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A Guide To The Different Types Of First Aid Training Courses

10th September, 2019 - tag 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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Can Risk Ever Be Zero?

5th September, 2019 - tag Management

When we aim to reduce risk, the obvious target would be zero. Ideally, we would eliminate hazards. And get rid of the risks. Create a risk-free environment for our workplace. That way, we know everyone is going to be safe at work, and go home healthy. But can risk ever be zero?

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Reporting Accidents, Injuries And Incidents At Work

3rd September, 2019 - tag Management

Accidents, injuries and unexpected incidents at work, are something you try to avoid. But they can happen. When they do, it's good to report them, and investigate them. Even if no one was seriously hurt. Because it's an opportunity to find out why it happened. And to stop it happening again.

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HSE Improvement Notices Vs Prohibition Notices

27th August, 2019 - tag Management

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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The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

20th August, 2019 - tag 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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What The Law Says About Hot Water At Work

30th July, 2019 - tag Management

No hot water at work? Hand washing is important for cleanliness, at work and at 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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Your Near Miss Reporting Procedure Needs These 5 Simple Rules

8th July, 2019 - tag Management

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 5 simple rules that will help you get the most out of your near miss reporting procedure.

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Residual Risk, How You Can Calculate And Control It

2nd July, 2019 - tag Management

The main focus of risk assessment is to control the risks in your work activities. Residual risk is the remaining risk after your control measures are in place. There will always be some level of residual risk, but it should be as low as you can reasonably be expected to make it.

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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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