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Health and safety management

Procurement - annual review
If you regularly use a contractor it's worthwhile checking their insurance cover, accreditations, etc. Our document can be used to review their arrangements. Formal checksAlthough it's usual to complete checks before a contractor is engaged, it's less common to check that contractors are maintaining... Read more
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Inspecting public areas checklist
If parts of your premises are accessible to members of the public, then you'll need to take special care to protect them. Our checklist will help you spot any problems.Why you need this checklistMembers of the public are more vulnerable to injury on your site because they won't be familiar with the risks,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Maintenance contractor audit
When you delegate a job to a maintenance contractor you retain certain responsibilities for the health and safety of their work. Use our audit tool to review their management arrangements and working practices.Why you need itThe primary duties you have as a client in relation to a maintenance contractor... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - HS management organogram
Flow chart - H&S management organogramOur flow chart is a management structure for allocating health and safety responsibilities and showing communication channels. What's covered?ResponsibilitiesThe value of a organogram lies in showing that everyone involved in the business is responsible for health... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Procurement - outsourcing non-construction
Procurement - Outsourcing (Non-construction)If outsourcing a project to other contractors, use our document to ensure health and safety standards are maintained.Industry standard If you engage subcontractors to complete projects on your behalf, it's vital to ensure that they have the resources to complete... Read more
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Flow chart - new and expectant mothers at work
Women who are expecting a baby or have recently given birth need special protection to avoid harm to themselves and their infant. Use our flow chart to ensure your procedures are in good order.The lawAs an employer you must ensure that employees who are pregnant or who have recently given birth are properly... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Procurement - small works and maintenance
Procurement - small works & maintenanceIf you're seeking to employ a contractor to carry out basic maintenance works, use our form to check that they have appropriate arrangements in place to manage safety risks. Reducing the risksWhen you bring others on to your premises you run the risk of employing... Read more
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Procurement - policy and procedure
The health and safety management system ISO 45001 introduced a requirement to have formal controls on those who are appointed as subcontractors. Our policy and procedure sets out how you can achieve this. The risksISO 45001 is the relatively new health and safety management standard that effectively... Read more
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Type: Policy
Register of health and safety legislation - food
If you run a food business it is sensible to maintain a register of legislation. Use our document to keep up to date.Maintaining controlOur Register of Health and Safety Legislation - Food has been developed to summarise the legal requirements relating to food production and sale in your business. Use... Read more
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Type: Form
Health and safety action plan
Health & safety action planIf you are making improvements to reduce risks, use our action plan to record what's been done and when.Paper trailKeeping track of what's been done and when can be a challenge. However, when it comes to health and safety, it's vital that you're able to prove to interested... Read more
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Food safety and hygiene training record
If you operate a kitchen you must provide your staff with training in food safety and hygiene. Use our form as a reminder of the topics to cover and to sign to confirm that it's been done.Why do you need it?Having a comprehensive Food Safety and Hygiene Training Record helps you in a number of ways.... Read more
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Health and safety record keeping guide
Health and safety record keepingMany pieces of health and safety legislation include a requirement to retain records, such as risk assessments, accident reports, etc. Use our new guide to check that you're on track.Hidden requirementsTo ensure that you have the correct records you would usually need... Read more
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Flow chart - product safety recall/withdrawal
Despite your best efforts, occasionally the products you supply may be unsafe. You need to be prepared to take appropriate action in such a situation. Use our flow chart to take you through the right steps.How does it work?By following our Flow Chart - Product Safety Recall/ Withdrawal you'll be able... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Respiratory protective equipment checklist
Our 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... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Product recall/withdrawal form
If you identify a product is not safe for consumers, you must instigate a recall or withdrawal to remove it from circulation. Use our form to help with this process.Making things rightA "withdrawal" of a product is the term used when a product has not yet reached consumers, while a "recall" occurs if... Read more
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Individual training record
