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6th July, 2018 - COSHH

The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

The purpose of the COSHH regulations is to minimise the risks associated with substances that are hazardous to the health of you and your employees, therefore reducing the number of people made ill through exposure to harmful substances. Do you comply with COSHH in your business?

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4th July, 2018 - Fire

The Difference Between Fire Marshal And Fire Warden Roles

In fire safety, we often hear the terms fire marshal and fire warden, and there is often much confusion between the names, roles, and requirement of each. What is the difference between a fire warden and fire marshal? And what do both these roles do, exactly, when it comes to fire safety?

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29th June, 2018 - Paperwork

5 Steps To Gaining CHAS Accreditation

Getting CHAS accreditation is a priority for many construction companies, as it shows that your business is committed to health and safety best practice. But how do you go about getting CHAS? These 5 key steps will be needed to prepare your business for gaining CHAS accreditation.

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25th June, 2018 - Management

'So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable' Meaning Explained For Health And Safety

If you spend some time looking at health and safety regulations, you will find the term 'so far as is reasonably practicable' - occasionally abbreviated to SFAIRP. But what does this phrase mean for health and safety? How do you decide if something is reasonably practicable?

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21st June, 2018 - Paperwork

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

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

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18th June, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

Stuck For Toolbox Talk Ideas? Here's 100!

It can be hard to come up with ideas for health and safety toolbox talks, so check out these 100 topics to help get you started. Each toolbox talk should be focused around just one topic, so you can get the key points in, keep it relevant, keep it short and keep it interesting.

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15th June, 2018 - CDM

The A-Z Of CDM Design Risk Assessment For Architects

As a designer on a construction project, what risks should you be assessing to comply with the CDM regulations? In this post, we will go through the A-Z of CDM design risk assessment, covering 26 areas to think about when considering health and safety in your design.

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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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