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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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8th February, 2019 - Management

The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employers

Health and safety responsibilities for employers are set out in a number of regulations. There are general duties and responsibilities detailed in the main health and safety legislation. Then, there are more specific duties in regulations that only apply to certain hazards and situations.

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1st February, 2019 - Management

The Responsibilities Of A Health And Safety Manager

Health and safety managers exist in a wide range of industries. They are appointed in companies big and small. Because businesses don't all follow the same structure, the size and scope of the role can vary. Essentially, a health and safety manager is in place to manage health and safety.

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21st December, 2018 - Management

7 Hazards That Make Confined Spaces Dangerous Places

Confined spaces are dangerous places. Working in confined spaces is not something that can always be avoided, so you need to know the hazards to watch out for. In this post, we are going to cover 7 main hazards associated with confined space work.

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13th December, 2018 - Management

5 Examples Of How Near Miss Reporting Can Stop Accidents

Near miss reporting might not be a legal requirement, but reporting the accidents and incidents that follow will be. So it makes sense to get near miss reporting in place. Near miss reporting can help prevent future accidents before they happen, here are 5 examples.

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6th December, 2018 - Management

What Does LOLER Stand For?

In health and safety, LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. This is a set of legal requirements surrounding lifting operations and the equipment used to carry them out. The regulations are often referred to as LOLER for short. But what is LOLER?

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30th November, 2018 - Management

Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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2nd November, 2018 - Management

Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

Does your health and safety management consist of mostly proactive or reactive measures? Which one you focus on could have a big impact on your safety culture, and your bottom line. But what's the difference between proactive and reactive safety? Should you use one, the other, or both?

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19th October, 2018 - Management

How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

When assessing first aid requirements, one of the first questions people usually ask is how many first aiders they need. One of the main considerations is your risk level, and in this post we assess how many first aiders are required in both high and low risk workplaces.

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12th October, 2018 - Management

50 Reasons Why You Should Wear And Use PPE

If you have ever struggled to get your team to wear and use their PPE correctly, or you are not sure why you need to wear PPE yourself, here are 50 reasons why you should wear and use PPE. After reading these 50 reasons, why wouldn't you wear PPE?

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