Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 04?volume=03&nr=04&cookieChecked=1

 
Problems out-of-hours Publication date: 08.11.2004
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You may feel confident that you’ve good procedures in place for dealing with fire safety during business hours, but what about evenings and weekends? What should you have in place to manage these out-of-hours risks?
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Dialling H for health Publication date: 08.11.2004
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Some of your staff spend a good part of their time on the phone and as a result, you’re considering purchasing headsets to improve comfort and efficiency. What health and hygiene aspects should you consider first?
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Hard hat dilemma Publication date: 08.11.2004
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For safety reasons, you need to buy some replacement hard hats for your staff. Someone is offering you a job-lot at a good price. This sounds like a real bargain, but you could come badly unstuck. Why?
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What’s expected of you? Publication date: 08.11.2004
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It’s been raining and an employee has slipped over in your reception area. She’s alleging that you’ve not done enough to keep the floor dry, so you need to know what the law requires of you. What should you do to stay out of trouble?
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DSE and radiation hazards Publication date: 08.11.2004
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One of your pregnant employees has heard a rumour that the electromagnetic radiation found in computers could damage her baby. Is this true and if not, how can you reassure her?
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When a permit is necessary Publication date: 08.11.2004
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We’ve previously advised you of the benefits of using a permit to manage the safety of those working at height. A recent case shows what can happen if you don’t. What lessons can be learnt from it?
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Watch out for new tactics Publication date: 08.11.2004
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With limited resources, the enforcement authorities are looking for alternatives to visiting businesses to review safety standards. What’s their latest trick?
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Safety of own-car drivers Publication date: 08.11.2004
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Driving for work purposes. Whilst businesses are slowly catching on to the need to consider the risks facing those who drive for work, the safety of own-car drivers is still being widely ignored. A recent survey. A survey carried out by Zurich Risk Services has found that 51% of those interviewed admitted to not looking after employees who drive their...
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Health and safety issues Publication date: 08.11.2004
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Q. We recently introduced an office-based job share arrangement for the first time and need to know what health and safety issues to consider. What should we have in place? A. You’ll be pleased to know that as the workers are office-based, it’s pretty straightforward. Start by checking that workstation display screen equipment assessments have been...
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