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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Work equipment - safe system of work - ladders
    Work equipment - safe system of work - laddersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a ladder should be used, e.g. how the risks associated with working at height, stability etc. should be managed. Why is this important?Our document Work Equipment - Safe System of Work - Ladders has been produced in a table format, with most sections already completed; just your own details need to be added. It specifies the activities to be...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Use of stepladders
    Risk assessment - use of stepladdersStepladder accidents may involve falling from height, resulting in serious injuries and even death.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with stepladders and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Use of Stepladders. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level.Note. This risk assessment only deals with the use of stepadders...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Use of ladders
    Risk assessment - use of ladders Using ladders in the workplace can be dangerous. Accidents may involve falling from height, resulting in serious injuries and even death. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with ladders and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Use of Ladders. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level. Note. This risk assessment only...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Work at height safety policy
    Work at height safety policyIf staff work at height, it's prudent to introduce a policy to show that you take their health and safety seriously. It's also useful to be able to show any inspectors who may visit you.Work at height safety policyIf several of your employees regularly work at height as part of their job, we would suggest that you formalise your approach to this work by creating a Work at Height Safety Policy. Not only will it help you comply with the requirements of Work at Height Regulations 2005...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Working from a fixed scaffold
    Risk assessment - working from a fixed scaffoldWork carried out from a fixed scaffold can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work from a fixed scaffold, e.g. falls from height, and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Working From a Fixed Scaffold. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Window cleaning
    Risk assessment - window cleaningAlthough window cleaning is a pretty straightforward task, there are considerable health and safety risks that need to be managed. Our risk assessment sets out what you need to do. Getting it wrongGone are the days when all window cleaners could be found perching precariously up a ladder. Some still use them, but many companies - especially those which cover commercial properties - have moved onto using pole systems. This, of course, removes the biggest hazard - working at height....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Working at height
    Working at height If carried out incorrectly or by using the wrong type of access equipment, working at height could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. Working at height safelyTo ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment for this activity which identifies all "significant" hazards and appropriate "reasonable" ways of reducing risks to an acceptable level. Wherever possible, you should try to avoid all work at height, but where this is not practical...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Use of a hop-up
    Safety procedure - use of a hop-upTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a hop-up should be used; for example, how the risks associated with working at height, stability etc. should be managed.  What to do?If you're using a hop-up, you need to make sure that those involved in the work 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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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Inspecting metal extension ladders
    Safety procedure - inspecting metal extension laddersTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a ladder should be inspected. What to do?If you're inspecting a ladder, you need to make sure that all of the relevant parts are looked at properly.  To ensure that you give your staff sufficient practical guidance on how you wish the work to be undertaken without going overboard, use our sample Safety Procedure - Inspecting...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Cleaning external windows
    Safety procedure - cleaning external windowsTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how cleaning windows should be completed safely; for example, how the risks associated with working at height should be managed. What to do?If you're having windows cleaned, 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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