Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 05, issue 20?volume=05&nr=20&cookieChecked=1

 
How long should it take to evacuate? Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Emergency arrangements
A colleague has told you that you need to make sure all of your staff can evacuate your premises within two minutes of the fire alarm sounding. Is this really the case, and if so, how can you ensure you achieve this?
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New chemical law Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Working with chemicals » REACH
New legislation from Europe was introduced on June 1, 2007. It’s known as REACH and is focused on chemicals and their usage. What potential impact will it have on your business and what do you need to do to comply with it?
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You need to risk assess your office Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Office » Risk assessment
Your insurers have recently sent one of their assessors to your site to review your health and safety arrangements. One demand was to do a risk assessment for your office. Is this really necessary, and if so, what should it cover?
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Pedestrian vehicle interface (PVI) Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Transport » Moving goods safely
Inspections. A colleague has warned you that during an inspection they had as part of the Moving Goods Safely campaign (see The next step ) the inspector was keen to see how they managed PVI. He suggested you do the same, as the inspector implied failure to manage it could result in enforcement action. What is PVI and what do you need to do? Points...
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The less obvious effects of the smoking ban Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
You’ll be aware that in July, England will be the last country in the UK to enforce a smoking ban. Although you’ve got the signs etc. you’ve heard it might create other health and safety issues. So what are they?
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We didn’t say that Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
To address health and safety related stories in the press that haven’t been reported properly, the HSE has created a web page http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/index.htm to put the record straight. Tip. Don’t always believe what you read in the press. Health and safety has become a favourite subject for some to have a pop at. Work to this rule of thumb:...
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Glaringly obvious Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
One of your staff is moaning about glare on their computer screen, saying it gives them a headache and makes working difficult. How seriously should you take their complaint and how can you solve the problem?
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A burning issue Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Miscellaneous
“You’ve got to provide me with sun cream - it’s personal protective equipment.” This is a direct quote from a subscriber’s member of staff. How should this be dealt with and are there solutions which should definitely be avoided?
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Driving after a long shift Publication date: 02.07.2007
Article database » Transport » Driving
In two extreme cases, accidents have resulted from staff working excessively long hours. What happened and how can you avoid a similar experience?
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