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  • Electricity at Work

    Electricity at Work

    Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property. Every year many accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury. For example, shocks from faulty equipment. Those using or working with electricity may not be the only ones at risk, poor electrical installations and faulty electrical appliances can lead to fire. Most of these accidents can be avoided by careful planning and straightforward precautions....

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  • Health & Safety Rules

    Health & Safety Rules

    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. Does your business know it and follow it? We can help you gain a complete understanding and implement it in your organisation....

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  • Display Screen Equipment

    Display Screen Equipment

    These assessments aim to protect the health of people who work with Display Screen Equipment (DSE). It has become one of the most common kinds of equipment used at work. DSE is a device or equipment that has an alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved; it includes both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other similar devices....

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  • PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)

    PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)

    These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not....

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  • Accident Reporting

    Accident Reporting

    Close / near misses or minor injury’s / accidents need to be reported and documented and if serious enough have to be reported as per R.I.D.D.O.R (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) do you know what’s involved, is your paper work relevant and report procedures relevant and up to date?...

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  • Health & Safety Policies

    Health & Safety Policies

    These policies describe how you will manage health and safety within your business. Informing your staff and others about your commitment to health and safety, this will be your very own, bespoke health and safety policy. It should clearly say who does what, when and how and ensures that your organisation’s policies are current and cover all areas....

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  • Fire Marshal Training

    Fire Marshal Training

    Fire Marshals have the responsibility of controlling evacuation in emergencies. Fire drills are a huge part of evacuating the building in the event of an emergency. Does your fire marshal and all staff know their responsibilities and procedures? Have they practiced and are they efficient in evacuation procedures? If the answer is no, call Acton today....

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  • Risk Assessments

    Risk Assessments

    As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent accidents. This is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law to carry out....

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  • Fire Safety Procedures

    Fire Safety Procedures

    Good fire procedures can help to prevent fire from starting or spreading and can help reduce the chance of injury, have you got good procedures in place and are they relevant which cover all areas? Are your staff trained on procedure in case of an emergency? Do you have a fire marshal and fire drills?...

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  • Manual Handling

    Manual Handling

    As an employer you need to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks including activities such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. Acton can help with both training procedures and management, which can vastly reduce sick leave and extended absences....

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  • Method Statements

    Method Statements

    A work method statement, sometimes called a "safe system of work", is a document that details the way a work task or process is to be completed. Acton can help you develop a method statement that will outline any hazards involved and include a step by step guide on how to do the job safely....

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  • Fork Lift Procedures

    Fork Lift Procedures

    Procedures to ensure that people have received basic training before they are allowed to operate certain types of fork lift truck – more so if they only operate the equipment occasionally. This also provides detailed guidance about how they can meet the required standard also maintain and record efficiently....

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  • Prohibition/Improvement etc. Notices Development and Correction

    Prohibition/Improvement etc. Notices Development and Correction

    A HSE officer can give you different types of notices if you receive one you have a limited time to react and sort out the problem at Acton we can help put things right to improve what’s required or give advice on what to do....

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  • COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health)

    COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health)

    Control of Substances Hazardous to Health better known as C.O.S.H.H is the proper storage maintenance and documentation of chemicals, are you doing this and following the correct procedure?...

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  • Safe Working Practices

    Safe Working Practices

    Safe work procedures are directions on how work is to be carried out safely. They identify hazards and clarify what must be done to eliminate or minimize risks. For example, you may need to develop procedures; ie from trips or falls to disposing of hot oil....

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  • 24 hour Help Line

    24 hour Help Line

    Has something gone wrong? Have you got a question you can’t answer and need help? Acton’s 24 hour help line will help you sort any health and safety or fire safety situation you may have, no matter the time of day or night....

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  • Fire Safety Risk Assessments

    Fire Safety Risk Assessments

    Is your building fire risk assessed? is it as safe as possible for both you and your staff? And are your fire exit’s clearly marked with planned routes?...

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  • Permits To Work

    Permits To Work

    Permits to work refers to systems required to control work such as maintenance activities in chemical plants and to help prevent a major accident. Also working at heights, confined spaces and hot works....

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  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

    PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

    PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. Do you use the right equipment are you’re staff protected in the best way possible?...

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  • Security Advice To Reduce Arson

    Security Advice To Reduce Arson

    Arson is a big problem for small and medium sized businesses. Security is expensive but with a few small changes the risk can be dramatically reduced....

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