Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 06, issue 18?volume=06&nr=18&cookieChecked=1

Do you have to replace fire blankets? Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Suppression systems
Some of our subscribers have been informed that their fire blankets should be replaced after five years. Is this true or yet another myth?
The sun is out, so here come the same old questions Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Skin
The sun is shining again and the perennial questions are being asked: will you provide the external workers with sun cream? And, it’s too hot in the office; what are you going to do about it?
Target zero Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Reporting
You’ve noticed that some companies are keen to promote a “zero accident” policy in their workplace. You can see potential problems and don’t think it’s really achievable in your business.What approach should you take?
Danger overhead Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Construction » Contractors
Failure to observe live overhead electricity cables led to the death of two workmen and a substantial fine for a principal contractor. What lessons can be learned from this particular case?
Which assessment is right for my business? Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Risk assessment » Risk assessment
You know that you have to undertake risk assessments to ensure that your staff aren’t put in danger. You’ve seen many different ways of presenting them and now you’re not sure which one you should follow. What do you need to consider?
Stockpiling fuel Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Working with chemicals » Miscellaneous
Petrol Shortages. The recent strike by workers at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland has led to panic buying and petrol shortages in the North. It has even prompted some to start looking at temporary storage solutions for petrol on their own sites. Storage solutions. With the introduction of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations...
Q&A - do we need to display our certificate? Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
Q. Some of our staff have recently attended a foundation course in food hygiene, at which they were awarded a certificate. Do we need to display these in the workplace? A. We contacted the Royal Institute for Public Health, the organisation that issues the certificates. It stated that they do not need to be on display but they should be close at hand,...
REACH - what’s that all about then? Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Working with chemicals » REACH
The Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals, or REACH, applies to many businesses, not just chemical manufacturers. But according to a recent survey 75% of firms haven’t heard of it. So what do you need to know?
CHAS won’t speak to your consultant Publication date: 03.06.2008
Article database » Contracting » Selection
If you employ a health and safety consultant, will staff from the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) speak to them on your behalf? Apparently not! So what’s going on?

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