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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Categories of fire alarm system
    Categories of fire alarm systemIf you were told that you needed an L1, LD2 or a P2 fire alarm system, would you know what it meant? Our information sheet explains it all. What's covered?Fire specialists, including the enforcing authorities, use fire alarm categories to explain the level of system required for a particular building. These originate from BS5839-1: 2017 (for non-domestic premises) and BS5839:6:2019 (for domestic premises). To help you to understand what has been specified, use our Categories of...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Stress and mental wellbeing policy
    Stress and mental wellbeing policyUse our statement to set out your policy on stress at work and on providing a working environment which supports employees' mental health and wellbeing. It also provides for you to offer a professional stress counselling service. This will help in your defence of any personal injury claim should an employee subsequently suffer from psychiatric injury as a result of stress at work.Personal injury claimThere are many reasons why you should take active steps to prevent your employees...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Blockwork
    Method statement - blockworkBecause of the risks associated with building a block wall, e.g. manual handling, exposure to chemicals etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're building a block wall, 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 practical guidance on how you wish the work to be undertaken without going overboard,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Excavations under 1.2 metres
    Method statement - excavations under 1.2m Because of the risks associated with excavations, e.g. manual handling, trench collapse, service strikes etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow. Cutting the cableFailing to plan and manage an excavation properly can be costly - both to the health and safety of those involved and to the pocket. However, if the works are completed properly, the risk of hitting services or ground collapse, etc. should be minimal. This is where our...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Display screen equipment - workstation assessment
    Display screen equipment (DSE) - workstation assessmentWhenever a new employee starts working with you or there are significant changes to the working environment, you should undertake a workstation assessment. You should also do this if an employee reports health problems they think are related to using the workstation.DSE questionnaireThe HSE recommends that users are fully involved in the assessment of their workstation under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. In fact, it recommends...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Brickwork
    Method statement - brickworkIf you're managing a brickwork job, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. Clear guidanceThis method statement specifies the activities to be undertaken on a stage-by-stage basis. It also details the precautions necessary to protect those involved in the work, including other contractors, members of the public and anyone else who may be affected. It identifies how to create a safe workplace, setting...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Respiratory protective equipment checklist
    Respiratory protective equipment checklistOur checklist will help you to select and manage this essential equipment, safeguarding the health of employees and keeping you on the right side of the law.Why use our form?Choosing respiratory protective equipment (RPE) from the vast range of products available can be daunting. Legislation requires that this is carried out thoroughly with consideration given to the work environment, substances, practicalities of use, comfort, fit, etc. You must also ensure that it's...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Stress management checklist
    Stress management checklistMental health concerns have become a hot topic. Use our checklist to discover the potential stressors within your business and identify ways in which you may be able to reduce them.ComplianceWhilst poor mental health is not always work-related, in some cases it's caused directly by the stresses of the job. Stress at work can have knock-on effects with staff morale, staff retention, work performance and more all suffering. Not only is it good for business to manage and reduce stress...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Escape route checksheet
    Escape route checksheetOnce you've identified a passageway as an escape route, it's vital to keep it clear, easily identifiable and useable. This should involve weekly formal checks in addition to more frequent visual inspections.Why and how to use the formEnsuring escape routes are kept clear at all times can be difficult to achieve. The temptation is to use the route for the temporary storage of stock etc., but if you allow this, it could make the evacuation of your building more difficult. There are other...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - First aid at work policy
    First aid at work policyUnless your first aid arrangements are very simple, e.g. one first aider and a first aid kit, it's beneficial to have a formal policy to detail how you approach and manage first aid. This will help to show everyone in the business what has been decided.Using our policyUnder the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 employers are required to assess the needs for first aid in their business and provide personnel, facilities and equipment accordingly.Our policy helps you to describe...
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