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  • Health & Safety Documents - Safe system of work - COSHH
    Safe system of work - COSHHIf you're completing a task that involves a hazardous substance, you must identify the safe systems to be followed. Double documentsIn many instances you will need to produce a safe system of work (SSOW) that identifies how to complete a job. Plus, if the job involves the use of chemical products, e.g. plaster, you also have to produce a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessment. This could lead to the paperwork trail getting out of hand and important messages being...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - undertaking a COSHH_assessment
    Flow chart - undertaking a COSHH assessmentCompleting a COSHH assessment may seem daunting. Follow our flow chart to help you manage the process in a safe and professional way.How does it work?Following our Flow Chart - Undertaking a COSHH Assessment will help you to conform with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.The layoutIt covers the steps to be taken from the point when the need for an assessment has been identified, right up to how to plan for a future review date.The flow chart...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - COSHH/DSEAR assessment - concrete
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment - concreteIf employees work with concrete you will need to assess the risks and decide how it can be done safely. Use our example COSHH/ DSEAR assessment to do this.Careful selectionThe handling of concrete involves risks to health at all stages including when mixing dry ingredients, working with wet concrete and cutting set concrete. Our COSHH/DSEAR Assessment - Concrete covers the risks involved when working with concrete during minor construction works and repairs.The document covers...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - when to carry out a COSHH assessment
    Flow chart - when to carry out a COSHH assessmentThe Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) state that assessments must be carried out to prevent harm, but how do you know which substances are affected? Follow our flow chart to find out.RequirementsThe COSHH Regulations are fairly complex; therefore it's relatively common for managers to misunderstand what's actually required. This can result in one extreme or the other - either ignoring significant hazards or assessing every substance...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Safe use of hazardous substances
    Safety briefing - safe use of hazardous substancesThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage hazardous substances in the workplace.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safe Use of Hazardous Substances is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks, what can happen if such substances are not properly handled and what can be done to minimise the risk of an accident.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the hazards and risks including ill health,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Hazardous materials register
    Hazardous materials registerUse our register to keep a list of any substances on site which could be hazardous in the event of a fire.Why do you need it?Legislation requires businesses to provide information about hazardous materials (unless there's only a slight risk) to the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS). The easiest way to do this is to keep a brief register. Make it readily available, e.g. kept by the alarm panel or in your fire log book, and write to the FRS offering a copy. These simple actions will enable...
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