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23rd July, 2018 - Fire

What Type Of Fire Extinguisher Should You Use On Construction Sites?

On a construction site, like any other workplace, you should always have suitable fire extinguishers readily available and a fire and emergency plan in place. But what type of fire extinguisher should you use on a construction site? Water, foam, powder, carbon dioxide, or wet chemical?

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19th July, 2018 - Construction

40+ Daily Scaffolding Safety Checks And Common Faults

There are many different elements to a scaffold to check and maintain for safety. In this blog post, we will look at a checklist of over 40 scaffolding faults you should look out for, as well as discussing why and when you need to check scaffolds and their components to keep them safe and secure.

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17th July, 2018 - Management

15 Quick Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Slips, Trips And Falls

Slips, trips and falls are major contributors to workplace injuries each year. The great news is, reducing slips, trips and falls can be done on a budget and all of these suggestions can be put in place relatively quickly to start. Here are 15 quick ways to reduce the risk.

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12th July, 2018 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

Permits to work will often be found in high-risk industries like construction, but what is their purpose and when would you use these documents? A permit to work system is a formal documented system, used to control high-risk activities. They are usually issued by a manager or supervisor.

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10th July, 2018 - Paperwork

10 Free Health And Safety Documents For Your Business

To help businesses put safety into everything, the HASpod free plan includes a range of free health and safety documents. These are templates that you can edit, fill in and use to create health and safety records. Here are the top 10 free health and safety documents for your business.

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6th July, 2018 - COSHH

The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

The purpose of the COSHH regulations is to minimise the risks associated with substances that are hazardous to the health of you and your employees, therefore reducing the number of people made ill through exposure to harmful substances. Do you comply with COSHH in your business?

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4th July, 2018 - Fire

The Difference Between Fire Marshal And Fire Warden Roles

In fire safety, we often hear the terms fire marshal and fire warden, and there is often much confusion between the names, roles, and requirement of each. What is the difference between a fire warden and fire marshal? And what do both these roles do, exactly, when it comes to fire safety?

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29th June, 2018 - Paperwork

5 Steps To Gaining CHAS Accreditation

Getting CHAS accreditation is a priority for many construction companies, as it shows that your business is committed to health and safety best practice. But how do you go about getting CHAS? These 5 key steps will be needed to prepare your business for gaining CHAS accreditation.

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25th June, 2018 - Management

'So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable' Meaning Explained For Health And Safety

If you spend some time looking at health and safety regulations, you will find the term 'so far as is reasonably practicable' - occasionally abbreviated to SFAIRP. But what does this phrase mean for health and safety? How do you decide if something is reasonably practicable?

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21st June, 2018 - Paperwork

What Is A Method Statement And Why Are They Used In Construction?

You will find method statements on nearly every construction project. They are often used along with risk assessments for specific tasks and activities that are carried out throughout the project. But what is a method statement and why are they used in construction?

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18th June, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

Stuck For Toolbox Talk Ideas? Here's 100!

It can be hard to come up with ideas for health and safety toolbox talks, so check out these 100 topics to help get you started. Each toolbox talk should be focused around just one topic, so you can get the key points in, keep it relevant, keep it short and keep it interesting.

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15th June, 2018 - CDM

The A-Z Of CDM Design Risk Assessment For Architects

As a designer on a construction project, what risks should you be assessing to comply with the CDM regulations? In this post, we will go through the A-Z of CDM design risk assessment, covering 26 areas to think about when considering health and safety in your design.

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