Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 06, issue 22?volume=06&nr=22&cookieChecked=1

 
Don’t let RSI cost your business dearly Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » WRULDs
According to HSE statistics, 115,000 new cases of musculoskeletal disorders, including repetitive strain injury (RSI), were reported in 2006/7. Is this likely to be an issue in your workplace, and if so, how should you manage the risks?
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Corgi out, Capita in Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
Gas Registration Scheme. For many years Corgi, the gas safety organisation, has successfully administered the Gas Registration Scheme. This is a system by which those who work on gas installations and with gas appliances are accredited. It ensures that work is completed safely and to a high standard. However, things are set to change... New scheme -...
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Ban the broom Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Working with chemicals » Exposure
If you believe recent reports, you may think that brooms must be consigned to the dustbin and have to be replaced with expensive vacuum cleaning units. Is this the case, or has there been some “inaccurate” reporting?
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Ladder swap shop Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The HSE and local authorities are about to hit the streets again on their annual drive to remove dodgy ladders from the workplace. When does this campaign start and who are the prime targets this time around?
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4,000 extra pairs of hands Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
As the HSE are short of inspectors, it’s now asking building control officers to report breaches of health and safety legislation. What’s the latest?
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Responsibility for asbestos management Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
Your business premises were built in the 1970s so you suspect that they may contain asbestos-based materials. However, your landlord refuses to do anything about it saying it’s your responsibility. Are they right?
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How many accidents have you had? Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Contracting » Selection
A question that crops up on most contractor selection questionnaires relates to your accident statistics. How should you answer this, and will the fact that your staff have suffered a few minor injuries go against you?
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No need to display your certificate Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Insurance » Employers' Insurance
Employers’ Liability insurance. This is the insurance the law requires most employers to have to protect against injury or ill-health claims from their employees. The Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 states that you must have a minimum level of insurance cover against any such claims. These Regulations have now been amended by...
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£25 for a fire risk assessment Publication date: 08.09.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Believe it or not, some companies are offering to complete fire risk assessments for just £25. Is this the bargain of the century, or is there a serious catch that makes this a deal you should avoid?
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