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Does an ex-inspector make a good consultant? Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » H&S management » Consultants
A recent experience. One of our subscribers contacted us for guidance following a visit they’d had from a large consultancy. Our subscriber, who runs a foundry, had asked for some help, as they felt there were a number of issues that could have done with some improvement. So when the consultancy sent an ex-inspector turned consultant, they were confident...
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Swearing is good for you Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
Not a load of **!! According to a survey overseen by Professor Yehuda Baruch from the University of East Anglia, swearing in the office relieves stress and is good for workers. Apparently, foul language helps to create a good team spirit, cements relationships and allows staff to vent their frustrations. Tip. Rather than taking a hard line with staff...
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Managing migrant workers Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
The HSE has produced a topic pack for inspectors, to help them deal with businesses using migrant workers. What’s in it, what’s its legal status and is there anything you need to be aware of?
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Time to revise your driving at work policy? Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » Policies & Records » Policy
Since we introduced our original driving at work policy, there have been a number of legislative changes, with potentially more to come. So why not use our new document to ensure your policy is up-to-date?
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Moving goods safely - part one Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
Following a pilot scheme in London, the HSE has announced a new campaign which will be focused on the transportation of goods. What, in particular, will be under scrutiny and when could you expect a visit?
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Watching out for new staff Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » H&S management » Training
You have some new members of staff, and although they’ve had safety induction training, you still need to keep them under observation for a short while. Is there a way to make them stand out from the crowd?
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Stop the clocks Publication date: 19.11.2007
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Now that winter is officially here, it’s dark when staff arrive for work and leave at night. What should you be doing to ensure any risks are managed and accidents prevented?
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Employer’s safe systems defeated Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » H&S management » Safe systems of work
Whilst most prosecutions for health and safety breaches are taken against the employer, there’s nothing to stop the HSE taking action against an employee - as this case highlighted. What happened?
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“Warning, warning, accident about to happen” Publication date: 19.11.2007
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
Wouldn’t it be good to have prior warning that an accident is about to happen - and the knowledge to prevent it. Are such warnings available? If so, how can you use them to stop future accidents?
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