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25th March, 2019 - Paperwork

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

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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20th March, 2019 - Paperwork

The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

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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13th March, 2019 - Paperwork

The 5 Types Of Risk Assessment And When To Use Them

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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6th March, 2019 - Paperwork

What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

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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22nd February, 2019 - Paperwork

What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is usually shortened to RIDDOR. RIDDOR places duties on employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises.

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16th January, 2019 - Paperwork

What Is A DSE Assessment?

A DSE assessment is an assessment of Display Screen Equipment and how we use it. Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment with a display screen, including both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other devices.

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11th January, 2019 - Paperwork

When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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9th November, 2018 - Paperwork

How To Write A Method Statement In 5 Minutes

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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10th October, 2018 - Paperwork

Risk Assessing Who Might Be Harmed And How

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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7th August, 2018 - Paperwork

How Often Do You Need To Review A Risk Assessment?

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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26th July, 2018 - Paperwork

What Is CHAS Accreditation And When Do You Need It?

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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12th July, 2018 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

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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