Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 15?volume=01&nr=15&cookieChecked=1

 
Getting some free help Publication date: 30.04.2003
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You want some volunteers for the summer, but you’ve heard that they’re still protected by health and safety legislation. Is this true and if so what’s the minimum you need to consider to remain legal?
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Good vibrations Publication date: 30.04.2003
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You know that vibration tools like grinders and chainsaws could cause injury to your staff. So to reduce the risks and potential liability for injuries, use our safety checklists to help you.
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Data Protection Act strikes again Publication date: 30.04.2003
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Data Protection laws mean some changes to how you record any workplace accidents are in the offing. What will this mean for you?
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Another big danger? Publication date: 30.04.2003
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You use medium density fibreboard (MDF) in your workshop. A colleague’s just told you that it’s as dangerous as asbestos. Even if she’s wrong, what safety precautions should you take?
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Consultants - beware of exclusion clauses Publication date: 30.04.2003
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Another reason to check the small print. In issue 7 we described how health and safety consultants could catch you out if you don’t read the contract properly. We’ve now heard of a consultant trying to exclude liability for undertaking surveys. Look for exclusion clauses. A subscriber found a clause that excluded liability for the accuracy of any...
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Asbestos - the duty to manage Publication date: 30.04.2003
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A survey into the new asbestos regulations. In issue 2, we described how the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations, 2002 are going to introduce a new duty for those in control of premises. This requirement to pro-actively locate and manage asbestos becomes law from May 21, 2004. Costs of compliance. The Health & Safety Executive estimates that...
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The temperature’s rising Publication date: 30.04.2003
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Summer is on its way and your staff will soon be complaining about the heat. One has even said that he’ll call the Health & Safety Executive if it’s too hot. You can’t afford expensive air conditioning, so what else can you do?
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Not my responsibility? Publication date: 30.04.2003
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You know that you’re responsible for maintaining safe access onto your premises. But what happens if your employees use a shortcut over land that you’re not responsible for. Could you still be liable if they have an accident?
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Don’t shoot yourself in the foot Publication date: 30.04.2003
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Due to successfully meeting targets, you want to thank your staff and give them a day out clay-pigeon shooting. But what sort of insurance issues must you consider to ensure that the day goes smoothly?
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