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24th May, 2019 - 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 through pro-active health and safety activities.

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17th May, 2019 - Management

Preventing An Accident Tomorrow By Reporting One Today

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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9th May, 2019 - Management

The Definition Of A Hazard And 45 Workplace Examples

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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3rd May, 2019 - Management

The Differences Between LOLER And PUWER

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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29th April, 2019 - Management

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

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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15th April, 2019 - Management

The Definition Of A Confined Space And 20 Examples

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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8th April, 2019 - Management

The Health And Safety Competent Person

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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22nd March, 2019 - Management

How To Report Health And Safety Concerns

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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11th March, 2019 - Management

The Consequences Of Setting A Bad Health And Safety Example

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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25th February, 2019 - Management

The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employees

Do employees have health and safety responsibilities too? In a word. Yes. Employees do have legal health and safety responsibilities. Not to the same extent or level of employers, but duties none-the-less. So how can employees make sure they meet these legal requirements? Let's take a look.

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18th February, 2019 - Management

The Powers Of A HSE Inspector

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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11th February, 2019 - Management

What PUWER Stands For (And What The Regulations Mean)

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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