If staff training involves a number of procedures and processes, you need to record what's been covered. Use this form to maintain your paper trail. Multiple aspectsEnsuring that all aspects of a job are covered in staff training can be tricky, especially if you don't have detailed training records in... Read more
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Flow chart - when a risk assessment is needed
The process of carrying out risk assessments is relatively simple, but our flow chart will help ensure that you have enough documents to cover the right areas.How does it work?If you have five or more employees, your risk assessments need to be written and the documents must cover the significant risks... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Project health and safety diary
Maintaining a project diary can help to you to keep on top of compliance issues and more. TimelineThe Project Health and Safety Diary can be used to record brief details of any significant events and be kept on file for future reference. In addition to being a safety document, it can also be used as... Read more
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Type: Form
Safety meeting minutes
If you have health and safety issues to discuss, you may want to do so in a formal meeting. Use our form to complete detailed meeting minutes. Record of eventsTo maximise the impact of your meeting, keep formal Safety Meeting Minutes. Use our form to identify who has attended the meeting, and more. The... Read more
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Permit to work - contractor management
If you have contractors on site, work must be managed so that neither your staff nor theirs are put at risk. Keep controlIf you have contractors on site, you need to have made appropriate arrangements to ensure that they can complete the work safely. For example, you don't ask them to work in an area... Read more
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H&S induction - simple arrangements
When new staff start you should complete an induction that covers your health and safety arrangements. Use our document to guide you through the process.IntroductionIf you have simple arrangements and operate a low-risk business, you may not need to go into great detail when inducting new starters. This... Read more
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Flow chart - health and safety audit
 Completing a detailed health and safety audit can help ensure your business is doing everything it can to keep everyone safe. Follow our flow chart to guide you through the process.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Health and Safety Audit has been designed to allow for easy reading, fitting on just... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - dealing with health and safety concerns
Health and safety concerns raised by both employees and non-employees should be taken seriously and investigated. Follow our flow chart to respond to a problem.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Dealing with Health and Safety Concerns is a step-by-step guide to dealing with health and safety concerns... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Document register
Keeping control of health and safety documents can be a challenge. Use our register to make it clear what you have and what you need.Why you might need it?It's likely that you will have a number of risk assessments, policies, procedures, etc. However, do you know exactly how many documents you have and... Read more
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Type: Form
Room hire agreement
If you're considering hiring out a meeting room use our room hire agreement to ensure your bookings run smoothly and safely.Agreeing the rulesNot having a detailed agreement in place when hiring rooms can leave you and your business open to multiple problems. You could find that damage is caused to the... Read more
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Type: Agreement
Risk assessment training record
It's vital that your staff are trained on your risk assessments and know what's expected of them. You can record this process on our document.What's covered?An employer's legal duty regarding risk assessments doesn't stop at completing the process. You must also make staff aware of the findings. You... Read more
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Type: Form
Risk assessment audit
 Many businesses get caught out because they complete risk assessments but fail to keep them up to date. To avoid following suit, you should complete annual audits to ensure that your paperwork reflects what's happening on the shop floor. What's covered?After an accident or during an enforcement inspection... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Health and safety rules and information for tenants
If you're responsible for letting parts of a shared building, it's important to lay down some ground rules and to pass on essential health and safety information. Use our template document to get your points across.Setting some limitationsAnyone who's managed a shared building knows it's hard to maintain... Read more
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Type: Document
Flow chart - appointing members to a health and safety committee
Flow chart - Appointing members to a health & safety committeeIf you're thinking of setting up a health and safety committee, there are various considerations to be taken into account including legislation to comply with. To guide you through the process, follow our flow chart. When to form a committeeA... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Flow chart - how to do a risk assessment
Producing a good quality risk assessment relies on the assessor following a systematic process. But once staff have left the training room, will they remember what to do? Our flow chart will help.How to use itOur Flow Chart - How to do a Risk Assessment can be used as part of your health and safety manual,... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Driver declaration
