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1st December, 2021 - Management

15 Quick Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Slips, Trips And Falls

Slips, trips and falls are all huge contributors to the number of workplace injuries each year. The great news is, you can reduce slips, trips and falls on a budget, and you can put in place all of the suggestions in this post relatively quickly to start. Here are 15 quick ways to reduce the risk.

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25th November, 2021 - Construction

What Temporary Facilities Do You Need On Construction Sites?

When you are planning a construction project, you are going to need to provide some temporary facilities. E.g. a site office, toilets, and other welfare facilities. Used correctly, these facilities will keep your site safe and productive. Here's a list of 10 temporary facilities you need on your construction sites.

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23rd November, 2021 - COSHH

The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

The purpose of the COSHH regulations is to minimise the risks associated with substances that are hazardous to the health of you and your employees, therefore reducing the number of people made ill through exposure to harmful substances. Do you comply with COSHH in your business?

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17th November, 2021 - Vibration

The HAVS Symptoms You Need To Spot Before It's Too Late

If you work with vibrating tools or equipment, you need to act fast to spot and prevent the early symptoms of HAVS. Because once symptoms start to develop, they are permanent. Hand-arm vibration syndrome cannot be reversed or cured. Here are the early warning signs you need to look out for...

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11th November, 2021 - Fire

10 Weekly Fire Safety Procedures

Are you ready to take action if a fire started? Are the safety requirements of your fire risk assessment in place? Use these ten weekly fire safety procedures to help you maintain good fire protection standards. Make sure you can take quick action and escape if a fire breaks out.

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9th November, 2021 - Management

5 Examples Of How Near Miss Reporting Can Stop Accidents

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 because near-miss reporting can help prevent future accidents before they happen. Here are 5 examples.

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3rd November, 2021 - CDM

CDM 2015 Documents Explained

There are several documents required under CDM 2015. In this blog post, we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while, and the regulations apply to all construction projects in Great Britain. So, what documents do you need for your construction project?

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28th October, 2021 - Paperwork

Risk Measurement Explained In Health And Safety

When you carry out a risk assessment, you need to measure risks. Are the risks involved high, medium or low? But how do you measure the risk level? In this blog, we explain how to break down the measurement and rating of risks for health and safety.

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26th October, 2021 - COSHH

Avoiding Dermatitis From Cement Contact

Contact with cement can leave skin feeling itchy and sore. This reaction indicates your skin is affected by irritant dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. The first signs can be dry or scaly patches, and over time skin becomes red and blistered. A huge number of people are affected by cement contact. How can you avoid it?

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20th October, 2021 - Management

Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

Is your health and safety management mostly proactive or reactive? Which one you focus on could have a big impact on your safety culture, and your bottom line. But what's the difference between proactive and reactive safety? Should you use one, the other, or both? Let's take a look!

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14th October, 2021 - Toolbox Talks

30+ Free Toolbox Talks For Construction

Carrying out regular toolbox talks isn't always easy when you need to come up with a subject, prepare and deliver the content. It's easier when you have your talk ready and prepared. In this post, we look at over 30 free toolbox talks for construction. Download and use them for your site.

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12th October, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

Is landscaping work classed as construction work? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long (or short). But in what circumstances does CDM include landscaping, and what do you need to do to comply?

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