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22nd July, 2020 - Management

Key Duties Of The Health And Safety At Work Act For Your Business

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act is an enabling act. It sets out the general health and safety duties that all businesses have to comply with in the UK. It enables further, more specific, health and safety regulations to be passed by law and enforced under it.

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16th July, 2020 - Construction

Contractor Vetting And Selecting The Best Contractor For Your Business

Contractor vetting is the process of performing a background check on the business or tradesman you plan to use. And if you want to select a suitable contractor to work for your business, you need to know they can uphold your standards and work safely with your team.

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14th July, 2020 - Paperwork

The Difference Between Site Specific And Generic Risk Assessments

If your health and safety management is being reviewed, you will often be asked for copies of site-specific risk assessments. And one of the reasons risk assessment fail the review is that they are too generic. So what do the terms site-specific risk assessments and generic risk assessments mean?

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8th July, 2020 - CDM

The Definition Of Construction Work Under CDM 2015

If you work in construction, you have probably heard of the CDM Regulations. Because the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) apply to all construction projects. But what exactly is construction work? Let's look at the definition of construction work under CDM.

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2nd July, 2020 - Management

10 Signs Of A Poor Health And Safety Culture At Work

The health and safety culture at work is important. Your business health and safety performance relies on it. But how do you know if your health and safety culture is good or bad? And what can you do to fix it? In this blog post, we look at 10 signs of a poor health and safety culture at work.

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30th June, 2020 - Health

Drinking At Work And What To Do About Alcohol In The Workplace

Alcohol at work is a difficult topic. It's hard to control what people do outside of work, and everyone is entitled to a social life. However, alcohol abuse and misuse can quickly become a problem that affects every aspect of someone's life, including safety in the workplace.

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24th June, 2020 - COSHH

Where Does COSHH Apply?

COSHH is a law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most business use substances that are hazardous to health, from cleaning chemicals to creating gases, dust and vapours, so the COSHH regulations will affect some aspects of most businesses.

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18th June, 2020 - Management

How To Grow A Positive Health And Safety Culture

Your health and safety culture is something that can't be seen and is difficult to measure. But every business has one, and it could be good or bad. Growing a positive health and safety culture is one of the best ways to improve health and safety performance.

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11th June, 2020 - Management

Why Do People Take Health And Safety Risks At Work?

People don't generally want to get hurt at work, or hurt others. Accidents and ill health are a painful inconvenience after all, and sometimes deadly. But people do unintentionally take health and safety risks that could cause harm. So why do people health and safety risks? And how can we prevent them?

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9th June, 2020 - Construction

101 Construction Site Safety Topics

Health and safety is extra important on construction sites, because they are dangerous places to work. And the first rule of health and safety is to talk about health and safety. Here are 101 health and safety topics you can talk about on your construction sites.

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4th June, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

Why Toolbox Talks Are Important In Construction

Toolbox talks are short health and safety talks, mostly used on construction sites. While the term isn't limited to the construction industry, toolbox talks are an important way to spread health and safety information on site. Let's find out what makes toolbox talks important in construction.

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2nd June, 2020 - Fire

The 5 Types And Colours Of Fire Extinguishers And Their Uses

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

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