Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 15?volume=02&nr=15&cookieChecked=1

 
Where do we start? Publication date: 26.04.2004
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On page one, we advised you that you may need to carry out a specific stress risk assessment, should staff bring a potential health problem to your attention. How should you approach it?
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Tool ‘em up Publication date: 26.04.2004
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Hand tools, especially electrical ones, can cause nasty injuries should staff be careless or use the wrong ones. So use our sample checklists to help you select suitable equipment and help ensure that your staff adopt safe working practices.
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Laptops preferred Publication date: 26.04.2004
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A couple of members of your sales team have asked to use their laptops at work instead of a desktop in order to avoid the hassle of data transfer etc. If you agree to this, what should you have in place first?
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Not getting the message Publication date: 26.04.2004
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Purpose of safety signs. Safety signs are a requirement under the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 . Their purpose is to help you identify any remaining risks that can’t be reduced by other means. However, there’s some recent evidence to suggest that many staff just aren’t getting the message. Identification of key...
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Getting your money’s worth Publication date: 26.04.2004
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When you lack the time or the specialist “know how”, using consultants can be a good way of complying with your health and safety duties. But what options are available and what should you consider before going ahead?
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A matter of substance Publication date: 26.04.2004
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Did you know that thanks to some recent legislation, items such as paints, solvents and varnishes are now considered to be “dangerous substances”? What do you need to know?
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Treading carefully Publication date: 26.04.2004
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As you’re aware, working at height is a potentially hazardous activity. However, if there’s a fragile surface nearby, you need to take extra care. A recent case shows what can happen if you don’t. What does it say?
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Accident books Publication date: 26.04.2004
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Q. We recently received a mail-shot from a company regarding the new Data Protection Act (DPA)-compliant accident books. However, they’re trying to sell us a whole package of paperwork costing at least £100. Must we buy this as well as the revised accident book? A. No you don’t; unless you want to. This particular company spent years targeting...
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The final chapter Publication date: 26.04.2004
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The ultimate appeal case on an employer’s potential liability for stress has been heard in the House of Lords. Is it still good news for you?
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