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Directing and Managing Safety

Health and safety legislations puts duties both on the ‘Employer’ and the ‘Employee’. The ‘Employer’ is the MD, the board and the Management Team. Depending on the size of the company will depend where these duties really sit. For all businesses the ultimate responsibility is with the Managing Director to ensure ‘so far as Is Reasonably Practicable the Health Safety Continue Reading
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Accidents and Incidents

If you one of your team has an accident resulting in more than one day off of work, or a serious accident i.e. requires a hospital visit please let your Safewell Adviser know. We can then give you the best advice, whether that’s pointers on investigating, information to help us investigate or guidance relating to RIDDOR Reportable incidents. The same Continue Reading
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H&S Communications and H&S Meetings

There is a need to hold ‘H&S meetings’ with safe to give them the opportunity to raise issues and for you to feedback changes you plan they may affect their H&S. We always advise that this doesn’t need to be a formal ‘H&S Meeting’ but can be part of a team meeting, staff form or other medium as long as there is Continue Reading
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Changes in Workplace Transport

Staying in control of workplace transport is an important safety consideration and measures must be taken to reduce vehicle and pedestrian risks. Changes in arrangements for vehicles around the workplace can happen regularly however and are not always immediately noticeable. Consider if there have been any changes to :- Delivery locations – Goods in and Goods out e.g. and location Continue Reading
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Non-Routine Maintenance

If you are about to carry out some non-routine maintenance it may result in some work activities that need to be risk assessed further as these activities may not have been considered previously during your Umbrella Risk Assessment. Additional risk assessments will often be required prior to carrying out this type of activity and this may also result in additional Continue Reading
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Purchasing New Machinery, Equipment or Tools

If you plan to purchase new machinery or equipment this may change the way you work and the people involved. This may also result in changes to safeworking procedures and additional safety training will be required. Do not hesitate to contact us for advice. Manufacturers have to comply with the law in supplying machinery that is safe – for both health and safety. Continue Reading
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Business Activity Changes

Any changes in your business activities may result in a need to review your Umbrella Risk Assessments and put in place new safety measures, which may result in a need to update training and guidance to your employees (typically through your Employee Working Safely Guides).
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Changes to your Business Premises

If you plan any of the following changes to your business premises (hopefully not already completed) please let us know...
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Changing Work Activities from Contracted to In-House

Please remember to inform your Safewell Advisor of changes in work activities that might require additional safety advice or training for your teams.
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