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  • Health & Safety Documents - Racking safety policy
    Racking safety policyYou should be wary of taking your racking's stability for granted. To ensure that you have the correct management procedures for this equipment, use our template.Hidden dangerIf racking is poorly installed, overloaded, climbed on, not maintained or run into, it can cause serious or even fatal accidents.By introducing a simple Racking Safety Policy using our template, you can set out some clear responsibilities and safety management procedures. This will mean that managers, supervisors and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Work equipment - safe system of work - bandsaw
    Work equipment - safe system of work - bandsawTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal procedure. This document sets out how a bandsaw should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, guarding etc. should be managed. What to do?If you're using a bandsaw, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. To ensure that you give your staff sufficient...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Chopping board quiz
    Chopping board quizTo ensure consumers are safe when eating food created in your kitchen, you must make sure staff use the correct chopping boards. Use our document to test their knowledge.The importance of colour codingChopping boards come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and materials but most commercial kitchens use a colour-coded plastic set. This makes it more likely that cross-contamination will be avoided. These boards are also easily cleaned. Each food group has its own adopted colour:- Blue...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Safety footwear
    Safety briefing - Safety footwearIf the correct footwear is not worn, accidents which would otherwise cause little harm could result in serious injury. Use our briefing to ensure that your staff understand your safety rules and the reasons behind them.Fulfilling your legal obligationsWhere there is a risk of a foot injury, health and safety legislation requires that safety footwear is issued and worn. Most businesses whose staff carry out practical work will have such a policy, including the wearing of safety...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Dust management checklist
    Dust management checklistFailure to manage dust properly is likely to provoke complaints from neighbours. If there is dust on your site that could cause a problem, you should work out where it could be blown to, and identify how you intend to control it. Keep records of your survey and plans. Dust management If you have clouds of dust blowing into gardens or covering cars, you're not going to be too popular with your neighbours and are likely to get a complaint. To help reduce the chances of this happening...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Food safety and hygiene training record
    Food safety and hygiene training recordIf you operate a kitchen you must provide your staff with training in food safety and hygiene. Use our form as a reminder of the topics to cover and to sign to confirm that it's been done.Why do you need it?Having a comprehensive Food Safety and Hygiene Training Record helps you in a number of ways. It includes a detailed list of all the information to cover during training. Our format fits in with a busy kitchen environment where you may need to provide the training in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Process - safe system of work - machinery maintenance
    Process - safe system of work - machinery maintenanceTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal process. This document sets out how machinery maintenance should be completed; for example, how the risks associated with manual handling, the use of potentially hazardous substances, electrical hazards and isolation should be managed. What to do?Machinery maintenance is notoriously dangerous, therefore, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Waste management checklist
    Waste management checklistThe efficient management of waste has many benefits, including compliance with legislation, helping to control vermin and reducing the costs of disposal. Use our checklist to identify potential areas of improvement.Why use it?Having poor control over the waste generated on site and the way it's disposed of can directly affect your bottom line. There are savings to be made if you can reduce the quantity of waste, or at least cut the proportion of mixed general waste in favour of recycling....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - client responsibilities, Stage 4: project completion
    Flow chart - client responsibilities,Stage 4: project completionAs the client, you need to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible until completion of the project. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the fourth and final stage of the project.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Client Responsibilities, Stage 4: Project Completion is a simple and easy to follow, step-by-step guide to client duties. It takes you from the start of site work through to the end of the project. The boxes are simply...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire drill observation record
    Fire drill observation sheetWhen you bite the bullet and set the alarm bells ringing to test your evacuation arrangements, it's vital that you record as much information as possible on what happens. You can do this with our fire drill observation sheet.Fire drillThe first part of our Fire Drill Observation Sheet asks for details about the fire drill itself. Here you can record the date of the drill, the time the fire alarm system was activated, as well as the time the building was re-occupied. This section also...
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