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Health & Safety Law – Penalties and Enforcement

HEALTH & SAFETY LAW   Penalties & Enforcement   The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive Inspectors and the Local Authority Environmental Health Officers (EHO).  Their powers are far reaching...
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Reporting Accidents

Reporting Accidents

REPORTING ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS AT WORK The Accident Book Every workplace is required to have an accident book and to record any workplace accidents/incidents. The accident book can be filled in by anyone on the patient’s behalf, but generally, it...
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Do you really need fire extinguishers?

Do you really need fire extinguishers?

When officers undertake fire safety audits some question the number of fire extinguishers on site.  They claim that in many instances business are being told to buy far more than they actually need.  The worry is that having too many...
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Health & Safety Law – Specific Regulations

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act (1974), covers the workplace and those affected by the work undertaken, however, some activities have additional specific legislation: Work Areas Equipment Signs Electricity Fire Chemicals Noise Computers and display screen equipment Manual...
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Training for First Aiders

Training for First Aiders

The first aid needs assessment should identify the types of illness and injury the first aider may have to deal with as the type of training first aiders will receive will depend upon the nature of the illnesses and injuries...
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Rescuing an Unconscious Casualty from Open Water – Part 7

Accompanied Rescue This is a water based contact rescue which requires the rescuer turning the casualty before they can tow them to safety. The rescuer must be a competent swimmer and be able to tread water if the rescue is...
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HEALTH & SAFETY LAW

HEALTH & SAFETY LAW The Health & Safety at Work Act came into force in 1974 and covers everyone at work (apart from persons attending domestic premises). The Act makes it clear that EVERYONE has a part to play in...
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 6

Accompanied Rescue This is a water-based non-contact rescue, providing the casualty with a buoyant aid to help them to swim (or wade) to safety. This is a RED SKILL because it requires the rescuer to enter the water, and get...
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RESCUING A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY FROM OPEN WATER – Part 5

Watercraft Rescue A Watercraft based, non-contact, indirect-contact or direct-contact rescue. This requires a rescuer to enter, or go onto the water with a watercraft, and either reach into or enter the contact zone by boat, surfboard, paddleboard, motorboat etc. (more…)
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