Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 11?volume=04&nr=11&cookieChecked=1

 
Machine made mineral fibre Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
You’re improving the building insulation and the contractor has informed you he intends on using machine made mineral wool. What is it and what precautions should you take whilst they work?
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Be careful of the A word Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
Your first aider has reported that a staff member has lost the tip of his finger in an accident. What are the requirements to report this to the HSE and does it count as an amputation?
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The daily grind Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
You know there used to be a course on how to change an abrasive wheel. Is this course still applicable, and if not, what are the new requirements and who needs to have training to use the equipment?
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The dangers of an accident claim form Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Accident book
Fraud, false claims, imprisonment? No, a trip hazard! Not an obvious danger associated with an accident claim form, but Linda Riley has just reached an out of court settlement with her employer after she fell over a pile of them. The irony being her employer is actually Aviva, the parent company of the insurer Norwich Union. So they certainly “Quoted...
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An update on awareness officers Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
In June 2005 we told you that the HSE was introducing a new type of inspector. Now they’ve been in place for a while, what have we learnt?
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Perils of poor maintenance Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Transport » Vehicles
We’ve previously advised you about the importance of ensuring that all vehicles in the workplace are well maintained. A recent case shows what can happen if this isn’t done. What are the key lessons to be learned?
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Formal food safety management system Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
There have been changes to food safety legislation which now require a formal food safety management system, even for small-scale food businesses. Use our free four-weekly review and daily record sheet to help you stay legally safe.
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Q&A - Travelling abroad Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » H&S management » Overseas travel
Q. The need has arisen for some of our staff to travel to a number of countries around the world to meet clients and potential suppliers. What are our legal requirements, and what information should we provide our employees with before they travel? A. The only specific absolute duty associated with UK staff travelling abroad is for a risk assessment...
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Shut that door Publication date: 27.02.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
You’ve noticed that propping fire doors open is becoming increasingly common, especially when it gets hot and stuffy. Your fire risk assessment states that all fire doors should be kept closed. Is there a safe way around this?
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