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8th July, 2019 - Management

Your Near Miss Reporting Procedure Needs These 5 Simple Rules

If you are thinking about starting a near miss reporting system, you need more than a form. A successful near miss reporting system starts with good design and ends with results. Here are 5 simple rules that will help you get the most out of your near miss reporting procedure.

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4th July, 2019 - Toolbox Talks

What Is A Toolbox Talk?

You have probably heard the term toolbox talk used around construction sites, and it is often used in other industries as well, but what exactly is a toolbox talk? A toolbox talk, also known as a safety moment, health and safety brief, safety talk, safety minute, is a talk that goes by many names.

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2nd July, 2019 - Management

Residual Risk, How You Can Calculate And Control It

The main focus of risk assessment is to control the risks in your work activities. Residual risk is the remaining risk after your control measures are in place. There will always be some level of residual risk, but it should be as low as you can reasonably be expected to make it.

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27th June, 2019 - Paperwork

How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

Risk assessments are a legal requirement and are needed in practically every business of every size. Writing your risk assessments can be time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, but we can help you write your risk assessment in just 5 minutes.

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25th June, 2019 - Construction

20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

Site security is an important issue and this blog post outlines 20 tips for better construction site security. These trespassers could be squatters, thieves, children, or your site could be blocking someone’s normal access route and they may still attempt to pass through the site.

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21st June, 2019 - Management

How To Identify The Biggest Hazards In Your Workplace

Step 1 in the 5 steps to risk assessment is to identify hazards. But it's not always easy to know what hazards you need to control. Some hazards might stand out or be fairly obvious. Though, it's easy to overlook some hazards when you have been carrying out an activity for a while.

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19th June, 2019 - COSHH

Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

Workplace exposure limits that apply under the COSHH regulations are subject to a time weighted average. The most common type of workplace exposure limit (WEL) is the 8 hour long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average?

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17th June, 2019 - Management

The Definition Of A Near Miss In Health And Safety

Near misses, or close calls, are events that didn't harm anyone, but could have. They are not accidents, but they could have been accidents if the circumstances had been slightly different. Near misses happen more often than you might think. Because they are easy to forget.

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14th June, 2019 - Paperwork

How To Report An Accident Under RIDDOR

Under RIDDOR, it is the responsibility of the employer or person in charge of the premises to report certain occurrences directly to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Once you know an accident or incident is RIDDOR reportable, you need to report it, and it's a legal requirement.

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12th June, 2019 - Fire

The 6 Types And Classes Of Fire And How To Attack Them

If a fire starts, it can spread quickly. Not every fire is the same. Different fires can have different hazards and risks. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher could do more harm than good. There are 6 different types of fire, and each should be attacked in a different way.

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10th June, 2019 - Paperwork

Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

If you are looking for a simple yes or no answer here, the answer is yes, risk assessments are a legal requirement. At least, they are a legal requirement at work. In fact, risk assessment is so important it has its own section under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

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7th June, 2019 - Manual Handling

The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back!

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