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What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

23rd April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety can be described as the health and safety plan of action for a business. It lets people, like employees, clients and others associated with the business, know your health and safety aims and arrangements. It shows your commitment to health and safety.

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The 5 Types And Colours Of Fire Extinguishers And Their Uses

17th April, 2019 - tag Fire

Fire extinguishers should tell you what type they are, and what class of fire you can use them on. In an emergency, do you really have time to check? Knowing fire extinguisher types is important, let's find out about the common types and colours you might need to use.

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The Definition Of A Confined Space And 20 Examples

15th April, 2019 - tag Management

In simple terms, a confined space is any enclosed place with limited access and increased risks due to that. Confined spaces can be above or below ground. They also don't need to be entirely enclosed. They might only be partially enclosed, but enclosed enough that means risk is increased.

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Do You Need A Construction Site Induction For Visitors?

12th April, 2019 - tag Inductions

You carry out inductions for your employees and workers on your construction site. But what about people that visit your site? Architects, surveyors, and others who may only visit on a one-off or infrequent basis. These visitors might only be on site for a short time. Do they need an induction?

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CDM 2015 Domestic Clients And Work On Residential Projects

10th April, 2019 - tag CDM

The requirements for domestic projects and domestic clients are a little different under the 2015 version of the CDM Regulations. Unlike CDM 2007, CDM 2015 applies in full to domestic projects. In this post we look at what a domestic project is, and how CDM 2015 applies.

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The Health And Safety Competent Person

8th April, 2019 - tag Management

The competent person isn't someone who employers can hand over all their health and safety responsibilities to. But it is someone who can assist and advise. In this post, we discuss this role, including the meaning, definition and legal requirements of the health and safety competent person.

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CDM Regulations Summary (And The 10 Golden Rules)

4th April, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM applies to all types of construction projects. No matter how big or small. How short or long. CDM applies. If you work in construction, this summary of the CDM regulations will give you a good introduction to what you need to do, and includes 10 golden rules to follow.

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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

2nd April, 2019 - tag Construction

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does it 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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Silica Dust Exposure Limits, Regulations And The Law

29th March, 2019 - tag Health

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. Because silica dust is found in a lot of building materials, it's difficult to avoid. But avoid it, you must. Because the law, and your health, requires you to. How much silica dust is harmful, and what are the silica dust exposure limits?

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The 9 COSHH Hazard Symbols (Meanings And What They Look Like)

27th March, 2019 - tag COSHH

If you are working with chemicals that are hazardous to health, or completing COSHH risk assessments, you should be aware of the symbols that are included on the packaging of substances, and what they mean. These symbols give you a good indication of the main hazards associated with the substance.

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The 5 Steps To Risk Assessment (And How To Complete Them)

25th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

We might not realise it but we risk assess things all day. When we are driving, working, playing, and even just crossing the road - is it safe? When completing a formal risk assessment to work, there are 5 steps to follow... but what are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

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How To Report Health And Safety Concerns

22nd March, 2019 - tag Management

If you're worried about something, it helps to speak up. Reporting your concerns means they can be addressed. Problems can be fixed. Accidents can be avoided. But how should you report your concerns, and who should you report them to? Let's look at ways to report health and safety issues.

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