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30th March, 2022 - Construction

7 Types Of Angle Grinder Accidents And How To Stop Them

Angle grinders are a type of abrasive wheel. They are a handheld power tool often found on construction sites, used for cutting, grinding and polishing. Angle grinder safety is important. Using the wrong wheel for the task or not using the tool correctly can cause serious accidents.

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24th March, 2022 - Paperwork

How To Write A Method Statement In 5 Minutes

Writing a method statement takes time. You need to go through your activity step by step. Consider the people, the tools, the environment, and how to carry out the work safely. Then write it all down clearly so that it is understood. Ok, so how can we write one in 5 minutes?

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22nd March, 2022 - Management

How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

How many first aiders do you have in your workplace? Is it enough? The number of first aiders you need isn't just based on the number of staff you have. Another consideration is your risk level. In this post, we assess how many first aiders are required in both high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

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16th March, 2022 - 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. And we discuss why (and when) you need to check scaffolds and their components to keep them safe and secure.

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10th March, 2022 - Paperwork

The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

Risk assessments at work are a legal requirement. But which type do you need? In this post, we look at the 5 different types of risk assessment in health and safety. And when and why you might use each one. Including qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific and dynamic risk assessments.

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8th March, 2022 - COSHH

The Benefits Of A COSHH Register (And How To Write One)

A COSHH register is not a legal requirement, but the COSHH regulations are. Keeping a record of hazardous substances makes it easy to keep on top of your compliance. A COSHH register or inventory will help you keep track of your hazardous substances, and writing one is simple.

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2nd March, 2022 - Guides

How To Create A Health And Safety Document With HASpod

Creating, editing, and downloading health and safety documents is easy with HASpod. In this guide, we will show you how. Start with one of our hundreds of document templates. Then edit to add your project details and download your finished document.

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24th February, 2022 - Toolbox Talks

The Best 100 Safety Topics For Daily Toolbox Talks

It can be hard to think of ideas for health and safety toolbox talks, but luckily, there are many subjects you can use. Check out these 100 safety topics to help you get started. You will also find out why we picked each topic, who needs to hear it, and what information to cover.

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21st February, 2022 - Guides

How To Use The HASpod Editor

All of our templates are editable, so you can adapt them for your projects and activities, and create site-specific health and safety documents. Templates are editable through your HASpod account, in our online editor. In this guide, you'll learn how to use the editor to make changes.

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17th February, 2022 - News

Updated Document Templates And New Editor - February 2022

This month we've launched a new document editor and updated every health and safety template (555+). With this update, you get a quicker and easier editing experience, and extra features. The latest version of our documents is available from your account today.

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16th February, 2022 - Management

The Health And Safety Representative Role And Responsibilities

The health and safety representative is a role recognised under health and safety law and has legal responsibilities. There are two types of health and safety representative, with similarities and differences. Your business may use one, both or neither!

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10th February, 2022 - Health

What Is Silica Dust And Why Is It Bad For You?

Silica dust is the second biggest cause of lung disease in workers after asbestos, killing over 500 construction workers in the UK every year. Even with such a high level of fatalities, many construction workers are unaware of when harmful silica particles are released.

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