Whilst all drivers carry a great deal of personal responsibility, if they're driving for work purposes you must also check that they're fit and properly licensed. Our driver declaration form will help you to do this.Why use it and when?When there's a serious accident the police establish whether the... Read more
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Flow chart - PPE issuing and management
When you undertake risk assessments, you'll find some hazards for which you need to issue personal protective equipment (PPE). But how should it be issued and what happens afterwards? Our flow chart shows the steps you must take.Why you need itUsing PPE as a risk control measure is regarded as a last... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Risk assessment - blank
Although carrying out risk assessments is a legal requirement, it can be confusing for those unaware of what's really required. To help you complete the process use our blank form.Risk managementUnder the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 all employers are required to carry out... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Register - H&S aspects and impacts
A key component of a formal health and safety management system is an aspects and impacts register. Our model document will fulfil the requirements.Systems approachIf you want to implement a formal management system - especially if you're considering having it certified as compliant with OHSAS 18001... Read more
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Project H&S management plan
Being organised is vital when it comes to managing health and safety risks effectively. To ensure that you have everything in order from the start of a project, use our straightforward checklist. Different site, same setupIf you work in the same place, day in, day out, it's fairly easy to be consistent... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Contractor management - guidance
Understanding what information to ask for and share with contractors can be confusing. Our clear guidance should point you in the right direction.What and whenIf you appoint a contractor, it's vital to tick the appropriate health and safety boxes. The process begins with an initial check to identify... Read more
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Type: Document
Flow chart - PPE selection
When you buy PPE do you just open up the catalogue and pick what looks right? For many this is pretty much the case. For a legally compliant way to go about it follow the instructions in our flow chart.Selecting PPEWhen you see the range of personal protective equipment (PPE) available, it's easy to... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Permit to work - hazardous area
If you have really significant hazards on your premises, you need to be absolutely sure that any contractors stay out of trouble. Use our permit to work to make your requirements clear.In harm's wayContractors are particularly vulnerable to hazards on your premises for several reasons: (1) they're not... Read more
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Type: Document
Flow chart - accident investigation
When there's an accident, it's handy if the manager or supervisor directly involved is able to begin the investigation process. Use our flow chart to ensure that your procedures are easily understood.Keeping controlMost managers and supervisors respond well in the immediate aftermath of an accident,... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Hire agreement
If contractors ask to borrow work equipment, formalise the deal with our hire agreement. What does it cover?Frequent requestContractors often ask to borrow work equipment. Sometimes it will be agreed in advance or it might be needed because they've failed to bring the right kit on the day. The textbook... Read more
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Type: Agreement
Flow chart - method statements
A method statement describes how a job will be carried out safely and is often a prerequisite when working on a construction site or another employer's premises. Our flow chart will help you to produce one.Reducing the burdenWriting method statements tends to be carried out by certain staff. Delegating... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Safety representative report form
When your staff safety representatives want to inform managers of problems they have observed in the workplace it's good practice for them to put their findings in writing. Use our form to record and report these observations.Safety representativesUnder the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees... Read more
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Scope of works
To start a contract on the right footing, use our scope of works document to set out the details of the job and your safety rules.What's covered?Give contractors any room for manoeuvre and they may take advantage of the situation, leading to poor standards of work and safety. However, if you set out... Read more
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PPE issue record
If you provide staff with personal protective equipment (PPE), you should keep a detailed record of what's been handed out and when.What's covered?The first part of our PPE Issue Record asks you to identify the employee receiving the PPE, their job title and start date.What to issueIn the first column,... Read more
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Agency workers checklist
Whilst temps are useful in helping you plug gaps in staffing levels, you have to take into account your obligations under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. Temps are also at greater risk of accidents due to lack of familiarity with your workplace. Comply with the Regulations and reduce these risks... Read more
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Consultant checklist
