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The HSE lose their appeal Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
In T&A Health & Safety, yr.4, iss.20, pg.6, (03.07.2006), we informed you of a case in which two operatives who worked for HTM Ltd died. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) then prosecuted HTM for failing to manage the risks. However, the HSE lost the prosecution, as HTM were able to demonstrate they’d done everything reasonable to prevent...
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Too heavy? Rubbish! Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
The HSE have recently criticised the size of recycling boxes and said that if filled they may well be too heavy for lifting. Not everyone agrees but how do you decide what is “too heavy” in the workplace and what should you be doing?
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Whose risk is it anyway? Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Risk assessment » Risk assessment
The HSE have issued new guidance on risk assessment. Their aim is to simplify the process but does this mean they will not be too fussy about the standard of your assessment documentation?
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Q&A - Polish forklift licences - are they OK? Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
Q. We use an agency to supply warehouse staff. Most are from Eastern Europe. So far we’ve only employed general labour, but they’ve recently offered us forklift truck drivers. Apparently they all have licences to drive forklifts, issued in Poland. Should we accept these licences as evidence of competence or do we need to do anything else? A. Firstly...
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Keeping construction workers healthy Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
According to the HSE, at least 100,000 construction industry workers suffer work-related ill-health. To help you minimise the risks (which aren’t specific) use our checklist.
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Is there a doctor in the house? Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
According to a recent survey most of us wouldn’t have a clue about treating even a minor accident. But aren’t the laws set to change with a requirement for more staff to have proper training?
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Who should do your fire risk assessment? Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
You know that the fire laws are about to change but you’re confused about who should do your fire risk assessments and what it actually involves. You don’t want to waste time or money, or be non-compliant, so what should you do?
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Asbestos decision overturned Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
Recently the Law Lords made a decision on asbestos-related disease compensation. Now, thanks to government intervention, it’s all changing. What’s the latest situation, and how might it affect you?
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A deadly situation! Publication date: 25.09.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
Hopefully you’ll never experience a workplace fatality, but if you do, who would arrive at your site and who should you inform of the incident? Why not use our guide to dealing with the situation?
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