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Residual Risk, How You Can Calculate And Control It

2nd July, 2019 - tag Management

The main focus of risk assessment is to control the risks in your work activities. Residual risk is the remaining risk after your control measures are in place. There will always be some level of residual risk, but it should be as low as you can reasonably be expected to make it.

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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

27th June, 2019 - tag 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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20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

25th June, 2019 - tag Construction

Site security is an important issue and this blog post outlines 20 tips for better construction site security. These trespassers could be squatters, thieves, children, or your site could be blocking someone’s normal access route and they may still attempt to pass through the site.

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How To Identify The Biggest Hazards In Your Workplace

21st June, 2019 - tag Management

Step 1 in the 5 steps to risk assessment is to identify hazards. But it's not always easy to know what hazards you need to control. Some hazards might stand out or be fairly obvious. Though, it's easy to overlook some hazards when you have been carrying out an activity for a while.

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Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

19th June, 2019 - tag COSHH

Workplace exposure limits that apply under the COSHH regulations are subject to a time weighted average. The most common type of workplace exposure limit (WEL) is the 8 hour long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average?

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The Definition Of A Near Miss In Health And Safety

17th June, 2019 - tag Management

Near misses, or close calls, are events that didn't harm anyone, but could have. They are not accidents, but they could have been accidents if the circumstances had been slightly different. Near misses happen more often than you might think. Because they are easy to forget.

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How To Report An Accident Under RIDDOR

14th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Under RIDDOR, it is the responsibility of the employer or person in charge of the premises to report certain occurrences directly to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Once you know an accident or incident is RIDDOR reportable, you need to report it, and it's a legal requirement.

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The 6 Types And Classes Of Fire And How To Attack Them

12th June, 2019 - tag Fire

If a fire starts, it can spread quickly. Not every fire is the same. Different fires can have different hazards and risks. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher could do more harm than good. There are 6 different types of fire, and each should be attacked in a different way.

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Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

10th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

If you are looking for a simple yes or no answer here, the answer is yes, risk assessments are a legal requirement. At least, they are a legal requirement at work. In fact, risk assessment is so important it has its own section under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

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The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

7th June, 2019 - tag Manual Handling

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back!

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The Dynamic Risk Assessment And When To Use It

5th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A dynamic risk assessment is a process of assessing risk in developing and changing situations. You might not always be able to know the exact level of risk ahead of time. Dynamic risk assessment is often used to continually assess to allow for unknown risks and handling uncertainty.

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The ALARP Principle With 5 Real World Examples

3rd June, 2019 - tag Management

ALARP stands for as low as reasonably practicable. It's written into a lot of health and safety regulations, in a number of different ways. But how do we apply ALARP in the real world? What is reasonably practicable anyway? First, we need to understand the meaning of ALARP.

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