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2nd September, 2020 - Paperwork

How To Use (And Understand) A 5x5 Risk Matrix

The 5x5 risk matrix might be something you've seen in health and safety documents, in management systems or something you've heard referred to in safety briefings. But what is the 5x5 matrix? What do the numbers mean? What do the colours show? Here's how to use (and understand) a 5x5 risk matrix.

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14th July, 2020 - Paperwork

The Difference Between Site Specific And Generic Risk Assessments

If your health and safety management is being reviewed, you will often be asked for copies of site-specific risk assessments. And one of the reasons risk assessment fail the review is that they are too generic. So what do the terms site-specific risk assessments and generic risk assessments mean?

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23rd January, 2020 - Paperwork

Accident Books, The Law, And How To Complete Them

Do you need an accident book at work? When should you complete it? Who fills it in? Is it a legal requirement? If you find yourself with questions about the accident book, read on, while we look to answer all of these questions and more on accident books, the law, and how to complete them.

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21st January, 2020 - Paperwork

10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

Method statement are important documents for completing activities safely. But while method statements are important, they can also be difficult documents to write, so where should you start? In this blog post we give you 10 tips for writing a method statement.

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1st October, 2019 - Paperwork

RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained (When To Report)

Knowing RIDDOR means understanding not only what to report but also when to report. Under (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) there are duties to report certain types of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What are the RIDDOR reporting timescales?

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29th August, 2019 - Paperwork

Are Method Statements A Legal Requirement?

Most businesses will have been required to provide a method statement at some stage, but why do we need these documents and are they a legal requirement? Under what regulations are they required? In this post we ask, what does the law say about method statements?

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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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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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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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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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5th June, 2019 - Paperwork

The Dynamic Risk Assessment And When To Use It

A dynamic risk assessment is a process of assessing risk in developing and changing situations. You might not always be able to know the exact level of risk ahead of time. Dynamic risk assessment is often used to continually assess to allow for unknown risks and handling uncertainty.

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13th May, 2019 - Paperwork

When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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