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  1. Need Building Work Done?

    Need Building Work Done?

    Following the simple steps in this article will help you meet your responsibilities as a client and ensure construction work and repairs are undertaken safely and without damaging worker’s and other people’s health. What does CDM 2015 do? Complying with CDM 2015 will help ensure that no-one is harmed during the work, and that your building is safe to use and maintain while giving you good value.

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  2. The Safe Use Of Ladders

    The Safe Use Of Ladders

    This article is for employers on the simple, sensible precautions they should take to keep people safe when using ladders and stepladders in the workplace. This will also be useful for employees and their representatives. Following this guidance is normally enough to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR).

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  3. Guidance-Regarding-Escape-Routes

    Guidance-Regarding-Escape-Routes

    This section provides further guidance on the general principles that apply to escape routes and provides examples of typical escape route solutions for a range of common building layouts. The guidance is based on premises of normal risk so if your premises (or part of your premises) are higher (or lower) risk you should adapt the solution accordingly.

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  4. Staff Attendance Boards

    Staff Attendance Boards

    Your employees within your business are vital to the day-to-day operations of your business, what is important to the business owner is ensuring you know where your staff are at any given time. This does not mean where they are within your premises or necessarily what they are doing but more importantly if they are present within the building or not.

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  5. Why traffic signs?

    Why traffic signs?

    Clear and efficient signing is an essential part of highway and traffic engineering and a road with poor signing or with badly maintained signs is an unsatisfactory road. Road users depend on signing for information and guidance; highway authorities depend on signing for the efficient working and the enforcement of traffic regulations, for traffic control, and as an aid to road safety. Signing includes not only signs on posts but also carriageway markings, beacons, studs, bollards, traffic signals and other devices.

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  6. Dealing With Covid-19 In The Workplace

    Dealing With Covid-19 In The Workplace
    What does a business need to do to protect their staff? keep reminding your staff and customers to wear face masks in any indoor areas or where required by law, for example using signage as a reminder. Business owners are not responsible for making sure customer wear face coverings but you can take appropriate steps to make sure customers know they need to wear a face covering, this is a vital reminder to help reduce transmission especially when your customers are going to be around other people they don't normally meet.
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  7. Consumer benefits of photo luminescent signs

    Consumer benefits of photo luminescent signs
    Why do we need glow photo-luminescent or glow in the dark signs? you might ask, well consider for a moment that you are at home and asleep and at 2am in the morning your suddenly woken as there is a fire, well for sure you have no power to turn on the light and there is a possibility that the smoke generated.
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  8. Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos

    Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos
    Why is asbestos a problem? Large amounts of asbestos were used in new and refurbished buildings before 2000. Usage began to decline in the 1970s and blue asbestos (crocidolite) had a voluntary ban in 1970. Blue and brown (amosite) asbestos were banned by law in 1985. Uses of white asbestos (chrysotile) were banned in 1999. Everything else and most second-hand supply (except for very high performance materials) was banned by 2000. Therefore, all supply of materials containing asbestos is banned, including making materials available to a third party in any way, whether or not for any payment. A large number of premises and older plant and equipment still contain some form of asbestos.
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  9. Appointment Of Safety Representatives

    Appointment Of Safety Representatives
    Normally, recognised trade unions will appoint representatives to represent a group or groups of workers of a class for which the union has negotiating rights. However, limiting representation to a particular group or groups should not be regarded as a hindrance to the representative raising general matters affecting the health and safety of employees as a whole. Equally, these general principles do not prevent a health and safety representative representing.
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  10. Avoiding Slips And Trips Within The Workplace

    Avoiding Slips And Trips Within The Workplace
    Slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries at work. Around 90% of these are broken bones. The costs to industry are substantial (over £500 million per year) and there is incalculable human cost and suffering to those injured. Floor cleaning is significant in causing slip and trip accidents, both to cleaning staff and others. Legal actions following an injury can be extremely damaging to business.
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