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You’d think you’re in the desert Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Miscellaneous
High summer temperatures provide the perfect excuse for not wearing protective clothing. How can you combat this annual problem and ensure your staff remain protected without overheating them?
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Staying safe and secure Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Policies & Records » Checklist
Keeping your premises secure not only reduces the risks to employees’ personal safety, but also limits the risk of being sued by a trespasser for any injury sustained on your premises. So why not use our checklist to reduce these risks?
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Q&A - At least it was warm! Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Q. One of our warehouse staff has asked if he can use a patio heater, as there are areas that always stay cold, even when the heating is on full. He says his local pub use one inside all of the time and the locals think it’s a great idea. Should we let him do this? A. Are you sure he isn’t joking (maybe the locals had been in the pub too long)?...
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Impartial advice for free? Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
The government’s just launched a new scheme supposedly to help small businesses cut the cost of ill-health and improve safety standards. Is it really too good to be true?
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Hard evidence Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
You’ve found that accident investigation is taking up far too much time. Are there any ways that you can reduce this, whilst still ensuring you have enough facts in case of an investigation or a personal injury claim?
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Accident? Be aware of own goals! Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
When did it happen? The investigation of accidents to determine the root cause is important, as the information gained can be used to prevent a similar event occurring in the future. However, it is important to fully establish the facts surrounding an incident. Occasionally people can be economical with the truth if it suits them. For example, the man...
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Procedures for everything Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » H&S management » Procedure
You know how important procedures are in the effective management of health and safety. But is there a danger of relying on them too much? How can you get the most from your procedures?
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“Want a lift with that?” Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
We’ve previously advised about the need to complete manual handling assessments. A recent case shows what can happen if this is done, but not followed. What are the key lessons to be learned?
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Water coolers Publication date: 26.04.2006
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
Water coolers are becoming an increasingly common sight in the workplace. They aren’t an obvious safety hazard, but there are more risks associated with them than you may realise. What are they and how can you reduce them?
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