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22nd August, 2023 - Health

The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

The law requires employers to protect the hearing of their workers. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels and requires you to take action when the noise gets too loud. Let's look at the legal limits for noise at work.

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16th August, 2023 - Health

Why Too Much Noise At Work Is Bad For Your Health (And Safety)

High levels of noise at work can be bad for your health - and your safety too. Loud noises are dangerous. Your hearing can get damaged, you may have problems communicating. Depending on your work, even quiet noises can be annoying and make it difficult to concentrate.

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10th August, 2023 - Toolbox Talks

20 Roofing Safety Topics You Can Use For Toolbox Talks

Struggling to come up with roofing safety topics? Roof work is one of the most dangerous construction trades, so talking about safety in roofing is essential. Here are 20 easy-to-talk-about safety topics for roofers to get you started.

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8th August, 2023 - Management

The Definition Of A Confined Space And 20 Examples

A confined space is any enclosed place with limited access, and so is a higher-risk environment to work in. Confined spaces can be above or below ground, fully or partially enclosed. In this blog post, we explain confined spaces, with definitions and examples.

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2nd August, 2023 - Construction

12 Ways Construction Workers Can Stay Cool This Summer

How can you stay cool on a construction site during a summer heatwave if you can't control the weather? You might not be able to change the environment, but you can take some simple steps to make your workday more comfortable. Here are some simple and cheap ways to stay cool in construction.

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27th July, 2023 - Health

Concrete And Cement Dust Health Hazards

Whether you are mixing up a batch of concrete, using cement in other ways, or drilling into concrete materials, you may be exposed to cement and concrete dust. It might not be possible to eliminate cement and concrete, but it is possible to use cement and concrete safely by controlling the risks.

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25th July, 2023 - Management

14 Causes Of Slips Trips And Falls In The Workplace

Around 30% of workplace injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls on the same level. But what's causing this huge amount of accidents at work? Here are 14 causes of slips trips and falls that led to around 170,000 injuries in the UK last year.

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19th July, 2023 - Management

The Simple Guide To Slip And Trip Hazards At Work

In this simple guide to slip and trip hazards at work, we will look at some examples of slip and trip hazards, and the best ways to prevent those hazards from creating slips and trips in your workplace.

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13th July, 2023 - Management

The Definition Of A Hazard And 52 Workplace Examples

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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11th July, 2023 - Management

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

When you work alone, by yourself, it's called lone working. And often it's safe to work alone. In this blog post, we will discover what counts as lone working, look at some examples, and see what the law says about it.

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5th July, 2023 - Management

13 Safety Tips For Working Alone

When you work alone, you have less help and support, and you can be more vulnerable if things go wrong. If you plan on working alone or have lone workers on your team, follow these 13 tips to stay safe.

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29th June, 2023 - Management

The Difference Between Hazard And Risk Explained

What is the difference between a hazard and a risk? If you carry out a risk assessment, you need to identify the hazards before you can assess the risks. But these two terms are often confused with each other. In this blog post, we explain the difference between hazard and risk.

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