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7th November, 2019 - Management

Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

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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17th October, 2019 - Management

The First Aid Appointed Person Role And Responsibilities

The first aid appointed person isn't a first aider. But they can still have an important role to play when it comes to your first aid cover at work. So when can you use an appointed person? First, you need to understand what an appointed person is, and their responsibilities.

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10th October, 2019 - Management

Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

Every business should have suitable 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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24th September, 2019 - Management

13 Causes Of Slips Trips And Falls In The Workplace

Did you have a nice trip? No, I spent 9 hours in A&E and I'll be off work for a month. It's not just minor injuries from slips, trips and falls - major injuries including dislocations and fractures also happen. Here's 13 causes of slips trips and falls that lead to 172,050 injuries last year.

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10th September, 2019 - Management

A Guide To The Different Types Of First Aid Training Courses

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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5th September, 2019 - Management

Can Risk Ever Be Zero?

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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3rd September, 2019 - Management

Reporting Accidents, Injuries And Incidents At Work

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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27th August, 2019 - 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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20th August, 2019 - Management

The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

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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30th July, 2019 - Management

What The Law Says About Hot Water At Work

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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8th July, 2019 - Management

Your Near Miss Reporting Procedure Needs These 5 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 5 simple rules that will help you get the most out of your near miss reporting procedure.

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2nd July, 2019 - Management

Residual Risk, How You Can Calculate And Control It

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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