Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 12?volume=02&nr=12&cookieChecked=1

 
Targeting middle managers Publication date: 11.03.2004
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A middle manager is to be prosecuted for manslaughter, along with her council employer. What implications could this case have for you?
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On the chain gang Publication date: 11.03.2004
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You’re thinking of buying a chainsaw for your business and want to know the main health and safety issues involved in its use. So what are they and what should you have in place?
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A last resort Publication date: 11.03.2004
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As you know, the existence of procedures isn’t always enough to ensure that your staff follow safe systems of work. But is there a last resort measure that you can use, if all else fails?
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Asbestos and EL insurance Publication date: 11.03.2004
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If you’re struggling to minimise the increase in your 2004 Employers’ Liability insurance premium, you’re not alone. But did you know that finding asbestos on your premises could cause you further problems. What’s the latest news?
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Leasing equipment Publication date: 11.03.2004
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You’re thinking of making new arrangements for the provision of your fire safety equipment and are considering leasing. What are the main issues that you should be aware of before signing on the dotted line?
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A question of suitability Publication date: 11.03.2004
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The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, require you to provide “suitable” equipment to your employees. But what does this mean in practice? Could recent case law help you here?
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Failing to comply Publication date: 11.03.2004
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Survey into health and safety compliance. In 2003, a survey by the employment law firm Peninsula was undertaken to assess the experience of businesses with regards to compliance with health and safety legislation. Its main findings were as follows: • 93% think that health and safety compensation is out of control • 89% see the increase in Employers’...
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Weils disease Publication date: 11.03.2004
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Some of your staff have contact with water in their work and a colleague’s warned you about Weils disease. You want to know what this is and whether it’s really a big risk. If not, what should you be doing? Working near water
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A wheelie risk Publication date: 11.03.2004
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Wheelie bin dangers. When carrying out risk assessments, it’s easy to assume that the only risks to staff from using large wheelie bins would be manual handling injuries such as a strained back. However, a recent injury to a dustman in London has highlighted a different kind of risk. A new hazard. A dustman was moving a 1,100 litre metal bin and lost...
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