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The Responsibilities Of A Health And Safety Manager

1st February, 2019 - tag Management

Health and safety managers exist in a wide range of industries. They are appointed in companies big and small. Because businesses don't all follow the same structure, the size and scope of the role can vary. Essentially, a health and safety manager is in place to manage health and safety.

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The Deadly Risks Of Asbestos In Demolition

30th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos might be banned in the UK, but it can still be found in thousands of buildings. During demolition work, building materials are disturbed. Cut, crushed, knocked down and demolished. Exactly the type of work that releases deadly asbestos fibres.

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TILE Manual Handling Considerations

28th January, 2019 - tag Manual Handling

Those involved with manual handling sure do love an acronym, we have LITE, TILE, even TILEO. But what is TILE, and how does it apply to manual handling? Well, actually, all the above mean more or less the same thing when it comes to manual handling.

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95 CDM 2015 Prosecutions (Breaches, Fines And Prison Time)

25th January, 2019 - tag CDM

There have been 95 prosecutions under CDM since the latest version came into force in 2015. 46 of those prosecutions occurred in 2018, which also saw the largest fine to date under CDM 2015 (£800,000) and the first prison sentence. Let's look, and learn from, the HSE data.

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CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

23rd January, 2019 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations are a big deal in the construction industry. You're probably familiar with duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It doesn't get much attention, but failing to comply is not an option. Find out how part 4 applies to your construction projects.

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40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

21st January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACM's), can be found in many places. Asbestos is present in thousands of buildings in the UK, like offices, homes and hospitals. Knowing where asbestos containing materials are helps avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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The 3 Times When A Scaffold Must Be Inspected

18th January, 2019 - tag Construction

One piece of equipment you will often see in construction is scaffolding. These temporary structures can be large and complicated installations. So it's no surprise to know that they have to be designed and installed by specialists. They should also be inspected, regularly.

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What Is A DSE Assessment?

16th January, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A DSE assessment is an assessment of Display Screen Equipment and how we use it. Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment with a display screen, including both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other devices.

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The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety

14th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Ladders are everyday pieces of access equipment. Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, with ladders accounting for over a quarter of falls from height and each year, it is important to use ladders carefully. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly.

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When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

11th January, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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The Two Types Of Asbestos Survey (And When You Need Them)

9th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are required by law, because of the high risks that asbestos materials present when they are found in buildings. A building may require one type of asbestos survey, the other, or both, depending on what it is used for or the work that is planned.

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How To Complete The COSHH Assessment Form

7th January, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH assessments are important documents for nearly every business. Carrying out a COSHH assessment is a legal requirement so you need to write it right. There are several steps to completing a COSHH assessment form. You should follow these in order, as each stage leads to the next.

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