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Dynamic Risk Assessment

Dynamic risk assessment may be defined as the continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risk, taking action to eliminate or reduce risk, and reviewing as circumstances change. Dynamic risk assessment should be used when: An unusual situation exists not foreseen in the existing risk assessments A rapidly changing or emergency situation exists where risk may …

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Cold Water Swimming

Just a quick reminder for those who plan to continue swimming in the great outdoors over the winter months. Coldwater swimming is generally defined as swimming in waters below 15 degrees C. Some tips to stay safe when swimming in cold water: Plan ahead. Know the likely water temperature and your own capabilities. If you …

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IS 10101 – Timeline for New Electrical Wiring Rules

I.S. 10101:2020 The NSAI published the 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations, IS 10101:2020 on 6 March 2020. This replaced the 4th Edition, ET 101:2008. Enforcement of compliance will be introduced after a transition period of 28 months, which commenced in April of 2020.  This was extended from the initial period of 24 months due to …

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ISO 26000 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, was developed by ISO to provide organisations with tools to improve Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and contribute to sustainability in alignment with the UN Sustainability Goals. In addition to ISO 26000, there are standards that support each of the UN SDGs. These include ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance,  …

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Have You Reviewed Your Stress, Bullying and Harassment Risk Assessments in Light of a Global Pandemic?

Psycho-Social Hazards in a Global Pandemic Most organisations will by now have a Covid-19 pandemic risk assessment and a plan for working during the pandemic. Hazards which were relatively easy to identify and control when employees were under the same roof or at least meeting regularly are less visible and controllable now. It is worth …

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ISO 45001 Migration from OHSAS 18001

ISO 45001 Certification – migration from OHSAS 18001   NSAI Migration Policy The NSAI Migration Policy sets out specific timelines and options for certification to ISO 45001:2018 for existing OHSAS 18001 certified organisations. ISO 45001 replaces the OHSAS standard and puts Occupational Health and Safety at the same level of international recognition as the Quality …

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