Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 14?volume=03&nr=14&cookieChecked=1

 
Do the regulations apply? Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
You need to transport small quantities of flammable liquids, e.g. wood preserver, throughout the UK. Whilst you’ve heard of legislation on carrying dangerous goods, you don’t know if you carry enough for it to apply. How can you tell?
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Lending your staff - who’s responsible? Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » H&S management » Employee
A local business has asked you to second a couple of employees to oversee a project. You’re interested, but want to know who’ll be responsible for their health and safety during this secondment. What do you need to know?
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Insurance market is improving Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » Insurance » Employers' Insurance
Good news. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), its members have reported overall improvements in how businesses are managing their workplace risks. This is now starting to limit further increases in Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance premiums which could be good news for you. Latest survey. The organisations that the ABI represent...
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Directors’ duties - the latest Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
Recently, there have been attempts to make directors personally liable for health and safety. What’s the latest news on developments?
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Finding a scapegoat Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
Even though company directors don’t have any specific health and safety duties, Health & Safety Executive guidelines mean that they could still be prosecuted. Following recent case law, what should you should be aware of?
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Q&A - homeworking Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » H&S management » Home working
Q. In year 3, Issue 9, you advised that the definition of a homeworker doesn’t apply to those who only work from home on an ad hoc basis. Does this mean that we don’t have to give these employees a homeworking checklist to complete and return to us? A. Yes. If they only work from home occasionally, e.g. due to bad weather or to finish a project,...
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Work at height regulations - law at last! Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » Working at height » Miscellaneous
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 are going to become law on April 6, 2005. Don’t forget that these Regulations will apply to all work at height, including that which is less than two metres.
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Safety for gardeners Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » Contracting » Management
Someone’s offered to take care of your small grounds during the summer months and provide his own tools for the job. You’re interested, but what’s the absolute minimum you need to consider in order to ensure his safety?
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Purchasing decisions Publication date: 11.04.2005
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Purchasing/selection
You’re going to replace the respiratory protective equipment which your employees use for paint spraying. What are the main health and safety issues to consider when purchasing new equipment?
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Open-plan perils Publication date: 11.04.2005
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A subscriber has received a complaint from an employee about the noise levels in their open-plan office. They want to know what the law says and what inexpensive solutions are available (if he’s right). What are their options?
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