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The limits of disclaimers Publication date: 09.06.2003
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Disclaimers to restrict liability? A subscriber contacted us to ask about the use of disclaimers to limit liability for workplace accidents once an employee had left the company. This request arose due to the growing trend of claimant solicitors to leave long time lapses between an accident occurring and the resulting claim. To combat this, the departing...
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Lighting-up time Publication date: 09.06.2003
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Like many employers, you’ve taken care to ensure that your internal lighting is adequate. But what are your duties in providing lighting to external areas on your premises? What’s expected of you then?
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Treading carefully Publication date: 09.06.2003
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A job is coming up that will require roof work. Whilst you have some experience, this looks like it involves a fragile roof. So what issues should you consider before work starts?
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Using the hard sell Publication date: 09.06.2003
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We’ve heard that some providers of first aid training are using scare tactics to get you to buy insurance cover for your first aiders. Is this really necessary?
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A right shower Publication date: 09.06.2003
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You’re thinking of having showers installed in your business for the first time, but aren’t sure what to do in terms of installation and upkeep. What should you do in order to stay legal and avoid any problems?
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An itchy problem Publication date: 09.06.2003
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The Health & Safety Executive estimates that there are 66,000 new cases of skin disorder every year. So what should you do if one of your employees is complaining about dermatitis and is blaming it on work?
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Changes to DSE Regulations Publication date: 09.06.2003
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After ten years, some amendments have been made to clarify the Display Screen Equipment Regulations. What are these changes and what do they require you to do?
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Getting the chop - again! Publication date: 09.06.2003
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Prevent access to dangerous machinery. We’ve already advised you about the importance of machinery guarding. This is to prevent workers coming into contact with moving parts that could amputate fingers etc. A nasty accident or two. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a worker in Newcastle whose job involved using an automated guillotine. There...
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Making your mind up Publication date: 09.06.2003
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We’ve already advised you that braking systems may need to be added to your old woodworking machines. If so, what are your options and how do you identify the most appropriate one for you?
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