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The perils of letting building maintenance slip Publication date: 06.04.2009
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Even though the current economic climate may mean that you have to think twice about spending money on building maintenance, a recent case highlights what can happen if you let things slip. What’s to know?
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Belt up on forklift trucks Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Contracting » Management
A new forklift operator has informed you that some of your forklift trucks are illegal because they’re not fitted with seat belts. Are they correct, and if so, what steps must you take to ensure your vehicles comply with the law?
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Q&A - who should test the fire alarm? Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Alarm
Q. We’ve recently rented out one floor of our premises to new tenants. They’ve since had some minor refurbishment and fit-out work completed, and employed a consultant to help them complete a fire risk assessment of their floor. They’re now asking us questions about fire alarm testing and maintenance. However, as this hasn’t been considered,...
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Results of the HSE asbestos campaign Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
In February, HSE and local authority inspectors visited 355 sites in Kent as part of a joint asbestos inspection campaign. What did they find and what can you learn from the results?
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HSE launches “new” stress website Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
Now, thanks to the HSE, there’s no reason to get stressed about managing stress - its new website will solve all your problems. Or will it?
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Apprentice killed because of poor storage solution Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Workplace » Case law
An apprentice working at a joinery workshop died from serious head injuries after a stack of MDF boards fell on him. How did the accident happen, and how can you avoid a similar incident on your premises?
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New guidance on smoking laws published Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
Just in case you’d forgotten. It’s illegal to smoke in workplaces in the UK. Although most of us seem to have grasped this fact, new guidance on the “smokefree” legislation has been published by the Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services. 64 pages of it in fact! So has anything changed? You may be forgiven for thinking that there...
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Must you have BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation? Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Contracting » Selection
On some contractor competence assessment questionnaires you’re being asked if you’ve achieved BS OHSAS 18001 accreditation. What’s involved and is it something your business should seek?
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How to respond to an inspector’s comments Publication date: 06.04.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
During a recent campaign your business was selected for an inspection. However, the experience wasn’t pleasant because the inspector made comments about almost everything you put in front of them. How should you deal with this?
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