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Gas safety management

June 22, 2015
Within most premises there are gas appliances. When used correctly gas is a very efficient source of fuel; it is also hazardous and can cause death. The business must ensure…
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No Smoking in the Workplace

June 15, 2015
Smoking in public places and the workplace is dealt with as a public health matter within the UK. Smoke-free legislation was introduced on the 1st July 2007, banning smoking in…
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The Infection Control Annual Statement

June 9, 2015
The Department of Health guidelines stipulates the type of information required within the Care Home Annual Statement. Care Homes are required to produce an Infection Control Annual Statement as part…
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The hidden dangers of mould – part two

May 29, 2015
Introduction In part one we reviewed mould and recommendations on how to prevent mould growth. In this part of a two part series we will review different types of mould…
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Safe use of stand assist lifters and passive lifters

May 22, 2015
The use of stand assist lifters or passive Lifters in a residential care home or other healthcare environment is required to support the movement of elderly residents who have restricted…
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Young people working safely

May 18, 2015
As an employer you may have a young person undertaking work experience and learning within your workplace. Due to the young person being under 18 years of age there are…
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Pregnancy risk assessment

May 11, 2015
As a worker there are many different areas to consider when pregnant. The workplace needs to be informed and a pregnancy risk assessment needs to be completed. A pregnant worker…
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Working at height – safety when using ladders

May 1, 2015
Some workplaces have a step stool or an access ladder of some sort for accessing files, boxes and other materials stored at height. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 set…
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