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The Definition Of A Near Miss In Health And Safety

17th June, 2019 - tag Management

Near misses, or close calls, are events that didn't harm anyone, but could have. They are not accidents, but they could have been accidents if the circumstances had been slightly different. Near misses happen more often than you might think. Because they are easy to forget.

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How To Report An Accident Under RIDDOR

14th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Under RIDDOR, it is the responsibility of the employer or person in charge of the premises to report certain occurrences directly to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Once you know an accident or incident is RIDDOR reportable, you need to report it, and it's a legal requirement.

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The 6 Types And Classes Of Fire And How To Attack Them

12th June, 2019 - tag Fire

If a fire starts, it can spread quickly. Not every fire is the same. Different fires can have different hazards and risks. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher could do more harm than good. There are 6 different types of fire, and each should be attacked in a different way.

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Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

10th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

If you are looking for a simple yes or no answer here, the answer is yes, risk assessments are a legal requirement. At least, they are a legal requirement at work. In fact, risk assessment is so important it has its own section under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

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The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

7th June, 2019 - tag Manual Handling

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back!

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The Dynamic Risk Assessment And When To Use It

5th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A dynamic risk assessment is a process of assessing risk in developing and changing situations. You might not always be able to know the exact level of risk ahead of time. Dynamic risk assessment is often used to continually assess to allow for unknown risks and handling uncertainty.

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The ALARP Principle With 5 Real World Examples

3rd June, 2019 - tag Management

ALARP stands for as low as reasonably practicable. It's written into a lot of health and safety regulations, in a number of different ways. But how do we apply ALARP in the real world? What is reasonably practicable anyway? First, we need to understand the meaning of ALARP.

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Asbestos Surveys, The Law, And Legal Requirements

30th May, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement in many circumstances. This means working or occupying a building without one could be breaking the law. When do you need one, and when don't you need one? You can find out when you need an asbestos survey, and why, in this blog post.

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Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

28th May, 2019 - tag Health

Whether you are mixing up a batch of concrete, using cement in other ways, or drilling into concrete materials, you may be exposed to cement and concrete dust. It might not be possible to eliminate cement and concrete, but it is possible to use cement and concrete safety by controlling the risks.

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How To Measure Health And Safety Performance

24th May, 2019 - tag Management

How do you measure health and safety performance? Usually, we are looking for zero. Zero accidents, zero ill health, zero harm. When we measure by accidents, we are measuring failure. But you can also measure health and safety success through pro-active health and safety activities.

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Are Site Inductions Required By Law?

22nd May, 2019 - tag Inductions

Site inductions are a great way to provide employees with the site specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. In this post we look at the legal requirements for providing inductions.

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Why And When You Need Fire Drills

20th May, 2019 - tag Fire

A fire drill is a practice run through of the action you need to take in the event of a fire. Fire drills are an important part of fire safety training for your workplace. With regular fire drills, your team should know exactly what to do, and be able to get to a place of safety.

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