Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 16?volume=05&nr=16&cookieChecked=1

 
Not funny Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Office » Slips, trips and falls
An employee who tripped and fell over computer cabling and seriously hurt himself, received a substantial compensation payout. What happened and what lessons can you learn from it?
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Sore feet Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Protective footwear
A refuse collector has just been awarded a payout after he was supplied with ill-fitting safety boots that caused him medical problems. On what grounds was his employer found liable and how should you avoid similar problems?
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The wrong sort of work experience Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
A recent case has highlighted some of the potential problems associated with school children being placed in a business to gain workplace experience. What happened and what can you learn from this case?
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Getting the best advice Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » H&S management » Competence
According to IOSH, some safety practitioners are guilty of giving poor, even dangerous advice. How can you ensure you’re not on the receiving end?
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Q&A - risk assessment for changing sheets Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Risk assessment » Risk assessment
Q. We have a couple of bedrooms which we put guests up in when they visit. Our cleaner changes the sheets etc. and as the job has only minor hazards associated with it, we’ve never thought about a risk assessment. Should we have completed one? If so, what are the main things we should ensure are covered? A. Although the risks associated with changing...
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Beware of the delivery van Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Transport » Moving goods safely
Workplace transport accidents are the cause of 30% of all workplace deaths - so to ensure one doesn’t happen on your site, you’ve put precautions in place. Yet delivery drivers keep speeding. What should you do about it?
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Safety sunglasses Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Safety glasses
A bright idea. As we approach the summer, you may find some of your staff who work outside and normally wear safety glasses, requesting ones with tinted lenses. The good news is that there are numerous different styles available, which don’t cost any more than standard ones, and most suppliers should offer them. And you’re unlikely to have any problems...
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Skin off your knuckles Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Procedures
One of our subscribers raised the issue of risk assessments for the safe use of hand tools. They asked whether the risks involved are really sufficient to warrant a specific risk assessment. What do we think?
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Replacing fire extinguishers Publication date: 08.05.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Extinguisher
The company that maintains your fire extinguishers has recommended that you get some new ones, as yours are old and a bit battered. What’s the best way of doing so and are there any potential problems to watch out for?
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