CSCS Test Revision

Working with Dust

Working with Dust

When on-site, excellent health and safety practices are a must. Without properly carrying out health and safety protocol, you could be putting yourself and your colleagues at risk, both legally and physically. This risk also applies to your employer, who will shoulder heavy legal sanctions if found to be lax with health and safety. Injuries […]

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Working with Asbestos

Working with Asbestos

Originally a staple material in the building industry, asbestos has been used in building work and other applications since the late 19th century due to various desirable physical characteristics, though its properties have been used in various applications by humans for the last 4500 years. In the present day, use of asbestos is limited or […]

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CSCS Revision on PPE

CSCS Revision on PPE

The term Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) refers to the range of equipment and clothing that is designed to offer workers protection from various risks to health and injury while at work. Some examples of commonly used PPE in the construction industry are hard hats, safety gloves and footwear, eye and ear protection and high visibility […]

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What is a Risk Assessment

What is a Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are used by millions of people across the UK everyday to help reduce the risk of workplace injuries but what is a risk assessment? Put simply a risk assessment is a detailed analysis of hazards that can develop when performing a task at work; its main purpose is to reduce workplace accidents by […]

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CSCS Working at Heights Revision

CSCS Working at Heights Revision

This CSCS working at heights revision section will highlight some of the main responsibilities and measures your employer has to undertake to ensure that you are protected while working at height, it’s also important to understand that it’s not only your employer’s responsibility to ensure your safety but yours as well by ensuring you follow […]

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Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

Importance of Manual Handling Training Manual handling training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of health and safety training in many companies across the UK today, the fact is quite a large number of recorded workplace accidents are due to workers getting injured while lifting or carrying heavy objects, accidents which could […]

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What is COSHH

What is COSHH

Understanding What is COSHH and it’s importance The term COSHH means Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, it’s a well known health and safety law that was introduced to reduce the risk of employers and employees being exposed to hazardous chemicals and substances in the workplace by implementing strict and specific guidelines for everyone to […]

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CSCS Revision Notes on Weil’s Disease

CSCS Revision Notes on Weil’s Disease

CSCS Revision Notes on Weil’s Disease Weil’s disease and Leptospirosis are two terms you’re likely to come across when taking the CSCS test. This disease is well known for taking the lives of quite a number of construction workers in the UK and around the world. But what exactly is weil’s disease? Here I will […]

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Health and Safety Signs

Health and Safety Signs

Health and Safety signs and meanings Health and safety signs are used to provide visual aids in almost every working environment today, these safety signs come in all different shapes, colours and sizes and each has a specific safety rule or procedure attached to it. Understanding the different health and safety signs whether it be […]

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Health and Safety Revision – Fire Extinguisher Types

Health and Safety Revision – Fire Extinguisher Types

Fire extinguishers are a key CSCS Health and Safety revision topic This health and safety revision section is based on the different types of fire extinguishers, passing the CSCS test requires you to have a good grasp of a wide variety of health and safety topics. This includes fire extinguishers, the different types of fire […]

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