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Why It's Always Important You Carry Out A Risk Assessment

8th May, 2018 - tag Paperwork

A risk assessment is an important document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

3rd May, 2018 - tag Asbestos

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers, we explain them below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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Health And Safety Advice In Three Words

30th April, 2018 - tag Management

This is some of the shortest health and safety advice you will ever get. Health and safety advice doesn't have to be confusing or complication. Mostly, health and safety is just common sense. Sure, there are laws and regulations you need to comply with. But ultimately, it's about keeping you safe.

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Understanding Your HAVS Trigger Times

27th April, 2018 - tag Vibration

HAVS trigger times are how long your hands and arms are actually exposed to vibration. Trigger times can often be overestimated because they are not fully understood, in this post we look at what trigger times are and how to measure them when assessing vibration exposure.

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5 Best Risk Assessment Control Measures With Examples

23rd April, 2018 - tag Paperwork

Control measures are the things you put in place to reduce risk and prevent harm. In this blog post we look at the 5 best risk assessment control measures, and which order you should apply them with examples. A successful risk assessment must check existing controls, and what more should be done.

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How To Complete A Health And Safety Course On HASpod

13th April, 2018 - tag Guides

Completing a health and safety course is easy with HASpod. In this guide we will show you how to complete a health and safety course on HASpod, including how to complete the lessons, pass the test and get your certificate.

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When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

10th April, 2018 - tag Asbestos

It might surprise you to know what asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. Unless you have been living down an asbestos mine for the last 30+ years, you have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

9th April, 2018 - tag CDM

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

5th April, 2018 - tag Construction

Vehicle related incidents cause around 50 deaths and 1500 major injuries at work each year. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post we look at 10 good practice construction traffic management examples.

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10 Free Health And Safety Wallpapers

3rd April, 2018 - tag Management

Set as a desktop background (wallpaper), or download and print as a poster, use these 10 free health and safety designs to maintain safety focus. Featuring health and safety quotes, definitions and phrases, helping you create a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

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What Are RAMS Documents?

29th March, 2018 - tag Paperwork

RAMS is an acronym and it stands for two types of documents, that are often found together. Risk Assessments and Method Statements. If someone asks for your RAMS documents, it's just a short way of asking for your risk assessments and method statements for the project or activity.

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How To Correct Your Manual Handling Technique

28th March, 2018 - tag Manual Handling

Here are 9 simple ways to correct your manual handling technique. Manual handling is simple, right? We do it all the time, how can it go wrong? Since manual handling injuries account for around a third of workplace injuries, it seems like lifting and carrying is not as simple as it sounds!

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