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When A Construction Site Induction Is Needed

15th May, 2017 - Inductions

Inductions at work are a standard procedure, and usually carried out when you first start at a new business or department. How is this different in construction? The same rules apply, but they are slightly stricter and must be applied each time you start a new project.

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What Is A Toolbox Talk?

13th May, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

You have probably heard the term toolbox talk used around construction sites, and it is often used in other industries as well, but what exactly is a toolbox talk? A toolbox talk, also known as a safety moment, health and safety brief, safety talk, safety minute, is a talk that goes by many aliases.

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Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

10th May, 2017 - CDM

A question we are often asked regarding CDM and the new CDM 2015 regulations is, can the principal contractor be the principal designer? The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase of the project. This is usually the architect.

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Chemical Hazard Symbols And Meanings

3rd May, 2017 - COSHH

The old orange square COSHH symbols are finally being phased out for good on the 1st of June 2017. That gives you one month to get your head around the new chemical hazard symbols and their meanings. You be fairly familiar with the new red diamond symbols - they have been around since 2010!

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Understand COSHH Symbols With A Free Factsheet Download

2nd May, 2017 - COSHH

COSHH symbols, or more formally, CLP symbols, are pictograms that provide information about the hazard a particular substance or mixture creates. To help you remember them, we have created a free COSHH symbols factsheet. Find out more about the symbols and download the factsheet today.

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Who Are The CDM 2015 Duty Holders?

27th April, 2017 - CDM

There are 5 key duty holders under CDM 2015 you need to know about, some duty holders are appointed automatically, and some need to be appointed in writing. In this blog post we discuss who these CDM duty holders are, and what their role is under the CDM 2015 regulations.

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How To Find The Best Toolbox Talk Subjects

26th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks should be delivered frequently, and we are often asked how to pick the best subjects. Finding the best toolbox talk subjects for your team will often depend on the work being carried out and the health and safety risks they are exposed to.

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What Makes A Good Toolbox Talk?

25th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

A good toolbox talk requires a combination of factors… good subject, good content, good delivery, and good records. Get it wrong and your toolbox talk could end up being boring or worse, pointless. Get it right and make a real difference to the health and safety of your workforce.

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Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

21st April, 2017 - Paperwork

If you are looking for a simple yes or no answer here, the answer is yes, risk assessments are a legal requirement. At least, they are a legal requirement at work. In fact, risk assessment is so important it has its own section under the MHSWR. Section 3.

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9 Reasons To Have Daily Toolbox Talks

20th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

There is no a legal requirement to carry toolbox talks out daily, so if you’re not that frequent with them yet, don’t worry. But there are many reasons why daily toolbox talks are better for your business, health and safety, and team. In this post we look at 9 reasons to have daily talks.

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When Does A Principal Designer Need To Be Appointed?

18th April, 2017 - CDM

CDM 2015 came into force over 2 years ago, but we still get many enquiries about the new role this version of the regulations introduced… the Principal Designer. Most questions relate to the appointment, particularly, when does a Principal Designer need to be appointed?

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10 Reasons Why You Can Achieve Zero Harm

12th April, 2017 - Management

Zero harm can never be achieved, is unrealistic, is practically impossible, and meaningless. These are all arguments against zero harm, and there are many (including health and safety professionals) who agree with them. Is zero harm just setting ourselves up for failure?

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