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How To Get New Employees Up To Speed With Your Health And Safety Policy

Posted by Simon Brearley on Aug 8, 2019 4:02:43 PM

Regardless of the sector, your organisation will need a health and safety policy. It is a legal requirement for any organisation that employs five or more people, and is also closely linked to enhanced productivity and efficiency in the workplace. However, it can take new employees a little time to adjust to the flood of information that comes with a new job. Here’s a guide to how to get it right!

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

Health and Safety – The Top 5 Health Risks In Health and Social Care

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 31, 2019 10:42:07 AM

In the minds of the public, care homes are places of safety. They offer a controlled environment for those who need it most. However, vulnerability creates inherent risk, and this includes risks to the health of residents, workers, and visitors. Here are the five most common health risks to those involved in the health and social care sector.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations, Health & Safety Reports

4 Services You Should Expect To Receive From A Health & Safety Consultant

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In theory, Health & Safety is something that can be achieved independently. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has over 20,000 documents that anyone can access and learn from. Very few people have read all of these, but Health & Safety consultants are the rare exception. That knowledge translates into many services. Here are a few of them.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations, Health & Safety Reports

How Often Should A Business Carry Out A Risk Assessment?

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered whether you are doing risk assessments regularly enough? The answer is different for every organisation, but there are a few universal guidelines that can empower your decision-making and planning.

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Topics: Fire Risk Assessment

How To Ensure Your Employees Have Access To The Right Facilities

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to provisions, employers hold all of the responsibility and accountability. Ensuring that those who work for you have the correct facilities is therefore crucial. Here are a few of the important notes, as well as some that you might not have thought of.

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Topics: Health & Safety Regulations

4 Fire Safety Factors To Consider In A Fire Risk Assessment

Posted by Simon Brearley on Jul 19, 2019 9:30:30 AM

Most of us are used to fire drills, but fire risk assessments are the underpinning infrastructure that make those drills possible. Retail health and safety can be daunting, as customers have no opportunity to practice and may have little knowledge of the layout of a store. Here are four things to consider in a fire risk assessment.

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Topics: Fire Risk Assessment

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

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