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How To Deliver Effective Toolbox Talks

14th September, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

How can you deliver an effective toolbox talk? When done right, toolbox talks can have a significant positive impact on the health and safety of your workforce on site. They can help create a positive health and safety culture and reduce the number of near misses and accidents.

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What The CDM Regulations Say About Welfare Facility Requirements

12th September, 2018 - CDM

The CDM regulations do have some specific requirements when it comes to welfare facilities on construction sites. Welfare facilities include sanitary conveniences (toilets etc), drinking water, places for rest, washing and changing facilities. Let's find out more about what's required.

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Who Is Responsible For COSHH In The Workplace?

10th September, 2018 - COSHH

Employers, employees and the self-employed have responsibilities under COSHH, but who is responsible for COSHH in the workplace? What about when multiple business or contractors work together on a project, or if your employees work at other premises?

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COSHH Responsibilities For Employers

7th September, 2018 - COSHH

Under the COSHH regulations, employers have a number of important duties to protect the health of employees and other people likely to be affected by their work with hazardous substances. These COSHH responsibilities are a legal requirement, let's take a look at what employers need to do.

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The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained In Risk Assessment

5th September, 2018 - Management

What is the difference between a hazard and a risk? If you carry out a risk assessment, one of the first steps you will need to take is to identify the hazards, then you assess the risk. These two terms are often confused with each other, and in this blog post we explain the difference.

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RIDDOR Explained - Quick Facts And Simple Stats

3rd September, 2018 - Management

What is RIDDOR? Find out with some quick facts and simple stats, explaining what RIDDOR is, what you need to do, and when. RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and applied to workplaces of all sizes across the UK.

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Manual Handling And The Maximum Weight You Can Lift

30th August, 2018 - Manual Handling

How much weight is safe to lift and carry at work? Lifting, moving and carrying are part of most jobs, from time to time, or all the time. We need to know what is safe to lift, and what's not - but what are the legal limits and guidelines surrounding manual handling?

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30+ Free Toolbox Talks For Construction

28th August, 2018 - Toolbox Talks

Carrying out regular toolbox talks isn't always easy when you need to come up with a subject, prepare and deliver the content. In this post, we look at over 30 free toolbox talks for construction, that you can download for your site.

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10 Essential Principles Of Good Health And Safety Management

23rd August, 2018 - Management

Need to improve your health and safety management? It can be done, and what's more, it doesn't have to be costly. Start with these 10 essential principles for your health and safety management system, underpinning a positive health and safety culture.

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Can The Client Be The Principal Contractor Under CDM?

20th August, 2018 - CDM

It is possible for the same person or organisation to be both the client, and the principal contractor under CDM. However, there are projects where the client should be the principal contractor and projects where they shouldn't. In this blog post we consider each situation.

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When A COSHH Assessment Is Required

16th August, 2018 - COSHH

When is a COSHH assessment required? Most businesses have them, and most workers have seen one, but when do you actually need a COSHH assessment? COSHH assessments are required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, and are needed before exposure to any hazardous substance.

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Construction Phase Plans Explained (What, When, Who And Why)

13th August, 2018 - CDM

What is a construction phase plan? When is it required, and who writes it? A construction phase plan is a document required under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM). In this blog post we explain the what, when, who and why of construction phase plans.

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