Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 02?volume=02&nr=02&cookieChecked=1

 
What do you need? Publication date: 13.10.2003
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You’ve got a company in that’s trying to sell you fire safety equipment for your offices, but you think that they’re trying to rip you off. How can you ensure that you only buy what you really need?
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The last puff? Publication date: 13.10.2003
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Stub it out. The European Commission have announced plans to ban smoking at work across all member states. This is due to estimates that passive smoking could account for up to 50,000 deaths a year within EU countries. No time frame has been given, but it’s likely that the Commission will use existing legislation to ban it, rather than introduce new...
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On the scrounge Publication date: 13.10.2003
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A few employees have asked if they can borrow some work equipment to use at home for DIY purposes. You trust them, but are uncertain about safety and liability issues. What should you consider before agreeing to anything?
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A slip-up Publication date: 13.10.2003
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The law says that you’re under an absolute duty to ensure that any workplace flooring is “suitable” for its purpose. But recent case law says that this burden on employers doesn’t have to be unrealistic. So how can this help you?
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Asbestos - sussing out liability Publication date: 13.10.2003
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Working with asbestos. If your business is part of the building industry, then it’s likely that your employees have encountered asbestos at some point during their working lives. It’s also possible that they have previously worked for employers who have also exposed them to it. This is fairly likely for those working as carpenters or electricians...
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Beating the Taxman Publication date: 13.10.2003
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You may think that occupational health support is only for large companies. But new tax rules could change this. What do they say and how can it help you?
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Mechanical lifting aids Publication date: 13.10.2003
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Some of your employees are complaining of backache from having to twist and lift waste materials into your skip/compactor. You don’t want to risk a claim, so what measures can you take to reduce the risks, that won’t cost the earth?
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Keeping it legal Publication date: 13.10.2003
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You’re changing your waste disposal contractor and want to know what you should look out for before entering into a contract. What are the most common pitfalls and how can you avoid them?
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Watch those toes! Publication date: 13.10.2003
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You’re going to introduce a manually operated pallet truck to your storage areas. So what are the main risks that you need to be aware of when bringing this piece of equipment into use for the first time?
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