Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 04, issue 18?volume=04&nr=18&cookieChecked=1

 
Flashers & escorts Publication date: 06.06.2006
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This summer, don’t assume the long delays on the road to your holiday destination are caused by caravans. To help improve the safety of roadworks the Highways Agency are introducing new flashing cones and escort convoys authorised by the Department for Transport. The new cones have flashing lights attached, which will lead traffic through new lane...
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Fidgeting can do you good Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
You’ve heard a rumour that you can get deep vein thrombosis from sitting at your desk for too long. Is this really the case and if so, what steps can you take to minimise any risks?
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Sunny days are here again Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Skin
The great British desire to remove items of clothing as soon as the sun comes out is in evidence again. But someone has warned that you could be liable if you staff suffer skin cancer as a result of doing so. Is this really the case?
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Proof required Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » Case law
The Law Lords have made a groundbreaking ruling, which will affect all asbestos claims. What’s changed and how might if affect your business?
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Where’s the start button? Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
“What does that button do?” Or “That looks simple why do you need the instructions?” These are questions which often result in something painful. How can you avoid this happening in your business?
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“You won’t even know we’re here” Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Contracting » Management
You’ve employed a building contractor to do some renovation works in your offices. The contractor says that you won’t even know he’s there and to carry on with your business. You’re sceptical; should you be?
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It doesn’t stack up Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Workplace » Case law
Industry has been warned to review stacking and storage procedures following a near fatal accident and a prosecution by the HSE. What did this case identify as potential hazards and how can you avoid a similar incident?
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Fire Safety reform guidance delayed Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire safety order (FSO)
What a surprise. If you’ve been looking for the guidance documents the government promised to have ready prior to the commencement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) you might not find them. Why? They’ve been delayed again. We’re not 100% sure why this has happened and unlike in January (the first deadline they missed) some of...
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Who’s your safety advisor? Publication date: 06.06.2006
Article database » Contracting » Selection
You’ve had to go through a contractor selection process to work for a new client. As part of the process they wanted to know who your safety advisor is. You don’t have one. Is this going to cause a problem?
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