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The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

20th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Risk assessments and method statements are two of the most common types of health and safety documents. When carrying out an activity, one or both of these documents might be required. What are the similarities and differences between risk assessments and method statements?

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What Is A Construction Site Induction?

18th March, 2019 - tag Inductions

Construction site inductions are required on every construction site, so what exactly is a construction site induction? A construction site induction is very similar to the induction you would get when you start a new job, providing valuable information on the health and safety arrangements.

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What Is CDM In Construction?

15th March, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM applies to every construction project. If you work in or become involved with the construction industry you will likely hear the term CDM. It needs to be applied before, during and after the project. But what is CDM?

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The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

13th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

In this post, we are going to look at the 5 types of risk assessment in health and safety, and when to use them. Before we start, it's important to keep in mind that different types of risk assessment can be used together. Some parts of each type might be present in a single risk assessment.

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The Consequences Of Setting A Bad Health And Safety Example

11th March, 2019 - tag Management

You need to lead your team to safety. If you set a bad health and safety example, you'll struggle to create a believable health and safety message within your business. Here are 4 ways you might undermine your health and safety message and set a bad health and safety example.

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The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

8th March, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities they have under CDM.

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What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

6th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) make the reporting of certain accidents a legal requirement. But what needs to be reported? In this post we look at the types of deaths, accidents, injuries, diseases and events that are RIDDOR reportable at work.

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The Top 5 Health Risks At Work (From HSE Statistics)

4th March, 2019 - tag Health

There are 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 26.8 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

1st March, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop for years, often decades. It is difficult to pinpoint when the exposure happened. Or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5000 people each year in the UK.

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How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

27th February, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos kills around 5000 people every year in the UK. To avoid releasing its deadly asbestos fibres, we need to know where to find asbestos, and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, what does it smell like, and how do we know when we are at risk?

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The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employees

25th February, 2019 - tag Management

Do employees have health and safety responsibilities too? In a word. Yes. Employees do have legal health and safety responsibilities. Not to the same extent or level of employers, but duties none-the-less. So how can employees make sure they meet these legal requirements? Let's take a look.

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What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

22nd February, 2019 - tag Paperwork

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is usually shortened to RIDDOR. RIDDOR places duties on employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises.

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