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20th August, 2019 - Management

The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

The hierarchy of risk control is used when undertaking risk assessment activities, to control hazards and minimise risk. One of the best ways to both assess existing controls, and identify new control measures, is to consider how effective they are based on the hierarchy of risk control.

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15th August, 2019 - CDM

CDM Notifiable Projects Working Days And Person Days Explained

Simply put, notifiable CDM projects are construction projects that need to be notified to the HSE. If your construction project meets certain criteria (based on project length and the number of people on site) then you have to notify the HSE, and your project is notifiable.

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13th August, 2019 - Fire

50 Potential Fire Hazards In The Workplace

The first step of any fire risk assessment is to identify fire hazards. Fire hazards in your workplace are anything that may create a fire. If you know the fire triangle, then it will be no surprise that fire hazards come into three categories: ignition, fuel and oxygen.

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6th August, 2019 - Construction

Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?

Welfare facilities are needed by construction workers. These are things like toilets, sinks, washing facilities, places to get changed and places to eat. What welfare facilities should be provided on construction sites and how do we make sure they are suitable?

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1st August, 2019 - Construction

Construction Noise And Working Hours Near Residential Areas

Construction work is noisy. Whether you are putting something up or tearing it down. Noise pollution is the noise that leaves your site. It can disrupt other people outside of your work. Noise travels, and this can cause big problems in construction work.

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30th July, 2019 - Management

What The Law Says About Hot Water At Work

No hot water at work? Hand washing is important for cleanliness, at work and at home. As an employee, you have legal rights to certain welfare facilities at work. As an employer, if you don't provide it, you could find yourself in a different kind of hot water with the HSE or local authorities.

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25th July, 2019 - Asbestos

What Is An Asbestos Survey?

An asbestos survey is a survey undertaken within a building, property or structure, with the purpose of identifying asbestos containing materials. An asbestos survey important to establish what asbestos materials are present, but it is important to get the right type of survey.

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23rd July, 2019 - Health

The Danger Of Working Outside In Hot Weather

Summer is here! The Great British summertime might be a little... unpredictable, at times. But we are usually guaranteed at least a few weeks of warmth and sunshine sometime between May and September. If you are working outside, you might be glad. But what about the danger?

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18th July, 2019 - Paperwork

What Is A Risk Assessment And Why Do You Need One?

Do you need a risk assessment? Yes. If in doubt, the answer is yes. You almost always need a risk assessment. At work, risk assessments are a legal requirement. Forget to do one, and you could be breaking the law, and putting peoples lives, safety and health at risk.

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16th July, 2019 - CDM

How To Calculate If Your Construction Project Is CDM Notifiable

Under CDM, certain construction projects need to be notified to the HSE. This notification is a legal requirement and needs to be done before work starts on site. In this blog post, we are going to look at when your project is notifiable, and how to calculate if you meet the threshold.

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12th July, 2019 - Construction

22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

Starting a new construction project requires planning and preparation. Setting up your site office and getting the correct paper work in place is important before project commencement. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your project team, here are 22 essential items.

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10th July, 2019 - Health

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

Noise in the workplace is something many of us have to put up with. The constant hum of air conditioning, the clanking of a printer, or the deafening roar of machinery. But too much noise at any level can be bad for your health, and your safety.

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