Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 09?volume=01&nr=09&cookieChecked=1

 
Heading for a fall? Publication date: 03.02.2003
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Many of your employees regularly work at heights. You know that you’re meant to take steps to prevent them from falling, but don’t know what’s really expected of you. What’s the minimum you should have in place?
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Protecting the trespassers Publication date: 03.02.2003
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You’ve got a local problem with kids breaking into premises. But if one got hurt, surely it would be their problem and not yours? Is this correct, or could this approach put you at risk too?
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Climbing the walls Publication date: 03.02.2003
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One of your employees fell off a ladder and broke his leg. He’s claiming compensation and his solicitor says that you didn’t have safety procedures in place. You thought using a ladder was common sense, so what’s expected of you?
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Very noisy machinery Publication date: 03.02.2003
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You’ve just bought a second-hand compressor, but your staff are complaining because it’s too noisy. It obviously doesn’t meet safety requirements and you want to know what your options are? Can you just give them ear defenders?
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Getting competent advice Publication date: 03.02.2003
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The Regulations governing work equipment say that you must appoint a “competent” person to inspect items like machinery. What does this word mean in the context of your workplace?
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Update - corporate manslaughter Publication date: 03.02.2003
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New legislation delayed again. In year 1, issue 4, we told you that the proposed changes to the law on corporate manslaughter wouldn’t be introduced until the end of 2002 at the earliest. Well, the Queen’s Speech has now been and gone, with no mention of it. This means that nothing will happen until 2004 at the earliest. + No new law on corporate...
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Chill-out time Publication date: 03.02.2003
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Provision of rest facilities. The issue of restrooms is often an important one to staff, as it’s an area where they go to relax in their breaks. But what’s required, especially when the area is just used to unwind in, rather than to eat meals or snacks? The legal position. The law requires that employees be provided with somewhere they can relax....
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Hidden office dangers Publication date: 03.02.2003
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Apart from your own in-house David Brent, many employers don’t think of offices as presenting much of a risk. But is this a safe approach to take? If not, what are the main dangers and how should you manage them?
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Welcome to COSHH 2002 Publication date: 03.02.2003
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More new legislation means that requirements for carrying out risk assessments on chemicals have changed. What do you need to know?
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