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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Clear desk policy
    Clear desk policyA clear desk policy aims to reduce the amount of clutter that is allowed to build up on employees' desks. As well as the fact that a tidy working environment looks good to clients, it also prevents confidential information from falling into the wrong hands. Use our policy to set out your clear desk requirements.PurposeA Clear Desk Policy offers a straightforward solution to an untidy, disorganised desk. However, this is not its only purpose. It can help portray a professional business image...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Violence at work policy
    Violence at work policyIf your staff are at risk of violent behaviour or threats whilst at work, you should have a policy setting out how you will manage the issue. What's covered in our template policy?Protecting your staffThe aims of our Violence at Work Policy are to: (1) prevent incidents where possible; (2) equip staff to deal with them if they arise; and (3) manage the aftermath.Our policy includes an introductory statement, a definition of workplace violence and an outline of your legal responsibilities....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Clearing up after a flood
    Risk assessment - clearing up after a floodFollowing a flood, the clean up exercise can be hazardous. With this in mind, we have prepared a risk assessment that identifies how to get your premises back in order safely. What to do?If your business has been affected by flood waters, health and safety is unlikely to be at the forefront of your thoughts. However, if you're going to ask your staff to get involved with the clean-up operation, it really should be considered. This is because there are many hazards associated...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Violence against staff
    Violence against staffViolence towards employees is a growing problem in the workplace and you have a duty to safeguard their personal safety in this regard.Violence at workThere are particular risks and hazards arising from violence to employees both from other members of staff or the public which, if left unmanaged, could cause injury and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  To ensure that this doesn't happen you should complete a risk assessment for your specific activities, which identifies...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - General office duties
    General office dutiesAlthough an office is traditionally a low-risk environment, a few hazards do exist. Use our document to identify and manage them.  Managing the risksAs such, we have followed its approach in our example Risk Assessment - General Office Duties document.  It covers the generic hazards found in an office environment and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level.Slips, trips and fallsThese risks appear in all workplaces and often result in serious accidents. So you need...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Night workers health assessment
    Night workers health assessmentUse our questionnaire to meet your statutory health assessment duty for night workers.AssessmentThe Working Time Regulations 1998 require that night workers are offered a free health assessment. Though there can be changes to the definitions if agreed collectively with workers, the standard interpretation of the term "night work" is any between 11pm and 6am. A "night worker" is someone who regularly works for three hours during this period, e.g. a shift worker finishing at 2am....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Register of health and safety legislation - workplace
    Register of health and safety legislation - workplaceOur Register of Health and Safety Legislation provides a good summary of the law which may apply to your business. It's particularly useful if you're going for certification such as OHSAS 18001. This part is on the topic - workplace.How should you use it?The register sets out the various pieces of core legislation which apply to your business. We've included the most common regulations which apply, leaving you to simply add anything a bit more unusual associated...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Pre-start workplace safety checklist
    Pre-start workplace safety checklistWhen you arrive at a client's premises use our checklist to make sure that it's safe to start work. Setup When you arrive on site the facilities you were promised often fail to materialise and unexpected rules may be imposed which make the job harder. For example, you asked for an area to store materials and park vehicles but it hasn't been made available. To prevent problems such as this, use our Pre-Start Workplace Safety Checklist. What to do? By sitting down with the client...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Christmas shutdown checklist
    Christmas shutdown checklistIf you're closing your premises over the Christmas period, use our checklist to ensure that your property is protected while you're away.The risksUnfortunately the festive spirit isn't shared by everyone. Christmas is a prime time for arson and vandalism to take place. With this in mind, we've prepared a Christmas Shutdown Checklist. This will guide you through the process of securing your property and making sure that it's in one piece when you return from your break. How is it set...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Workplace health and safety - audit
    Workplace health and safety - auditIf there are safety issues in your workplace, such as slip and trip hazards, you should take photos and insert them into a site inspection record. Hazard spottingSometimes, significant issues are only identified when you go out looking for them. This is where our Workplace Health and Safety Audit document will come in very useful. It can be used to record the findings of a formal site inspection and your plans to address the issues raised.Set the scene At the top of the first...
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