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We are currently offering a selection of free template documents to download. We also offer free user guides to enable you to write your own documents.

If you would like an example document that has already been filled in please click here, or call us on 0114 244 44 61 to see how we can help with your documentation.

method statement template

How do I write a Method Statement?

Use our Method Statement writing guide

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risk assessment template

How do I write a Risk Assessment?

Free Risk Assessment writing guide.

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coshh assessment template

How do I write a COSHH Assessment?

Free COSHH Assessment writing guide.

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what is a health and safety policy

How do I write a Health & Safety Policy

Free instructions for writing your Health & Safety policy

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SMAS Accreditation

SMAS Accreditation

Quickly and easily demonstrate your high level of health and safety competence to clients.

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construction phase plan template

Download our free CDM Document

CDM Advice and Free CDM Document Download

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free employment contract template

Download a free Employment Contract

Get a free contract from EL Direct Ltd, HS Direct Ltd's Employment Law sister company.

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toolbox talk template

Download a free Toolbox Talk Template

Get free Toolbox Talk Template from HS Direct Ltd.

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Health and Safety Consultants Manchester

Health and Safety Consultants Manchester

Do you require health and safety consultancy in greater Manchester area? If so

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Working in the Sun - Health and Safety

Working in the Sun

NHS England launched initiative to combat skin cancer

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Electrical Safety - Health and Safety

Electrical Safety

If you’re regularly working with electricity or electrical equipment, you should be aware of

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Noise at Work - Health and Safety

Noise at Work

Hearing damage can be permanent and can hinder the lives of those

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Respiratory Protective Equipment - Health & Safety

Respiratory Protective Equipment

What is Respiratory Protective Equipment

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Working at height - Health & Safety

Working at Height

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of major injuries and fatalities

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Health and safety training - Health & Safety

Health & Safety Training

Have you ever wondered why we need to do health and safety training

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Constructionline - Health & Safety

Constructionline - Three Levels

Have you ever wondered why we need to do health and safety training

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Accidents in the workplace - Health & Safety

Accidents in the workplace

The main objective of accident, incidents, near missesreporting and investigation is to reduce

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HACCP - Health & Safety

HACCP

HACCP is an acronym for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. The system was developed in the 1960's by NASA

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5 steps to risk assessment - Health & Safety

5 steps to risk assessment

So, you've been asked to provide a risk assessment, but you're not 100% certain on what it is

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Asbestos Management - health & safety

Asbestos Management

Regulation 4 of The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 requires dutyholders to

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Carcinogens - Health and Safety

Carcinogens

Carcinogens are agents, which have been shown to cause cancer in humans and animals or are suspected of doing so

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Confined Spaces- Health & Safety

Confined Spaces

The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 define a confined space as: ‘any place, including any

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Driving at Work - Health & Safety

Driving at Work

Over 500 people are killed each year while driving for work reasons

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Fire Hazard - Health & Safety

Fire Hazards

Fire is a significant risk to any organisation. In order to have a fire you must have all three of the following conditions

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Legionella - Health & Safety

Legionella

Legionella is the abbreviated name for Legionella pneumophila bacteria that is responsible for the illness commonly known as

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Lone working - Health & Safety

Lone Working

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, and they can be found in many working environments

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Mental Health - Health & Safety

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental ill health affects one in six workers in the UK. Conditions range from stress and anxiety through to

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Migrant Workers - Health & Safety

Migrant Workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines a migrant worker as

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Office Safety - Health & Safety

Office Safety

Offices are generally low risk environments, but there still remains the potential for injury and ill health

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Packaging - Health & Safety

Packaging

Producer responsibility is an extension of the ‘polluter pays’ principle, which was one of the

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Shift Work - Health & Safety

Shift Working

There is no specific definition of shift work in law, but it is usually taken to mean a work activity scheduled outside standard daytime hours

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Work Equipment - Health & Safety

Work Equipment

approximately 10% of fatal injuries at work are caused by machinery

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Working in cold weather - Health & Safety

Working Safely in Cold Weather

Employers must be flexible during harsh weather conditions, such as snow and ice, and should not

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Bonfire and fireworks - Health & Safety

Bonfire & Firework Safety

Keep safe this bonfire with this free safety advice

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CHAS - Health & Safety

CHAS Accreditation

CHAS is a pre-approval scheme, which allows contractors to demonstrate to potential clients

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Safecontractor - Health & Safety

What is Safecontractor?

Safecontractor is an accreditation, which demonstrates to potential clients

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Free Health & Safety Advice - Health & Safety

Free Health & Safety advice from HS Direct Ltd

Get free safety advice from HS Direct Ltd.

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PPE - Health & Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

What is PPE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment which protects those using it against

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Constructionline - Health & Safety

Constructionline Explained

What is Constructionline? We get a lot of people calling us and asking about Constructionline

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Farming - Health * Safety

Farming and Agriculture

Farming and agriculture are still among the most dangerous industries to work in

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Vet Surgery - Health & Safety

Vet Surgeries

You're passionate about animals; we're passionate about health and safety

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Asbestos Awareness - Health & Safety

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos awareness training available in Sheffield, Bury, Manchester or online

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Document Writing - Health & Safety

Document Writing Service

One off Health & Safety document writing service

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IOSH - Health & Safety

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely course available in Sheffield, Bury and Manchester or online

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IOSH Safety - Health & Safety

IOSH Working Safely

IOSH Working Safely course available in Sheffield, Bury and Manchester or online

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Safecontractor Help - Health & Safety

Safecontractor Help

See how we can help you apply for Safecontractor accreditation

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SSIP - Health & Safety

SSIP Scheme

See how we can help you apply for SSIP scheme accreditations

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Fire Risk Assessment - Health & Safety

Fire Risk Assessment

Why you need a Fire Risk Assessment and how to write one...

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Manuel Handling Training - Health & Safety

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling training available in Sheffield, Bury and Manchester

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Working At Height - Health & Safety

Working at Height Training

Working at Height training available in Sheffield, Bury and Manchester

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Health & Safety Audit

Health & Safety Audits

We can carry out a full Health & Safety audit of your premises or site across the UK

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Safety Training - Health & Safety

Safety Training

We can create bespoke Health & Safety Training to your exact needs

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First Aid Training - Health & Safety

First Aid Training

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements

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Millie's Trust - Health & Safety

Millie's Trust

Millie's Trust has been established after the loss of our daughter Millie in an incident at nursery in 2012.

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Stockport Office - Health & Safety

Stockport Office Now Open for Business

Our new office in Stockport is now open for business

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.