Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 03?volume=01&nr=03&cookieChecked=1

 
Saving you money Publication date: 28.10.2002
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One of your employees slipped over, injuring his knee. A supervisor has said that you should provide safety footwear to all employees who work in this area. This could get very expensive, but is she right?
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Do you need a night nurse? Publication date: 28.10.2002
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Research has shown that both the health and performance of your staff suffer at night. If you operate night shifts, what measures can you easily adopt to prevent the problems associated with nocturnal employment?
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Fire extinguisher confusion Publication date: 28.10.2002
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Are you seeing red over the new fire extinguishers? Have you been told by one of your suppliers that you must buy the all-red fire extinguishers that they can conveniently supply you with at a hefty price? If so, don’t panic and don’t be parted from your hard-earned cash just yet. Changes to European standards. Since 1997, all new portable fire...
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A model workshop Publication date: 28.10.2002
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Your first health and safety inspection is looming large and you’re worried that the way you keep your chemicals might be an issue. What are the main things that the Inspector will look at?
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A temporary problem? Publication date: 28.10.2002
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You use temps from time to time on the understanding that although they might cost a bit more, it’s the agency that carries all the risk. But a recent case has said otherwise. So what is your position and how can you protect it?
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Drink up Publication date: 28.10.2002
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Must I provide bottled water? Despite what the adverts from office suppliers may say, there’s no legal requirement for you to provide bottled water to your staff. What does the law require? You must provide drinking water that’s readily accessible, free from contamination and preferably from the public water supply. This must be through either a...
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Turn it up Publication date: 28.10.2002
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The colder weather is on its way and one of your employees has told you that the minimum legal temperature for offices is 20oc. Is this correct?
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What, when and how? Publication date: 28.10.2002
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You’ve never reported an accident before because you didn’t think you had to. But now you’ve heard otherwise. What should you be doing and what are the real risks of not playing it by the book?
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Can’t they look after themselves? Publication date: 28.10.2002
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You’re painfully aware of the obligations you owe your employees. But what about independent contractors working for themselves? Are you really responsible for them too and, if so, how can you minimise your exposure?
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