Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 13?volume=07&nr=13&cookieChecked=1

 
Please supply your policies Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Contracting » Selection
A requirement of some health and safety competence assessment processes is to provide both a quality and environmental policy statement. What’s this got to do with health and safety and do you need them to achieve accreditation?
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How often to replace gas regulators? Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Workplace » Gas
You’ve been informed that you have a legal requirement to inspect gas regulators annually and to replace them every five years. Is this strictly true, or is it a myth created by those selling the equipment?
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Spending less on PPE - safely Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Miscellaneous
According to a recent survey conducted for the personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer 3M, many are spending less on these items than before the economy nosedived. But is this such a bad thing?
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Managing the risks associated with escalators Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Miscellaneous
What’s going on? Following a number of incidents, including one fatality, the HSE and local authorities are taking a greater interest in the safety issues surrounding escalators. Notably, this concerns the protection of small children. In one case, a young girl got caught in the handrail and was picked up and dropped over the side. Other incidents...
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You’re wrong, we’re right, now go away... Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Inspection
Recently, you appear to have become a top priority for an inspector. You think this might be because you stated that your arrangements were fine and they should leave you to it! Now what do you do?
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A warm place to store rubbish Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Case law
Although empty space in a boiler room may appear to be the ideal spot to store rubbish, the outcome of a recent case may change your view. What happened and what can be learned from this case in particular?
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Safety in property developing Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Construction » CDM 07
New guide. The HSE has recently created a new website and published a guide for property developers (see The next step ). Tip. Although we’d like to state that there is some useful information on the website and in the guide, we can’t. In fact, they do little more than state the obvious. Phrases such as “make sure you only employ competent contractors”...
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Must you provide overnight accommodation? Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Transport » Driving
A member of staff has stated that it’s a legal requirement for employers to provide overnight accommodation for those who have to drive for more than two hours. Is this really the case or have they got their facts wrong?
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Will staying legal become easier? Publication date: 23.03.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
A recent review commissioned by the government has looked into how businesses deal with their legislative requirements. What did it identify?
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