Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 02?volume=04&nr=02&cookieChecked=1

 
Protection from violence Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » H&S management » Violence
You employ a couple of security staff and are concerned about the likelihood of them being attacked. What inexpensive measures can you implement to provide them with adequate protection?
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Between the lines Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Transport » Pedestrians
According to HSE statistics, 70 people are killed and over 1,000 injured each year by workplace traffic accidents. How can you ensure that all staff and visitors adopt a safe position when vehicles are operating?
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Being aware of safety Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » H&S management » Communication
Raising awareness of health and safety with your workforce can have manybenefits, including fewer accidents and increased productivity. How can you achieve this without spending too much time and money?
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Under the surface Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » Lead
You are the owner/occupier of an old building and have decided the windows need either renovating or replacing. You’re concerned that there may be lead in the old paint. How do you find out, and what are the best options to deal with it?
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A pain in the joints Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
One of your employees, who carries out manual handling activities, has developed arthritis. If an accident occurs as result of their condition, who is liable and what can you do to reduce the risks?
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Providing evidence Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
Non-compliance . A contracting firm was ordered to pay £1,000 in fines and costs after they failed to provide information requested by a District Council’s safety team. The electrical contractor was prosecuted for repeatedly failing to give information about the advice given to a residential care home, where the council had identified significant...
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Targeted inspections Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
If your business involves working at height, or has had reportable accidents as a result of a slip or trip, you are more likely to receive a visit from an inspector before the end of year. If so, how should you act?
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First aid changes delayed Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
In year 3, issue 12, we advised that the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 would be changing towards the end of 2005 or early 2006. Our source at the Health & Safety Executive has informed us that at present, the new regulations are still in the discussion stages and have been delayed until some time later in 2006 or even 2007. According...
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A widespread problem Publication date: 06.10.2005
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » WRULDs
You may think that RSI only affects office workers. However, new research has found that this isn’t the case. What’s the latest that you should be aware of?
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