If you have a problem that you lack the expertise to deal with, using a consultant is a good idea. However, to ensure competence, run through our checklist to ensure that your requirements are met.Using consultantsOccasionally, you may need to hire in the services of a consultant. If so, you need to... Read more
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Personal protective equipment checklist
The safety standards which apply to personal protective equipment (PPE) are complex. Use our checklist to review your arrangements.Monitoring your ppeIf your PPE consists of a few high visibility vests, there's no need to go overboard and carry out a full-blown audit. But for many businesses PPE provision... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Personal protective equipment inventory
Like many employers, you may hold PPE in a central store. If so, it's useful to keep track of what is issued and to whom. Our inventory can help you do this with the minimum of fuss.PPE inventoryThere are numerous types of PPE that don't need to be personally allocated to staff. This may be on cost or... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Damage/defect report
Our form will help you to keep a log of any damage or defects to the building's fabric, fixed installations, equipment, furnishings and fittings. It will also help ensure that there's an effective response from management.What's coveredStaff will only continue to report damage and defects if they think... Read more
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Type: Form
Agenda for health and safety meetings
In order to maximise the benefit from any meeting, it's important to ensure that the right topics are discussed; health and safety is no exception. So why not use our agenda to help you stay on track?Health and safety consultationIt's a requirement of the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees)... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Action report letter
If an inspector sends you a letter with a list of health and safety breaches, you must respond to them. Failing to do so is likely to result in enforcement action being taken. To ensure that you provide sufficient information, use our sample letter.Formal responseIf an inspector identifies what they... Read more
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Van/car weekly checklist
If you provide company vans or cars you're responsible for ensuring that they remain in safe working condition. In addition to routine maintenance, it's advisable for staff to undertake a weekly check. What's covered?When combined with regular servicing, repairs and MOTs, weekly checks ensure that vehicles... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Safety representative inspection form
Union-appointed safety representatives have certain rights and functions under legislation including the right to carry out inspections. Use our form to keep a record of these inspections.Permitted by law"Safety representative" is a specific term arising from the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees... Read more
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Type: Form
Register of health and safety legislation - substances
For some businesses, it's a necessity to have a formal record of legislation which applies to its activities, e.g. if you're going for OHSAS 18001 certification. Our register will help.Putting together your registerWe've built our register up in sections. This one, the Register of Health and Safety Legislation... Read more
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Type: Table
Manager's health and safety induction checklist
Most organisations have an established process for inducting their new starters. But what health and safety information must be covered if the new employee is taking up a management role? Keeping controlManagers take on significant responsibility for the safety of your staff and your activities. If they... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Quick guide to safety sign design
To alert employees and others to hazards in the workplace, safe routes to fire exits, etc. you must follow standard rules on the colour and shape of signs. Our document provides an easy guide to what's needed.Using the guideRequirements for the colour, shape and design of safety signs are set out in... Read more
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Type: Document
Register of health and safety legislation - accidents and emergencies
Our register templates are designed to help you to pull together a list of legislation relevant to your business. This one covers the topic of accidents and emergencies.How should you use it?Although there's no legal requirement to have a legal register you may need this type of document if you are applying... Read more
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Type: Table
Register of health and safety legislation - workplace
Our 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... Read more
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Type: Form
Register of health and safety legislation - construction and contractors
Use our readymade toolkit to build your own register of health and safety legislation. It will help you to show that you have a strong grip on compliance, which is especially useful if you're seeking certification under OHSAS 18001. Part sixThis sixth section of our register concerns construction and... Read more
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Type: Table
Powers of inspectors
Safety briefing - powers of inspectorsThis briefing provides information on the powers of health and safety inspectors and how to deal with them during an inspection. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Powers of Inspectors is to ensure that all staff know how to treat inspectors from the... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Annual insurance check letter
