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10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

4th August, 2017 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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