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Power operated door log
Use our document to create a record which proves that your power operated door is being properly maintained.Responsible managementThe Power Operated Door Log provides a record of what was done, when and why, along with any outstanding action points. It should be kept on site and made available for completion... Read more
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Employee vibration log
Using hand-held powered equipment transfers vibration to the hands, wrists and arms, and can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome. To control the risk keep a record of exposure. Completing itThe form is designed to be completed on a periodic basis, the frequency of which you can choose. The form begins... Read more
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Type: Form
Safety-critical equipment register and record of checks
If you have safety-critical equipment, you need to consider what happens when it goes missing or gets broken. Use our forms to ensure you have it covered.What's safety critical?There may be some items of equipment which you've found to be essential to health and safety in your workplace. These may have... Read more
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Type: Form
Lift plan
Lifting planIf you're taking charge of lifting operations, you need to draw up a written plan which identifies how the activity is going to be completed safety. This can be achieved by completing our lifting plan.    Potentially riskyCranes do a good job at making otherwise impossible jobs relatively... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - introducing work equipment
You have carefully chosen a new piece of equipment for your business. What are you legally required to do when introducing it into the workplace? Our flow chart explains the action to take.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Introducing Work Equipment is a step-by-step guide to use when you bring in new... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - work equipment selection
When choosing new equipment, particularly if it's powered machinery, you need to ensure it's suited to your environment and meets all the required standards. Follow our flow chart to ensure you get it right.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Work Equipment Selection is a step-by-step guide to ensure your... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Work equipment - safe system of work - hand tools
If your staff operate hand tools, use our document to clarify the safe systems of work to be followed. What's covered?Formalise your positionAlthough the associated risks are relatively low, if staff use hand tools, such as screwdrivers, hammers, snips, knives, etc., it won't hurt to clarify how you... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Probe thermometer check record
If you sell food or provide it as part of a chargeable service, a probe thermometer is one of the most important tools in your kitchen. Use our form to ensure it's working as it should be.Why is this important?Those who work in the hospitality industry will know that a probe thermometer is a key part... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - maintaining work equipment
Work equipment needs to be well maintained at all times for continued safe use. Follow our flow chart to ensure maintenance is carried out in a safe and efficient manner.How does it work?Following our Flow Chart - Maintaining Work Equipment will ensure that your equipment maintenance requirements are... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Work equipment - safe system of work
It's vital that staff are trained in the safe systems of work they should follow when using machinery. You can achieve this using our form. Simple guideIf staff are using machinery, such as lathes, drills etc. there are risks associated. The operator could get caught up in the moving parts, have materials... Read more
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Type: Form
Fork lift truck inspection record
To ensure your fork lift trucks are free from damage and are safe to use, the operator should complete and record regular checks. Use our document to guide them through the process and to record their findings.Why check them?Obviously, using a damaged fork lift truck is potentially unsafe. For this reason,... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Lifting plan - non-crane
If you're completing lifting operations with equipment such as an excavator, you need to make sure the process is planned, organised and executed in a safe manner. Use our document to identify the lifting team, any hazards that need to be managed, e.g. poor ground conditions, and the control measures... Read more
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Permit to work - machinery isolation
When machines are taken apart, guards removed, isolation beams switched off, etc. risk levels increase significantly. To reduce them appropriately, such works should be controlled with a permit to work. In the danger zoneHardly a month goes by without the HSE bringing a case against an employer for failing... Read more
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Type: Form
Mobile work platform inspection checklist
If you're operating a small mobile work platform, such as a Peco lift, it's vital to complete basic pre-start checks to confirm that it's safe to use. The findings of the inspection should be recorded on our document. Before you startIf you're planning to use a piece of equipment to help you work at... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Permit to work - stepladders
Although stepladders are recognised as acceptable work equipment to enable staff to work at height, you may want to control who uses them and when. This can be achieved with a permit to work document. Balancing actAlthough stepladders are seen as a safe option in many places of work, statistics paint... Read more
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Type: Document
Portable electrical appliance register
If you have a small number of electrical appliances, your system for managing portable appliance testing need not be overcomplicated. Our register form can help with this.When to PAT?Portable appliances should be regularly inspected to ensure that they remain in a safe condition. This inspection includes... Read more
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Type: Form
Portable appliance test record
If you've elected to train an employee to carry out portable appliance testing, use this form to record the details.Legal requirementPortable appliance testing (PAT) is carried out to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. They require that all electrical systems are kept in safe working... Read more
