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13th February, 2020 - Inductions

When A Construction Site Induction Is Needed

Inductions at work are a standard procedure, and usually carried out when you first start at a new business or department. How is this different in construction? The same rules apply, but they are slightly stricter and must be applied each time you start a new project.

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11th February, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

9 Reasons To Have Daily Toolbox Talks

There is no a legal requirement to carry toolbox talks out daily, so if you’re not that frequent with them yet, don’t worry. But there are many reasons why daily toolbox talks are better for your business, health and safety, and team. In this post we look at 9 reasons to have daily talks.

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6th February, 2020 - Asbestos

How Long Does An Asbestos Awareness Certificate Last?

If you work in construction or any other profession where you may disturb asbestos you should be trained in asbestos awareness as a minimum. But how often should that training take place, and how long does an asbestos awareness certificate last? Find out if your training is up to date.

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4th February, 2020 - Health

Why And How To Wash Your Hands Properly

Washing your hands might not sound glamorous, but it's a cheap and easy way to improve health and prevent the spread of germs. Washing your hands properly removes dirt and contaminants, as well as viruses and bacteria. But a quick rinse isn't enough, here's how to do it properly!

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30th January, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 Roles And Responsibilities

The roles of client, principal designer, principal contractor, designers and contractors all have responsibilities under CDM. And so do workers. Under CDM, the roles are referred to as duty holders. In this blog post, we will look at what these roles are, when they apply, and what they do.

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28th January, 2020 - Management

Can Health And Safety SAVE You Money?

Health and safety costs money doesn't it? Installing safety devices, training, monitoring, checks and inspections, not to mention time spent on paperwork, it all adds up. So how can health and safety save you money? Find out how good health and safety can actually save your business money.

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23rd January, 2020 - Paperwork

Accident Books, The Law, And How To Complete Them

Do you need an accident book at work? When should you complete it? Who fills it in? Is it a legal requirement? If you find yourself with questions about the accident book, read on, while we look to answer all of these questions and more on accident books, the law, and how to complete them.

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21st January, 2020 - Paperwork

10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

Method statement are important documents for completing activities safely. But while method statements are important, they can also be difficult documents to write, so where should you start? In this blog post we give you 10 tips for writing a method statement.

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16th January, 2020 - Management

What Is Health And Safety?

Health and safety means keeping you safe, and healthy. In this introduction to health and safety, we'll look at the need for health and safety, and the moral, legal and financial arguments for health and safety at work. And discover how health and safety is a vital part of a successful business.

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14th January, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 For Only One Contractor

On construction projects with only one contractor, there are a few changes to the CDM duties that apply to the project. Changes for the client, the contractor and any designers. Before we go into those, it's important to check that your project really is a single contractor project.

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9th January, 2020 - Health

You're As Cold As Ice, Don't Be Willing To Sacrifice (Your Health And Safety)

With temperatures often hitting the minuses at this time of year (yes, more freezing than freezing), it's important to remember from slips and trips to shivering in the cold, extra consideration should be given to health and safety.

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7th January, 2020 - Management

Time For Your Annual Health And Safety Review?

When was the last time you carried out a formal review of your health and safety policies, documentation and procedures? As it is the start of the new year, now is a great time to review your health and safety documentation and management procedures. In this post we look at what should be reviewed.

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