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The risks of late-night drinking Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Occupational health » Drugs/alcohol
As you know, the licensing laws were relaxed last month. What unexpected impact might this have on your workers and how should you deal with it?
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Liability for failure to act Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
A visit from an inspector and their subsequent requests shouldn’t be ignored. A recent case involving a trespasser has highlighted what can happen if you don’t act after being warned of a risk by an inspector. What’s the latest?
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Don’t fall over the Christmas tree Publication date: 19.12.2005
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According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 80,000 people will go to hospital following accidents during the Christmas break. These accidents could cause long-term health effects which impact on anyone who works for you. Tip. Ask anyone who’s had an accident to own up to the fact on their return to work, and make sure that their...
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I’ve got it, so you’re all going to get it! Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
A recent survey has identified that you’re 500 times more likely to catch something from a phone handset than a toilet seat. What precautions, if any, should you be adopting to prevent the spread of bacteria in your office?
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Time well spent Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » H&S management » Training
When you have temporary and contract staff on site you don’t want to go through a full induction process with them. Use our policy and record to make sure you’re legally safe with the minimum of effort.
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Fuel up Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Working with chemicals » Storage
You use small petrol-driven tools and, therefore, keep a supply of petrol on your premises. You’ve heard there are regulations that control storage. Do they apply to small quantities?
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Unwanted Christmas present Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Fire safety » Arson
You’re closing your business for a Christmas break but have heard from the fire brigade that it’s a prime time for an arson attack. What are some simple steps to make sure that on your return, everything is just as you left it?
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Q&A - Vibration dosimeters Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Occupational health » Vibration
Q. I’m concerned that some of the tools my staff operate have the potential to cause hand-arm vibration (HAV) symptoms. I’ve been told that thanks to new legislation, I’ve got to purchase a vibration dosimeter to measure their exposure. Is this true and is it straightforward to use? A. HAV is a medical condition that is the result of vibrating...
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Stuck fast Publication date: 19.12.2005
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
You’ve got to lift the manhole covers on your site, but they’re stuck fast. What methods should you adopt to prise them free and what are the main health and safety issues involved?
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