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The Powers Of A HSE Inspector

18th February, 2019 - tag Management

HSE inspections are carried out by HSE inspectors. These health and safety experts are employed by the HSE to check workplaces comply with the law. To carry out their work HSE inspectors have a number of legal powers. These powers give inspectors the right to enter premises and access all areas.

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The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

15th February, 2019 - tag Health

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This duty extends to noise exposure. Noise is such a big problem, there is a specific set of regulations that apply. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations. These regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels.

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CDM 2015 Documents Explained

13th February, 2019 - tag CDM

There are several documents required under CDM 2015, in this blog post we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while now, and applies to all construction projects in Great Britain, and not much has changed when it comes to the documents required, or has it?

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What PUWER Stands For (And What The Regulations Mean)

11th February, 2019 - tag Management

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. The regulations require that equipment is safe, suitable, maintained, inspected and installed correctly. PUWER also requires that equipment is used only by competent people, when it is safe to do so.

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The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employers

8th February, 2019 - tag Management

Health and safety responsibilities for employers are set out in a number of regulations. There are general duties and responsibilities detailed in the main health and safety legislation. Then, there are more specific duties in regulations that only apply to certain hazards and situations.

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24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

6th February, 2019 - tag Health

Stress can hit anyone at any level. With some small changes, you can reduce work related stress, creating a happier and healthier work environment. Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

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HASpod Member Survey Results, Ratings And Reviews

5th February, 2019 - tag News

In December 2018, we opened up the member survey to find out what you think about HASpod. The results are in and we are really grateful for the feedback, ratings and reviews received from our members. Here's what you said, and our plan of action moving forward.

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The Responsibilities Of A Health And Safety Manager

1st February, 2019 - tag Management

Health and safety managers exist in a wide range of industries. They are appointed in companies big and small. Because businesses don't all follow the same structure, the size and scope of the role can vary. Essentially, a health and safety manager is in place to manage health and safety.

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The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

30th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos might be banned in the UK, but it can still be found in thousands of buildings. During demolition work, building materials are disturbed. Cut, crushed, knocked down and demolished. Exactly the type of work that releases deadly asbestos fibres.

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TILE Manual Handling Considerations

28th January, 2019 - tag Manual Handling

Those involved with manual handling sure do love an acronym, we have LITE, TILE, even TILEO. But what is TILE, and how does it apply to manual handling? Well, actually, all the above mean more or less the same thing when it comes to manual handling.

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95 CDM 2015 Prosecutions (Breaches, Fines And Prison Time)

25th January, 2019 - tag CDM

There have been 95 prosecutions under CDM since the latest version came into force in 2015. 46 of those prosecutions occurred in 2018, which also saw the largest fine to date under CDM 2015 (£800,000) and the first prison sentence. Let's look, and learn from, the HSE data.

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CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

23rd January, 2019 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations are a big deal in the construction industry. You're probably familiar with duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It doesn't get much attention, but failing to comply is not an option. Find out how part 4 applies to your construction projects.

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