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What are some of the outcomes for not complying with Health & Safety legislation?

Businesses and individuals that do not comply with Health & Safety legislation c...


Who normally has responsibility for inspecting a piece of machinery with the SG World inspection pads?

The driver or operator of the machine would normally have responsibility for ins...

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Where can I find published best practices for Health and Safety?

Published best practices for Health & Safety can be found on the HSE website. -...

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What legislation says equipment must be maintained and in good repair?

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

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What legislation specifies how often a scaffold should be inspected?

The Working at Heights Regulations 2005 specifies how often a scaffold should be...


What health and safety regulations cover lifting equipment?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

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How often do fork lift trucks need to have an official inspection (called a Thorough Examination)?

By law, all fork lift trucks have to receive a Thorough Examination either every...

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What is the most recently published average fine for health and safety related convictions in the workplace?

As of 2011/12 the average fine for Health & Safety related convictions is &pound...

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What does PPE stand for?

PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment.


What legislation states that employers have to provide Health & Safety instruction to any non-employees on site?

The Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety Work R...

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Is a risk assessment a legal requirement?

Yes, a risk assessment is a legal requirement for carrying out work according to...

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At what size would a company be legally required to document a risk assessment?

Companies which employ five or more people must document the risk assessments th...

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What does documenting a risk assessment entail?

Documenting a risk assessment means to write down the risk assessment and store...

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What does “competent” mean with regards to Health & Safety and equipment inspection?

The term competent is used to describe a person who has qualifications or traini...


What are the benefits of using SG World’s Incident Reporting system?

Schools can benefit from using our Incident Reporting system because it allows s...

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