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1st March, 2019 - Asbestos

Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop for years, often decades. It is difficult to pinpoint when the exposure happened. Or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5000 people each year in the UK.

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27th February, 2019 - Asbestos

How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

Asbestos kills around 5000 people every year in the UK. To avoid releasing its deadly asbestos fibres, we need to know where to find asbestos, and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, what does it smell like, and how do we know when we are at risk?

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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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22nd February, 2019 - Paperwork

What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is usually shortened to RIDDOR. RIDDOR places duties on employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises.

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20th February, 2019 - CDM

When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

The CDM regulations apply to every construction project. Even construction work that you might not consider to be a project, like maintenance activities. It doesn't matter how long (or short) the duration of the work is. How big (or small) the task. If it is construction work, then CDM applies.

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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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15th February, 2019 - Health

The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This duty extends to noise exposure. Noise is such a big problem, there is a specific set of regulations that apply. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations. These regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels.

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13th February, 2019 - CDM

CDM 2015 Documents Explained

There are several documents required under CDM 2015, in this blog post we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while now, and applies to all construction projects in Great Britain, and not much has changed when it comes to the documents required, or has it?

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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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6th February, 2019 - Health

24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

Stress can hit anyone at any level. With some small changes, you can reduce work related stress, creating a happier and healthier work environment. Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

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5th February, 2019 - News

HASpod Member Survey Results, Ratings And Reviews

In December 2018, we opened up the member survey to find out what you think about HASpod. The results are in and we are really grateful for the feedback, ratings and reviews received from our members. Here's what you said, and our plan of action moving forward.

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