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A risk assessment for Christmas decorations Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Risk assessment » Miscellaneous
Bah humbug. Do you really need to do a long, formal risk assessment that spells out how to put up Christmas decorations? According to some you do. However, we think that you can ignore them. Although you don’t need to write a formal document, we do recommend that you ensure the basics are covered - just in case. Such as? If you are putting up flashing...
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Board of health and safety Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
The HSC has just published its guide showing how health and safety issues should figure at board level. What does it cover and is it worth following?
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Extraction of welding fumes Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Working with chemicals » Exposure
A new job requires a small amount of welding. In the past you’ve contracted this out, but now you want to do it in-house. However, you’ve heard that you need a full forced extraction system for the fumes. Is this really the case?
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Who’s the responsible person? Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Fire safety » Responsible Person
One year on from the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, there is still much confusion surrounding the role of the responsible person. Who, or even what, should fulfil this role in your business?
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Your home isn’t safe - back to the office Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » H&S management » Home working
One of your senior regional managers is now home based, so they can minimise travel between sites. However, when you stated that you needed to risk assess their house, your offer was politely declined. Should you insist?
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Falls from vehicles Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
As part of the forthcoming Moving Goods Safely campaign, inspectors will be looking at working at height on vehicles. What’s prompted this, and what, if anything, should you be doing to protect your staff?
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Cutting budgets = saving money? Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Maintenance
You’ve been looking at your budget for 2008 and have decided to reduce the amount of money you’re spending on maintenance and health and safety issues. Is this really a wise choice?
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Save that crane Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Lifting operations
A misguided sense of loyalty. You might think that if your staff see an accident happening, they’d stand back to make sure they wouldn’t be injured. And in many cases you’d be right - they’d do just that and be thankful they were watching, rather than involved. However, one of our subscriber’s workers had other ideas. What happened? Going,...
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Keep ‘em out Publication date: 03.12.2007
Article database » H&S management » Under 18s
Two companies have recently been fined a total of £200,000 following the death of a nine-year-old girl. How did the accident happen and what steps, if any, should you be taking to avoid something similar taking place on your site?
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