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Does CDM apply to landscaping work?

9th April, 2018 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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How to rename and organise documents with HASpod

21st March, 2018 - Guides

Renaming, organising and finding your health and safety documents is easy with HASpod. In this guide we will show you how to rename your edits and organise by project, so you can quickly find the health and safety document you need.

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The 5 health and safety signs and their meanings

16th March, 2018 - Management

There are 5 health and safety signs, and they all mean different things. How do you know which type of sign is which? Well, they send their message through shape and colour. Once you know what you are looking for, you can quickly understand the exact meaning of the sign.

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10 simple construction site safety rules

14th March, 2018 - Construction

Construction sites are dangerous places to work. Follow these 10 simple construction site safety rules to keep yourself, and others, safe. From wearing your PPE, to following procedures, you can help make your site a safer place to work, and prevent accidents.

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How to transfer a course to another user

14th March, 2018 - Guides

If you have purchased a health and safety course and you need to transfer it to another HASpod user, this guide will show you how. This works with single access courses, if you have a team membership plan you don't need to transfer courses as your team will automatically get access.

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CHAS Accreditation: Contractors guide to application success

8th March, 2018 - Paperwork

CHAS accreditation is a big deal, especially for contractors. Submitting a successful CHAS application the first time isn't impossible, but only 20% of businesses get CHAS on the first attempt. Follow this guide to prepare your CHAS application, and stand a much better chance of success.

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Do you need a construction phase plan for small projects?

5th March, 2018 - CDM

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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How to manage teams on HASpod

26th February, 2018 - Guides

HASpod team membership plans allow you to add users to access content, share documents, and manage training results, without having to share login information or account settings. This guide will explain teams and how you can add and remove users, change permissions, and manage your team in HASpod.

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