Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 21?volume=03&nr=21&cookieChecked=1

 
Any method in the madness? Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Construction » Method statement
A new client has said that it will only do business with you if you’re able to produce a satisfactory method statement. Is this a legal requirement, and if not, what are the key elements to consider?
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Cleaning up Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
A production process changed recently, meaning that you now have a requirement for a new cleaning product. What are the key health, safety and environmental factors to consider before you make the purchase?
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The benefits of using a health and safety poster Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
Obvious awareness. The current Health & Safety Executive (HSE) policy is to carry out national campaigns and hit a particular area hard, e.g. the current Backs 2005! campaign. As a result, it’s conducting thousands of site visits to all types of businesses in order to see what’s been implemented. Post it up. An effective way of doing this is...
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The cost of poor maintenance Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Maintenance
Knowing an emergency button was broken but still allowing people to enter dangerous machinery has just resulted in a criminal prosecution by the HSE. What should you have in place to ensure this doesn’t happen to you?
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First aiders beware Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
Minor accident turns nasty. A subscriber informed us of an accident he suffered two years ago with a pane of glass. Ironically, he was mounting a safety poster into a frame when the glass shattered and embedded itself into his thumb. After a trouble-free two years, he started suffering severe pain in his thumb. A visit to A&E and a subsequent X-ray...
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Behavioural safety - more than BS? Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » H&S management » Behavioural safety
You’re increasingly hearing the phrase “behavioural safety”. What does it really mean? Could your business benefit from it in an easy way or is it just an abstract concept applied by the larger employers?
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Mechanically minded Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
You operate a highly mechanised business. You’re about to take on two 17-year old apprentices and are worried about their exposure to mechanical hazards. How can you assess those risks and what control measures must you have?
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Keeping control of PPE Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Miscellaneous
Getting your staff to wear and maintain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be a constant battle. How can you make life easier and ensure that the costs of providing the equipment don’t escalate out of control?
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Don’t slip up with inspections Publication date: 30.08.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The HSE is about to launch its latest “slips and trips” initiative. What’s so different this time around? And what can you do to stay ahead of the game?
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