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28th September, 2018 - Fire

13 Fire Prevention Tips For Construction Sites

Construction sites are one of the highest risk places for fire, and fire prevention must be a top priority when planning and managing construction work. There are few reasons why fires start on site, but they can be prevented - here are our 13 top tips for fire prevention on construction sites.

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26th September, 2018 - CDM

How To Assess Competence For CDM

The requirements for competence has changed slightly in the current 2015 version of the regulations compared to the previous 2007 version. But compentence is still an important part of CDM requirements, so here's what competence means, and how to assess it for CDM.

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24th September, 2018 - Asbestos

Why Asbestos Isn't Covered By COSHH (And What You Need To Do)

If you are wondering if asbestos is covered by the COSHH regulations, the answer is no. But why not? Asbestos is a hazardous substance. It's one of the most hazardous substances there is. Its fibres are deadly, killing over 4000 people in the UK every year.

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21st September, 2018 - Construction

10 Good Housekeeping Rules For A Tidy Construction Site

On construction sites, good housekeeping refers to the practice of keeping your site clean and tidy. A tidy work area reduces the risk of accidents and increases fire safety. Implement these 10 rules, and you should see a reduction in slip and trip accidents and near misses on your project.

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19th September, 2018 - COSHH

Why COSHH Is Important In Your Workplace

If you're wondering if COSHH is important in your workplace, the answer is almost certainly yes. Of course, some businesses use more hazardous substances than others, but almost every workplace will use, create or have exposure from a hazardous substance in some form or another.

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17th September, 2018 - Construction

10 PPE Rules For Every Construction Site Worker

Every construction site worker needs PPE, it's your last line of defence against the many hazards and risks found on site. Your employer has a duty to provide you with PPE, and you also have responsibilities when it comes to PPE. Here are 10 PPE rules construction site workers should obey.

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14th September, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

How To Deliver Effective Toolbox Talks

How can you deliver an effective toolbox talk? When done right, toolbox talks can have a significant positive impact on the health and safety of your workforce on site. They can help create a positive health and safety culture and reduce the number of near misses and accidents.

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12th September, 2018 - CDM

What The CDM Regulations Say About Welfare Facility Requirements

The CDM regulations do have some specific requirements when it comes to welfare facilities on construction sites. Welfare facilities include sanitary conveniences (toilets etc), drinking water, places for rest, washing and changing facilities. Let's find out more about what's required.

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10th September, 2018 - 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 business or contractors work together on a project, or if your employees work at other premises?

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5th September, 2018 - Management

The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained In Risk Assessment

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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3rd September, 2018 - Management

RIDDOR Explained - Quick Facts And Simple Stats

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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30th August, 2018 - Manual Handling

Manual Handling And The Maximum Weight You Can Lift

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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