If you're using contractors to minimise your liability, check that they're fully insured. Our letter can be used to verify that they're covered.Don't get caught outIf there's an accident on your premises caused by a contractor and they have failed to maintain their insurance cover, any claim for compensation... Read more
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Type: Letter
Health and safety at work act
Safety briefing - Health and Safety at Work ActThis briefing provides a short introduction to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Health and Safety at Work Act is to give some background to the most important health and safety legislation... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Health and safety induction checklist
When you recruit a new employee, a thorough health and safety induction is a must. Our checklist will give you a helping hand.Why use itOur Health and Safety Induction Checklist is designed for completion by the new employee. This encourages them to take responsibility for their own safety. What's covered?The... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Safety training record
If you complete any safety training - including short toolbox talk style sessions - you must ensure that staff sign to confirm that they understand what they've been told. Keep recordsOur Safety Training Record details what you've done and when. Once completed, it will be very hard for the attendees... Read more
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Permit to work - non-energised circuits
When working on an electrical system that should be isolated you need to prevent it from being switched back on. You can do this by following a permit-to-work system.How to use the formOur permit to work is split info four parts:Part A. The first section asks for specific information about the job. This... Read more
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Health and safety induction - contractor
When contractors arrive on site, you should complete a formal induction for their staff. Use our document to identify the points you need to cover. CluelessAlthough you're bound to have spent time informing contractors about your site rules and arrangements for working on your premises, it's unlikely... Read more
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Emergencies checklist
If there's a serious disturbance at or near your workplace, e.g. a fire, flood or terrorist threat, would a well-rehearsed plan of action fall into place or would the result be more chaotic? Use our checklist to test your arrangements. Forward planningOur Emergencies Checklist will help you to review... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Lift rescue procedure
Use our lift rescue procedure to inform building users how to obtain help from properly trained staff or contractors.Why you should use the documentWhilst building users might work out how to raise the alarm if they get stuck in the lift, most won't give a second thought to what they might do if it happened... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Annual subcontractor appraisal questionnaire
If you subcontract, it's important to check that any businesses you use are appropriately insured and capable of completing the work in a safe manner. Achieve this by using our document. It isn't difficultUsing our Annual Subcontractor Appraisal Questionnaire will help you to find out everything you... Read more
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Type: Form
Permit to work - confined spaces
Working in confined spaces is a high-risk activity that can lead to fatalities if not managed properly. A permit can help you manage these risks and reduce them to a safe level.What's a confined space?Confined spaces are enclosed places of work where there are particular hazards, including a lack of... Read more
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Type: Form
Health and safety committee agenda
If you have a formal health and safety committee, it's a good idea to have a standard agenda to keep your meetings on track. This way you'll ensure that all the appropriate legal boxes are ticked. Why do you need it?It's permissible to consult with workers directly on health and safety matters in individual... Read more
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Type: Notice
Training matrix
If your safe systems of work identify that safety training should be completed, e.g. manual handling or the safe use of machinery, it's vital that you keep on top of who has done what and when. Our training matrix will help you to do this.Are staff trained and competent?In many business sectors, but... Read more
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Type: Calculator
Health and safety committee constitution
If you're going to formally consult with employees on health and safety matters, you'll need a constitution to give your meetings some ground rules. What should it cover?Why do you need it?Smaller organisations can generally meet their legal duty to consult on health and safety without having a formal... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Method statement - safety procedure training record
Method statement/safety procedure training recordIf it's important that staff follow prescribed methods of work, you should set them out in a method statement or safety procedure. Any training given on these should be recorded in our document.Steps to followIf you're working on a construction site, you... Read more
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Type: Form
Register of health and safety legislation - work equipment
Our register 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 of work equipment.How should you use it?It's designed to set out the various pieces of core legislation which apply... Read more
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Type: Table
Workplace health and safety - audit
If 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... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Register of health and safety legislation - management
