Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 02?volume=05&nr=02&cookieChecked=1

 
A different perception of risk Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Risk assessment » Risk assessment
A poll conducted by KRC Research & Goodyear has identified that Russian driving habits are far worse than other Europeans’. They’re more likely to break speed limits, ignore red lights, drive whilst drunk and whilst having sex! And finally for good measure - they don’t wear seat belts. So what does this tell us? It clearly shows that there’s...
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Safe start Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The European week for health and safety starts on October 23. This year it’s all about young workers. Are there any benefits in participating?
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Beating the compensation culture Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Personal injury
Over the last few years, there’s been increasing criticism of the burgeoning compensation culture, not least from employers. Luckily, the government has finally introduced new legislation to combat this. What key areas does it cover?
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A clear message - well sort of! Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The HSC and HSE are in the midst of a campaign to promote managing risks sensibly. However, what do we think of this campaign and what should you do in response to it?
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Question time Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Advice
Every now and then you find yourself being asked an awkward question regarding the safety of a particular piece of machinery. If you don’t know the answer, where should you go to get information that you can rely on?
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You’re responsible for safety Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
A recent case has highlighted the importance of knowing what safety laws are and what needs to be done to comply with them. What did this case identify and how can you ensure you’re not put in a similar situation?
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A grave situation Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Construction » Excavation
Knowing what you’re doing. You’d think that grave digging would be a fairly low risk job. Apparently not! A Dutch gravedigger nearly joined the person for whom he was digging the grave. What happened? A trailer containing the earth he’d removed tipped over and fell back into the grave, knocking him over and covering him completely. Luckily, a...
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Compatibility issues Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Risk assessment
A risk assessment has been completed on one of your processes. To ensure the safety of your workers, they need to wear quite a lot of personal protective equipment. They say it can’t all be worn together. So who’s right?
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Only the lonely Publication date: 09.10.2006
Article database » H&S management » Lone working
You’re hearing different views concerning lone working. Some say it’s banned, others say you need all sorts of communication equipment etc., but another colleague doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. What’s the truth?
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