Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 04?volume=01&nr=04&cookieChecked=1

 
Form-filling pitfalls Publication date: 12.11.2002
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One of your employees slipped over on the floor and was taken to hospital. She will be off work for at least a week and you must make your first official accident report. You don’t want to incriminate yourself, so what must you be aware of?
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Making a killing Publication date: 12.11.2002
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You’ve heard about the proposed changes to the law on corporate manslaughter. If smaller businesses will really be affected, could insurance cover your back?
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Keep the bugs out Publication date: 12.11.2002
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You’ve assumed that only hospitals and council offices have problems with Legionnaires’ Disease. But an employee’s off sick with flu-like symptoms and you’re worried. How do you know if you have a problem and what can you do?
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Armani glasses, please Publication date: 12.11.2002
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Lots of confusion. As you know, your employees are entitled to a free eyesight test if they are regular computer users, e.g. use computers continuously for more than an hour at a time. You may also be aware that depending on the findings of the eye test, you may be obliged to pay for a pair of glasses. That’ll be the case if the optician says that...
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A love of laptops Publication date: 12.11.2002
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You’ve decided to supply your sales force with laptop computers so they can keep up with their paperwork. Surely as they’re out and about, you don’t need to worry about the DSE Regulations. Is this right?
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Enjoy your trip Publication date: 12.11.2002
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A survey by Microsoft of 1,000 workers has revealed that nearly five million cups of tea and coffee are spilled in offices each week. Apparently the cause is due to an excess of cables around workers’ desks. Whilst the purpose of this survey was most likely to encourage the sale of Microsoft’s wireless keyboards, these figures show that a lot of...
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Premium renewal time Publication date: 12.11.2002
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Your employers’ liability insurance is due for renewal in a couple of months and your insurer wants to arrange a health and safety inspection to set your premium. What can you do to keep any increases to a minimum?
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Adequacy of warnings Publication date: 12.11.2002
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Several of your employees do quite repetitive work and you’re worried about getting a claim for “RSI”. You know that you’re supposed to warn them about the risks, but don’t know how far to go. What does the law say?
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Covering your backside Publication date: 12.11.2002
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You’ve decided to hire a consultant to write your health and safety procedures. But what kind of protection will this really give you? Who’ll be left to pick up the pieces if they make a mistake?
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