Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 02, issue 20?volume=02&nr=20&cookieChecked=1

 
Ban, what ban? Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Breaking the rules. As you’re aware, a ban on the use of hand-held mobile phones in vehicles was introduced in December 2003. However, it’s now seven months on and a survey has found that many employers still haven’t briefed their staff on the new legislation. Surveying the situation. A survey of 700 motorists was carried out by Green Flag Motoring...
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Manual handling training Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Training up your staff. If your employees carry out a lot of lifting, you may decide to send them on a manual handling course. In many cases, this is likely to be carried out by an external company specialising in this type of training. Check refresher period. One way these companies can make money is to certify their courses for only a year before...
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White asbestos is safe? Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Some asbestos removal contractors would have you believe that white asbestos isn’t dangerous. As a result it can be removed cheaply. Are they right?
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Bringing it together Publication date: 05.07.2004
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We’ve previously advised you on the importance of checking and testing electrical equipment, as well as maintaining good records. So how can this be applied to a busy workshop with lots of electrical appliances?
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Getting some answers Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Our subscriber has issued health questionnaires to all staff working with dangerous machinery, yet the response has been poor. They want to know where they stand legally over getting them completed. So what’s the position?
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Is it available? Publication date: 05.07.2004
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If personal protective equipment is required for health or safety reasons, then it should not only be suitable, but readily available for employees to use. Case law shows what can happen if it isn’t. What does it say?
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Confining the risks Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Occasionally contractors need to carry out on-site maintenance in a confined space. A colleague has suggested that you manage the safety risks by issuing a confined space permit. What is this and how does it work?
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Who thinks what about H&S? Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Not so long ago workplace health and safety ranked way down the list of priorities. However new legislation and greater enforcement has changed this. What do staff think of health and safety now and what’s still to learn?
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In the hot seat Publication date: 05.07.2004
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Several of your staff operate workplace vehicles as part of their job. However, the recent hot weather has led to complaints from the drivers about excessive temperatures. What steps can you take to improve matters?
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