Minerva Health and Safety Blog

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Being Aware Of Asbestos

Asbestos was widely used in construction & other industries until the late 1990s. As it is now banned in the UK, it’s important to be aware of when working on buildings and vital to have the correct paperwork to be able to work with the hazardous substance.

Working From Home

During the past year, the world has been shaken by a world pandemic – COVID-19. This has forced a change of dynamics in the workplace: remote communication tools quickly provided solutions and truly changed the ways and workings of a traditional office.

Construction Phase Plans – What Are They?

Everyone within the construction industry is required by The CDM 2015 to carry out jobs that actively reduce the risk to everyone’s health and safety. What exactly are Construction Phase Plans?

What is a Competent Person?

In the UK, several competent person schemes were implemented in the building sector between the years 2002 to 2010. This allowed builders and workers to self assess their work against health and safety regulations. This begs the question: What is a Competent Person?

What Is A Risk Assessment & Why Is It Important?

In order to protect the people in a workplace or environment under your control, it is important to have a comprehensive risk assessment. In this article, learn what a Risk Assessment is and why it is important.

What is COSHH?

You may have come across the term COSHH and depending on your industry, you may know it is an important procedure for health and safety. What do you need to do as a company to ensure you are operating safely? Find out everything you need to know about COSHH.

What is Manual Handling?

Whether we are aware of it or not, manual handling is part of our everyday lives, whether at work or at home. Using the correct techniques to move heavy things is crucial to prevent injuries. Learn more about Manual Handling by reading the article below.
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