Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 12?volume=07&nr=12&cookieChecked=1

More fire inspections on the cards Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
We’ve been informed that, in some regions, the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has been on a recruitment drive. What could this mean for your business?
Get the snowplough out Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database
Following the recent heavy snowfalls, a number of subscribers have asked whether they have a legal duty to clear it all before they allow work to continue. What’s to know?
Burden on employer to prove risk assessment Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Risk assessment » Case law
A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the employer’s legal duty to risk assess and, where reasonably practicable, to take necessary steps to reduce risks. What can you learn from the findings?
Do office staff really need safety training? Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » H&S management » Training
You’ve been looking at what can be cut from your budget over the next year or so. One thing you’ve highlighted is external safety training, especially for office staff. Are you on safe ground to cancel these courses for the time being?
Rodent numbers on the up Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Environmental health » Pest/rodent control
More than ever. According to a survey conducted by the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA), numbers of rats and mice are up by 15%. There are a variety of reasons for this. The main one is that the last two winters have been relatively mild, which has led to increased breeding. Added to this, some councils are not collecting household waste...
Extraction systems are a potential fire risk Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
The Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has stated that many are failing to manage the risks associated with extraction systems, and that this is resulting in fires. If you have such a system, what should you be doing to manage the risks?
Q&A - why do CHAS want a D-U-N-S number? Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Contracting » Selection
Q. Whilst completing our Contractors Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (CHAS) application, we’ve come across a box that asks for a D-U-N-S number. What is this and must we have one? A. A D-U-N-S number is a registration number issued by Dun & Bradstreet, which is a global commercial organisation that specialises in business databases. How...
How to record accidents Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Accident book
You’ve heard conflicting ideas on how you should record accidents. Some say that you must use the HSE-produced accident book, others that how you do it doesn’t matter. Which school of thought is correct?
Jailed for disregard of safety laws Publication date: 07.03.2009
Article database » Working at height » Fragile roofs
In a recent case, the owner of a roofing company was prosecuted following the death of an employee. What mistakes did he make and how can you avoid falling into the same traps?

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