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

8th May, 2018 - tag 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 - tag 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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What Are RAMS Documents?

29th March, 2018 - tag Paperwork

RAMS is an acronym and it stands for two types of documents, that are often found together. Risk Assessments and Method Statements. If someone asks for your RAMS documents, it's just a short way of asking for your risk assessments and method statements for the project or activity.

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CHAS Accreditation: Contractors Guide To Application Success

8th March, 2018 - tag Paperwork

CHAS accreditation is a big deal, especially for contractors. Submitting a successful CHAS application the first time isn't impossible, but only 20% of businesses get CHAS on the first attempt. Follow this guide to prepare your CHAS application, and stand a much better chance of success.

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What Is SSIP Accreditation?

20th October, 2017 - tag Paperwork

SSIP is a new term that has popped up in health and safety in recent years, and often appears in pre-qualification questionnaires and company literature. But what is SSIP? Is SSIP another assessment you need to go through? If SSIP is a new requirement, how do you join or become a member?

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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

22nd September, 2017 - 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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10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

4th August, 2017 - tag Paperwork

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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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

11th July, 2017 - 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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RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained

6th July, 2017 - tag Paperwork

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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What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

15th June, 2017 - tag Paperwork

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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The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

9th June, 2017 - tag Paperwork

When carrying out a project or services, especially within higher risk industries, you will often be asked for risk assessments and method statements for the work. These are two different documents, but might cover the same task or activity. What's the difference?

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Are Risk Assessments A Legal Requirement?

21st April, 2017 - 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 MHSWR. Section 3.

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