Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 18?volume=02&nr=18&cookieChecked=1

 
Hot-desking Publication date: 08.06.2004
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Your business is growing and larger premises aren’t a short-term option. You’re thinking of introducing hot-desking for some of your staff and want to know what the main health and safety issues are.
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Beware of faulty equipment Publication date: 08.06.2004
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As the premises occupier, you need to take steps to ensure that any equipment you provide for use by non-employees isn’t faulty. Some case law shows what can happen if you don’t. What can be learnt from it?
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Making the sparks fly Publication date: 08.06.2004
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Some of your employees carry out gas welding tasks. You’ve not carried out a proper risk assessment of this and want to know what you should be looking at. So what are the main safety risks which need managing?
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Hitting the fan Publication date: 08.06.2004
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As well as dusting off last year’s fans, you’re buying some more in time for the summer. However, a colleague’s said that you must test each new one before it’s used. This sounds ridiculous. Is he correct?
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Don’t ignore complaints Publication date: 08.06.2004
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A recent House of Lords case shows the potential dangers of ignoring employee concerns over unsafe systems of work. What does it say?
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Working on clients’ sites Publication date: 08.06.2004
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Q. Our employees work on our customers’ premises installing and maintaining commercial catering equipment. This involves working with electricity and gas, as well as performing plumbing tasks. The need for offsite supervision has now been identified. Is there a legal requirement which determines how regularly we should make site visits? A. There aren’t...
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Not up to scratch Publication date: 08.06.2004
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You have a workshop where abrasive wheels are used. Someone’s said you that your safety precautions aren’t up to scratch. So what should you have in place to ensure they are?
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Getting the low-down Publication date: 08.06.2004
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You’ve just received a medical certificate advising you that an employee is off work with “stress”. How can you obtain useful health and safety advice from this employee’s GP in order to get them back to work?
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Employers’ Liability insurance Publication date: 08.06.2004
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Giving the low-down. If you find the subject of Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance a bit confusing and would like more information as to your options, then you may find a new website of interest. A one-stop shop. The government has introduced a new website which provides free and up-to-date information for businesses on EL insurance. It gives advice...
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