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Work equipment - pre-start inspection checklist
At the start of a shift, staff should be checking that they have the right tools for the job and they're in good working condition. Brief details of these checks should be recorded.Broken, lost etc. When you issue staff with work equipment or stipulate what tools etc. must be used to complete a job,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Unsafe equipment report
On occasion, even the best maintenance regime can fail to stop defects from appearing. Should this happen, why not use our report form to help ensure that they're reported and rectified quickly?Reporting defectsWhilst regular maintenance will help ensure that machinery and equipment is maintained in... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Personal protective equipment assessment
Prior to issuing any personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety shoes, gloves and masks, you are legally required to make an assessment of its suitability. Use our form to record your assessment.Legal requirementThe employer's duty to assess PPE comes from the Personal Protective Equipment at... Read more
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Type: Form
Work equipment - condition checklist
When your staff use tools and equipment, they can become damaged and unsafe. Plus, some workers may use the wrong tools for the job. To keep on top of these issues use our inspection checklist.the right toolKeeping control of tools and work equipment can become extremely frustrating. Staff will lose... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Display screen equipment
Safety briefing - display screen equipmentThis briefing provides essential information to staff who use computers, tablets and other devices with visual displays. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Display Screen Equipment is to ensure that workers understand the health risks of working... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Lift owner inspection record
Passenger lifts are complex pieces of machinery so it's crucial to ensure that they're in good order. Use our lift owner inspection record for this purpose.Maintenance strategyPassenger lifts are managed in much the same way as a road vehicle, with a regime of: (1) six monthly thorough examination and... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Work equipment reminder checklist
If staff forget items of work equipment, it could impact on safety standards. To stop this from happening, use our checklist. Where's your hard hat? Staff who work away from a central location must leave for the day equipped with everything they need. This includes all items of personal protective equipment... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Lift rescue checklist
If you are responsible for a passenger lift, you must ensure emergency arrangements are in place in case the lift malfunctions. Use our checklist to review the effectiveness of your plans.What's covered?Our Lift Rescue Checklist helps you to systematically check all the elements of your emergency plan... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Machine maintenance record
Although there's no legal requirement to keep a maintenance log for machinery, it's regarded as good practice. You can use our record to create one.Why you should use the documentThe Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) do not require employers to keep a maintenance log for machinery,... Read more
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Type: Form
50-point plant safety checklist
If you have plant and machinery, it's vital that everything is safe to use. Completing our checklist should help you to spot any potential problems and may prevent accidents or damage.Vital checks If you hire in plant or machinery, or if you have your own, don't assume that it's always safe to use. Our... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Maintenance authorisation list
You want your in-house maintenance staff to use their initiative but without putting themselves at risk. So use our maintenance authorisation list to make it clear what they're allowed to do.How to use the formOur Maintenance Authorisation List is designed to make it a relatively simple task for you... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Authorisation to operate a fork lift truck
Because of the significant risks associated with the fork lift truck operations, it's vital that any untrained people keep well away. It's equally important for you to regularly make it clear to drivers that if they choose to operate the trucks in an unsafe manner it won't be tolerated.Keep control of... Read more
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Type: Agreement
Fork lift truck management checklist
If you use fork lift trucks in your workplace, then you're probably well aware of the dangers. But apart from training the drivers what else do you need to do? Our management checklist will help.What's covered?Our checklist is designed as a quick and easy test of whether you're doing what's required.... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Welding operations checklist
Because of the inherent risks associated with welding, it's vital that you manage the task safely. To ensure that you're getting it right, use our new Welding Operations Checklist.  Important to get rightWith welding, there's no room for movement when it comes to following safe systems of work. Get... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Vibration tools safety checklist
You are now required to be proactive in reducing the level of vibration to which staff are exposed when using tools. So why not use a checklist that's designed specifically to help you do this?Dealing with vibration hazardsFollowing a Court of Appeal case, you're now expected to be proactive in reducing... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Pallet truck safety checklist
If you have frequent deliveries, but not enough to need a fork lift, you may use a pedestrian-controlled pallet truck to move goods around. If so, take a look at our checklist to help you do this safely.Pallet truck safetyIf the volume and/or weight of deliveries coming into your business justify it,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Vehicle maintenance procedure
No matter how good your maintenance procedures are, one risk that can't be eliminated is that of a vehicle breakdown. However, you can reduce the risks by issuing mobile workers with a basic procedure.Vehicle maintenance procedureNo matter how good your planning and control measures are, you can never... Read more
