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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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Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

30th November, 2018 - tag Management

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

2nd November, 2018 - tag Management

Does your health and safety management consist of mostly proactive or reactive measures? 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?

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How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

19th October, 2018 - tag Management

When assessing first aid requirements, one of the first questions people usually ask is how many first aiders they need. One of the main considerations is your risk level, and in this post we assess how many first aiders are required in both high and low risk workplaces.

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50 Reasons Why You Should Wear And Use PPE

12th October, 2018 - tag Management

If you have ever struggled to get your team to wear and use their PPE correctly, or you are not sure why you need to wear PPE yourself, here are 50 reasons why you should wear and use PPE. After reading these 50 reasons, why wouldn't you wear PPE?

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The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained In Risk Assessment

5th September, 2018 - tag Management

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 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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