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Do you have to achieve perfection? Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » H&S management » Policy
A colleague has told you that if an inspector visits your premises they’ll expect to see that every aspect of health and safety has been dealt with to the letter of the law. Are they right? To find out, we asked an ex-inspector. What did he say?
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Printing industry under scrutiny Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Blitzes
HSE inspection campaign. The printing industry is the sixth largest in the UK. Approximately 316,000 workers are employed in over 15,000 companies. The main reason it’s being targeted is that there are around 1,200 accidents each year - 200 of which result in major injuries like fractures and amputations. Unfortunately for the printing industry, it...
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Are you a head tilter or a contortionist? Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
Do all of your staff sit in exactly the same way? Are all the desks in your office spotless? Unlikely. And you’re not alone! Why not follow our guide to spotting potential problems with display screen equipment users?
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Penalties for not having signs in place Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
In court. If you thought that inspectors wouldn’t be that strict about no smoking signs, two recent cases have proved otherwise. Lambeth Council in London has served two companies - Chelsea Motor Company and New Image Barbers - with fixed penalty notices of £200 after they failed to heed verbal and written warnings to display the appropriate no smoking...
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Three-month fireworks spectacular Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
From now until the middle of January, you need to ensure your business is protected from the risks associated with fireworks. What do you need to do?
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Workplace transport hits the news again Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Transport » Pedestrians
Yet again, the HSE has issued businesses with a warning to ensure they’ve managed the risks associated with workplace transport. What’s prompted the latest action and what should you be doing about it?
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Quick fix audit Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » H&S management » Audit/review
Has the topic of health and safety slipped down the priority list? Are your staff starting to fall back into bad habits? Or do you just want to check everything is OK? If so, why not use our quick fix audit document?
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Are your fire doors protecting you? Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Fire doors
You recently carried out an inspection of all the fire precautions in your premises, during which you noticed a few fire doors were propped open and others that wouldn’t shut properly. Are these major issues?
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CDM co-ordinator accreditation Publication date: 22.10.2007
Article database » Construction » CDM 07
A colleague has told you that if you employ a CDM co-ordinator for a construction project, they must have certain qualifications and be a member of the Association of Project Safety. Is this the case?
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