Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 06, issue 11?volume=06&nr=11&cookieChecked=1

 
Authorisation to drive a lift truck Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Policies & Records » Model
Before you allow staff to drive a lift truck on your site you must make them aware of any site-specific risks and formally give permission to use your vehicles. To help, why not use our example lift truck authorisation document?
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What to do first Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » H&S management » Policy
If you’ve recently set up your business or even if you’ve been in business a while but haven’t yet tackled health and safety issues, what are the basics that you absolutely must get right?
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Improving health and safety Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Miscellaneous
The government has been reviewing how health and safety laws affect business. What has it identified, and can you expect things to get any easier?
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A pain in the arm Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
A member of your secretarial team has complained that she’s suffering pains in her arms; which she is convinced are caused by her workstation. How should you deal with this complaint?
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A difference of opinion Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire & Rescue Service
One of our subscribers contacted us for advice following a visit from a new fire safety inspector. Although a previous inspector felt that what they were doing was sufficient, this one felt otherwise. How should they deal with this situation?
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Travelodge fined Publication date: 25.02.2008
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In court. The hotel chain Travelodge has been fined £20,000 with a whopping £50,000 costs after admitting to five offences under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 . This was because no action had been taken following slip incidents in their bathrooms, including one that resulted in a guest being taken to hospital. Tip. Slips and trips are...
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Abolishing the HSE and HSC? Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
Legislation before Parliament. Legislation to abolish the HSE and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has been laid before Parliament. Before you get too excited, these bodies aren’t going anywhere, they’re just having a bit of a shake up, but to do so requires an amendment to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 . The draft Legislative...
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Through the back door Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
When your staff arrive at work do they always use the door that they’re supposed to? Two members of staff had serious accidents as a consequence. What can you learn from our subscriber’s experience?
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Trench collapse Publication date: 25.02.2008
Article database » Construction » Enforcement
A construction company has just been heavily fined following the death of one of its employees. How did the accident happen, and how can you avoid something similar occurring on your site?
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