Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 07?volume=01&nr=07&cookieChecked=1

 
Pristine paperwork Publication date: 23.12.2002
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We’ve explained how important it is to keep good records, but what’s actually required? Are you expected to have a storeroom full of files with a part-time employee looking after them? Or will something simpler be enough?
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Multi-site issues Publication date: 23.12.2002
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Until recently, you’ve been based on one site. However, you’re opening up a second office with just a couple of employees. Does this mean that you’re going to have to start from scratch with safety policies and risk assessments etc.?
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Laptops - great balls of fire! Publication date: 23.12.2002
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New laptop safety hazard. In year 1, issue 4, page 6 we mentioned the main risks that are known to be caused by over-use of laptops. Now, The Lancet medical journal has written about a new hazard. Burning the nether regions. A 50-year-old Swedish man had been working at home with his laptop balanced on his lap. After about an hour, he felt a burning...
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Hitting the roof Publication date: 23.12.2002
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None of your employees have jobs or reasons to gain access to any of your roof areas, even the low ones. So you’ve not considered it a potential safety hazard. But is it enough to assume that nobody will try to? If not, what must you do?
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Beware the Christmas party spirit Publication date: 23.12.2002
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It’s office party time. The festive season is well and truly here, with plenty of hangovers to prove it. Let’s take a look at the top ten party hazards (from office surveys) to be aware of: • exceeding the weight limits . For those who wish to photocopy their backsides. There is a risk of shattering glass, burns to sensitive areas and entanglements...
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Give me a sign Publication date: 23.12.2002
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A colleague was recently in trouble for not having any fire signs on his premises. You don’t have any either and want to know if your secretary can knock some up on your colour printer. Is this enough to comply, but if not, what do you need?
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Going it alone Publication date: 23.12.2002
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Some of your employees work alone. You’d not given it a second thought until a colleague enquired about the health and safety precautions that you take on their behalf. So what does the law say, and what should you be doing?
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Reading the small print Publication date: 23.12.2002
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With many consultants jumping on the asbestos bandwagon, you run the risk of getting tied up by the small print. What must you watch out for?
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Train them up Publication date: 23.12.2002
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You know that you’re supposed to give health and safety induction training to new staff, but don’t know where to start. With a steady staff turnover you’d like something fairly brief, but effective. What can you do?
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