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

18th July, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

27th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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How To Report An Accident Under RIDDOR

14th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

10th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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The Dynamic Risk Assessment And When To Use It

5th June, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

13th May, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

25th April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? Having a good health and safety policy delivers many benefits, including clear communication of your health and safety management. It is also a legal requirement. It's required by law for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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What Is A Health And Safety Policy?

23rd April, 2019 - tag Paperwork

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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The 5 Steps To Risk Assessment (And How To Complete Them)

25th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

We might not realise it but we risk assess things all day. When we are driving, working, playing, and even just crossing the road - is it safe? When completing a formal risk assessment to work, there are 5 steps to follow... but what are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

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The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

20th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

Risk assessments and method statements are two of the most common types of health and safety documents. When carrying out an activity, one or both of these documents might be required. What are the similarities and differences between risk assessments and method statements?

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The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

13th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

In this post, we are going to look at the 5 types of risk assessment in health and safety, and when to use them. Before we start, it's important to keep in mind that different types of risk assessment can be used together. Some parts of each type might be present in a single risk assessment.

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What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

6th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) make the reporting of certain accidents a legal requirement. But what needs to be reported? In this post we look at the types of deaths, accidents, injuries, diseases and events that are RIDDOR reportable at work.

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