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How To Identify The Biggest Hazards In Your Workplace

21st June, 2019 - tag Management

Step 1 in the 5 steps to risk assessment is to identify hazards. But it's not always easy to know what hazards you need to control. Some hazards might stand out or be fairly obvious. Though, it's easy to overlook some hazards when you have been carrying out an activity for a while.

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The Definition Of A Near Miss In Health And Safety

17th June, 2019 - tag Management

Near misses, or close calls, are events that didn't harm anyone, but could have. They are not accidents, but they could have been accidents if the circumstances had been slightly different. Near misses happen more often than you might think. Because they are easy to forget.

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The ALARP Principle With 5 Real World Examples

3rd June, 2019 - tag Management

ALARP stands for as low as reasonably practicable. It's written into a lot of health and safety regulations, in a number of different ways. But how do we apply ALARP in the real world? What is reasonably practicable anyway? First, we need to understand the meaning of ALARP.

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How To Measure Health And Safety Performance

24th May, 2019 - tag Management

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 through pro-active health and safety activities.

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Preventing An Accident Tomorrow By Reporting One Today

17th May, 2019 - tag Management

Accidents are preventable. But they do say hindsight is a wonderful thing. It's easier to look back and see that there was a better way, once you have learned from your mistakes. Accident and near miss reporting can be a proactive safety measure, preventing future accidents.

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The Definition Of A Hazard And 45 Workplace Examples

9th May, 2019 - tag Management

In health and safety, a hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. It might not have harmed anyone yet. But if it could cause harm, then it is a hazard. In this post, we look at the definition of hazard in health and safety, and some common examples of workplace hazards.

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The Differences Between LOLER And PUWER

3rd May, 2019 - tag Management

LOLER and PUWER are two sets of health and safety regulations. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). And the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). When does LOLER apply? When does PUWER? And when do both? What are the similarities and differences?

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What Is Lone Working And Is It Legal To Work On Your Own?

29th April, 2019 - tag Management

You have probably heard of lone working, and even if you haven't, you might have done lone working before. Lone working is working alone. If you're confident in your work, you may be happy working on your own. But there are some cases where lone working might not be safe or legal.

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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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