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Reporting Accidents, Injuries And Incidents At Work

3rd September, 2019 - tag Management

Accidents, injuries and unexpected incidents at work, are something you try to avoid. But they can happen. When they do, it's good to report them, and investigate them. Even if no one was seriously hurt. Because it's an opportunity to find out why it happened. And to stop it happening again.

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Are Method Statements A Legal Requirement?

29th August, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Most businesses will have been required to provide a method statement at some stage, but why do we need these documents and are they a legal requirement? Under what regulations are they required? In this post we ask, what does the law say about method statements?

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HSE Improvement Notices Vs Prohibition Notices

27th August, 2019 - tag Management

If the HSE visit your premises or site and find something wrong, they will expect you to put it right. You may get an enforcement notice, an improvement notice or a prohibition notice. But what are the differences between an improvement notice and a prohibition notice?

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The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

20th August, 2019 - tag Management

The hierarchy of risk control is used when undertaking risk assessment activities, to control hazards and minimise risk. One of the best ways to both assess existing controls, and identify new control measures, is to consider how effective they are based on the hierarchy of risk control.

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CDM Notifiable Projects Working Days And Person Days Explained

15th August, 2019 - tag CDM

Simply put, notifiable CDM projects are construction projects that need to be notified to the HSE. If your construction project meets certain criteria (based on project length and the number of people on site) then you have to notify the HSE, and your project is notifiable.

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50 Potential Fire Hazards In The Workplace

13th August, 2019 - tag Fire

The first step of any fire risk assessment is to identify fire hazards. Fire hazards in your workplace are anything that may create a fire. If you know the fire triangle, then it will be no surprise that fire hazards come into three categories: ignition, fuel and oxygen.

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Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?

6th August, 2019 - tag Construction

Welfare facilities are needed by construction workers. These are things like toilets, sinks, washing facilities, places to get changed and places to eat. What welfare facilities should be provided on construction sites and how do we make sure they are suitable?

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Construction Noise And Working Hours Near Residential Areas

1st August, 2019 - tag Construction

Construction work is noisy. Whether you are putting something up or tearing it down. Noise pollution is the noise that leaves your site. It can disrupt other people outside of your work. Noise travels, and this can cause big problems in construction work.

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What The Law Says About Hot Water At Work

30th July, 2019 - tag Management

No hot water at work? Hand washing is important for cleanliness, at work and at home. As an employee, you have legal rights to certain welfare facilities at work. As an employer, if you don't provide it, you could find yourself in a different kind of hot water with the HSE or local authorities.

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What Is An Asbestos Survey?

25th July, 2019 - tag 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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The Danger Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

23rd July, 2019 - tag Health

Summer is here! The Great British summertime might be a little... unpredictable, at times. But we are usually guaranteed at least a few weeks of warmth and sunshine sometime between May and September. If you are working outside, you might be glad. But what about the danger?

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What Is A Risk Assessment And Why Do You Need One?

18th July, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Do you need a risk assessment? Yes. If in doubt, the answer is yes. You almost always need a risk assessment. At work, risk assessments are a legal requirement. Forget to do one, and you could be breaking the law, and putting peoples lives, safety and health at risk.

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