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December 24, 2020

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Top-10 downloads

Top-10 SHP downloads of 2020

Find out what have been the most popular pieces of downloadable content this year, and catch up on any that you might have missed.

1. SHP health & safety legislation update eBook

October 2020 Legislation eBookPublished in October, this resource covered the latest coronavirus legislation, Brexit, Grenfell, Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, environment and much more…

The coronavirus pandemic brought unprecedented challenges for people, businesses and societies worldwide. Recently imposed restrictions to daily life have forced us to quickly adopt different ways of working, learning and connecting with each other.

As more workplaces re-open across the UK, one of the most important steps for businesses to take is to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment to ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors. It is vital that employers can confidently manage and reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19, and indeed the transmission of the virus. A comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment will go a long way in reassuring anxious employees about their safety and health when returning to the workplace.

2. Home working: A Barbour guide

This guide includes:

  • Legal requirements;
  • Benefits of working from home;
  • Successful working from home;
  • Pitfalls of working from home;
  • Managing home workers;
  • Arrangements for securing health & safety at home;

3. Driver safety eBook

This eBook includes:

  • The danger of the roads;
  • Comparing road safety in the UK to the rest of Europe;
  • Decreasing risk: Avoiding accidents;
  • Road safety best practice;
  • What is fleet risk?
  • Managing work-related road safety.

4. COVID-19 construction site risk assessment template

This assessment covers all activities in relation to construction work. It focuses on the required control measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

5. Hazardous substances legislation update eBook

  • Key developments in hazardous substance management in 2018/19;
  • The HSE’s focus areas for 2020;
  • A review of the latest revisions to legislation and upcoming inspections;
  • Guidance on what you need to do to prepare for Brexit;
  • How to successfully deliver your COSHH strategy to ensure your workforce ‘Go Home Healthy’.

6. Barbour download: Guide to working at height

This guide contains:

  • Duties of persons in control of work at height;
  • Duties of persons undertaking work at height;
  • General controls when working at height;
  • Method statement for work at height;
  • Selection of a means of access;
  • Working platforms;
  • Guardrails and toeboards;
  • Ladders;
  • Mobile work platforms;
  • Suspended access equipment;
  • Personal suspension equipment
  • and, Inspection of fall arrest equipment.

7. Return-To-Work: A template for a COVID-19 Business Preparedness Plan

This plan contains:

  • Ceating a Return-to-Work Preparedness Plan;
  • Your COVID-19 Preparedness Plan editable template;
  • Screening and Policies for Employees Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms;
  • Handwashing;
  • Respiratory Etiquette: Cover your Cough or Sneeze;
  • Social Distancing;
  • Housekeeping;
  • Communications and Training;
  • Useful Sources.

8. Business continuity: A Barbour guide

This guide contains:

  • Legal Requirements;
  • Business Impact Assessment;
  • The Business Continuity Plan;
  • Key Actions;
  • Case studies;
  • Further Information and References.

9. Growing safety engagement in your workplace

This guide contains:

  • What is – and is not – engagement?
  • Barriers to engagement;
  • Growing employee engagement in health and safety;
  • Using technology to drive engagement.

10. Statutory inspections during COVID-19 – Director’s briefing

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a range of challenges for businesses with many restrictions on normal operations. This may include difficulty of getting support from contractors in carrying out statutory inspections, examinations and test of plant and equipment or the need to close premises.

Access health and safety technical education

Stay aware of the latest developments, key legislation and most important regulations in health and safety with free, exclusive Barbour guides. Barbour works alongside SHP and Safety & Health Expo to provide specialist guides and education to health and safety professionals; the most up-to-date guidance in the industry is available here.

Visit the Barbour website to learn more about the technical guides and eBooks available from Barbour.

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