So, I’m the Health and Safety Lead… Now what?

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Whatever you decide to do either outsourcing or keeping your health and safety in house you have a legal duty to ensure that you have competent Health and Safety support. As an employer you must ensure that people are safe which include staff, contractors and the general public during the employers business activities, and that all employees have a proportionate level of health and safety understanding. Organisations have a legal duty to provide competent health and safety support The ever-changing legislation is wide-ranging and industry-specific. Your health and safety ‘competent person’ has a challenging role, so there are many benefits of outsourcing the support. Are you aware of the challenges of managing health and safety in-house 1. Making sense and keeping up with the ever evolving HSE legislation and regulations…
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Jr Marketing Assistant (kickstart Placement)

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Job Placement summary We are super excited to be expanding our team, if you are between 16 and 24 and in recept of universal credit this is a great gateway into the marketing industry. 25 hour per week (possibly extra hours offered) Hourly Rate of Pay = NMW to start You will be assisting the team with marketing our online software solution. This will include being involved in Social media, Email Marketing as well as basic website editing. Key Responsibilities: Updating our Social Media Accounts Assisting in blog creation Assisting in basic Search Engine Campaigns Basic Website editing and maintenance Essential skills, experience and qualifications You must have a great eye for detail and above all things be willing to learn new skills while gaining hands on experience.  Working pattern…
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Why is Legionnaires’ Disease a risk when I re-open my business?

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Why is Legionnaires' Disease a risk when I re-open my business? Legionella bacteria in ideal conditions will grow, if you put legionella on an agar plate and incubate it for 7 – 10 days with a temperature range of between 20˚C and 50˚C, a colony will form of millions of bacteria that you will be able to see. What is Legionnaires' disease? Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. How do You usually get it? By breathing in mist from water that contains the bacteria. Where will I find it? Legionella are relatively resistant to standard water disinfection procedures and, can occur in portable water (safe to drink; drinkable). Legionella bacteria have been found in water distribution systems of: Hospitals, Hotels, Clubs, Public buildings, Homes, Factories. The Health & Safety Executive's HSG274 Legionnaires' Disease: states that storage tanks, water heaters, pipework…
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Self-assessment for Health and Safety in small businesses

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Do you shudder when you hear the phrase Health and Safety? For many the very idea immediately brings with it feelings of anxiety and fear. Not only does the responsibility weigh heavy on the mind of most business owners, but the seeming minefield of dos and don’ts often feels much too difficult to traverse. However, it really does not need to be such a heavy burden. It can be broken down into small manageable chunks which are easy to navigate, with the end result being a clear, conscience plan and peace of mind that you have done all you can to ensure the safety of your employees. Did you know that in 2017/18, 1.4 million working people in Great Britain suffered from a work related illness and 147 workers were…
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