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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

13th May, 2019 - tag Paperwork

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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The Definition Of A Hazard And 45 Workplace Examples

9th May, 2019 - tag Management

In health and safety, a hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. It might not have harmed anyone yet. But if it could cause harm, then it is a hazard. In this post, we look at the definition of hazard in health and safety, and some common examples of workplace hazards.

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Do You Provide Health And Safety Advice?

7th May, 2019 - tag News

Our support team is here to help you get the most out of HASpod. One thing we can't do, is act as health and safety advisors for your project or business. In many cases, businesses can manage health and safety themselves. HASpod gives you and your team the tools you need to do this.

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The Differences Between LOLER And PUWER

3rd May, 2019 - tag Management

LOLER and PUWER are two sets of health and safety regulations. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). And the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). When does LOLER apply? When does PUWER? And when do both? What are the similarities and differences?

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Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

1st May, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH applies to every industry, including construction, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Health risks are the biggest killer in construction. What causes COSHH failure in construction and how can we avoid it?

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What Is Lone Working And Is It Legal To Work On Your Own?

29th April, 2019 - tag Management

You have probably heard of lone working, and even if you haven't, you might have done lone working before. Lone working is working alone. If you're confident in your work, you may be happy working on your own. But there are some cases where lone working might not be safe or legal.

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The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

25th April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? Having a good health and safety policy delivers many benefits, including clear communication of your health and safety management. It is also a legal requirement. It's required by law for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

23rd April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety can be described as the health and safety plan of action for a business. It lets people, like employees, clients and others associated with the business, know your health and safety aims and arrangements. It shows your commitment to health and safety.

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The 5 Types And Colours Of Fire Extinguishers And Their Uses

17th April, 2019 - tag Fire

Fire extinguishers should tell you what type they are, and what class of fire you can use them on. In an emergency, do you really have time to check? Knowing fire extinguisher types is important, let's find out about the common types and colours you might need to use.

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The Definition Of A Confined Space And 20 Examples

15th April, 2019 - tag Management

In simple terms, a confined space is any enclosed place with limited access and increased risks due to that. Confined spaces can be above or below ground. They also don't need to be entirely enclosed. They might only be partially enclosed, but enclosed enough that means risk is increased.

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Do You Need A Construction Site Induction For Visitors?

12th April, 2019 - tag Inductions

You carry out inductions for your employees and workers on your construction site. But what about people that visit your site? Architects, surveyors, and others who may only visit on a one-off or infrequent basis. These visitors might only be on site for a short time. Do they need an induction?

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CDM 2015 Domestic Clients And Work On Residential Projects

10th April, 2019 - tag CDM

The requirements for domestic projects and domestic clients are a little different under the 2015 version of the CDM Regulations. Unlike CDM 2007, CDM 2015 applies in full to domestic projects. In this post we look at what a domestic project is, and how CDM 2015 applies.

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