Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 03?volume=07&nr=03&cookieChecked=1

 
It looks official Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » H&S management » Competence
Some companies that offer health and safety services are adopting new tactics to attract clients. What are they doing and how can you avoid any charlatans?
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Moving a heavy load Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Manual handling » Risk assessment
When an employee suffered an injury during a manual handling operation the HSE showed an interest. The result was a large fine plus costs. So what could the company have done to prevent it?
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Skin deep Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Occupational health » Skin
A member of staff has reported that they’ve got a painful rash on their hands and arms, which they’re convinced has been caused by their work environment. How should you proceed?
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Right to issue fixed penalty notices waived Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Miscellaneous
On the spot penalties. The HSE has waived its right to apply for new civil sanctions open to enforcement agencies under the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill (RES), which gained Royal Assent at the end of July. The RES opens the door for regulators to apply for new powers designed to provide more appropriate and efficient alternatives to criminal...
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We’d rather not say what happened Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Reporting
Conducting a detailed investigation then going public with your findings may appear to be the best way of preventing a similar incident. But are there problems with this approach that you should be aware of?
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Q&A - does the Fire Safety Order apply? Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire safety order (FSO)
Q. As our premises is a private members club, do the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) apply? A. The simple answer is “yes”. The FSO applies to all premises unless they are classified as single residential properties. This means that a fire risk assessment etc. must be completed. Tip. The responsibility for this...
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The Regulatory Reform what? Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
A company has recently been prosecuted because it had not done anything to manage the risks associated with fire. What can you learn from this particular case?
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Identifying site-specific hazards Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » Construction » Miscellaneous
Although it would be handy if all sites were the same with similar risks, this is rarely the case. So why not use our site survey document to help you plan and manage your jobs on what might be unfamiliar ground?
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Dealing with someone under the influence Publication date: 20.10.2008
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
One of your members of staff has been spotted taking what appears to be an illegal substance on your site. What are the health and safety implications of this, and how should you deal with the situation?
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