Need Them)

9th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are required by law, because of the high risks that asbestos materials present when they are found in buildings. A building may require one type of asbestos survey, the other, or both, depending on what it is used for or the work that is planned.

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How To Complete The COSHH Assessment Form

7th January, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH assessments are important documents for nearly every business. Carrying out a COSHH assessment is a legal requirement so you need to write it right. There are several steps to completing a COSHH assessment form. You should follow these in order, as each stage leads to the next.

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Safe Use Of Power Tools (And The Hazards To Watch Out For)

4th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Power tools make work quicker, and require less physical effort from the user. However, with the benefits they bring also comes risk. Power tools are powerful, and when accidents happen, they can be serious. Here's a rundown of things to consider for the safe use of power tools.

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How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

2nd January, 2019 - tag Health

Dust is one of those things that is hard to get away from. We create dust in nearly everything we do. Many types of work create dust, and most people encounter dusty environments at work from time to time. Dust may not hurt you today, but it can kill your future.

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What Is Asbestos AIB?

28th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board, is it dangerous, and where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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7 Hazards That Make Confined Spaces Dangerous Places

21st December, 2018 - tag Management

Confined spaces are dangerous places. Working in confined spaces is not something that can always be avoided, so you need to know the hazards to watch out for. In this post, we are going to cover 7 main hazards associated with confined space work.

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Wood Dust Inhalation Health Hazards And Controls

19th December, 2018 - tag Health

If you work with wood, you need to be aware of the health hazards created by wood dust. Wood dust is a hazardous substance and is covered by the COSHH Regulations, it can cause asthma, and in some cases, cancer. Controlling the risks will help you work safely around wood dust.

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Why Asbestos Was Used In So Many Building Products

17th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If asbestos is so dangerous, why was it used in so many building products? Why did the construction industry make such a fatal mistake? There are several properties that make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available.

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The Office Christmas Party Risk Assessment

14th December, 2018 - tag News

It's that time of year again to dust off your dancing shoes, let your hair down and have some fun at the office Christmas party. Let's think for a minute about some of the risks we might face and save ourselves from much embarrassment.

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5 Examples Of How Near Miss Reporting Can Stop Accidents

13th December, 2018 - tag Management

Near miss reporting might not be a legal requirement, but reporting the accidents and incidents that follow will be. So it makes sense to get near miss reporting in place. Near miss reporting can help prevent future accidents before they happen, here are 5 examples.

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