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29th March, 2019 - Health

Silica Dust Exposure Limits, Regulations And The Law

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. Because silica dust is found in a lot of building materials, it's difficult to avoid. But avoid it, you must. Because the law, and your health, requires you to. How much silica dust is harmful, and what are the silica dust exposure limits?

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27th March, 2019 - COSHH

The 9 COSHH Hazard Symbols (Meanings And What They Look Like)

If you are working with chemicals that are hazardous to health, or completing COSHH risk assessments, you should be aware of the symbols that are included on the packaging of substances, and what they mean. These symbols give you a good indication of the main hazards associated with the substance.

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25th March, 2019 - Paperwork

The 5 Steps To Risk Assessment (And How To Complete Them)

We might not realise it but we risk assess things all day. When we are driving, working, playing, and even just crossing the road - is it safe? When completing a formal risk assessment to work, there are 5 steps to follow... but what are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

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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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20th March, 2019 - Paperwork

The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

Risk assessments and method statements are two of the most common types of health and safety documents. When carrying out an activity, one or both of these documents might be required. What are the similarities and differences between risk assessments and method statements?

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18th March, 2019 - Inductions

What Is A Construction Site Induction?

Construction site inductions are required on every construction site, so what exactly is a construction site induction? A construction site induction is very similar to the induction you would get when you start a new job, providing valuable information on the health and safety arrangements.

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15th March, 2019 - CDM

What Is CDM In Construction?

CDM applies to every construction project. If you work in or become involved with the construction industry you will likely hear the term CDM. It needs to be applied before, during and after the project. But what is CDM?

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13th March, 2019 - Paperwork

The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

In this post, we are going to look at the 5 types of risk assessment in health and safety, and when to use them. Before we start, it's important to keep in mind that different types of risk assessment can be used together. Some parts of each type might be present in a single risk assessment.

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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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8th March, 2019 - CDM

The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities they have under CDM.

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6th March, 2019 - Paperwork

What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) make the reporting of certain accidents a legal requirement. But what needs to be reported? In this post we look at the types of deaths, accidents, injuries, diseases and events that are RIDDOR reportable at work.

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4th March, 2019 - Health

The Top 5 Health Risks At Work (From HSE Statistics)

There are 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 26.8 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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