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Competent Person Service

Why do you need a Competent Person?   As an employer, you must “appoint one or more competent person to assist” with health and safety – it’s the law. So, where does it say that? well, Regulation 7 of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states “Every employer shall appoint one… Read the Full Post

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Fire Safety Building Regulations 2007 Part B

Fire Safety Presentation on Building Regulations Part B 2007 View more presentations from David Cant.

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Top Tips for Inspecting Scaffolding

How to inspect Scaffolding A suitably trained, qualified and competent person will carry out at least weekly inspections of all scaffolds as detailed in this document in pursuance of the The working at height regulations 2005. Scaffolding must be inspected before first use. Here is a basic checklist for inspecting Tube and Fitting Scaffolds. FOUNDATIONS… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos survey – The legal duty

 The Asbestos Survey in the work place The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires an employer to provide a safe workplace. Asbestos, a category 1 chemical carcinogen, is subject to a specific set of regulations: the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006. These regulations cover work with asbestos, prohibitions on the importation, supply… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos Fibres, Asbestos Dust, how to avoid both with an Asbestos Survey

 Asbestos Fibres Did you know that the name Asbestos derives from the Greek word a-, “not”; sbestos, “extinguishable”. Some say that this term may refer to the everlasting wicks of the ‘Eternal Flame’ in the temple of the Vestal Virgins, or possibly an alternate translation such as “indestructible” maybe more appropriate. You can safely say… Read the Full Post

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See health and safety consultants do matter

 Safety Consultants On a daily basis almost all businesses are faced with hazards and the associated risks in their jobs. This is not the risk of staff loosing their job. But the risks associated with health and safety towards employees. Even office admin staff are faced with such risks. Positions which require sitting down for prolonged periods… Read the Full Post

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