Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 14?volume=01&nr=14&cookieChecked=1

 
Careful of weight limits Publication date: 14.04.2003
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Care for the heavyweights. Our article on ladders in year 1, issue 9 created much interest. In particular, we’ve had queries on whether or not ladders come with different weight limits attached to them. The simple answer is that they do. Get the right class of ladder or step. There are three different types of ladder and steps that you can buy. They...
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Could I be liable? Publication date: 14.04.2003
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There have been many reports about the supposed ill-health effects of mobile phones. As they’re used widely in your business, what’s your legal position?
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How far do we go? Publication date: 14.04.2003
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Fire safety training is a legal requirement. But does this mean that you have to train staff to become fire fighters? If not, what level of training on fire extinguishers is appropriate in a higher risk environment?
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Check the small print Publication date: 14.04.2003
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You carry public liability insurance in order to protect you from health and safety claims and reckon that you’re sorted. But a recent case shows why you shouldn’t rest on your laurels.
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Better safe than sorry? Publication date: 14.04.2003
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You’re thinking about introducing safety harnesses to your construction activities and want to know if it’s going to be worth the effort. What should you consider before going ahead?
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How many bandages? Publication date: 14.04.2003
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You run a business that consists of an office and two workshops, which employ 30 staff. You’re reviewing your first aid kits and want to know how you’re supposed to assess your requirements. How do you do this?
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Getting an eye full Publication date: 14.04.2003
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What do you do if one of your employees approaches you saying that he needs prescription lenses in his safety goggles? Do you have to pay for this or could there be an easier and cheaper solution?
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All spaced out Publication date: 14.04.2003
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Space is beginning to get tight as your business expands. So how do you know if your staff have enough? Is there any legislation or guidance that can help you and if so, how does it work?
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Back it up Publication date: 14.04.2003
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There’s a big growth in manual handling claims. It seems that there are more and more newspaper reports about the latest big payout to an employee who injured their back at work. But was the injury caused by work? In this era of blaming the employer for everything, it’s easy to assume that if one of your workers complains of a back injury, it must...
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