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WEBINAR – 12 MAY: Safe Isolation Explained!
How much do you know about safe isolation? Join us on 12th May at 13:00 for this free, live webinar and Q&A session from Scolmore Group. During the 20-30 minute session, Darren Staniforth, Head of Technical Engagement, and Jake Green, Technical Engagement Engineer, will look at what is needed, what not to do and explain why some ‘quick fixes’ might become dangerous. The presenters will be using real life examples…
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
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What are the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 expand on the rules regarding electrical safety in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. As with the HASAWA, employers are given duties and responsibilities to make sure that all work activity that uses or may be affected by electricity is done safely, and that all foreseeable risks are assessed and minimised as much as possible. The regulations are not purely to prevent…
Hazard signs
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COSHH – what you need to know
COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. COSHH regulations mean employers must assess the risks and take precautions to ensure neither employees nor members of the public are injured by exposure to hazardous substances. Employers must train their workforce in identifying and minimising the risks. They must also monitor employees’ exposure to dangerous substances, providing health checks where required. What counts as a hazardous substance?…
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An introduction to RIDDOR
RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. It legally requires employers to report certain injuries, diseases, accidents and dangerous events that occur while working, with the aim of preventing similar accidents happening elsewhere. Who does it cover? Anyone who is an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises has duties and responsibilities under the regulations. Reporting RIDDOR incidents is a legal requirement.   What…
Working at height
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Working at height – what you need to know
Working at height is one of the main causes of injuries and fatalities on-site. This article will give a brief overview of the recommended measure you should take to reduce risk to both you and your colleagues. Falls from height are the single biggest cause of fatalities on site and in the workplace, according to HSE statistics, and account for thousands more non-fatal injuries. Most of these injuries and accidents…