Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 02?volume=03&nr=02&cookieChecked=1

 
Supervising off-site workers Publication date: 11.10.2004
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One of your employees is blaming your lack of supervision for an injury he received whilst working on a client’s site. As a result, you want to know when supervision is really necessary. So what’s the score?
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DSE and disability Publication date: 11.10.2004
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One of your employees has become disabled and is now experiencing problems in using a normal keyboard and mouse. You know you’re required to make reasonable adjustments, but how far do you really have to go?
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A time-saving device Publication date: 11.10.2004
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Your Employers’ Liability insurers are visiting and you’re worried that you don’t have a batch of risk assessments to show them. You’ve heard that generic assessments can cover most angles. So what are they?
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Beware of wheel bursts Publication date: 11.10.2004
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As you’re well aware, workshops can be dangerous working environments, especially if the incorrect attachments are used with grinding machines. A recent case shows what can easily go wrong in this situation. What can you learn?
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Finding new targets Publication date: 11.10.2004
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The authorities are now targeting safety breaches as far down as supervisors. Should you be worried (as an employer or supervisor)?
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Regulating lifting operations Publication date: 11.10.2004
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Are you aware that the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) require you to assess any “lifting operations” which you use your new lift truck for? What does this involve?
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Are medicals compulsory? Publication date: 11.10.2004
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Several of your employees regularly work night shifts. A colleague has informed you that giving them medicals is a legal requirement. This all sounds very expensive, so you need to know if he’s right. Is he?
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Defective PPE - case update Publication date: 11.10.2004
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Limits of your liability. In year 2, issue 6, we advised you of a case concerning the extent of your duty to provide your staff with work boots free from all defects. An employee had made a claim because his work boots failed to protect him against a hazard which was; (1) not an anticipated risk of his employment, and; (2) one which the boots weren’t...
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It’s official - some stress is fine Publication date: 11.10.2004
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The HSE fights back. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has come in for some serious grief from the UK press in recent months. In particular, it has faced a barrage of criticism over its plans to introduce management standards on stress. The HSE’s management was so incensed by accusations from one newspaper about stoking the fires of the “Nanny...
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