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Are risk assessments a legal requirement?

21st April, 2017 - 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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Are method statements a legal requirement?

7th April, 2017 - Paperwork

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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How to write a method statement in 5 minutes

20th September, 2016 - 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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Do you need a risk assessment?

5th September, 2016 - Paperwork

Do you need a risk assessment? As a general rule, you almost always need a risk assessment. Every employer and self-employed person needs to assess the health and safety risks arising from their work. If you have 5 or more employees you must document your risk assessment process.

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What are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

23rd June, 2016 - 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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Free help with your CHAS registration

21st April, 2016 - Paperwork

CHAS registration can be a difficult process, but with the help of our new free CHAS application guidance, you can succeed! Gaining CHAS registration can be daunting if you have never been through the process before, find out about our CHAS guide, and how to get access to it in this blog post.

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What is a DSE assessment?

3rd November, 2015 - Paperwork

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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How to report an accident under RIDDOR

30th July, 2015 - Paperwork

When reporting an accident under RIDDOR, it is important to make sure that the incident or resulting injury is reportable, and that the report is made within the required timeframe. There are different ways in which you must report an accident under RIDDOR, depending on the type of injury.

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What injuries at work are RIDDOR reportable?

30th July, 2015 - Paperwork

For an injury to be reportable under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations), it must satisfy several criteria. Once you have established a work related accident has resulted in an injury, there are then several types of reportable injuries under RIDDOR.

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When to update your health and safety policy

10th January, 2013 - Paperwork

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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The legal requirement for a health and safety policy

27th June, 2012 - Paperwork

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? A health and safety policy is one of the primary documents all organisations should have in place. It sets out your health and safety objectives, responsibilities and arrangements, and guides your health and safety delivery.

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