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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    The Importance Of Planning

    The Importance Of Planning “Planning and implementing” are the subjects of Element 4 of the NEBOSH General Certificate and they form steps one (Plan) and two (Do) of the PDCA cycle (steps three and four being Check and Act). But I often get asked exactly what plan and do actually mean. Managing health and safety is generally described as a ‘systematic’ operation, and this is why eyes often begin to glaze over; surely we’ve already done the planning bit by putting together a policy statement and all the supporting bumph. You reckon? What we should have in place is a plan that lets us identify the health and safety requirements,…

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    Health & Safety

    BoSD Vs Negligence

    In the UK, as in many jurisdictions, there exists the Civil Law concept of individuals seeking compensation for injuries caused (at least partly) by others. In terms of health and safety at work, the typical scenario is when an employee is injured due to work activity controlled by the employer. There are several types of legal action for compensation open to the injured employee. They will usually at least pursue an action for Negligence. However, if the injury was in some way connected with a breach of a statutory duty (i.e. imposed by legislation) by the employer, then a second avenue may be possible. This, as you might have guessed, goes…

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    News, Updates & Events

    Sunbeds Regulation Act 2010

    It may have escaped your notice but the UK has a law about Sunbeds – the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010. I know laying in the Sun is a complete mystery for half the world (the half that actually has Sunny days) but to the other half, it’s perfectly understandable. I will let you guess which half the of the world the UK resides. It turns out that a little bit of sun is quite good for you but too much Sun is harmful (that’s probably why we say ‘too much’). Now we all know that launching yourself at the Sun is probably harmful – I mean, it’s rather hot for…