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Construction

Safe tree felling
The risks associated with the use of chainsaws and felling trees are significant. Failure to manage them is likely to result in a serious, even fatal, accident and could well lead to enforcement action being taken.To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment prior to using... Read more
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Working from a fixed scaffold
Risk assessment - working from a fixed scaffoldWork carried out from a fixed scaffold can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work from a fixed scaffold,... Read more
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Use of a screener
Risk assessment - use of a screenerThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a screener that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the... Read more
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Replacing a pitched tiled roof
Risk assessment - replacing a pitched tiled roofWhen you're planning a roof replacement job, one of the main hazards to consider is work at height but it's not the only one. Use our risk assessment to identify the risk control measures you need to employ.Using the documentOur Risk Assessment - Replacing... Read more
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Use of a mobile jaw crusher
Risk assessment - use of a mobile jaw crusherThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a mobile jaw crusher that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards... Read more
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Use of a mobile excavator
Risk assessment - use of a mobile excavatorThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a mobile excavator that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Safety in plastering work
If plastering work is carried out incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries and ill-health.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with plastering work and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safety... Read more
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Safe handling of scaffolding equipment
If scaffolding equipment is handled incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with handling scaffolding equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safe Handling... Read more
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Use of a dumper
Risk assessment - use of a dumperThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a dumper that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use... Read more
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Safe erection of post and board fencing
If the erection of post and board fencing is carried out incorrectly, it could lead to accidents resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the safe erection of post and board fencing and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Unloading vehicles on a construction site
If the unloading of vehicles on a construction site is not carried out correctly, it could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries as well as goods/property damage.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the safe unloading of vehicles and the appropriate ways... Read more
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Use of a bulldozer
Risk assessment - use of a bulldozerThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a bulldozer that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Safety in bricklaying
Bricklaying involves inherent risks. Therefore, if this type of work is not carried out correctly, it can result in injuries and ill-health to staff. This applies whether it is bricks or blocks etc. being laid.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with bricklaying and the appropriate... Read more
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Re-felting a flat roof
Risk assessment - re-felting a flat roofRe-felting a flat roof is a potentially dangerous activity. Our example risk assessment will ensure the work is done safely.When to use this documentOur Risk Assessment - Re-felting a Flat Roof is based on a comprehensive safety review of a typical flat roof job.... Read more
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Safe demolition of external walls
The demolition of brick, block or stone external walls - those walls which separate property and land - could, if carried out incorrectly lead to accidents resulting in personal injury to both staff and members of the public who may be in the vicinity. Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards... Read more
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Excavations on construction sites
Risk assessment - excavations on construction sitesExcavation activities can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with excavation activities, e.g. safe excavation... Read more
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Maintenance and repair of construction plant
Risk assessment - maintenance and repair of construction plantThe maintenance and repair of construction plant can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Removal of lead-based paints from doors and windows
Risk assessment - removal of lead-based paints from doors and windowsRemoving lead-based paints from doors and windows can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Land survey work
Carrying out land surveys can present risks to surveyors which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.   Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with land survey work and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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PV panel installation
Risk assessment - PV panel installation Installing solar panels on pitched roofs can present risks, which left unmanaged could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. To ensure this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment  which identifies all "significant"... Read more
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Ground works - excavations
Ground works involving excavation present risks to staff and members of the public which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Safe diggingTo ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment of the work to be carried out,... Read more
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Protecting the public from construction works
Risk assessment - protecting the public from construction worksConstruction has a reputation for being a dangerous industry, but it isn't just workers who get hurt. To ensure that you've addressed the risks to members of the public use our risk assessment.Cause for concernEvery year construction activities... Read more
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Laying paving slabs and kerbs
Laying paving slabs and kerbs may present risks to staff, especially through manual handling. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents, injuries and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with laying slabs and kerbs and the... Read more
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Safe erection and dismantling of tubular scaffolding
Tubular scaffolding erected or dismantled incorrectly could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to assess all work at height - you can use our risk assessment as a basis when preparing a job-specific assessment for work with tubular... Read more
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Cutting holes in concrete and brickwork
Cutting holes in concrete and brickwork is a high-risk activity if not managed properly. Not only does the equipment used have the potential to cause injury, the dusts produced can cause ill-health.To reduce the likelihood of a problem, you should complete a risk assessment for cutting such holes which... Read more
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Drilling asbestos cement sheets
Risk assessment - drilling asbestos cement sheetsDrilling asbestos cement sheets can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and/or health risks and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with drilling... Read more
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Avoidance of buried services
When digging holes and trenches, whether on a construction site, the highway or a pavement, the chances are that you may come across buried utility services such as gas, water, communications or electricity.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the avoidance of buried services... Read more
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Cabling in underfloor voids
Risk assessment - cabling in underfloor voidsCabling in underfloor voids can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with cabling activities in underfloor voids,... Read more
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Cutting and preparing stone
Risk assessment - cutting and preparing stoneCutting and preparing stone is a high-risk activity if not managed properly. Not only does the equipment used have the potential to cause injury, the dusts produced can cause ill health.What to doTo reduce the likelihood of a problem, you should complete a... Read more
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