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Not one or two, but three points of contact Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Working at height » Ladders
Whilst you know that using ladders and stepladders has not been banned, you’ve been told that staff using them must maintain “three points of contact”. What does this mean and is it really practical to do it?
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Getting from A to B without any problems Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
Transporting goods around any size of premises can be fraught with difficulty. Locked doors, blocked passageways etc. can result in a dangerous obstacle course. So what can you do to ensure safe transit?
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Contractors who don’t know the rules Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Contracting » Management
A colleague employed a maintenance contractor who didn’t think health and safety rules applied to him as his business is very small. What happened, and how can you avoid a similar experience?
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No NVQ = no CSCS card Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Construction » Contractors
If you’re in the construction industry, you’re now faced with putting staff through a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) before they can get a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. What’s the best way of doing this?
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Fire scams Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
It looks official. One of our subscribers contacted us when they received a letter which looked as though it had come from the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). The letter detailed the changes to fire laws (see page 1) and what could happen for non-compliance etc. It even included a link to the government website which includes the free guides to compliance...
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The mixing bowl Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
Down the toilet. A recent chemical exposure incident on board the Royal Navy ship HMS Illustrious led to seven sailors being airlifted to hospital and others requiring treatment by onboard medics. You may be thinking the cause of this incident was a military grade chemical substance. But you’d be wrong. The cause was household bleach and an ammonia...
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Implementing safety improvements Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
You’re struggling to win support from senior managers about some of the ideas you’ve had to reduce risks in your workplace. They see them as expensive and pointless. How can you convince them otherwise?
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What’s in your water? Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Working with chemicals » Legionella
One of our subscribers contacted us for advice after they’d read that they should have a chemical treatment system to prevent Legionella in their water supply. Do they really need one?
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Non-compliant with fire laws Publication date: 11.04.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
According to a leading insurer, one million small businesses aren’t compliant with new fire laws. What should you be doing?
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