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Safe Digging And Avoiding Danger Near Underground Services

12th November, 2019 - tag Construction

Contact with underground services can be deadly, and expensive. Buried services are a major construction site hazard, particularly in excavation work. There is often uncertainty regarding the location of underground services, as they may have been in place for many years.

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Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

7th November, 2019 - tag Management

We often see the phrase safety is our number one priority, in marketing literature, company posters, in health and safety policies and other documentation. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running any business, but it's not your number one priority. Find out why.

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Remember, Remember, Your Health This November!

5th November, 2019 - tag Health

Health can often take a back seat when it comes to health and safety. So remember, remember, your health this November! The problem with health risks is that, while they may not affect you immediately, by the time you start to suffer, and even trying to deal with the problem, it might be too late.

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Escape The Hidden Killer (A Health And Safety Horror Story)

31st October, 2019 - tag Asbestos

It's Halloween, and lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. You can't see it until it's too late. Responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK each year, the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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7 Types Of Manual Handling Injuries And The Hazards That Cause Them

29th October, 2019 - tag Manual Handling

For something so simple, it might surprise you to know that manual handling is responsible for over 30% of injuries at work. Why so many injuries? Well, it's likely to be because we don't expect anything to go wrong. We lift things all the time.

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How To Add Signatures To Your Finished Document

24th October, 2019 - tag Guides

When you have finished creating your document on HASpod, you will probably want your team to sign it. You might want to do this without printing your document and using pen and paper. We've found an easy and free way to add signatures to your PDF documents, and this guide will show you how.

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What Is Hot Work? (Definition, Risk And How To Control It)

22nd October, 2019 - tag Construction

Hot work is any activity or process that generates a source of ignition, this could be through a flame, heat or a spark. Hot work can be direct, e.g. the equipment or tool creates a flame. Other times it may be indirect, e.g. using an abrasive wheel to cut metal produces sparks.

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The First Aid Appointed Person Role And Responsibilities

17th October, 2019 - tag Management

The first aid appointed person isn't a first aider. But they can still have an important role to play when it comes to your first aid cover at work. So when can you use an appointed person? First, you need to understand what an appointed person is, and their responsibilities.

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Finding Underground Services (Colours And Identification)

15th October, 2019 - tag Construction

Underground services usually (but not always) follow the national colour coding system. Locating services isn't just important to avoid damaging the service. But to avoid damaging, or killing, yourself. You need to know what services are where. And, if they are dead or live.

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Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

10th October, 2019 - tag Management

Every business should have suitable levels of first aid cover. In an emergency medical situation, the delivery of first aid could quite literally be the difference between life and death. If an accident happened in your workplace, who would know what to do and how to help?

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CSCS Cards, The Law, And Working On Construction Sites

8th October, 2019 - tag Construction

If you work in construction, you've probably heard of CSCS. You might have a CSCS card. As an employer, you might want your workers to get CSCS cards, or wondering if they should. As a worker, you may also be wondering if you need a CSCS card. So let's take a look at the law surrounding CSCS cards.

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CDM Guide For Developers And Housebuilders

3rd October, 2019 - tag CDM

How does CDM apply if you are the client and the builder? You're developing your own plot, or doing up a house to sell? You're bringing in contractors but managing the project yourself? For developers, CDM can seem like a lot to handle. Often you might take on more than one CDM duty holder role.

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