Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 08?volume=01&nr=08&cookieChecked=1

 
Care for the “jet setters” Publication date: 20.01.2003
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Your sales manager has come back from Africa with a nasty virus. Although you couldn’t have prevented this, you want to know how you can limit your liability for other travel related health and safety issues. What can you do?
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Misusing work equipment Publication date: 20.01.2003
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You could be forgiven for thinking that you’re responsible for every safety breach that occurs in your workplace. But what happens if an employee deliberately misuses work equipment? Are you still responsible then?
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Getting some help Publication date: 20.01.2003
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You’ve heard that many companies now use fire marshals, so wondered whether it’s a legal requirement. If not, what benefits could they bring and what costs are involved in training them?
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Protecting the young ones Publication date: 20.01.2003
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Restrictions on the way. From April 6, 2003, the working hours of young workers aged between 15-18 years will be limited for health and safety reasons. Apart from a few limited exceptions, they will be allowed to work a maximum of eight hours a day and for 40 hours per week. Night work between either 10pm-6am or 11pm-7am will no longer be permitted,...
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To train or not to train? Publication date: 20.01.2003
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With manual handling, it can be difficult to know when training must be given. How can you tell when it’s a legal necessity?
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Top-notch chairs Publication date: 20.01.2003
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One of your employees has announced that she has a bad back. She’s demanding a chair that could set you back several hundred pounds. The last thing you want is a claim, so how should you deal with this?
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Getting kitchen-trained Publication date: 20.01.2003
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You’re thinking of opening a small canteen at work, with a few part-timers to staff it. But you’ve heard that training is necessary before you can do so. Do you really have to bother and if so, how much will it cost?
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Health & Safety Law poster - the facts Publication date: 20.01.2003
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What is it? The Health & Safety Law poster is pink and white and contains details about your duties as an employer regarding health and safety. Displaying this poster in a key position is a legal requirement under the Health & Safety, Information for Employees Regulations, 1989. In October 1999, a new poster was introduced that reflected legal...
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Warning! Unhealthy building Publication date: 20.01.2003
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As your staff return from the Christmas break, they’re complaining of dry throats. You don’t know what’s causing it until a colleague mentions “Sick Building Syndrome”. Does it really exist and could you be liable?
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