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Water Risk Assessments For The Workplace

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 9, 2019 5:12:13 PM

The presence of water poses a risk to health and safety and of damage to assets, stock and property. A water risk-assessment reveals the water-based hazards in your workplace, who is affected, the type of harm and the different levels of risk. Your risk-assessment is the first step to containing water-based hazards and increasing safety awareness among your employees.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations, Health & Safety Reports

The Importance Of Risk Assessments Within The Workplace

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jun 28, 2019 11:11:37 AM

Workplaces in all sectors face various risks, which must be assessed and understood in order to be managed effectively. At Workplace Risk Management we help businesses carry out comprehensive risk assessments in all areas of work, helping to identify hazards and mitigate risk in a cost-effective way.

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Topics: Health & Safety Reports

When Are RIDDOR Reports Required Within The Workplace?

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jun 19, 2019 10:24:12 AM

Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), certain workplace accidents have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). At Workplace Risk Management we help businesses complete the necessary paperwork for compliance and also analyse the circumstances that led to the occurrence in order to help improve workplace health and safety.

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Topics: Health & Safety Reports

Fire Assessments

Posted by Simon Brearley on May 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM


All businesses have a responsibility to reduce the risk of fire on their premises. This starts with a fire assessment, evaluating hazards likely to cause fire, procedures for containing potential fires and processes for safely evacuating employees, visitors and customers.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

How To Avoid Risks & Difficulties Faced By People With Different Disabilities In The Workplace

Posted by Simon Brearley on May 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 


Disabled employees and customers may require special access arrangements to use your premises, and may face additional hazards when doing so. A disability access assessment evaluates potential difficulties for disabled individuals and suggests ways in which access and safety can be improved.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

How Accident Reporting Helps To Identify Common Hazards & Prioritise Risks In The Workplace

Posted by Simon Brearley on May 24, 2019 1:55:11 PM


Accidents are, unfortunately, a part of life and are an unavoidable risk in some workplaces. All workplace accidents, however minor, should be carefully recorded in an accident log. Many accidents take place as a result of carelessness or negligence on the part of individual employees, but some can be linked back to workplace hazards.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

Who Needs Health And Safety Training In Retail?

Posted by Simon Brearley on Sep 20, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Every employee, whether full time, casual, temporary or volunteer, needs to be able to carry out their duties in fulfilling the duty of care that a retail establishment owes to its staff and subcontractors, to its customers, and members of the public who visit the premises. That means they must be aware of their responsibilities and be competent to execute related actions. Therefore they require training.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

Three Major 3 Retail Health & Safety Risks

Posted by Simon Brearley on Sep 13, 2018 2:36:22 PM

Compared with recognised risky industries such as agriculture and construction, the perception that retail is low risk is not surprising. But even farms or construction sites do not commonly suffer from members of the public walking in off the street and committing acts of violence. Every industry sector, including retail, has its own H&S risk profile. Within that, every retail high street outlet, distribution centre or admin office can have additional unique risks.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

Health & Safety - Top 5 Health Risks In Businesses

Posted by Simon Brearley on Sep 7, 2018 2:57:08 PM

There are occupational health issues that arise in certain industries, such as vibration white finger from long term use of vibrating tools in the construction industry. There are also a range of maladies that are common across workplaces and offices, regardless of industry or business sector. The HSE has prepared an extremely interesting set of numbers that cover the entire range of work-related illnesses.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

The 5 Most Significant Safety Risks In Construction

Posted by Simon Brearley on Aug 31, 2018 1:03:08 PM

You manage a busy construction operation, perhaps across multiple sites and maybe nationwide. That means you can’t keep an eye on everything. Prioritisation is one approach to ensuring that you do keep a focus on the more important things. So what can you do to optimise your holistic view of how well your company is instigating measures to improve safety for employees and the general public?

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

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