Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 01?volume=03&nr=01&cookieChecked=1

 
Avoiding document disclosure Publication date: 27.09.2004
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An employee’s had an accident and you’re obliged to make a report on it, which may be incriminating. How can you prevent it falling into the wrong hands?
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Work is a wheeze Publication date: 27.09.2004
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One of your employees is alleging that she’s starting to suffer from Occupational Asthma but you’re not convinced. However, you don’t want to risk a claim, so how do you know if the cause is work-based or not?
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What about disability discrimination? Publication date: 27.09.2004
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As you’re aware, disability discrimination is currently a hot topic. So how do you deal with the risks of issuing a health questionnaire on safety grounds and end up rejecting a candidate who may be disabled?
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Using chemicals safely Publication date: 27.09.2004
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Most businesses use chemicals in their workplace, even if it’s just for cleaning. Yet even toilet and dishwasher cleaner can cause nasty injuries. So why not use our sample policy to help reduce these risks and comply with your legal duties?
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Alcohol at work Publication date: 27.09.2004
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Safety and new drinking laws. The Licensing Act 2003 is going to be introduced during 2005. It will introduce 24-hour drinking into the UK, so many pubs and bars will at least stay open for longer. This could have serious implications for workplace safety, especially for shift workers and operators of heavy machinery. So use the coming months to review...
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Carrying heavy loads Publication date: 27.09.2004
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A couple of employees have complained about the weight of some of the goods which they’re expected to lift. You don’t want an accident so is there any guidance which can help you set appropriate weight limits?
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Money doesn’t always buy safety Publication date: 27.09.2004
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Like many businesses you have varying amounts of cash on the premises from time to time. Your insurers have just stipulated additional security measures to protect staff from attack. How far do you really have to go?
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Assessing the risks of arson Publication date: 27.09.2004
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The business costs of arson. Recent government figures estimate that arson attacks cost the UK economy at least £2 billion each year, with construction sites and schools being the most vulnerable. If you also consider that 80% of businesses which experience a fire will cease trading in 18 months (without proper contingency planning in place), the need...
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Safe cleaning of machinery Publication date: 27.09.2004
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Whilst you’re aware of the importance of having safe systems of work in place, it can be easy to forget about less frequent activities, such as cleaning. Case law shows what can easily go wrong if you do. What can you learn from it? What about access?
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