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10th March, 2022 - Paperwork

The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

Risk assessments at work are a legal requirement. But which type do you need? In this post, we look at the 5 different types of risk assessment in health and safety. And when and why you might use each one. Including qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific and dynamic risk assessments.

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8th March, 2022 - COSHH

The Benefits Of A COSHH Register (And How To Write One)

A COSHH register is not a legal requirement, but the COSHH regulations are. Keeping a record of hazardous substances makes it easy to keep on top of your compliance. A COSHH register or inventory will help you keep track of your hazardous substances, and writing one is simple.

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24th February, 2022 - Toolbox Talks

The Best 100 Safety Topics For Daily Toolbox Talks

It can be hard to think of ideas for health and safety toolbox talks, but luckily, there are many subjects you can use. Check out these 100 safety topics to help you get started. You will also find out why we picked each topic, who needs to hear it, and what information to cover.

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17th February, 2022 - News

Updated Document Templates And New Editor - February 2022

This month we've launched a new document editor and updated every health and safety template (555+). With this update, you get a quicker and easier editing experience, and extra features. The latest version of our documents is available from your account today.

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16th February, 2022 - Management

The Health And Safety Representative Role And Responsibilities

The health and safety representative is a role recognised under health and safety law and has legal responsibilities. There are two types of health and safety representative, with similarities and differences. Your business may use one, both or neither!

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10th February, 2022 - Health

What Is Silica Dust And Why Is It Bad For You?

Silica dust is the second biggest cause of lung disease in workers after asbestos, killing over 500 construction workers in the UK every year. Even with such a high level of fatalities, many construction workers are unaware of when harmful silica particles are released.

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8th February, 2022 - Management

50 Reasons Why You Should Wear And Use PPE

If you have ever struggled to get your team to wear and use their PPE correctly, or you are not sure why you need to wear PPE yourself, here are 50 reasons why you should wear and use PPE. After reading these 50 reasons, why wouldn't you wear PPE?

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2nd February, 2022 - Toolbox Talks

How To Find The Best Toolbox Talk Subjects

Finding enough subjects to keep your toolbox talks regular and interesting might seem like a big ask. How can you come up with enough ideas to do one every day or every week? Here are ten questions that help you find the best toolbox talk subjects for your business.

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27th January, 2022 - COSHH

Who Is Responsible For COSHH In The Workplace?

Employers, employees and the self-employed have responsibilities under COSHH, but who is responsible for COSHH in the workplace? What about when multiple businesses or contractors work together on a project? Or if your employees work at other premises?

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25th January, 2022 - Construction

The Best Location For Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

Every construction site needs welfare facilities, and most will also require a site office. But where should you put them? Where should your site compound be? On some sites, it might be obvious. You might even use existing facilities. But on others, you'll need to give it a little more thought.

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19th January, 2022 - Management

10 Essential Principles Of Good Health And Safety Management

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

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13th January, 2022 - COSHH

Under The COSHH?

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. This set of regulations (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) require you to control substances that are hazardous to health within your organisation. So what is exactly is under the COSHH?

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