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

 
Detecting the invisible, silent, tasteless poison Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » Workplace » Gas
It’s reported that at least 50 deaths are caused by carbon monoxide poisoning each year. What are the potential sources and what basic steps can you take to minimise the risks?
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Asbestos surveys - do you need a new one? Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
You had an asbestos survey completed a couple of years ago. You’ve heard that the legislation is changing and are concerned that you now need a new survey. Is this really the case?
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SWOTting safety Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » H&S management » Audit/review
A consultant has suggested you carry out a SWOT analysis on how you manage health and safety, and he’s offered his services to do it for you. Is this analysis a good idea and do you really need any help?
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Not having the correct tools Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » H&S management » Safe systems of work
One of our subscribers contacted us after they saw something they couldn’t quite believe. A repairman was attempting to cut a pane of glass using a wallpaper scoring tool and a pair of pliers. It gets better! He was doing this on a public footpath, using the kerb as an edge. Oh and just for good measure - he wasn’t wearing any gloves. In his defence,...
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We’ve got all safety issues covered! Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » H&S management » Safe systems of work
A recent case seems to have blown the theory “a good safety record will prevent prosecution” out of the water. Is this really the case, or did the inspector act for another reason? How can you avoid a similar experience?
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Tidy site, safe site Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » Workplace » Housekeeping
We all know that keeping floors clean can minimise slips and trips. But what did a recent in-depth study into the subject identify that isn’t so obvious?
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Keeping control Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » Contracting » Management
You employ contractors for a variety of works, meaning you’re spending an increasing amount of time going through site rules etc. with them. Why not use our contractor’s terms and conditions document to make your expectations clear?
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Packing up your air conditioning unit Publication date: 20.11.2006
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Portable water filled air conditioning units. If you purchased a portable air conditioning or cooling unit that needed filling with water on a regular basis, then before packing it up for the winter there are certain steps that you need to take. Start by unplugging it and then drain all water from the reservoir. If you don’t, the water will stagnate...
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Cracking up Publication date: 20.11.2006
Article database » Transport » Driving
One of your employees is refusing to drive his company car as he says there’s a chip in the windscreen that makes it unsafe. How should you deal with this and where do you stand if you ask him to drive the car until it’s repaired?
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