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11th July, 2024 - Management

60 Examples Of LOLER Equipment

LOLER applies to both lifting equipment and lifting accessories used at work. But what is lifting equipment? In this blog post, we'll look at what equipment is covered by LOLER with 60 examples.

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9th July, 2024 - Management

How Often Should LOLER Equipment Be Inspected?

Lifting equipment should be inspected regularly, as required under LOLER. These inspections are needed on initial use or installation, periodically every six or twelve months depending on the type of equipment, and after exceptional circumstances.

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14th May, 2024 - Management

Your Near Miss Reporting Procedure Needs These 6 Simple Rules

If you are thinking about starting a near-miss reporting system, you need more than a form. A successful near-miss reporting system starts with good design and ends with results. Here are six simple rules that will help you get the most out of your near-miss reporting procedure.

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2nd May, 2024 - Management

HSE Improvement Notices Vs Prohibition Notices

If the HSE visit your premises or site and find something wrong, they will expect you to put it right. You may get an enforcement notice, an improvement notice or a prohibition notice. But what are the differences between an improvement notice and a prohibition notice?

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30th April, 2024 - Management

What The Law Says About Hot Water At Work

No hot water at work? Hand washing is important for cleanliness, at work and home. As an employee, you have legal rights to certain welfare facilities at work. As an employer, if you don't provide it, you could find yourself in a different kind of hot water with the HSE or local authorities.

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21st March, 2024 - Management

How To Measure Health And Safety Performance

How do you measure health and safety performance? Usually, we are looking for zero. Zero accidents, zero ill health, zero harm. When we measure by accidents, we are measuring failure. But you can also measure health and safety success.

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19th March, 2024 - Management

4 Common Reasons For Underreporting In Health And Safety

Underreporting can leave you blind to health and safety issues and incidents in your business. But why do people stay silent when bad things happen? Here are common reasons for underreporting in health and safety (and how to fix them).

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13th March, 2024 - Management

Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

Is health and safety the number one priority for any business? Probably not. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running your business, but it's not your number one priority. Find out why.

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20th February, 2024 - Management

The Responsibilities Of A Health And Safety Manager

A health and safety manager is responsible for the health and safety performance of a business. They must protect workers and members of the public from harm by developing safe systems of work to prevent accidents and ill health.

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17th January, 2024 - Management

What Is PPE In Health And Safety?

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. In health and safety, you wear PPE to keep yourself safe. It protects the wearer from health and safety hazards and is a last line of defence. Examples of PPE include hard hats, safety footwear, hi-viz clothing, ear defenders, safety goggles, and gloves.

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9th January, 2024 - Management

Why People Ignore Health And Safety Rules (And 9 Ways To Fix It)

You can avoid accidents and ill-health at work when you work safely. So why do employees ignore health and safety rules when it puts them and other people in danger? And how can you fix it and stop people from breaking the rules?

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3rd January, 2024 - Management

What Is Health And Safety?

Health and safety is about preventing harm. It means keeping people safe and healthy. In this introduction to health and safety, we'll look at the need for health and safety, and the moral, legal and financial arguments for health and safety at work.

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