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Product update: showing a risk assessment has been edited

July 17, 2018

To give users and reviewers a quick overview of how task-specific a project might be, HANDS HQ now indicates which risk assessments have been edited. On the risk assessment step of a project, the button next to the corresponding risk assessment will change to ‘Edited’ to reflect that it has been updated.

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Introducing Risk Register: the definitive place to manage your organisation’s risk assessments

July 16, 2018

At HANDS HQ we focus on making the risk assessment process painless. Over the past five years, we have frequently heard that there is a disconnect between the health & safety teams creating and maintaining master risk assessments and the project teams who continue to use old versions, regardless of the fact they’re out of […]

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Product update: changing the name of a risk assessment

July 13, 2018

The latest update to the HANDS HQ product is the ability to edit the name of a risk assessment within a project, giving you more control over your final document. Simply click the ‘Edit’ button on the risk assessment you want to change, then click the underlined risk assessment name in the header and make […]

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Certifications abound at HANDS HQ!

July 5, 2018

Over the past few months at HANDS HQ, the team has not only been launching class-leading developments to our platform, including Risk Register and Digital in-person signatures, we have also been working behind the scenes to ensure our business itself is world-class. We are pleased to announce the successful completion of three initiatives we’ve been […]

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New feature: Digital in-person signatures

May 14, 2018

For many of our customers, getting personnel sign-off on RAMS is an essential part of their workflow, providing evidence the workforce has seen and accepted the safe system of work. But, for many, this process can be laborious. Often, RAMS will have to be printed out and taken to site to obtain all the signatures […]

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Check out our new features at the Health & Safety Event – NEC this week!

April 9, 2018

This week (Tues 10th – Thurs 12th) we’ll be at the Health & Safety Event in Birmingham, stand HS141 and would love for you to stop by! We have some exciting new features we’ll be showing off: New Features Risk assessment register Manage your own risk assessment library and create an audit trail/review process for all your […]

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Meet HANDS HQ at the Health and Safety Conference 2017: Creating a safer workplace in Manchester

November 11, 2017

  UK’s No.1 health and safety app , HANDS HQ, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Health and Safety Conference 2017 in Manchester, taking place Thursday, 16th November 2017. Join us for the Health and Safety Conference 2017 where leading experts will explain how to create a culture of safety in the workplace. […]

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Mental Health is a key issue for construction workers

September 26, 2017

When HR services provider Randstad conducted a survey of 3,400 construction workers, 73% of respondents said they felt their employers didn’t recognise the early signs of mental health issues. Randstad also discovered that a quarter of construction workers are considering leaving the industry within the next twelve months due to poor mental health. These figures […]

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Construction Site Risks

Why do construction workers take risks?

September 19, 2017

Despite the many risk assessments and disciplinary procedures prevalent in the construction industry, workers continue to risk their health and safety on-site. If workplace safety is governed by employee behaviour, it’s interesting to consider why people take these risks. Lack of awareness and poor communication A study published in Health & Safety Practitioner magazine revealed […]

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Meet HANDS HQ at the Manchester Health and Safety North Expo

September 13, 2017

  UK’s No.1 health and safety app , HANDS HQ, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Health and Safety North expo in Manchester, taking place between 10th – 11th October 2017. HANDS HQ will be on hand to demonstrate the many new features of the app including the new construction phase plan update that many of […]

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