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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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30th September, 2021 - Management

'So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable' Meaning Explained For Health And Safety

So far as is reasonably practicable is a term that comes up a lot in health and safety. But what does it mean? How do you decide if something is reasonably practicable? And how does the law define it? Let's look in detail at the health and safety phrase 'So far as is reasonably practicable'.

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8th September, 2021 - Management

Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

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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2nd September, 2021 - Management

RIDDOR Explained - Quick Facts And Simple Stats

What is RIDDOR? Find out with these quick facts and simple stats. We'll explain what RIDDOR is, what you need to do, and when. RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and applies to workplaces of all sizes across the UK.

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25th August, 2021 - Management

Is Health And Safety Training A Legal Requirement?

For all business types, health and safety training will be a legal requirement in one form or another. Your team might need external training courses, qualifications and certificates. They may need in-house inductions, on the job training and toolbox talks. Often, a mixture of both is required.

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28th July, 2021 - Management

Health And Safety: The Principles Of Prevention

The principles of prevention are a series of rules, in order, that form a best practice approach to risk management. The principles go from most effective to least effective. The most effective option is to avoid risk. When you can't avoid risk, the other principles of prevention should be applied.

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1st June, 2021 - Management

10 Reasons Why You Can Achieve Zero Harm

Zero harm can never be achieved at work. It is unrealistic, practically impossible, and meaningless. These are all arguments against zero harm, and there are many (including health and safety professionals) who agree with them. So, is zero harm just setting ourselves up for failure?

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12th May, 2021 - Management

The Power Of Good Habits In Health And Safety (And Life)

What are habits? Actions we often take, things we repeat, steps we make without thinking. Good habits help us grow. Small regular acts add up to massive changes in long-term results. And we can use this power to achieve things at home, at work, and even in health and safety.

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4th May, 2021 - Management

The A-Z Of Health And Safety Acronyms And Abbreviations

In health and safety, every other sentence seems to contain an acronym or abbreviation. Some words and phrases are just easier to remember if you shorten them down to a few letters. But if you're lost in the lingo when asked for your RAMS on the ACM's required in the CDM CPP, this guide will help.

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4th March, 2021 - Management

The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained

What is the difference between a hazard and a risk? If you carry out a risk assessment, one of the first steps you will need to take is to identify the hazards, then you can assess the risk. These two terms are often confused with each other, and in this blog post, we explain the difference.

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18th February, 2021 - Management

HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

FFI stands for 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. FFI aims to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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16th February, 2021 - Management

No Injuries, No Health And Safety Problems!?

It's been over a year since the last injury in your workplace. But just because you haven't had any accidents, doesn't mean you are safe or that your health and safety performance is good. Your accident reporting system might just be hiding the truth. No injuries, no problems!? Don't count on it.

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