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Health & safety humour Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
A strip club owner burned his club to the ground while trying to prove it was fireproof to inspectors. Benedict Frank, owner of the Cabaret Club in Kienberg, Switzerland, started the blaze during an inspection. He had been questioned whether his decorations were in accordance with fire safety rules, and he decided to use his lighter to ignite the paper...
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Defibrillators, do I have to get one? Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
Q. I’ve heard that there are defibrillators available for use by first aiders. Is this now a legal requirement? A. A defibrillator can provide trained first aiders with the ability to treat a heart attack victim. They were developed for high risk and remote environments such as oil rigs and ships which the emergency services would struggle to get...
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An unexpected loss Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
One of your senior supervisors has left your business and you haven’t been able to replace him. What are the health and safety implications and what should you do to ensure safety rules are followed?
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Asthma and productivity Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Asthma
According to new research, workplace asthma is the fastest growing occupational hazard in the UK. What’s the latest news and what should you be doing?
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Don’t erect a problem Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Working at height » Scaffolding
You need some scaffolding for maintenance works to be completed on your building. Rather than paying for the maintenance contractor to do it, you have a friend who says he can do it cheaper. Is this OK and if not, why not?
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A sight for sore eyes Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Safety glasses
One of your staff has informed you that he doesn’t need to wear safety glasses because his contact lenses provide him with adequate protection. Is this true and are there any safety issues with contact lenses?
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Are the courts still employer-friendly? Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Case law
It’s been nearly two years since the House of Lords decision in Hatton v Sutherland gave the green light to the employer-friendly approach in dealing with stress claims. Looking at a recent case, is it still good news for you?
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Stat man Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Statistics
Your insurance company has asked for Key Performance Indicator (KPI) statistics for accidents and your general health and safety record. What are they and is there any benefit in providing them?
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It’s a bit chilly in here Publication date: 16.01.2006
Article database » Workplace » Gas
You’ve identified some particularly cold areas in your workplace and have decided to heat them using portable LPG heaters. Are there any specific risks involved in their use, and if so, how can you ensure they’re minimised?
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