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COVID 19: How to protect employees (8 Essential tips) Updated: 16/05/20 Operating a business in these uncertain times is very challenging, and you need the best and most up to date information to make an informed decision.  After all, your livelihood could be on the line.  The UK government has also made it clear that they want you to make

How often do risk assessments need to be reviewed? As a business owner, manager, or supervisor, you know the importance of keeping up to date, and health and safety is no exception. To make sure you and your employees stay safe and protected, and compliant with the law, you need to carry out and review

7 Examples of Eliminating Hazards  As someone who is responsible for health and safety in your workplace, you want to do whatever you can to reduce the risk of harm to yourself, and those you work with. That means eliminating hazards where possible. You are in the best position to work out what ‘eliminating hazards’ means to

What is a Hazard?As you get started with risk assessment, you’re going to come across the term ‘hazard’ quite a lot.  But what exactly is a hazard, and how might it worry you? The HSE defines a hazard as “anything that may cause harm,” while IOSH and the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)

Working at Height Risk AssessmentWe all know that prevention is far better than cure, and some of the most common risks you can avoid are the ones that occur when working at height. These can be some of the most dangerous, but also preventable, risks.  If you’re responsible for health and safety in your workplace,

Fire Risk Assessment One of the most crucial risk assessments you’ll ever conduct will be the ones you do relating to fire. As an employer, owner, facilities manager or risk assessor, you count as a ‘responsible person’ (RP) under UK law, which means that you have to be  proactive in reducing the risks of fires in

Basic Risk Assessment Template: A Step-by-step Guide You know that conducting a risk assessment is one of the best ways to spot and highlight hazards and risks in your business, so that you can address the risks you find, safeguard against them, and help your company stay lawful when it comes to health and safety.

Risk Assessment Control MeasuresWhat’s the point of a risk assessment, unless it helps you to make things safer? Risk Control Measures are all about actually putting safeguards in place and making sure the hazards and risks you’ve discovered have been neutralized.  Your risk assessment will help you to identify hazards and calculate the risk of harm.

Dynamic Risk Assessment As a business owner or manager, you have to expect the unexpected. With the best will in the world, you simply can’t predict every hazard that your workforce might encounter. But with Dynamic Risk Assessment, you can make sure that you are prepared to respond to any eventuality so that people can

Is Risk Assessment a Legal Requirement?As a company, business, or sole trader, you want to make sure that you are on the right side of the law when it comes to following health and safety protocols, but what about risk assessments? You know risk assessments are considered a best practice, but are you required by

Manual Handling Risk Assessment  Whether you’re an employer, working in human resources, or the designated health and safety representative for your company, you need to be aware of the risks attached to manual handling. Manual handling is something that happens all the time. It relates to the use of hand or bodily force in lifting, carrying,

Risk Assessment Audit You think that you are doing everything you can to make sure that your workplace is as safe as possible, but how can you be absolutely sure? Are your health and safety policies and procedures still applicable and functioning? Are resources being used in the best way?  An in-depth Risk Assessment Audit will

Why is Health and Safety Important? As a business owner or manager, you are probably keen to understand why health and safety is so important. How does it apply to your workplace, and what do you need to do to make sure you are doing right by the people you work with? No matter what

Duty of Care ResponsibilitiesDuty of care is a matter of common law, but what does that really mean? The 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act states that all employers have a duty to do whatever is ‘reasonably practicable’ to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of their employees. But how can you be sure

Who is responsible for workplace Health and Safety?If you are thinking about what your responsibilities for health and safety are, you are on the right track. Don’t assume it’s up to someone else – everyone has their part to play! Duties and responsibilities will differ depending on the industry you are working in, the size

Health and Safety QualificationsYou might be wondering what you can do to make sure that you are satisfying your  health and safety responsibilities. As an employer, you are legally obliged to hire competent people to manage health and safety in your workplace, and make sure that everyone is well cared-for. But how can you know

Health and Safety Responsibilities of Employees You might be trying to work out who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace, and the short answer is: everyone! So what about employees?  Even though the employer has primary legal responsibility, employees have their part to play.  Regardless of your employment or contractual arrangement, you have a common

Prohibition Notice As a caring and responsible employer or manager, you take health and safety seriously. Even with the best of intentions, sometimes things can go wrong. For some issues, you might be on the receiving end of a verbal or written warning, or a notice to improve health and safety standards. For the most

Enforcement noticeAs an employer or business manager, you want to make sure that things run smoothly, but from time to time things can go wrong. If something has been overlooked or failed in your health and safety management system, you can get an enforcement notice. Enforcement notices can be a matter of criminal law, leading

Health and Safety Audit  You think that you’ve done everything you need to take care of health and safety in your workplace, but how can you make sure that you haven’t missed something? This is when a thorough and expert health and safety audit will help you confirm that you are on top of things, or

Health and Safety Advisor  It’s great to be useful, and being the go-to person for health and safety advice could be your first rung on the ladder as a respected health and safety professional in your organization. Every workplace should have access to at least one person who really knows what they’re talking about when it

     “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.” – HSWA, Part 1, General Duties, Section 2, (1).    The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) is a piece of legislation written up in 1974 which implements a certain

The IOSH Managing Safely course is also an ideal foundation for further study for those who are looking to pursue a career in the health and safety sector. It will even open opportunities to gain qualifications from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).The IOSH Managing Safely Course allows productivity to be

Health and safety training isn’t just about ticking boxes, but it is a way in which you can learn invaluable skills that will help you throughout your career. Just like our IOSH Managing Safely course, which has multiple benefits for both you and your company.   As well as learning the top 10 benefits of an IOSH

No matter how small or large a company is, workers in all fields of industry face workplace dangers that can threaten their health and safety. Health and Safety Training can be massively beneficial to companies and employees but how? Through our research we have found these reasons from people just like you.Here are our 7

Who needs health and safety training? It’s a question you probably keep asking yourself. You might also be asking is health and safety training a legal requirement? I’ve been in precisely the same position as you. It makes you feel uncomfortable not having a straight forward answer. Especially when you know that developing people support’s both health and safety

Alex was recently interviewed about his career and Pro Safety Management by Richard Collins from the UK’s leading podcast Safeti.com  If your interested in learning more about why Alex started Pro Safety Management or want to learn his approach then check out this two part podcast. Use the links below.. enjoy. Level Up – Part

Most compliance training is memorable only for being boring and tedious. That’s a real problem. Find out how to make your training standout.

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