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New HSE website Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
Relaunch. If you’ve been on the HSE’s website recently ( http://www.hse.gov.uk/ ) you may have noticed that it has changed. This happened on June 3 2009. So what’s new? At the moment, not a lot. Most of the changes are only stylistic. However, between now and March 2010, at least one new “micro-site” for a specific industry or health and safety...
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Traffic signs manual updated Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Transport » Miscellaneous
Roadworks. The Department for Transport has recently updated the definitive guide to roadworks guarding: The Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 8 . The revised guidelines aim to increase safety standards and minimise congestion at roadworks. Both sections of the document, design and operations, have been updated. Who does this apply to? Anyone responsible...
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Must all safety training be accredited? Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » H&S management » Training
You’ve heard that unless a health and safety training course is accredited by an official organisation, it should be avoided. Is this true, or is it a myth put out there to sell courses?
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A pain in the neck Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Ill-health
One of your employees has informed you that they’ve been diagnosed with Telephonitis - a condition that causes significant pain in their neck. How should you deal with this?
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Get out of our way! Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Contracting » Management
Whilst working on one of your client’s sites, you’re finding that other sub-contractors are getting in the way and creating a potentially unsafe workplace. How should you deal with this and what can happen if you don’t?
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Whistle blowing and unfair dismissal Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » H&S management » Communication
A former employee of Network Rail has been awarded £200,000 after an employment tribunal upheld his claim for unfair dismissal. He’d been sacked for “whistle blowing” about safety standards. What can be learned from this case?
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Don’t turn off the sprinklers Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
An insurance company has recently refused to pay out on a policy because the sprinkler system identified on the fire risk assessment was disabled. Does this mean that your insurance is invalid if you don’t have working sprinklers?
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Protecting workers from the sun Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Skin
You’ve heard that the HSE has changed its position on sun protection cream and is no longer recommending it’s provided to those who work outside. Is this really the case, and if so, what alternatives should you consider?
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Cut back on the paperwork Publication date: 19.06.2009
Article database » H&S management » Management systems
Recent research indicates that small business owners are spending up to 14 hours per month on health and safety paperwork. Is this really necessary?
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