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Health and safety advice in three words

30th April, 2018 - Management

This is some of the shortest health and safety advice you will ever get. Health and safety advice doesn't have to be confusing or complication. Mostly, health and safety is just common sense. Sure, there are laws and regulations you need to comply with. But ultimately, it's about keeping you safe.

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10 free health and safety wallpapers

3rd April, 2018 - Management

Set as a desktop background (wallpaper), or download and print as a poster, use these 10 free health and safety designs to maintain safety focus. Featuring health and safety quotes, definitions and phrases, helping you create a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

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The 5 health and safety signs and their meanings

16th March, 2018 - Management

There are 5 health and safety signs, and they all mean different things. How do you know which type of sign is which? Well, they send their message through shape and colour. Once you know what you are looking for, you can quickly understand the exact meaning of the sign.

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Health and safety: the principles of prevention

19th February, 2018 - Management

The principles of prevention involve a series of principles, ordered to form a best practice approach to risk management, from most effective to least effective - the most effective being to avoid risk. For those risks that cannot be avoided other principles of prevention should be applied.

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HSE fee for intervention charges explained

8th June, 2017 - Management

FFI 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The aim of FFI is 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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10 reasons why you can achieve zero harm

12th April, 2017 - Management

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

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Time for your annual health and safety review?

10th January, 2017 - Management

When was the last time you carried out a formal review of your health and safety policies, documentation and procedures? As it is the start of the new year, now is a great time to review your health and safety documentation and management procedures. In this post we look at what should be reviewed.

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How to perform a risk assessment

17th August, 2016 - Management

A risk assessment should be much more than a document, so rather than just looking at how to write a risk assessment, let's consider how to perform a risk assessment. The aim of your risk assessment is to reduce the risks arising from the activity or task you are assessing.

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Can health and safety SAVE you money?

9th March, 2016 - Management

Health and safety costs money doesn't it? Installing safety devices, training, monitoring, checks and inspections, not to mention time spent on paperwork, it all adds up. So how can health and safety save you money? Find out how good health and safety can actually save your business money.

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The hierarchy of risk control

15th July, 2015 - Management

The hierarchy of risk control is used when undertaking risk assessment activities, to control hazards and minimise risk. One of the best ways to both assess existing controls, and identify new control measures, is to consider how effective they are based on the hierarchy of risk control.

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Why health and safety is NOT your number one priority

16th June, 2014 - 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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A guide to the different types of first aid training courses

21st February, 2014 - Management

There are a number of different first aid training courses available, so how do you know which type you need? Nominated first aiders are a must for any workplace, but with various types of first aid training available, it is vital to get the right level of training for your first aid cover.

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Does my business need first aid training?

11th February, 2014 - Management

Every business should have adequate 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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