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1st June, 2021 - Management

10 Reasons Why You Can Achieve Zero Harm

Zero harm can never be achieved at work. It is unrealistic, practically impossible, and meaningless. These are all arguments against zero harm, and there are many (including health and safety professionals) who agree with them. So, is zero harm just setting ourselves up for failure?

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26th May, 2021 - Toolbox Talks

How To Write A Toolbox Talk

How do you write a toolbox talk? It's not always easy starting with a blank page and deciding what to talk about. Even though toolbox talks are short, preparing the talk is not always so quick and simple. There are several stages you need to go through to create the perfect toolbox talk.

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20th May, 2021 - Asbestos

10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers - we explain them in this post to help prepare you for your asbestos awareness training.

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18th May, 2021 - Paperwork

What Is An Approved Code Of Practice?

Most health and safety regulations come with an approved code of practice (ACoP) produced by the HSE. ACoP's give practical advice on how to comply with the law. And they have a special legal status. In this post, we look at HSE guidance, ACoP's and the law.

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12th May, 2021 - Management

The Power Of Good Habits In Health And Safety (And Life)

What are habits? Actions we often take, things we repeat, steps we make without thinking. Good habits help us grow. Small regular acts add up to massive changes in long-term results. And we can use this power to achieve things at home, at work, and even in health and safety.

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6th May, 2021 - Construction

Top 5 Construction Safety Hazards (And How You Can Control The Risks)

If you work in construction, these are the safety hazards most likely to harm you. Updated with the latest accident statistics from the HSE, we look at which safety hazards are most likely to kill or injure you in construction and how you can control the risks on site.

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4th May, 2021 - Management

The A-Z Of Health And Safety Acronyms And Abbreviations

In health and safety, every other sentence seems to contain an acronym or abbreviation. Some words and phrases are just easier to remember if you shorten them down to a few letters. But if you're lost in the lingo when asked for your RAMS on the ACM's required in the CDM CPP, this guide will help.

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29th April, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

The CDM regulations put legal health and safety requirements on people involved in construction work. But what about maintenance work? Is it classed as construction work? What if only one person is involved? In this post, we see when and why CDM applies to maintenance work.

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27th April, 2021 - COSHH

What Is A COSHH Assessment?

The COSHH regulations require you to do a COSHH assessment when using or creating hazardous substances. Most businesses will need them. But what is a COSHH assessment, what is its purpose, and what does this document need to include?

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21st April, 2021 - CDM

Do The CDM Regulations Apply To Manufacturing?

It's no secret that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations apply to construction projects in the UK. The clue is in the name! But do these regulations impact manufacturing workplaces, and if so, how? Let's take a look.

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15th April, 2021 - Paperwork

What Is A Method Statement And Why Are They Used In Construction?

You will find method statements on nearly every construction project - often used along with risk assessments for specific tasks and activities carried out throughout the project. But what is a method statement document, and why are they used in construction?

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13th April, 2021 - Vibration

How To Calculate Vibration Exposure To The ELV

The exposure limit value (ELV) under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations is a value you must not exceed. But how do we calculate this limit? Calculating the ELV in real-life situations is not always straight forward, but using a points-based system, you can keep track of exposure levels.

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