Use our register to list the health and safety legislation which applies to your business. This will help to show how it affects you and whether you have it covered. Why do you need it?Organisations which wish to work towards a certificated safety management standard, such as OHSAS 18001, will want to... Read more
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Type: Table
Health and safety arrangements - audit
Although you might think that your health and safety policy is effective and risk assessments have been completed, an audit frequently proves otherwise. Our audit document will assist you in evaluating your procedures.Why do you need it?Many people assume that having a health and safety policy in place... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Directors' health and safety checklist
Directors are more likely than ever to get the blame when there's a health and safety incident. Using our checklist will help them to avoid legal action. What's covered?Directors and other senior managers need to show that they take reasonable care. A good place to start is with recommendations from... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Non-compliance report
If staff are caught breaking your health and safety rules you should consider making a record of what's happened. Use our non-compliance report for this purpose.Why do you need it?Staff who flout health and safety procedures not only place themselves or others at risk of harm, they also potentially leave... Read more
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Type: Document
Register of permit issuers
If tasks are high risk then you may want to issue a permit to work before the work is allowed to start. Keep a register of who is authorised to issue these documents with our register of permit issuers.How to use the formYou should complete the types of permit to work used within your organisation in... Read more
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Type: Form
Permit to work - roof work
If you have work completed on your roof, then you have a legal responsibility to ensure that it's done safely. Our permit to work will help you to fulfil your duty.What's coveredYou should use the Permit to Work - Roof Work whenever work is to be completed on your roof, whether by contractors or in-house... Read more
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Type: Form
H&S assessment - work experience
If you're sending pupils on work experience placements, it's important that you identify whether a potential host has suitable arrangements in place to manage health and safety risks.Checking a potential host's arrangementsEach year, schools and colleges place many thousands of pupils in workplaces so... Read more
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Type: Form
Permit to work - lift shafts
When contractors or in-house staff work in the lift pit or on top of the lift car, there are some obvious and serious risks. Control the work by using our permit to work - lift shafts document.Who should use it?The permit should be issued by someone who has a basic understanding of the safety mechanisms... Read more
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Type: Form
Permit to work - energised circuits
Work completed on electrical installations should be controlled with the use a permit-to-work system. This is of great importance when the work in question is on a live system. Manage the risksOur permit to work sets out the control measures that should be applied when working on electrical systems.... Read more
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Type: Form
Scope of consultancy services form
If you appoint a health and safety consultancy to assist you, then it's very helpful to make sure there is a clear division of responsibilities. Our form will enable you to do this.How to use the formThis form should be used at the beginning of your agreement with the consultancy. It will help to define... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Record form for inspections
If you've had a visit from a health and safety inspector, it's a good idea to write some notes to help you to recall the details at a later date. Use our Record Form for Inspections for this purpose.Why you need the formFollowing a visit you can be sure that the inspector will be writing their own detailed... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Safety procedure
For some tasks you need to provide staff with explicit guidance on how it should be completed safely. To ensure that you cover all points without complicating matters, make sure that your documents are simple and understandable. Descriptive documentIf your staff complete tasks which have an element of... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Document issue record
To stop your staff from telling inspectors that they've never seen your safety documentation, ask them to sign a document to state that they have been read and understood.   ProofOur Document Issue Record asks you to identify the document being issued, the date and time it was issued and the name... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Young persons checklist
Young workers are those who are over the school leaving ag    e of 16 but under 18. Employers need to take additional responsibility for such people because of inexperience in the workplace.Managers in particular have a responsibility for the supervision of all young people who work for them. It should... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Project risk assessment information
If you use generic documents but are asked to make them project-specific, you can do so by attaching a front sheet that includes the required information.Same risks, different sitesIf your staff carry out very similar tasks on numerous sites, completing new risk assessments each time they visit a new... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Work at height rescue plan
