Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 01?volume=07&nr=01&cookieChecked=1

 
Managing your spend on safety Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » H&S management » Cost cutting
As cash is tight, you’ve been looking to make savings wherever possible. But is cutting your health and safety budget a wise move, or could doing so land you in trouble?
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It only takes a spark Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Investigators have identified that the fire that destroyed part of a Universal Studios site occurred despite stringent control measures being followed. How did it start and how can you prevent a similar incident?
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Your forklift can’t be used... Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Transport » Lift trucks
You’ve employed an external training provider to complete a licensed forklift truck training course. However, following a brief inspection of your vehicle, they said that it isn’t safe to use and they’re leaving. What’s going on?
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Ignore your employees’ complaints at your peril Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Vibration
Warning. The HSE is urging companies to assess the risks to their employees from exposure to vibration, after a Hampshire company was fined £10,500 for ignoring the safety of a worker. The employee (BL) made a complaint to the HSE about excessive use of vibrating tools while working at Tews Engineering. He felt that it had caused him to suffer Hand...
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Failing to manage transport Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Transport » Lift trucks
Managing transport is much more than just loading and unloading vehicles. Failing to have a safe system of work in place led to a worker being seriously injured and a court appearance for his company. So what are the lessons?
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New driving offence Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Transport » Driving
Courts can now charge drivers with the offence of “causing death by careless driving”. What does this mean and will it affect employers?
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Company director jailed for safety offences Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Working at height » Case law
What happened? Sharaz Butt (B) was charged with manslaughter following the death of one of his employees. Wu Zhu Weng (W) who worked for Butt’s company, Alcon Construction, died following a 12ft fall through a skylight. There was no glass in the skylight nor was it properly marked. Following a two-month, joint police and HSE investigation, B was found...
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Workers’ playtime Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Working at height » Case law
Staff playing games in their lunch break is not an uncommon practice at work. However, when a ball needs retrieving from a dangerous place, your staff may be putting themselves at risk. What happened in this particular case?
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How much is your injury worth? Publication date: 22.09.2008
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Personal injury
If you thought that the days of your staff being pushed into seeking compensation for an injury were over, think again. So are there any basic steps that you can take to minimise the chances of a claim being successful?
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