Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 17?volume=03&nr=17&cookieChecked=1

 
Maintaining chainsaws Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Maintenance
Some of your staff use chainsaws and have experienced a few problems with breakdowns. For this reason, you’ve decided to review your maintenance regime. What should it include and how do you organise it?
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Legionella manslaughter prosecution - update Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » Legionella
The latest. In year 2, issue 12, we advised you that Barrow Borough Council and one of its managers, Gillian Beckingham (B) were to be prosecuted over a Legionella outbreak which killed seven people and left a further 172 seriously ill. Whilst the manslaughter case against the Council was dropped, the prosecution against B continued as it was argued...
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Dealing with corrosive chemicals Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
You’re reviewing your emergency procedures for dealing with incidents involving corrosive chemicals. You need to know what the legal position is and what areas your procedures should include, so, where do you start?
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Driven to distraction Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Transport » Driving
Using hand-held mobile phones was banned as it’s a proven distraction. However, research shows that they’re not the only problem. What’s the latest news?
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Another safety myth? Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Computer
Q. We’ve heard that the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that there’s a danger to eyesight from the beams of electronic whiteboard projectors. As we use them regularly, we want to know if any new risks have been identified. What’s the situation? A. Whilst the HSE has produced some guidance, its content does little more than state...
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Slips due to flooding Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Workplace » Case law
As an employer, you have a duty to keep your floors free from slip hazards, so far as is reasonably practicable. But what happens if there’s an accident due to a pipe burst? What does a recent Court of Appeal decision say?
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Dealing with ongoing problems Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Risk assessment
You have an employee who’s suffering from “RSI”. You’ve followed medical advice and provided her with an alternative keyboard etc. She’s still having problems and you’re running out of solutions. How do you cover your back?
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Making a quick assessment Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
The Health & Safety Executive blitzes of construction sites are ongoing and one priority is manual handling. So why not use our construction manual handling assessment to make a spot check on how well you manage any risks?
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Enforcing health and safety Publication date: 23.05.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Prosecution
The government has recently accepted the findings of a report into regulatory enforcement in the UK. This will have some implications for how health and safety is enforced by the authorities. What are the key points to be aware of?
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