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14th November, 2019 - Health

Working In Cold Temperatures And The Law

Exposure to the cold can cause shivering, reduced alertness, feeling unwell, and eventually, hypothermia, which can be fatal. Employers have legal responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Let's look at what the law says when it comes to working in the cold.

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12th November, 2019 - Construction

Safe Digging And Avoiding Danger Near Underground Services

Contact with underground services can be deadly, and expensive. Buried services are a major construction site hazard, particularly in excavation work. There is often uncertainty regarding the location of underground services, as they may have been in place for many years.

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7th November, 2019 - Management

Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

We often see the phrase safety is our number one priority, in marketing literature, company posters, in health and safety policies and other documentation. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running any business, but it's not your number one priority. Find out why.

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5th November, 2019 - Health

Remember, Remember, Your Health This November!

Health can often take a back seat when it comes to health and safety. So remember, remember, your health this November! The problem with health risks is that, while they may not affect you immediately, by the time you start to suffer, and even trying to deal with the problem, it might be too late.

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31st October, 2019 - Asbestos

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

It's Halloween, and lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. You can't see it until it's too late. Responsible for around 5,000 deaths in the UK each year, the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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29th October, 2019 - Manual Handling

7 Types Of Manual Handling Injuries And The Hazards That Cause Them

For something so simple, it might surprise you to know that manual handling is responsible for over 30% of injuries at work. Why so many injuries? Well, it's likely to be because we don't expect anything to go wrong. We lift things all the time.

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24th October, 2019 - Guides

How To Add Signatures To Your Finished Document

When you have finished creating your document on HASpod, you will probably want your team to sign it. You might want to do this without printing your document and using pen and paper. We've found an easy and free way to add signatures to your PDF documents, and this guide will show you how.

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22nd October, 2019 - Construction

What Is Hot Work? (Definition, Risk And How To Control It)

Hot work is any activity or process that generates a source of ignition, this could be through a flame, heat or a spark. Hot work can be direct, e.g. the equipment or tool creates a flame. Other times it may be indirect, e.g. using an abrasive wheel to cut metal produces sparks.

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17th October, 2019 - Management

The First Aid Appointed Person Role And Responsibilities

The first aid appointed person isn't a first aider. But they can still have an important role to play when it comes to your first aid cover at work. So when can you use an appointed person? First, you need to understand what an appointed person is, and their responsibilities.

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15th October, 2019 - Construction

Finding Underground Services (Colours And Identification)

Underground services usually (but not always) follow the national colour coding system. Locating services isn't just important to avoid damaging the service. But to avoid damaging, or killing, yourself. You need to know what services are where. And, if they are dead or live.

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10th October, 2019 - Management

Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

Every business should have suitable levels of first aid cover. In an emergency medical situation, the delivery of first aid could quite literally be the difference between life and death. If an accident happened in your workplace, who would know what to do and how to help?

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8th October, 2019 - Construction

CSCS Cards, The Law, And Working On Construction Sites

If you work in construction, you've probably heard of CSCS. You might have a CSCS card. As an employer, you might want your workers to get CSCS cards, or wondering if they should. As a worker, you may also be wondering if you need a CSCS card. So let's take a look at the law surrounding CSCS cards.

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