Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 06, issue 09?volume=06&nr=09&cookieChecked=1

 
Winter vomiting bug Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
To give it its proper name - Norovirus. If you’ve had a number of staff phoning in sick, complaining of sickness and diarrhoea, it isn’t due to excesses over the Christmas break; the winter vomiting bug is the likely cause. According to the Royal College of General Practitioners, 100,000 people a week are being struck down with it. How to deal with...
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Tougher driving penalties Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service has recently issued new sentencing guidance to courts for dangerous driving offences. How could this affect you?
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Can we carry on? Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » H&S management » Enforcement
During a recent inspection it was suggested that you should do more to manage the risks in a couple of areas. Does this mean work should stop until improvements are made?
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Is hearing protection required? Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Hearing protection
A subscriber’s employee was diagnosed with substantial hearing loss which, in their opinion, meant that they should be exempt from wearing hearing protection in a mandatory protection zone. Should this be allowed?
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Display screen equipment “users” Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Risk assessment
You’ve heard that you only need to worry about the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 if your staff are classified as “users”. What does this mean, and is this really the case?
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The truth will out Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Working at height » Harnesses
A recent case has shown that you will make things much worse by either neglecting to tell enforcement officers vital facts, or worse by lying and trying to cover things up. What happened, and what can you learn from this case?
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Contractor competence assessment Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Contracting » Selection
You’ve heard that since the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 came into force, you are now better off using a third party to assess the competence of any contractors that you use. Is this really the case?
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Annual health and safety review Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » H&S management » Audit/review
It’s the start of the new year and you’ve decided to review where you are at with safety management. It’s a good idea to know what things you should be looking at, so why not use our guide for assistance?
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Q&A - do we need to authorise forklift drivers? Publication date: 28.01.2008
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
Q. Our forklift truck training provider has informed us that we need to authorise staff to drive our forklift trucks. They said that simply having a training certificate isn’t enough. Is this really the case, and if so, what do we need to do? A. Many assume that once an employee has a certificate which states their competence in driving a forklift...
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