Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 06?volume=07&nr=06&cookieChecked=1

 
Are CSCS cards required by law? Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Construction » Competence
Your staff have been turned away from a construction site because they don’t have Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. Apparently, having them is now a legal requirement. Is this really the case?
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Asbestos campaign in the news Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
The HSE and local authorities are really going to town with the latest asbestos campaign. What can you expect this time round?
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Fire risk assessing empty premises Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Due to a slowdown in orders you’ve decided to mothball one of your sites. However, you’ve heard that before you close the doors, you must carry out a new fire risk assessment. Is this really the case, and if so, why?
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Ladder standards Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Working at height » Ladders
In the T&A Health & Safety yr. 7, iss. 4, pg. 3, article: Ladder stability, the top and bottom of it , we incorrectly stated that BS 2037 Class 3 is the British Standard for industrial products. It isn’t. BS 2037 Class 1 is the industrial standard and more appropriate for commercial use. We apologise for any confusion our mistake may have...
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Are cables dead or live? Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Workplace » Electricity
An electrician lost his life when a cable he assumed to be isolated and safe was in fact carrying a current. What made him think that the cable posed no risk and how can you prevent a similar incident?
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Early lessons from corporate manslaughter cases Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Corporate Manslaughter
If you were under the impression that the police wouldn’t use their full powers to secure a conviction under corporate manslaughter legislation, think again. What have we uncovered?
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Don’t fall over the coat stand Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Fire safety » Escape plans
Surely a coat stand doesn’t present a significant health and safety hazard? According to one of your colleagues it does: apparently, it could block an escape route or cause potential slips and trips. Is this really the case?
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HSE release accident statistics Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
A reduction on last year. The HSE has just released its latest set of accident statistics, which identifies that last year 229 people were killed, 299,000 suffered a serious injury and over two million developed ill-health they put down to work (see The next step ). The good news is that these figures represent an improvement on the previous year. But...
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Staff concerns about DSE Publication date: 01.12.2008
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Risk assessment
According to a TUC report, safety concerns about working at a computer and the physical strains associated with DSE use are two of the three most worried about elements of working life. But just how a big an issue is this?
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