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7th March, 2023 - Management

What PUWER Stands For (And What The Regulations Mean)

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. The regulations require that equipment is safe, suitable, maintained, inspected and installed correctly. PUWER also requires that equipment is used only by competent people when it is safe to do so.

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1st March, 2023 - Manual Handling

The 4 Key Areas Of Manual Handling (And How To Assess Them)

Manual handling is more than just what you lift and carry. It's also who, how, and where. In this blog post, we look at the four key areas of manual handling, and how you can assess and control the risks involved.

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23rd February, 2023 - Construction

The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety

Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, ladders are involved in over a quarter of all falls from height, causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly, to help prevent you from getting hurt.

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21st February, 2023 - Paperwork

What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

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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15th February, 2023 - Construction

The Construction Site Set Up To Do List To Start Your New Project

There's a lot to remember when you set up your construction site office. What documents do you need? Which paperwork should be completed? What needs to be displayed? Site set-up is a busy time for your construction project - this list will help make sure there is nothing you forget!

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9th February, 2023 - Management

Can Risk Ever Be Zero?

When we aim to reduce risk, the obvious target is zero. Ideally, we would eliminate the hazards and get rid of the risk. If we can create a risk-free environment in the workplace, we know everyone will be safe and go home healthy. But can risk ever be zero?

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7th February, 2023 - Management

Residual Risk: How To Manage The Risks You Can't Stop

The main focus of risk assessment is to control the risks in your work activities. But even after you have put health and safety controls in place, residual risk is the remaining risk - and there will always be some remaining risks. So what should you do about residual risk?

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1st February, 2023 - 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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26th January, 2023 - Paperwork

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

In health and safety, a risk assessment is a process of evaluating the potential risks involved in an activity and deciding how to control them. At work, risk assessments are a legal requirement. Forget to do one, and you could be breaking the law and putting people's lives, safety, and health, at risk.

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24th January, 2023 - Fire

The 6 Types And Classes Of Fire (And How To Put Them Out)

Not every fire is the same. Different types of fire have different hazards and risks. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher could do more harm than good. There are six classes of fire, and each should be attacked differently to put them out safely.

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18th January, 2023 - Management

Why A Positive Health And Safety Culture Needs Negativity

Is your positive health and safety culture an illusion? Without bad news, you can't learn from mistakes, fix problems, and improve your systems. Here's how negativity can improve your health and safety culture.

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12th January, 2023 - Asbestos

40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACMs), 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 can help you avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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