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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Whole body vibration checklist
    Whole body vibration checklistIf you use machinery or vehicles which cause vibration throughout the body, you have duties under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (CVWR) to manage that risk. Our checklist will set you on the right path.Identifying and reducing vibrationUnder the CVWR you must assess the risks arising from work activities that can cause whole body vibration. The main concern is that it may cause back pain or exacerbate an existing back injury.Our Whole Body Vibration Checklist...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - First aid at work policy
    First aid at work policyUnless your first aid arrangements are very basic, 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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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - First aid kit contents checklist
    First aid kit contents checklistIf a ready-stocked first aid kit doesn't meet your organisation's particular needs, you can make up your own. If you need some help, just run through our contents checklist in order to ensure that you leave nothing out.Contents of first aid kitsOne area which can cause confusion relates to the contents of first aid kits. Contrary to popular opinion, there's no minimum legal requirement. This means that in common with other areas of first aid provision, you can choose the contents...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Coronavirus - letter explaining control measures taken
    Coronavirus - letter explaining control measures takenWhere you've implemented the government's COVID-19 Secure guidelines applicable to your type of workplace, it's worth writing to staff to reassure them about what control measures you've taken.Control measuresOne of the requirements of the "COVID-19 Secure" guidelines is that you carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment before re-opening your workplace, in consultation with your employees or trade union. Once you've done that, you'll then proceed to put in place...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter seeking consent to staggered start times
    Letter seeking consent to staggered start timesAs part of making your workplace safe during the coronavirus pandemic, you might want to introduce staggered start and finish times for staff to reduce crowding into and out of the workplace.Working from home?Although, for the foreseeable future during the coronavirus pandemic, employees must continue to work from home rather than at their physical workplace wherever possible, those who can't work from home should continue to go into work if their workplace is legally...
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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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