Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 07, issue 15?volume=07&nr=15&cookieChecked=1

 
Should we get accredited? Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » Contracting » Selection
You’ve heard that you could win contracts with accreditation from a health and safety contractor selection scheme, such as EXOR or Safecontractor. But is this really the case?
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Work “experience” Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » H&S management » Under 18s
Schools are currently asking businesses to take in pupils to provide them with work experience. What are the potential health and safety implications?
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Organising a works event Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
You want to organise a special event for staff. However, the fun police have stepped in and stated that you’d better complete risk assessments first. Is this really necessary?
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The 48-hour working week debate Publication date: 22.04.2009
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Opt-out. In recent months, many stories have surfaced in the press on the subject of working hours. This is because the UK opt-out from part of the Working Time Directive is being threatened. Currently, employees are permitted to sign and agree to work in excess of 48 hours per week if they choose to (see The next step ). What’s happening? The EC...
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Has the risk of legionella increased? Publication date: 22.04.2009
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In the past month or so you’ve been contacted by companies offering legionella management services. Why have you started to get calls now - have the risks associated with legionella suddenly increased?
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Driver competence assessment Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » Transport » Driving
The Driving Standards Agency is implementing a new EU Directive aimed at improving the standards of commercial drivers. When is this happening and who will it apply to?
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Emergency plan Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Escape plans
To ensure that staff and visitors have sufficient information to enable them to evacuate your premises safely in the event of an emergency, why not use our new emergency plan document?
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The fax machine is in meltdown Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » H&S management » Training
Bombarded. Many subscribers have reported that they’re receiving faxes offering health and safety-related services, e.g. training, consultancy etc. They are concerned that most of them include messages such as “new legislative requirements” or “you must do this now” , so they don’t want to ignore them. But are they right to worry? Not at...
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Don’t rely on a consultant too much Publication date: 22.04.2009
Article database » H&S management » Competence
A recent case has seen the HSE prosecute a health and safety consultant and the business he provided support to. What prompted the case and what can be learned from it?
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