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Content library update: cutting roof tiles

March 29, 2017

When cutting roof tiles, workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).  This dust, if breathed in, causes severe lung diseases such as silicosis. Previously HSE allowed valley tiles to be cut using hand held power tools without wet dust suppression systems, which would introduce additional safety hazards, such as slips. Working in partnership, the HSE and […]

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Introducing Digital Signatures

March 26, 2017

Today, we’re excited to announce the official launch of Digital Signatures. Until now, getting acknowledgement that the workforce have read a RAMS document has been a manual process; print the document, get the signatures with a pen and paper, then store the physical copy somewhere safe. But what happens when the document is updated? How […]

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Introducing our latest feature: Custom Risk Matrix

March 22, 2017

Our goal is to provide customers of all sizes with a platform that perfectly fits the way they want to work. Until now, HANDS HQ has solely utilised an industry-standard, 5×5 risk matrix, which works perfectly for 95% of businesses, but some of our larger customers have more complex requirements. As a result, we’re excited […]

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More comprehensive, yet more concise COSHH

February 23, 2017

We’ve listened to your feedback that whilst our COSHH assessments look great, they can get a bit long, and so we’ve revamped the layout. Now, most COSHH assessments fit on one page, greatly reducing the length of your document. We’ve also taken this opportunity to make our COSHH assessments more comprehensive too, by including some new, editable […]

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HANDS HQ helps Crown Highways create professional looking RAMS in half the time

January 17, 2017

We are excited to announce Crown Highways have joined us as a customer! Crown Highways are specialists in motorway technology, including detection, motorway communications, lighting, signs, civils and cabling. Mike Dale, General Manager of Crown Highways had this to say about his experience so far: ‘The new HANDS HQ software makes all our risk assessments […]

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New feature: Copy and paste from Excel!

November 23, 2016

Just a quick update, but thought we’d let you know about a nifty new feature! We know many of you use Excel or Google Sheets for things such as vibration and noise calculations and need to get that information in to your method statement. Now, you can copy and paste from your Excel document directly […]

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HANDS HQ reviewed in latest issue of Health and Safety at Work magazine

September 21, 2016

    HANDS HQ software has been given an amazing review by the Health and Safety at Work magazine, earning a perfect score for ease of use. Established in 1978, when the health and safety world was just beginning to learn the implications of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Health and Safety at Work […]

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Content library update: Thermal and chemical disinfection to hot and cold water systems

September 15, 2016

Thermal and chemical disinfection   We’ve updated the plumbing trade to now include thermal and chemical disinfection for your hot and cold water systems.   The risks included some information surrounding legionella disease, but you may need to create a separate legionella risk assessment before undertaking any work if it is deemed high risk. You […]

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Content library update: MEWP delivery to and collection from site

September 5, 2016

MEWP delivery and collection   We’ve updated the MEWP risk assessment to include more robust control measures related to delivery and collection of your MEWPs.     This was also inline with the latest sentencing of a director to 12 months jail who didn’t effectively train or put in place a safe system of work […]

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Visit HANDS HQ at UK Construction Week

August 31, 2016

UK’s No.1 health and safety app , HANDS HQ, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Build Show on stand B3/421, as part of UK Construction Week, taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 18 – 20 October 2016.   HANDS HQ will be on hand to demonstrate the many new features of […]

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