Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 11?volume=07&nr=11&cookieChecked=1

 
What does a safe system of work look like? Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » H&S management » Communication
You’ve been asked to produce formal documents which identify the safe systems of work your staff follow. What exactly are these documents, and is there a standard way of presenting them?
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Update on the Health & Safety Offences Act Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Legislation
Big news? On January 16 2009, the Health & Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force. As we said in a previous issue, this will have little or no impact on most businesses (see The next step ). However, the HSE and a number of insurance companies, and others that sell health and safety services, are claiming that the Act is going to change the face...
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Machinery maintenance risk assessment Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Risk assessment
Risk assessments are completed to identify safe operating procedures, but they often fail to cover maintenance activities. Why not use our sample document to help you risk assess the hazards associated with machinery maintenance?
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Q&A - can posters be placed on fire doors? Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Fire doors
Q. We’ve been told that we’re not allowed to put any signs or posters on fire doors. Is this true? A. There’s nothing specific in any fire safety legislation which would suggest that you can’t put posters on fire doors. However, it does state that any official signs, i.e. those that indicate the door is a fire door, should not be obscured. Also,...
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Asbestos awareness training Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
The HSE has issued a warning which states that any business which may come into contact with asbestos should have some basic asbestos awareness training. What’s to know?
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Shattered Lives campaign is back Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Campaigns
The HSE has announced that its inspectors are about to start focusing on slips and trips again. What can you expect this time around?
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Urgent - plasma screen required Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Workstation
You’ve heard “health and safety” being used as a justification for new equipment before, but now staff are taking it further by asking for their monitors to be replaced with high-definition plasma screens. Surely you can ignore these requests?
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Hidden under the pavement Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Construction » Case law
A recent case has highlighted that although the risks of hitting an underground service during excavations are well documented, accidents are still happening. What lessons can be learnt this time?
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All fire inspections to follow HSE model Publication date: 23.02.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
Our contact at the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has informed us that they are following the same enforcement principles as the HSE. What are they and will this make it easier to deal with a fire inspector if one turns up on your site?
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