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What is a permit-to-work? Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » H&S management » Procedure
One of our subscribers contacted us with a question regarding the use of a permit-to-work and whether there’s a standard format. So what are they, when should you use one and what should it look like?
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Q&A - The gloves are off Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Gloves
Q. One of our staff refuses to work on a drilling machine without wearing gloves. The reason - he keeps getting small bits of metal coming off the machine and burning his hands. However, our risk assessment clearly states that gloves shouldn’t be worn, as they can get entangled in moving parts and cause nasty injuries. How should we deal with him?...
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Paying for safety Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » H&S management » Miscellaneous
A colleague has told you about a financial incentive scheme they set up to improve safety. You’re not convinced about the idea, as you can’t see the benefits. But is rewarding safety performance actually a good idea?
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Avoiding human error Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » H&S management » Human error
A colleague has suggested that you need to make sure you’ve taken precautions to manage “human factors”. What are they, how should you deal with them and in what scenarios are the risks of something going wrong, the greatest?
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‘Tis the season to be jolly - or suffer from stress! Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
Ho, ho, ho. Christmas is nearly here, so it’s the time of the year when there’s a lot of drink, food, parties etc. But it’s also the time of the year when most cases of stress are reported. We know this isn’t the most cheerful of things to consider, but recognising you might have stressed staff could prevent potential problems at Christmas and...
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Don’t forget the health risks Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
You’ve done a risk assessment which focuses on the significant safety risks in your workplace. However, it’s been suggested that it doesn’t address health issues. Does it need to, and if so what should it cover?
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Blowing hot and cold! Publication date: 04.12.2006
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Although we’ve only had a few very cold days so far, a few subscribers have contacted us following staff complaints about workplace temperatures. What’s the legal position and how should you prepare for cold weather?
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Don’t believe the truth Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » H&S management » Miscellaneous
The TUC has recently published a report aimed at dispelling some popular safety myths. What did it identify and should you change your approach to safety management as a result?
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Still falling? Publication date: 04.12.2006
Article database » Working at height » Risk assessment
According to HSE statistics there have been fewer falls from height in the last year. But what else did the statistics highlight that could affect you?
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