PRINCIPLES AND HIERARCHY OF CONTROL
Nov04

PRINCIPLES AND HIERARCHY OF CONTROL

The control of risks is necessary to prevent accidents and ill health and may be required by legislation. To enable this to be done, risk assessments are carried out and then suitable control measures are implemented to deal with the risks. This is a requirement of safety management systems. GNERAL PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION A recommended hierarchy of the general principles of prevention is: Avoid risks (e.g. do work different way)...

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Management of Contractors
Apr09

Management of Contractors

Anyone entering premises for the purposes of carrying out specialized work for the client, owner or occupier must be regarded as a ‘Contractor’ to whom duties are owned, including such people as caterers, window cleaners, agency staff, equipment repairers and servicers. Financial pressures, whether real or perceived, are nearly always present and the acceptance of the lowest bid in competitive tendering is often at the expense of...

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Health and Safety Policy
Feb03

Health and Safety Policy

The purpose of a safety policy is to: Set out management’s commitment to safety Set out the organisation and arrangements for controlling work related hazards Protect people from injury and occupational ill health Comply with legal requirements and avoid prosecution Manage health and safety on a cost effective basis The policy should also be reviewed on a regular basis. In the case of employers engaged in a number of different...

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