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Seasons Greetings 2017

19th December, 2017 - News

Wishing all of our clients, friends followers and visitors a merry festive season with a quick recap of 2017 and look forward to 2018.

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7 Health Tips For Surviving Winter Work

14th November, 2017 - Health

With the cold weather arriving, it brings with it some additional hazards at work, particularly for those that spend some, or most of the working day outside. Check out these 7 health tips for surviving winter work outdoors.

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What Is An Asbestos Survey?

9th November, 2017 - Asbestos

An asbestos survey is a survey undertaken within a building, property or structure, with the purpose of identifying asbestos containing materials. An asbestos survey important to establish what asbestos materials are present, but it is important to get the right type of survey.

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Escape The Hidden Killer (A Health And Safety Horror Story)

31st October, 2017 - Asbestos

Lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. Claiming over 4,000 deaths per year (a figure that continues to rise), the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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What Is SSIP Accreditation?

20th October, 2017 - Paperwork

SSIP is a new term that has popped up in health and safety in recent years, and often appears in pre-qualification questionnaires and company literature. But what is SSIP? Is SSIP another assessment you need to go through? If SSIP is a new requirement, how do you join or become a member?

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Dust Yourself Off

11th October, 2017 - Health

We live with dust every day, in small quantities, and other than having to nip around the house with the duster every once in a while, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause problems. Especially when it is produced in larger quantities.

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Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

5th October, 2017 - CDM

A common question regarding CDM, is do the regulations apply to site investigations. In this post, we look at the definition of construction work under CDM 2015 and consider how the regulations apply to site investigation work.

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TILE Manual Handling Considerations

28th September, 2017 - 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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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

22nd September, 2017 - Paperwork

Risk assessments are a legal requirement and are needed in practically every business of every size. Writing your risk assessments can be time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, but we can help you write your risk assessment in just 5 minutes.

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Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

19th September, 2017 - CDM

CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, and this set of regulations apply to all construction projects. But what about maintenance work? Yes, it is carried out by tradesmen, or sometimes by a handyman or caretaker but it is often very short duration. Does CDM apply?

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CDM 2015 For Only One Contractor

8th September, 2017 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations apply to every construction project, but there are several changes to duties when there is only one contractor. For only one contractor projects, the single or sole contractor involved has to take on a few extra duties.

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Where Does COSHH Apply?

5th September, 2017 - COSHH

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most business use substances that are hazardous to health, from cleaning chemicals to creating gases and vapours, so the COSHH regulations will affect some aspects of most businesses.

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