Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 17?volume=04&nr=17&cookieChecked=1

 
Avoiding scaffold scares Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
A serious scaffold collapse has prompted a major investigation by the HSE. Will it stop with this case, or is it likely to have a greater impact?
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Does your policy comply? Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Noise » Miscellaneous
As the Noise at Work Regulations 2005 came into force in April 2006, you should ensure that any policy you have is updated to reflect the changes. If you need some help with this, why not use our sample noise at work policy?
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Keeping cool, calm & collected! Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Miscellaneous
It’s getting to that time of year again. The first sign of the sun, and your staff change their complaints from “it’s cold in here”, to “I’m too hot to work”. If you’re getting the “I can’t win” feeling, what can you do to appease your staff?
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Amps in your pants Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Insurance » Claim management
Just when you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to faking an injury... Marcus Danquah sued Morphy Richards seeking £300,000 in damages. He claimed that a faulty clothes iron had given him an electric shock and a heart attack. But the company alleged that he had wired the iron so that it became “live” giving an electric shock to anyone who...
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“Liquid gloves” Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Gloves
Some of your workforce have asked if they can use barrier creams instead of wearing gloves. Do protective creams offer sufficient protection levels without compromising safety and incurring extra costs?
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I didn’t mean to say that Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » H&S management » Communication
Reportable accident. You filed an accident report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) . Your company has now received a request from the injured person asking to change the account of what happened, as it’s “incorrect”. However, you have also heard a rumour that this employee is going to take...
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Extinguishers everywhere Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Extinguisher
Your fire equipment supplier has told you that you’re likely to need more extinguishers to comply with the impending fire legislation. Is this actually the case, or are they just trying to sell more extinguishers?
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Picking up the blame Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » H&S management » Employee
One of your members of staff has just told you that they’ve taken a second job in the evenings. They said it’s only bar work and won’t interfere with their day job. Should you be concerned? If so, can you do anything about it?
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The Colonel’s recipe for disaster Publication date: 22.05.2006
Article database » Workplace » Enforcement
KFC’s failure to manage slips and trips in one of their restaurants resulted in two of their staff suffering extremely nasty burns and the chain being prosecuted. What’s different about this case, and what can you learn from it?
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