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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    their own way but the following are some general guidelines that just may make the difference between a referral and a pass with flying colours Read more NEBOSH General Exam Tips Print Email Details Written by Phil Published 15 September 2013 Tweet ARRIVE ON TIME AND RELAXED Don t rush into the exam room with minutes to spare Make sure you have had a good nights rest eaten well and don t have a hangover BE PREPARED The old scouts motto Don t turn up with one dodgy biro It WILL run out before you get your name on the paper GET A GOOD POSITION IN THE EXAM ROOM Don t grab a seat too close to the heaters halfway through the exam you will wish you had picked somewhere cooler Similarly seats by the window can be too hot or cause glare in the summer too cold in the winter and cause distractions Get a comfortable table with good lighting Read more HSfB in the Beginning Print Email Details Written by John Johnston Founder Published 15 September 2013 Tweet Ever wondered how Health and Safety for Beginners started If you have here s the story from our founder John Johnston i e me After suffering a back injury at work in 2002 where I slipped two discs lifting heavy machinery parts I spent the next 2 ½ years virtually housebound living on Incapacity Benefit Naturally this placed incredible strain on home life for my wife and young daughter two years old at the time not only in monetary terms but simple things like going shopping visiting friends and family pulling up socks or even lifting a full kettle All the things many people take for granted The hardest part of these years was not being able to lift carry

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=15 (2016-02-17)
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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    tell you first hand that they are serious about this I dared to walk through the gates of a building site in Glasgow one day to deliver a new photocopier part to the offices just inside the gate when I was accosted by a brusque foreman type who insisted that I should turn back because I didn t have a hard hat on or hi viz or even toe tectors They don t go well with the suit and I m just going there to fix the office photocopier I explained in my normal jovial manner pointing to the portacabins about three metres away Doesn t matter it s a blanket policy I was informed by the very efficient chap Read more Visitor Signing In Requirements Print Email Details Written by Kevlarion Published 15 September 2013 Tweet Back in the day when I something of a technical type I had occassion to visit lots of offices warehouses cash and carries and factories to fix various pieces of broken equipment Now I had ten calls to do a day and I often covered 300 miles in the process so I didn t have time to hang around at the customer s premesis and I was well aquainted with the work I was to do and the environment I would have to do it in since I did this sort of work all the time so a broken till meant out on the retail floor a dodgy photocopier was generally in an office I m sure you get the idea So one day I turn up with a replacement printer for a till in one of the larger cash and carries in Hillington near Glasgow I get the printer onto my trolley keeping manual handling to a minimum it was one of those huge laser printers and nip into customer service to find out which till needs fixing Oh it s this one but you need to go and sign in at the desk at the employee s entrance Read more but it s never happened before Print Email Details Written by Jack Published 15 September 2013 Tweet I often hear people trying to justify why they haven t assessed a hazard properly by using that old chestnut it s never happened before My usual response is that may be true but it doesn t make it right However since finding this quote I like to bring this one up When anyone asks how I can best describe my experience in nearly 40 years I merely say uneventful Of course there have been winter gales and storms and fog the like but in all my experience I have never been in any accident of any sort worth speaking about I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort You see I am not very good material for a story Captain Smith Commander of Titanic Ladder

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=20 (2016-02-17)
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    try to give a perfect answer to a mock exam question Volunteers are involved in collecting bags of books clothes and other donated goods from householders The bags are loaded into vans for delivery to a chain of charity shops Explain how the charity should assess the risks to the charity workers identifying the particular issues that would need to be considered at each stage of the assessment NEBOSH Diploma Part One June 2003 First things first look at the action verbs You are being asked to explain how the problem should be assessed and identify the particular issues at key stages Re read the question now and underline your key signposts Read more A Potted Guide to Taking NEBOSH Exams Print Email Details Written by Jack Published 15 September 2013 Tweet Introduction It s a well known fact in health safety that NEBOSH exams are tough but that s not to say they are impossible The guidance that follows is intended to give you some final key pointers for the big day and coupled with a comprehensive study and revision programme should get you through just fine Action Verbs Take note of the action verb at the start of each question As a general rule if a question asks you to Identify state or list then a simple list will do If however the question asks for outline describe or explain then your answer should be in sentences preferably with an example to illustrate Read the Question The clue is in the question However simple it may seem make sure you read the question properly maybe even underlining key points you can write on your question papers It is imperative that you answer the question that has been set not the one you wish had been set Read more

