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Has the door been opened to stress claimants? Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Case law
Ever since the Court of Appeal finding in Hatton v Sutherland in 2002, it’s been much harder for an employee to successfully bring a stress claim against their employer. However, a new case may have changed this. What’s the latest news?
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Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
If an employee has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, are there any potential health and safety implications? If so, what’s the best way of managing them?
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How often should you examine forklifts? Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Transport » Lift trucks
You’ve been told that you need to complete thorough inspections on your forklift trucks every six months, not annually. Is this a new legal requirement, or is it just the insurance inspector trying to get more work?
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Nightclub prosecuted for fire offences Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
Night out. A nightclub in the north east of England has recently been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £975 in costs after being found guilty of two breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). However, although the prosecution was brought under the FSO, it could easily have been under health and safety legislation. This is because...
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Greater risk of inspection Publication date: 12.01.2009
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A new initiative has been unveiled to enable the HSE and local authorities to work together more closely. What’s to know and how might it affect you?
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Inspection and edge protection required Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Working at height » Scaffolding
A worker has been left permanently paralysed following a fall from a mobile tower scaffold. How did the accident happen, and what can you learn from this particular case?
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Keep it clean Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
Recent studies indicate that up to a quarter of the population are not washing their hands properly. What are the potential health and safety implications of this and what can you do about it?
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The dangers of unmarked containers Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Working with chemicals » Risk assessment
What’s in it? The dangers associated with not marking chemical containers properly has recently been highlighted by one of our subscriber’s experiences. What happened? A 16-year-old Saturday girl, who worked in a hairdressing salon in the West Country, got a face full of bleach when she mistook it for water. Luckily, she didn’t suffer any lasting...
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What is BS 9999:2008? Publication date: 12.01.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
BSI British Standards recently published BS 9999:2008: a code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. What is its legal status and will it need to be applied to your premises?
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