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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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3rd October, 2019 - CDM

CDM Guide For Developers And Housebuilders

How does CDM apply if you are the client and the builder? You're developing your own plot, or doing up a house to sell? You're bringing in contractors but managing the project yourself? For developers, CDM can seem like a lot to handle. Often you might take on more than one CDM duty holder role.

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1st October, 2019 - Paperwork

RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained (When To Report)

Knowing RIDDOR means understanding not only what to report but also when to report. Under (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) there are duties to report certain types of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What are the RIDDOR reporting timescales?

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26th September, 2019 - Asbestos

Who Is Asbestos Awareness Training Suitable For?

Asbestos awareness is the most basic level of asbestos training. It is suitable for tradespeople and construction workers who need an understanding of the dangers of asbestos, what to avoid, and how to stay safe when working in buildings that may contain asbestos.

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24th September, 2019 - Management

13 Causes Of Slips Trips And Falls In The Workplace

Did you have a nice trip? No, I spent 9 hours in A&E and I'll be off work for a month. It's not just minor injuries from slips, trips and falls - major injuries including dislocations and fractures also happen. Here's 13 causes of slips trips and falls that lead to 172,050 injuries last year.

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19th September, 2019 - CDM

The O&M Manual And How It's Different To The Health And Safety File

The O&M manual and the health and safety file are two documents you are going to need on most construction projects. Both documents are needed at project completion. These are two different documents. Sometimes supplied together, sometimes provided apart.

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17th September, 2019 - Construction

Construction Site Set Up To Do List

There are lots of things to remember for health and safety when setting up your construction site office. What documents do you need? Which paperwork should be completed? What needs to be displayed? Site offices are often set up in a hurry, use this to do list to make sure there is nothing you forget!

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12th September, 2019 - Asbestos

What To Do If Accidental Asbestos Exposure Occurs On Site

When asbestos materials are damaged they release tiny fibres which, if breathed in can cause serious and often fatal diseases. But what should you do if accidental asbestos exposure occurs on site? These simple steps can help protect your health if you think you have disturbed asbestos materials.

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10th September, 2019 - Management

A Guide To The Different Types Of First Aid Training Courses

There are a number of different first aid training courses available, so how do you know which type you need? Nominated first aiders are a must for any workplace, but with various types of first aid training available, it is vital to get the right level of training for your first aid cover.

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5th September, 2019 - Management

Can Risk Ever Be Zero?

When we aim to reduce risk, the obvious target would be zero. Ideally, we would eliminate hazards. And get rid of the risks. Create a risk-free environment for our workplace. That way, we know everyone is going to be safe at work, and go home healthy. But can risk ever be zero?

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3rd September, 2019 - Management

Reporting Accidents, Injuries And Incidents At Work

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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29th August, 2019 - Paperwork

Are Method Statements A Legal Requirement?

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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