Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 19?volume=02&nr=19&cookieChecked=1

 
Safe loading essentials Publication date: 21.06.2004
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Where the loading and unloading of goods takes place on your premises, you’ll need to have a safe system of work in place. Case law shows what could happen if you don’t. What can you learn from it?
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Getting the vibe Publication date: 21.06.2004
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In July 2005, new legislation will be introduced which deals specifically with vibration in the workplace. This means that any business which uses hand-held electric power tools will be affected. So what are the implications for you?
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Canteen culture Publication date: 21.06.2004
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If you have a staff canteen, you don’t just have safety issues to consider, but hygiene too. So why not use our checklists to help you manage both. They can also be adapted for use with much smaller outlets.
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Biggest safety risks Publication date: 21.06.2004
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Rising Employers’ Liability premiums are always a concern, so any information on stabilising them is very welcome. So what’s the latest news?
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Drunk and incapable? Publication date: 21.06.2004
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Your premises are factory based and an employee has turned up to work smelling like a brewery. He drives forklift trucks and you don’t think that he’s safe to drive. How do you deal with this in the interests of safety?
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Computers on the move Publication date: 21.06.2004
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One of your IT employees is complaining of backache from lifting and moving computers. As this is an ongoing part of the job, you want to know how you should deal with it. So what should your risk assessment look at?
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Extra care for the young Publication date: 21.06.2004
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Work can be fatal. The Centre for Corporate Accountability has recently reported that nine apprentices have died in the last 20 months. All were on work placements which were funded by the government backed Learning Skills Council. This brings the total of fatalities for workers under the age of 24 to 21 for the 2002/03 period alone. Don’t neglect...
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Can we still use them? Publication date: 21.06.2004
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The Work at Height Regulations are coming into force in July 2004. According to rumours they will ban the use of ladders in the workplace. Is this true, and if not what’s the situation?
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Irritable desk syndrome Publication date: 21.06.2004
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The latest scourge of office workers. You’ve probably heard of sick building syndrome and the detrimental effects that this can have on staff. Researchers have now identified a new problem called “irritable desk syndrome” (IDS). New survey findings. NEC-Mitsubishi interviewed 2,000 workers to learn about their working practices. It found the following:...
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