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The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained In Risk Assessment

5th September, 2018 - tag Management

What is the difference between a hazard and a risk? If you carry out a risk assessment, one of the first steps you will need to take is to identify the hazards, then you assess the risk. These two terms are often confused with each other, and in this blog post we explain the difference.

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RIDDOR Explained - Quick Facts And Simple Stats

3rd September, 2018 - tag Management

What is RIDDOR? Find out with some quick facts and simple stats, explaining what RIDDOR is, what you need to do, and when. RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and applied to workplaces of all sizes across the UK.

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Manual Handling And The Maximum Weight You Can Lift

30th August, 2018 - tag Manual Handling

How much weight is safe to lift and carry at work? Lifting, moving and carrying are part of most jobs, from time to time, or all the time. We need to know what is safe to lift, and what's not - but what are the legal limits and guidelines surrounding manual handling?

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30+ Free Toolbox Talks For Construction

28th August, 2018 - tag Toolbox Talks

Carrying out regular toolbox talks isn't always easy when you need to come up with a subject, prepare and deliver the content. In this post, we look at over 30 free toolbox talks for construction, that you can download for your site.

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10 Essential Principles Of Good Health And Safety Management

23rd August, 2018 - tag Management

Need to improve your health and safety management? It can be done, and what's more, it doesn't have to be costly. Start with these 10 essential principles for your health and safety management system, underpinning a positive health and safety culture.

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Can The Client Be The Principal Contractor Under CDM?

20th August, 2018 - tag CDM

It is possible for the same person or organisation to be both the client, and the principal contractor under CDM. However, there are projects where the client should be the principal contractor and projects where they shouldn't. In this blog post we consider each situation.

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When A COSHH Assessment Is Required

16th August, 2018 - tag COSHH

When is a COSHH assessment required? Most businesses have them, and most workers have seen one, but when do you actually need a COSHH assessment? COSHH assessments are required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, and are needed before exposure to any hazardous substance.

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Construction Phase Plans Explained (What, When, Who And Why)

13th August, 2018 - tag CDM

What is a construction phase plan? When is it required, and who writes it? A construction phase plan is a document required under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM). In this blog post we explain the what, when, who and why of construction phase plans.

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100 Method Statements And Counting!

10th August, 2018 - tag News

We have been busy adding more method statement templates to our library over the past couple of weeks and are pleased to announce we have hit a new milestone... 100! You can use the free blank method statement template to start, or you can find one ready to use for your task or activity.

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Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

9th August, 2018 - tag CDM

When carrying out design work for a building project, it is important to consider buildability, it's a legal duty under CDM for all designers. But, what exactly does buildability mean? In the context of CDM, buildability is simply, the ability to build the structure safely.

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How Often Do You Need To Review A Risk Assessment?

7th August, 2018 - tag Paperwork

You might realise you need to review your risk assessments from time to time, and many people tend to go with an annual review. But there are times when risk assessments might need to reviewed sooner, let's look at when, why, and how often, you need to review your risk assessment.

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Where To Locate Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

2nd August, 2018 - tag Construction

Every construction site needs welfare facilities, and most will also require a site office. But where should you locate these facilities? Where on your site should your site compound be? On some sites it might be obvious, but on others you might need to give this a little more thought.

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