Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 05?volume=03&nr=05&cookieChecked=1

 
Extent of employees’ responsibilities Publication date: 22.11.2004
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Whilst the law allows you to expect more from an experienced worker than an unskilled novice, it’s not clear as to how much responsibility you can delegate to them for managing their own safety. What’s the latest from the Court of Appeal?
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Getting the vapours Publication date: 22.11.2004
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You occasionally have reason to store small amounts of liquids which can give off flammable vapours. Whilst you’ve been made aware of the fire risks, you’re not sure how you should be managing them. So what do you need to know?
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Hitting your bottom line Publication date: 22.11.2004
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You probably concentrate on getting workplace safety right. However, new figures show that ill-health could cost you far more. What can you do about it?
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Safety on the move Publication date: 22.11.2004
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Mobile workers are likely to face different hazards to those who are mainly site-based. So use our checklist to help you identify and successfully manage these health and safety risks.
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Securing that contract Publication date: 22.11.2004
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With the growth in the litigation culture, potential customers are getting nervous about the health and safety risks associated with using your services. What should you have in place in order to obtain their custom?
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Disclosure of accident records Publication date: 22.11.2004
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Q. We’re currently dealing with a work-related personal injury claim and our employee’s solicitors have asked for details of our accident records. Can we use the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to prevent this? A. As far as we’re aware, this hasn’t been tested by the courts. Nonetheless, you can try it by photocopying the...
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Safe working with electricity Publication date: 22.11.2004
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As you’re aware, working with electricity can be potentially fatal so you need to be able to demonstrate that you’ve safe systems of work in place. How can an electrical permit-to-work help you do this?
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Back pain and younger workers Publication date: 22.11.2004
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Exploding the myths. Back pain is probably a complaint which you only associate with your older workers. However, a recent study shows that it now affects all age groups. New survey findings. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) surveyed nearly 2,200 workers and found the following results: • 68% of respondents experienced at least one incidence...
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Keep the noise down Publication date: 22.11.2004
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Following agreement on a new European Directive, noise regulations will be introduced into the UK workplace by February 2006. What’s so important that we’re informing you about them now?
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