Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 16?volume=04&nr=16&cookieChecked=1

 
Smoking becoming a drag? Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
As you know, a workplace smoking ban is planned for England and Northern Ireland in 2007. Whilst this is good news for employee health, is it good news for fire safety?
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I’m not using that it isn’t safe! Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
One of your employees had an accident whilst using a machine and his colleagues are now refusing to use it. How can you persuade them the machine is safe and get your production back on-line with minimal impact?
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Lost in navigation Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Transport » Driving
Fix it properly. Satellite navigation systems are becoming increasingly popular especially amongst those of us who are on the road for business purposes. Surely they aren’t a safety hazard? Actually, they can be. The biggest problem is that they distract drivers, either with verbal instructions or whilst looking at the screen. So, back to a map then?...
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Avoiding a big bang Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Construction » Excavation
You’ve employed a contractor to dig some footings for a new chemical store. You’ve heard about the dangers of underground services but your contractor doesn’t seem bothered. Should he be, if so what are the implications for you?
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It might be a good idea to close for a few days Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Construction » Enforcement
Refurbishing premises and maintaining “business as normal” can be difficult at the best of times. It can be even worse if members of the public frequent your premises when the builders are in and the additional risks have to be managed properly. However, if you get a visit from your friendly enforcement authorities during the work and they offer...
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Who put that there? Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Workplace » Housekeeping
Your cleaners and maintenance staff are supposed to use signs to indicate areas where their work may present a temporary hazard. They often forget, and even when they are used, they’re ignored. So what can you do about it?
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Don’t miss the signs Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
HM Revenue & Customs have had to pay up following one of their workforce suffering such severe stress and depression that it ended his career. How can you spot the signs of stress and prevent this happening in your business?
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In-house forklift trainer Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
One of your forklift drivers has expressed an interest in becoming a trainer. He claims that if you pay for his training you’ll save a fortune in external trainer fees. Is this such a good deal for you and are there really any savings to be made?
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Grease monkeys Publication date: 09.05.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
You’re concerned that some of your staff fail to take the health risks associated with lubricant oils seriously. How can you get the message across and who’s liable in the event of them suffering from a skin complaint, or worse?
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