Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 10?volume=01&nr=10&cookieChecked=1

 
The fire strikes and you Publication date: 17.02.2003
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How do the fire strikes affect you? You’ve probably realised that if you have a fire, you can’t rely on the fire brigade to come and put it out! Instead, if you’re lucky, an ageing Green Goddess may arrive (if they can find you), with a hastily trained army crew to man it. What’s expected of you? The reduced fire service cover means that the...
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Accident, what accident? Publication date: 17.02.2003
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An ex-employee is threatening to claim for an injury that’s not logged in your accident book. You want to laugh away her claim, but is this wise? What should you do to avoid problems in the future?
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Not the Generation Game Publication date: 17.02.2003
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An employee got his arm trapped in the first conveyor belt accident that you’ve had in ten years. To avoid another mishap, what sort of hazards should your risk assessments be looking at?
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How much do I get? Publication date: 17.02.2003
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You’ve recently trained up one of your employees as a first aider. But she’s now demanding to be paid for her trouble. Must you pay her?
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Private, but not confidential Publication date: 17.02.2003
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Due to possible work-related sickness absence, you’ve sent an employee to see an occupational health advisor. He’s signed the consent form, but is now saying that he doesn’t want you to see the report. Can the law help you here?
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Back-to-work initiative Publication date: 17.02.2003
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Back pain and medical opinion. In year 1, issue 1 we mentioned the myth surrounding back pain and how medical opinion on its treatment has totally changed. There’ve been several studies, but one is particularly useful for anyone who has employees regularly off sick with “a bad back”. After all, wouldn’t you like some evidence to suggest that...
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Dealing with obstructions Publication date: 17.02.2003
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Health and safety legislation is always telling you to keep your floors and corridors clear. But what are you supposed to do about large or odd-shaped objects that often have nowhere else to go?
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Buying the right kit Publication date: 17.02.2003
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You need to upgrade some old machinery and know that the law’s changed in the last 20 years. You don’t want to waste money on anything that isn’t legally compliant, so what must you consider before going on a spending spree?
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A flea epidemic? Publication date: 17.02.2003
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Your office area is open-plan. Recently, staff have started complaining about flea bites. Does this mean that you’ve got to get expensive pest control contractors in, or is there another solution?
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