Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 03, issue 22?volume=03&nr=22&cookieChecked=1

 
Not so sweet Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » H&S management » Safe systems of work
In a recent case a company was prosecuted for failing to properly assess the risk of explosion during maintenance works. What’s to learn and how could a hot work permit help protect your business?
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Striking a balance Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The term “Sensible Risk Management” is being discussed as a new approach to safety. What is it and how could it affect your business?
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Alternative chairs for computer users Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Chair
Q. One of our long-serving employees has back problems. His physiotherapist has recommended that he use a kneeling chair which doesn’t have a back to it. Whilst we’re willing to provide one, our concern is that in doing so, we will be breaching the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (the DSE Regulations). In particular,...
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Unplanned deliveries Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » Transport » Moving goods safely
Recently, one of your suppliers has started loading far more onto their trailers than previously agreed, making the deliveries unsafe to unload. Who would be liable in the event of an accident and how can you address the problem?
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Exploding spotlight bulbs Publication date: 12.09.2005
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Q. We have Halogen spotlight bulbs and recently a number of them have exploded. The supplier blamed a faulty filament but it has continued to happen with the replacements. What could be causing this and what actions should be introduced to prevent any more exploding (and the risk of harm)? A. Halogens are notorious for failing if they get any grease...
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What’s an ACOP? Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Legislation
We often refer to Approved Codes of Practice and official Guidance notes. But what’s their true legal status, when do they have to be followed and when is it OK to do your own thing?
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Staying productive and safe Publication date: 12.09.2005
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You’re thinking about implementing a shift system for the first time. With statistics showing that an accident is twice as likely at the end of a long shift, what factors should you bear in mind?
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Fire hoses and Legionella Publication date: 12.09.2005
Article database » Fire safety » Extinguisher
On a recent visit, a fire safety inspector said that your ageing fire hose system could be harbouring the Legionella bacteria. If he’s right, what can you do to reduce the risk of infection?
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