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Type: Policy
Vibration tools safety procedure
As vibration tools can cause health problems if not used properly, it's important to instruct new staff on their safe use. Do this by incorporating a safety procedure into your induction training.Vibration tools safety procedureAs part of good safety management and with an eye on reducing your exposure... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Safety harness procedure
Harnesses are complex pieces of personal protective equipment, which need to be checked before use, used in the correct way, and cleaned and maintained afterwards.Using our procedureOur Safety Harness Procedure can be tailored to suit the needs of your business. For example, you may wish to include... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Machinery purchasing safety checklist
Buying machinery is a big investment for any business and there are numerous issues to consider. In order to give you a head start, work through our checklist to help ensure that it's fit for its purpose.A purchasing checklistBuying new or even used machinery represents a major investment. However, cost... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Electrical hand tool checklist
A variety of electrical hand tools can now be found in the modern workplace, each presenting its own hazards. To help you manage them, we have created a checklist.Electrical hand tool checklistThe second part of our combined procedure and checklist is the Electrical Hand Tool Safety Checklist. This helps... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Equipment safety checklist
The volume of electrical equipment that you have can easily add up, so it's important that you have safe systems of work in place to govern its use. Our checklist can help you monitor them.Equipment safety checklistOnce you've purchased equipment, you need to introduce safe systems of work. This is where... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Safety harness record of issue
If your employees use safety harnesses, you need to keep track of when they're issued and to whom and to make sure they've received a detailed safety check.Record of issueOur new Safety Harness Record of Issue form is designed to complement our detailed Safety Harness Inspection Checklist. The record... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Safety harness inspection checklist
Whilst users should be trained to check their fall arrest harnesses before they use them, you can't rely on that alone. You also need a more detailed check by someone, e.g. a supervisor, and this should be recorded.Using our checklistOur Safety Harness Inspection Checklist is designed for recording a... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Mobile access towers checklist
Since work at height legislation was introduced in 2005, there has been an increasing need to use safer forms of access in order to carry out such work. With this in mind, use our checklist in order to ensure that all those using a mobile access tower do so safely.Mobile access towers (mat)Even though... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Electrical equipment inventory
With the sheer volume of electrical equipment now found in a typical office, it's easy to miss items that need portable appliance testing. Avoid this in future by using an inventory to record equipment details.Electrical equipmentOffices contain a variety of electrical equipment and it can be easy to... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Electrical hand tool safety procedure
A variety of electrical hand tools can now be found in the modern workplace, each presenting its own hazards. To help you manage them, we have created a procedure.Electrical hand tool safety procedureWhere training in the use of hand tools is necessary, you may want to consider producing a brief overview... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Procedure for using mobile access towers
Whilst mobile access towers are safer to use than ladders, their incorrect set-up and use can lead to death and serious injury. For this reason, consider using our procedure as a means of training users in how to operate them safely and with minimum risk.Mobile access towersMobile access towers (MAT)... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Ladder checklist
Many accidents occur because users don't check the condition of the ladder first, or fail to make checks after repairs have been made. In order to reduce these risks, get your staff into the habit of checking equipment first.Ladder checklistAccording to recent figures from the Health & Safety Executive,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Electrical tools visual inspection checklist
You may find that you want to carry out visual inspections of your electrical hand tools between scheduled portable appliance tests. If so, a simple inspection can help you do this.Inspection checklistYou may also find it useful to have an Electrical Tools Visual Inspection Checklist. This can be used... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Compressed air safety procedure
If misused, compressed air can cause serious injury, or even death. For this reason, you should introduce a safe system of work for its use. Our procedure can give you a head start on this.Compressed air safety procedureIf used incorrectly, compressed air can cause two major types of injury. One is where... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Fork lift truck safety procedure
If operated by those not fully trained in their safe use, fork lift trucks can cause serious injuries or fatalities. For this reason, you should brief new staff on their safe use. Our procedure can help you do this.Safe use of fork liftsIf your business needs to justify the use of one or more fork lift... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Procedure for using ladders
Following recent legal changes, it's even more important to ensure that your staff are aware of the importance of using ladders safely. So why not use our procedure to help you? It's also a useful way of reinforcing staff training on their safe use.Safe ladder useFollowing the introduction of the Work... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Chainsaw safety checklist
Chainsaws can be very dangerous if safety procedures for their use are not followed. For this reason, we have devised a checklist to help you monitor whether your procedures are working properly.Chainsaw safetyAs chainsaws are work equipment and subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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