Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 14?volume=04&nr=14&cookieChecked=1

 
It’s backs again Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
We have just attended a meeting with the Health & Safety Executive where it was announced that they intend on continuing with the “Backs!” campaign in 2006. Inspections will be in October. When they visit, they’re going to adopt a more enforcement-based approach focussed on traditionally high-risk environments. The HSE “Backs!” campaign...
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A change in circumstances Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Monitoring
One of your employees has just informed you that they’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy. Are there any health and safety implications, and if so, what should you do to ensure their condition doesn’t put them, or others, at risk?
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A close shave Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Respiratory protection
You’ve heard that a beard can render some respiratory protective equipment useless. If so, what equipment can it supposedly affect and what options do you have to deal with this hairy problem?
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Design out slips and trips hazards Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Case law
With slips and trips being an enforcement “hot topic” you’re concerned about rumours affecting your shiny floors. Surely an inspector can’t expect you to replace your flooring, especially if it’s new?
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Does your certificate count? Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
You sent your catering staff on a basic food hygiene course, but you’re not sure if it’s still valid thanks to changes in food legislation. Does their training meet the new standards and if not, what do they need to do?
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Up and down Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Lifting operations
Does safety legislation that applies to cranes and lifting equipment apply to you? Unlikely if you work in a service industry, unless you have a goods or passenger lift. So what should you be doing about it?
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Q&A - static shocks Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Workplace » Electricity
Q. We have office-based employees complaining of increasingly severe electrostatic shocks from hand-rails, vending machines, door handles, photocopiers, etc. Whilst these are unlikely to be life threatening, is there anything we can do to reduce the likelihood of it happening? A. The primary causes of the electrostatic charge are your employees’ actions...
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Off the rails Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Crown Prosecution Service
The importance of failing to conduct proper maintenance has just been looked at in a Crown Court trial. What lessons can be learnt from this case, and how can you ensure a similar event doesn’t happen to you?
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Are employers ignoring legal duties? Publication date: 10.04.2006
Article database » Transport » Driving
Despite having legal responsibilities for those who drive at work, new research shows that many employers are ignoring them. What’s the latest news?
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