Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 01, issue 22?volume=01&nr=22&cookieChecked=1

 
Supervising skilled workers Publication date: 15.09.2003
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Some of your employees are skilled and experienced, so you don’t want to waste resources and time in supervising them unnecessarily for health and safety purposes. But you need to know how far you can go. Can case law help you?
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Violence at work Publication date: 15.09.2003
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Violence at work and small businesses. RRC Business training has carried out a survey into violence at work. It found that 30% of small businesses are likely to experience problems of violence or verbal abuse up to 25 times per year. Yet the 100 health and safety managers interviewed as part of this survey said that the biggest constraints to dealing...
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Can’t stand this Publication date: 15.09.2003
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Your staff carry out production line work and stand for much of their working day. A couple of them have started complaining about backache and have asked for more tea breaks. Must you allow this or could there be an easier solution?
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Renewing employers’ liability premiums Publication date: 15.09.2003
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Not enough notice of renewal dates. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that many small businesses aren’t getting enough notice of the need to renew their Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance. This is because neither insurers nor your broker have any legal duty to warn you of the expiry date. So they’re free to sit back and let...
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Storing liquid petroleum gas Publication date: 15.09.2003
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You’ve either got liquid petroleum gas or are going to be storing a few cylinders on your premises for the first time. So what are the main risks that you face and what easy steps can you take to reduce them?
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A difficult employee Publication date: 15.09.2003
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One of your homeworking employees is complaining of neck pain and you’re concerned that her workstation is contributing towards it. You’re worried about a claim, so what should you have in place?
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Minimising your liability Publication date: 15.09.2003
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You don’t think that you’ve got any asbestos on site, but you want to know who would be to blame if any was released by contractors during building work. Could liability be shared and, if so, how can you reduce your share of it?
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Ignore the media hype Publication date: 15.09.2003
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The HSE has just issued its first Improvement Notice for workplace stress. But despite the media hype, is this really cause for you to panic?
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The inspector’s coming Publication date: 15.09.2003
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The fire brigade have contacted you to arrange a fire safety inspection of your premises. You’ve never had one before, so you need to know what the inspector wants to see and why?
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