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Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

30th November, 2018 - tag Management

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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10 Weekly Fire Safety Procedures

28th November, 2018 - tag Fire

Are you ready to take action if a fire started? Are the safety requirements of your fire risk assessment in place? These 10 weekly fire safety procedures can help you maintain good fire protection standards to make sure you can take quick action and escape, should a fire break out.

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What Substances Does COSHH Cover?

26th November, 2018 - tag COSHH

The COSHH regulations cover substances that are hazardous to health. If a substance, in any form, could cause harm to a person, it will need to be assessed under the COSHH regulations. The substances covered by COSHH include chemicals, mixtures, dust, gases, fumes and biological agents.

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The 12 Symptoms Of Legionnaires Disease That Can Be Fatal

22nd November, 2018 - tag Health

Legionnaires’ disease is an infection caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the Legionella bacteria. It is a severe form of pneumonia that can be fatal, and while relatively rare, there are around 350 confirmed cases identified in the UK each year.

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CDM Health And Safety File Contents (What You Should Include)

20th November, 2018 - tag CDM

The health and safety file is an important document required by the CDM regulations. Information for the health and safety file is gathered off all CDM duty holders, and it is important that everyone understands what should, and what shouldn't be included.

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What Is A COSHH Assessment?

19th November, 2018 - tag COSHH

A COSHH assessment is a health and safety document produced for the use or production of a hazardous substance. It is a type of risk assessment carried out at work specifically to identify the hazards and assess the risks associated with substances hazardous to health.

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HAVS Exposure Limits (EAV, ELV And What They Mean)

15th November, 2018 - tag Vibration

There are two exposure limits when it comes to HAVS, and these are legal limits as to the amount of vibration you can be in contact with on a daily basis. These limits are defined in the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, the exposure limit value (ELV) and the exposure action value (EAV).

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What Is Silica Dust And Why Is It Bad For You?

12th November, 2018 - tag Health

Silica dust is the second biggest cause of lung disease in workers after asbestos, killing more than 500 construction workers every year. Yet, even with such a high level of fatalities, many construction workers are unaware when harmful silica particles are being released.

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How To Write A Method Statement In 5 Minutes

9th November, 2018 - tag Paperwork

Writing a method statement can be quite time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, considering the people, tools, environment, requirements, and how your work will be carried out safely. Ok, so we know what a method statement is, but how can we write one in 5 minutes?

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7 Toolbox Talk Formats (With Ready To Use Examples)

7th November, 2018 - tag Toolbox Talks

There are 7 formats that are commonly used to give toolbox talks - informal chats, safety briefings, handouts, presentations, demonstrations, videos and software. Some are quicker to get started than others, some do the hard work for you, and some need a bit of preparation.

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10 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

5th November, 2018 - tag Construction

With profit margins on construction projects often tight, smaller contractors and sometimes larger construction firms just don’t have a big budget and loads of resources to dedicate to health and safety. The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost).

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Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

2nd November, 2018 - tag Management

Does your health and safety management consist of mostly proactive or reactive measures? Which one you focus on could have a big impact on your safety culture, and your bottom line. But what's the difference between proactive and reactive safety? Should you use one, the other, or both?

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