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11th June, 2018 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of Writing Method Statements And Risk Assessments

Why do businesses create method statements and risk assessments? It might seem like you are just going through the motions to satisfy legal and client demands, but are there any other benefits? If you're wondering if these documents are just another box to tick... keep reading!

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5th June, 2018 - 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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29th May, 2018 - Asbestos

The Risk Of Asbestos In Artex Ceilings

Many buildings contain artex and other textured coatings on walls and ceilings which may contain asbestos. The biggest risk is not the artex itself, but the potentially deadly fibres contained in it. In this post, we look at when you should be worried, and what the law says about asbestos in artex.

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23rd May, 2018 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Painting And Decorating?

Painters and decorators are often familiar with CDM from working on larger construction projects, perhaps under a principal contractor. But what about smaller projects, like painting a hallway or a room in someone's house? How does CDM apply to painting and decorating work?

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21st May, 2018 - Construction

25 Health And Safety Regulations That Apply To Construction

Health and safety regulations apply to every industry, not only construction, but there are some extra laws you should know about in construction. Let's look at the health and safety legislation, rules and requirements that applies to the high hazard construction industry.

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16th May, 2018 - Construction

Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

It is important to understand the messages given to you by construction site safety signs, they are displayed to deliver a clear health and safety message. Failing to abide by a sign might mean you lose your job, or your life. In this post we look at the different types of construction safety signs.

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11th May, 2018 - Paperwork

The Difference Between Site Specific And Generic Risk Assessments

If your health and safety is being reviewed, you will often be asked for copies of site specific risk assessments. ne of the reasons risk assessment fail when they are reviewed is that they are too generic. What do the terms site specific risk assessments and generic risk assessments mean?

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9th May, 2018 - CDM

CDM 2015 Client Duties Explained

Clients are one of the five key duty holders under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015. In this post we explain why clients have duties, and what their responsibilities are under CDM 2015. A client is anyone having construction work carried out.

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8th May, 2018 - Paperwork

Why It's Always Important You Carry Out A Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is an important document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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3rd May, 2018 - 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 below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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30th April, 2018 - Management

Health And Safety Advice In Three Words

This is some of the shortest health and safety advice you will ever get. Health and safety advice doesn't have to be confusing or complication. Mostly, health and safety is just common sense. Sure, there are laws and regulations you need to comply with. But ultimately, it's about keeping you safe.

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27th April, 2018 - Vibration

Understanding Your HAVS Trigger Times

HAVS trigger times are how long your hands and arms are actually exposed to vibration. Trigger times can often be overestimated because they are not fully understood, in this post we look at what trigger times are and how to measure them when assessing vibration exposure.

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