Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 10?volume=07&nr=10&cookieChecked=1

 
Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Transport » Driving
Are winter tyres a legal requirement? An employee has heard that it’s now law to have winter tyres fitted to company vehicles. Is this really the case, or have they fallen for a tyre manufacturer’s marketing campaign? Need new tyres An employee with a company car says he’s heard that new European legislation, introduced last summer, now makes...
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Providing chairs for homeworkers Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Chair
An employee who works from home has sent in an expenses request to cover the cost of a £200 office chair. They purchased it to help them with a back problem. Do you have a legal duty to pay for it?
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What training is being overlooked? Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » H&S management » Training
According to our mole at the HSE, basic induction training is being overlooked by many employers. What is the potential impact of this and what are the key areas to cover in an induction?
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“Wearing gloves is the law!” Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Contracting » Miscellaneous
Some subscribers have reported that their staff are being forced to wear protective gloves on clients’ premises, or risk being kicked out. What’s going on?
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Inspectors are never off duty Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
You may be forgiven for thinking that an inspector is only interested in non-compliance when they’re in uniform. However, our contact at the fire service says otherwise. How can you avoid unwittingly landing yourself in trouble?
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Managing machinery maintenance Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Investigation
A firm has been heavily fined following an accident which saw a maintenance engineer have his index finger crushed and subsequently amputated. What can be learned from this case?
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Take a break Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » H&S management » Employee
You’ve noticed that some staff are not taking the breaks they’re entitled to. Initially, you thought this was good for business. However, concerns have been raised that this may lead to accidents and ill-health. What’s to know?
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HSE on the asbestos trail Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Blitzes
New inspection blitz announced. Our source at the HSE has informed us that both HSE and local authority inspectors are about to hit the streets. The aim of the visits is to check that businesses have taken steps to manage the risks of asbestos. Key actions. Inspectors will want to see evidence that surveys have been completed which identify where asbestos...
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Landlord jailed for fire safety offences Publication date: 09.02.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
First one. A landlord has achieved notoriety for being the first person to be sent to jail for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). Mehmat Parlak (P) received a four-month custodial sentence after pleading guilty to eight FSO offences. In addition, his company was fined £21,000. Fatal incident. The London Fire...
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