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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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1st May, 2019 - COSHH

Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

COSHH applies to every industry, including construction, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Health risks are the biggest killer in construction. What causes COSHH failure in construction and how can we avoid it?

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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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25th April, 2019 - Paperwork

The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? Having a good health and safety policy delivers many benefits, including clear communication of your health and safety management. It is also a legal requirement. It's required by law for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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23rd April, 2019 - Paperwork

What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

A health and safety can be described as the health and safety plan of action for a business. It lets people, like employees, clients and others associated with the business, know your health and safety aims and arrangements. It shows your commitment to health and safety.

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17th April, 2019 - Fire

The 5 Types And Colours Of Fire Extinguishers And Their Uses

Fire extinguishers should tell you what type they are, and what class of fire you can use them on. In an emergency, do you really have time to check? Knowing fire extinguisher types is important, let's find out about the common types and colours you might need to use.

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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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12th April, 2019 - Inductions

Do You Need A Construction Site Induction For Visitors?

You carry out inductions for your employees and workers on your construction site. But what about people that visit your site? Architects, surveyors, and others who may only visit on a one-off or infrequent basis. These visitors might only be on site for a short time. Do they need an induction?

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10th April, 2019 - CDM

CDM 2015 Domestic Clients And Work On Residential Projects

The requirements for domestic projects and domestic clients are a little different under the 2015 version of the CDM Regulations. Unlike CDM 2007, CDM 2015 applies in full to domestic projects. In this post we look at what a domestic project is, and how CDM 2015 applies.

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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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4th April, 2019 - CDM

CDM Regulations Summary (And The 10 Golden Rules)

CDM applies to all types of construction projects. No matter how big or small. How short or long. CDM applies. If you work in construction, this summary of the CDM regulations will give you a good introduction to what you need to do, and includes 10 golden rules to follow.

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2nd April, 2019 - Construction

Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does it need supporting? What are the requirements? In this blog post we look at the 1.2m rule, how it came about, and if it still applies today. Excavations of any depth are at risk of collapse if they are unsupported.

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