Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 13?volume=05&nr=13&cookieChecked=1

 
Is a counselling service enough? Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Occupational health » Case law
Intel Corporation recently lost an appeal and had to make a significant compensation payout to a member of staff after she was diagnosed as suffering with stress. What can you learn from this particular case?
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Getting prepared for flexible working Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » H&S management » Lone working
An increasing number of staff are asking to work flexibly. However, you can see potential health and safety implications in allowing it. What, if any, are the issues and how can they be overcome?
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Q&A - personal music - are we liable? Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Noise » Miscellaneous
Q. An increasing number of staff have started using MP3 players whilst they’re working. As the nature of their work is sedentary and in a low risk environment without significant background noise we’ve not regarded it as a problem and have therefore allowed it to continue. However, a colleague has suggested that we could be held liable if they suffer...
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Questionnaire or inspection, your call Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Local authority
Some local authorities are sending out questionnaires instead of doing inspections. If you receive one, do you have to complete it? And if so, what should you say?
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Have you issued the right hearing protection? Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Noise » Risk assessment
You’ve had a visit from an inspector who made a request to see a formal assessment on the hearing protection you supply. What does he want to see, and do you have to do anything as no notice was issued?
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Q&A - potential problems with light fittings Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Workplace » Electricity
Q. We recently had a minor fire in our office. The source was a light fitting. We’re sure it was just a one-off, so can we leave it at that or should we be having all of the lights checked by an electrician? A. In this case we’d advise a better safe than sorry approach. However, you don’t necessarily need an electrician. Instead, identify the...
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Accounting for everyone? Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Emergency arrangements
When the fire alarm went off and you had to evacuate the building you realised there were many visitors on site. Although they were safely evacuated, it was more by luck than anything else. How should you resolve this problem?
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You’re taking the CSCS Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Construction » Competence
One of your clients has requested that all the staff you intend to employ on his site must show a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card on arrival. As they don’t have them, this presents a problem. What are your options?
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CDM - what’s in a name? Publication date: 26.03.2007
Article database » Construction » CDM 07
Changes to construction laws have introduced a new role, known as a CDM Co-ordinator. To help you identify when, or if, you need to employ one, why not use our guidance and selection document?
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