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The Definition Of A Confined Space And 20 Examples

15th April, 2019 - tag Management

In simple terms, a confined space is any enclosed place with limited access and increased risks due to that. Confined spaces can be above or below ground. They also don't need to be entirely enclosed. They might only be partially enclosed, but enclosed enough that means risk is increased.

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The Health And Safety Competent Person

8th April, 2019 - tag Management

The competent person isn't someone who employers can hand over all their health and safety responsibilities to. But it is someone who can assist and advise. In this post, we discuss this role, including the meaning, definition and legal requirements of the health and safety competent person.

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How To Report Health And Safety Concerns

22nd March, 2019 - tag Management

If you're worried about something, it helps to speak up. Reporting your concerns means they can be addressed. Problems can be fixed. Accidents can be avoided. But how should you report your concerns, and who should you report them to? Let's look at ways to report health and safety issues.

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The Consequences Of Setting A Bad Health And Safety Example

11th March, 2019 - tag Management

You need to lead your team to safety. If you set a bad health and safety example, you'll struggle to create a believable health and safety message within your business. Here are 4 ways you might undermine your health and safety message and set a bad health and safety example.

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The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employees

25th February, 2019 - tag Management

Do employees have health and safety responsibilities too? In a word. Yes. Employees do have legal health and safety responsibilities. Not to the same extent or level of employers, but duties none-the-less. So how can employees make sure they meet these legal requirements? Let's take a look.

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The Powers Of A HSE Inspector

18th February, 2019 - tag Management

HSE inspections are carried out by HSE inspectors. These health and safety experts are employed by the HSE to check workplaces comply with the law. To carry out their work HSE inspectors have a number of legal powers. These powers give inspectors the right to enter premises and access all areas.

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What PUWER Stands For (And What The Regulations Mean)

11th February, 2019 - tag Management

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. The regulations require that equipment is safe, suitable, maintained, inspected and installed correctly. PUWER also requires that equipment is used only by competent people, when it is safe to do so.

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The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employers

8th February, 2019 - tag Management

Health and safety responsibilities for employers are set out in a number of regulations. There are general duties and responsibilities detailed in the main health and safety legislation. Then, there are more specific duties in regulations that only apply to certain hazards and situations.

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The Responsibilities Of A Health And Safety Manager

1st February, 2019 - tag Management

Health and safety managers exist in a wide range of industries. They are appointed in companies big and small. Because businesses don't all follow the same structure, the size and scope of the role can vary. Essentially, a health and safety manager is in place to manage health and safety.

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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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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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What Does LOLER Stand For?

6th December, 2018 - tag Management

In health and safety, LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. This is a set of legal requirements surrounding lifting operations and the equipment used to carry them out. The regulations are often referred to as LOLER for short. But what is LOLER?

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