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    the most understated colleague in any office Read more What would happen if the Battle of Trafalgar was in 2009 Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Admiral Nelson Order the signal Hardy Captain Hardy Aye aye sir Nelson Hold on that s not what I dictated to Flags What s the meaning of this Hardy Sorry sir Read more Hard Hat Exemption Certificate Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Exemption certificate for persons working in mandatory safety helmet areas The company is pleased to announce that it has discovered a little known scheme where a person can be exempted from the wearing of a safety helmet A person exempted under this scheme will designated as a Hard Head A person who thinks that they can work safely in a designated hard hat area without wearing one can apply for an exemption certificate Read more Common Sense Regulation Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Lord Young and his review of health and safety law in the UK is unlikely to be of any particular use to anyone except of course lawyers and judges who will have all the updates to interpret and argue in court at the tax payer s expense no doubt since most of our regulation now comes from European legislation a tory idea so unlikely to change and the government is required to implement it Unless that is we change our relationship with Europe but UKIP didn t win the election Read more Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend Common Sense Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend Common Sense who

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=30 (2016-02-17)
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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    day but chose to look the other way Now every time I see his wife I know I should have saved his life I see his kids and feel so sad They cry at night They ve lost their Dad That guilt is something I must bear but isn t something you need share If you see a risk that others take that puts their health or life at stake The question asked or things you say could help them live another day If YOU see a risk and walk away then hope YOU never have to say I could have saved a life today but chose to look the other way Not sure who the author is if you know please let us know Diabetics in the Workplace Hypos Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Diabetics in the Workplace Hypos Kindly submitted by one of our knowledgeable members jonsi Around 4 5 of the UK workforce have Diabetes either Type 1 or Type 2 that s around 1 3 million people Diabetes is a chronic condition that means it s there for the long term and it affects their life It can t yet be cured it never goes away even if the sufferer isn t taking medication and it can when it s got a mind to be a horrible nasty sneaky mean condition that can affect the sufferer s life in many different ways The most obvious concern in a workplace is Are people with Diabetes more at risk at work than everyone else Read more Demotivated then read this Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet Just in case you are having a bad day you know Why should I bother when nobody else is

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=35 (2016-02-17)
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    precautions that should be taken For example most people would consider it common sense not to inhale poisonous fumes in the knowledge that it could give them cancer and other adverse health effects but people still smoke tobacco which they take from packets which state in large type Smoking Kills so that particular sense is not common to them Read more HSfB Tips The Six Pack Regulations Print Email Details Written by Sandra Johnston Published 01 September 2013 Tweet A quick reminder of the Six Pack Regulations for your NEBOSH General Certificate Management of Health and Safety at Work Regs 1999 MHSWR Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regs 1992 WHSWR Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 DSE Regs Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 PPE Regs Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 MHOR Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 PUWER For your interest the HSE has published a timeline of HSE regulations starting from the 1800s Check the dates though some of these regulations have been revoked or revised http www hse gov uk aboutus timeline index htm Check this out for a potted guide to the NGC1 Management Paper LINK Top 10 Safe Driving Tips

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=40 (2016-02-17)
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  • John Johnston
    Founder Bo ness West Lothian United Kingdom http www healthandsafetytips co uk Contact Form Send an Email All fields with an asterisk are required Name Email Subject Message Captcha Send Email Links SafetyJobsOnline com LinkedIn Facebook Twitter hsfb Google for John Articles Learn the 5 Core NEBOSH Certificate Case Laws The Powers of Health and Safety Executive Inspectors NEBOSH Exams Essential Action Verbs Eight Principles of Good Practice for COSHH Exam Tip Take Your Personal Advisors with you Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NEBOSH A1 Management Paper Passing NEBOSH Diploma Exams NEBOSH General Exam Tips HSfB in the Beginning The Commitment to Health and Safety Safety at Home and Work Blanket Policies Visitor Signing In Requirements but it s never happened before Ladder Injury Statistics Infographic Ladders Direct Ladders Direct Health and Safety at Work Who s responsible NEBOSH Exam Worked Example A Potted Guide to Taking NEBOSH Exams 10 Tips for Sitting NEBOSH Exams Prize Draw Having a Break for 2013 Profile Miscellaneous Information Health and safety nutter who loves to run and give stuff away Please note HSfB doesn t publish infographics or tailored blog content from agencies so please don t send these requests

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