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23rd April, 2018 - Paperwork

5 Best Risk Assessment Control Measures With Examples

Control measures are the things you put in place to reduce risk and prevent harm. In this blog post we look at the 5 best risk assessment control measures, and which order you should apply them with examples. A successful risk assessment must check existing controls, and what more should be done.

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10th April, 2018 - Asbestos

When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

It might surprise you to know what asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. Unless you have been living down an asbestos mine for the last 30+ years, you have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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9th April, 2018 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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5th April, 2018 - Construction

10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

Vehicle related incidents cause around 50 deaths and 1500 major injuries at work each year. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post we look at 10 good practice construction traffic management examples.

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3rd April, 2018 - Management

10 Free Health And Safety Wallpapers

Set as a desktop background (wallpaper), or download and print as a poster, use these 10 free health and safety designs to maintain safety focus. Featuring health and safety quotes, definitions and phrases, helping you create a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

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29th March, 2018 - Paperwork

What Are RAMS Documents?

RAMS is an acronym and it stands for two types of documents, that are often found together. Risk Assessments and Method Statements. If someone asks for your RAMS documents, it's just a short way of asking for your risk assessments and method statements for the project or activity.

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28th March, 2018 - Manual Handling

How To Correct Your Manual Handling Technique

Here are 9 simple ways to correct your manual handling technique. Manual handling is simple, right? We do it all the time, how can it go wrong? Since manual handling injuries account for around a third of workplace injuries, it seems like lifting and carrying is not as simple as it sounds!

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16th March, 2018 - Management

The 5 Health And Safety Signs And Their Meanings

There are 5 health and safety signs, and they all mean different things. How do you know which type of sign is which? Well, they send their message through shape and colour. Once you know what you are looking for, you can quickly understand the exact meaning of the sign.

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8th March, 2018 - Paperwork

CHAS Accreditation: Contractors Guide To Application Success

CHAS accreditation is a big deal, especially for contractors. Submitting a successful CHAS application the first time isn't impossible, but only 20% of businesses get CHAS on the first attempt. Follow this guide to prepare your CHAS application, and stand a much better chance of success.

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5th March, 2018 - CDM

Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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23rd February, 2018 - News

CDM Support Packs Added To HASpod

We have added CDM support packs for all duty holders to HASpod. The CDM packs include annual support for Clients, Principal Designers, Principal Contractors, Designers and Contractors - with guides, documents, training and tools for the latest CDM Regulations.

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19th February, 2018 - Management

Health And Safety: The Principles Of Prevention

The principles of prevention involve a series of principles, ordered to form a best practice approach to risk management, from most effective to least effective - the most effective being to avoid risk. For those risks that cannot be avoided other principles of prevention should be applied.

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