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3rd June, 2019 - Management

The ALARP Principle With 5 Real World Examples

ALARP stands for as low as reasonably practicable. It's written into a lot of health and safety regulations, in a number of different ways. But how do we apply ALARP in the real world? What is reasonably practicable anyway? First, we need to understand the meaning of ALARP.

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30th May, 2019 - Asbestos

Asbestos Surveys, The Law, And Legal Requirements

Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement in many circumstances. This means working or occupying a building without one could be breaking the law. When do you need one, and when don't you need one? You can find out when you need an asbestos survey, and why, in this blog post.

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28th May, 2019 - Health

Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

Whether you are mixing up a batch of concrete, using cement in other ways, or drilling into concrete materials, you may be exposed to cement and concrete dust. It might not be possible to eliminate cement and concrete, but it is possible to use cement and concrete safety by controlling the risks.

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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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22nd May, 2019 - Inductions

Are Site Inductions Required By Law?

Site inductions are a great way to provide employees with the site specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. In this post we look at the legal requirements for providing inductions.

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20th May, 2019 - Fire

Why And When You Need Fire Drills

A fire drill is a practice run through of the action you need to take in the event of a fire. Fire drills are an important part of fire safety training for your workplace. With regular fire drills, your team should know exactly what to do, and be able to get to a place of safety.

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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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15th May, 2019 - COSHH

COSHH Assessment, The Law, And Your Legal Responsibilities

Are COSHH assessments a legal requirement? The short answer is, yes. This type of assessment is required by law under not one, but two pieces of legislation. That means double the trouble if you don't comply! Let's look at COSHH assessment, the law, and your legal responsibilities.

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13th May, 2019 - Paperwork

When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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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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7th May, 2019 - News

Do You Provide Health And Safety Advice?

Our support team is here to help you get the most out of HASpod. One thing we can't do, is act as health and safety advisors for your project or business. In many cases, businesses can manage health and safety themselves. HASpod gives you and your team the tools you need to do this.

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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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