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Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

16th June, 2014 - tag Management

We often see the phrase safety is our number one priority, in marketing literature, company posters, in health and safety policies and other documentation. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running any business, but it's not your number one priority. Find out why.

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Construction Site Set Up To Do List

13th June, 2014 - tag Construction

There are lots of things to remember for health and safety when setting up your construction site, and this to do list will help you with your project. Due to the nature of construction work, site offices are often set up in a hurry. Use this to do list to make sure there is nothing you forget!

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A Guide To The Different Types Of First Aid Training Courses

21st February, 2014 - tag Management

There are a number of different first aid training courses available, so how do you know which type you need? Nominated first aiders are a must for any workplace, but with various types of first aid training available, it is vital to get the right level of training for your first aid cover.

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Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

11th February, 2014 - tag Management

Every business should have adequate levels of first aid cover. In an emergency medical situation, the delivery of first aid could quite literally be the difference between life and death. If an accident happened in your workplace, who would know what to do and how to help?

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20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

6th January, 2014 - tag Construction

Site security is an important issue and this blog post outlines 20 tips for better construction site security. These trespassers could be squatters, thieves, children, or your site could be blocking someone’s normal access route and they may still attempt to pass through the site.

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Securing Your Construction Site For Christmas Shutdown

20th December, 2013 - tag Construction

It's that time of year again. Less than 10 days to go until Christmas and many in the construction industry are planning a well deserved break. With Christmas being the longest period of closure for construction sites, site security needs to be a top priority to prevent unwanted visitors.

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Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

25th November, 2013 - tag COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations are a well known set of regulations, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Why can COSHH fail in construction and how can we avoid failing to comply?

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Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?

4th November, 2013 - tag Construction

During a recent inspection initiative by the HSE inadequate washing facilities were identified as a common health and safety breach on a number of construction sites. So what welfare facilities should be provided on construction sites and how do we make sure they pass the suitability test?

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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

4th June, 2013 - tag Construction

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does is need supporting? What are the requirements? In this blog post we look at the 1.2m rule, how it came about, and if it still applies today. Excavations of any depth are at risk of collapse if they are unsupported.

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When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

10th January, 2013 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

21st November, 2012 - tag Manual Handling

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back!

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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

12th November, 2012 - tag Construction

Starting a new construction project requires planning and preparation. Setting up your site office and getting the correct paper work in place is important before project commencement. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your project team, here are 22 essential items.

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