If staff work at height using a harness or other fall arrest equipment, you need to create a rescue plan to help them back to safety if they fall.The problemAlthough rescue equipment such as a fall arrest harness will prevent staff from falling to the ground, if they're left suspended, they can suffer... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Agency health and safety letter
If you're hiring temporary workers via employment agencies, you need to do what you can to ensure the health and safety of the hired worker.Using our letterWe recommend that before you enter into an agreement with an agency, you send them a letter detailing the basic outline of the job and include information... Read more
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Type: Letter
Work at height checklist
Construction work involves a serious risk of falls. In order to help you reduce the risk, use our checklist to help you plan and safely manage the work.Work at heightWe have included a variety of documents which will help you plan and manage work at height. Since the introduction of Work at Height Regulations... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Contractual terms health and safety
Contractual terms - health and safetyAs part of good health and safety management, you may need to strengthen your position by putting matters on a contractual basis. To help you do this, we have included a range of common terms.Safety-related contractual termsYou can easily come unstuck as a result... Read more
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Type: Clause
Cash handling checklist
If you handle large quantities of cash, it's important to manage its safety as well as that of those who handle it. With this in mind, we have devised a cash handling checklist to help you do this.Security measuresAnother category of employee who may be at risk is those who handle cash as part of their... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Manual handling management checklist
About a third of all over three-day injuries are caused by manual handling. Therefore you need to adopt a thorough approach that looks at the legal requirements and checks you've implemented some practical solutions. That's where our checklist comes in.Legal burdenOur Manual Handling Management Checklist... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Bomb threat checklist
Whilst the risk of a terrorist attack is small for most businesses, it's still advisable to be prepared. Our bomb threat checklist can help you do this by allowing you to record key details to pass on to the police.Bomb threatsWhilst the threat of a conventional terrorist attack is small for the majority... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Risk assessment management checklist
Contrary to popular belief, the risk assessment process is not a one-off event. It's something that must be monitored and managed constantly. To ensure that you stay in control, use our Risk Assessment Management Checklist.A guide to the processKeeping on top of the risk assessment process can be a tricky... Read more
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Work experience checklist
Whilst offering work experience placements can be a useful recruitment tool, it can also present safety risks due to a youngster's lack of awareness. So combat this by introducing a checklist.Work experienceWork experience students and young workers under the age of 18 years, enjoy specific protection... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Visitor safety checklist
As you have legal responsibilities for the safety of visitors as well as staff, you need to ensure that they are safe in using your premises. We've designed a visitor safety checklist to help you.Visitor safetyIrrespective of whether the general public has access to your workplace, you're likely to have... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Workstation hotspot checklist
Unfortunately, some staff still suffer from aches and pains from working at computer workstations; particularly from hot-desking. If this is true of your workplace, work through our checklist for some fast solutions.Workstation hotspotsDespite the use of DSE assessments, staff may still suffer problems... Read more
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Social event safety checklist
If not well organised, even social events can be vulnerable to claims in the event of an accident. For this reason, we've produced a checklist to help ensure that you've considered safety in your event planning.Social eventsUnfortunately, whilst laid on for the benefit of staff, employers are becoming... Read more
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Record of responsibilities
Complying with legislative requirements inevitably means keeping a number of documents up-to-date. For this reason, it's best to keep a record of who is responsible for each form.Record of responsibilitiesOne inevitable side-effect of managing health and safety is the multitude of different paperwork... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Laptop purchasing checklist
When buying a laptop, the price and specification are usually the only considerations. But if you don't look at the possible safety issues, you could make an expensive mistake.Purchasing checklistYou can avoid, or at least reduce, problems by using a Laptop Purchasing Checklist. This can help ensure... Read more
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Dealing with health and safety inspectors checklist
If you've heard that a health and safety inspector (from the HSE or local authority) is intending to visit, you'll want to be prepared. Our checklist will help you do just that. To keep it simple, it's structured as a list of dos and don'ts.DosThe first part is sub-divided into tips to help you before,... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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