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The Difference Between Site Specific And Generic Risk Assessments

11th May, 2018 - Paperwork

If your health and safety is being reviewed, you will often be asked for copies of site specific risk assessments. ne of the reasons risk assessment fail when they are reviewed is that they are too generic. What do the terms site specific risk assessments and generic risk assessments mean?

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CDM 2015 Client Duties Explained

9th May, 2018 - CDM

Clients are one of the five key duty holders under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015. In this post we explain why clients have duties, and what their responsibilities are under CDM 2015. A client is anyone having construction work carried out.

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Why It's Always Important You Carry Out A Risk Assessment

8th May, 2018 - Paperwork

A risk assessment is an important document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

3rd May, 2018 - Asbestos

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers, we explain them below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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Health And Safety Advice In Three Words

30th April, 2018 - Management

This is some of the shortest health and safety advice you will ever get. Health and safety advice doesn't have to be confusing or complication. Mostly, health and safety is just common sense. Sure, there are laws and regulations you need to comply with. But ultimately, it's about keeping you safe.

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Understanding Your HAVS Trigger Times

27th April, 2018 - Vibration

HAVS trigger times are how long your hands and arms are actually exposed to vibration. Trigger times can often be overestimated because they are not fully understood, in this post we look at what trigger times are and how to measure them when assessing vibration exposure.

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5 Best Risk Assessment Control Measures With Examples

23rd April, 2018 - Paperwork

Control measures are the things you put in place to reduce risk and prevent harm. In this blog post we look at the 5 best risk assessment control measures, and which order you should apply them with examples. A successful risk assessment must check existing controls, and what more should be done.

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What Is The HSE’s F10 Notification Form?

16th April, 2018 - CDM

If you work in construction or have been involved in construction projects in recent years you may have heard the term ‘F10 notification’ or the need to notify the project to the HSE. What exactly is the requirement to notify and what information is needed for the HSE’s F10 notification form?

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How To Complete A Health And Safety Course On HASpod

13th April, 2018 - Guides

Completing a health and safety course is easy with HASpod. In this guide we will show you how to complete a health and safety course on HASpod, including how to complete the lessons, pass the test and get your certificate.

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When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

10th April, 2018 - Asbestos

It might surprise you to know what asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. Unless you have been living down an asbestos mine for the last 30+ years, you have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

9th April, 2018 - CDM

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

5th April, 2018 - Construction

Vehicle related incidents cause around 50 deaths and 1500 major injuries at work each year. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post we look at 10 good practice construction traffic management examples.

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