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How To Write A Method Statement In 5 Minutes

9th November, 2018 - 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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Risk Assessing Who Might Be Harmed And How

10th October, 2018 - Paperwork

Step 2 of the 5 steps to risk assessment involves assessing who might be harmed and how. Assessing who might be harmed gives you the opportunity to look at which groups of people may be affected by the activity, and how they might harmed helps you decide what controls might be needed.

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How Often Do You Need To Review A Risk Assessment?

7th August, 2018 - Paperwork

You might realise you need to review your risk assessments from time to time, and many people tend to go with an annual review. But there are times when risk assessments might need to reviewed sooner, let's look at when, why, and how often, you need to review your risk assessment.

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What Is CHAS Accreditation And When Do You Need It?

26th July, 2018 - Paperwork

If you work in construction, you have probably heard of CHAS. CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme, primarily for the construction industry and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. But, what exactly is CHAS accreditation and when do you need it?

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The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

12th July, 2018 - Paperwork

Permits to work will often be found in high-risk industries like construction, but what is their purpose and when would you use these documents? A permit to work system is a formal documented system, used to control high-risk activities. They are usually issued by a manager or supervisor.

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10 Free Health And Safety Documents For Your Business

10th July, 2018 - Paperwork

To help businesses put safety into everything, the HASpod free plan includes a range of free health and safety documents. These are templates that you can edit, fill in and use to create health and safety records. Here are the top 10 free health and safety documents for your business.

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5 Steps To Gaining CHAS Accreditation

29th June, 2018 - Paperwork

Getting CHAS accreditation is a priority for many construction companies, as it shows that your business is committed to health and safety best practice. But how do you go about getting CHAS? These 5 key steps will be needed to prepare your business for gaining CHAS accreditation.

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What Is A Method Statement And Why Are They Used In Construction?

21st June, 2018 - Paperwork

You will find method statements on nearly every construction project. They are often used along with risk assessments for specific tasks and activities that are carried out throughout the project. But what is a method statement and why are they used in construction?

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The Purpose Of Writing Method Statements And Risk Assessments

11th June, 2018 - Paperwork

Why do businesses create method statements and risk assessments? It might seem like you are just going through the motions to satisfy legal and client demands, but are there any other benefits? If you're wondering if these documents are just another box to tick... keep reading!

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The Difference Between Site Specific And Generic Risk Assessments

11th May, 2018 - Paperwork

If your health and safety is being reviewed, you will often be asked for copies of site specific risk assessments. ne of the reasons risk assessment fail when they are reviewed is that they are too generic. What do the terms site specific risk assessments and generic risk assessments mean?

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Why It's Always Important You Carry Out A Risk Assessment

8th May, 2018 - Paperwork

A risk assessment is an important document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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5 Best Risk Assessment Control Measures With Examples

23rd April, 2018 - Paperwork

Control measures are the things you put in place to reduce risk and prevent harm. In this blog post we look at the 5 best risk assessment control measures, and which order you should apply them with examples. A successful risk assessment must check existing controls, and what more should be done.

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