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What’s cheaper - buying or making signs? Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » H&S management » Cost cutting
Is it worth having a “Blue Peter” moment and breaking out the sticky back plastic and laminating machine to make your own signs? Or is it much cheaper and easier to buy what you need?
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No asbestos here Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Policies & Records » Policy
If you’re 100% positive that there’s no asbestos-containing materials in your premises, you should make this clear to your staff, contractors etc. The easiest way to do this is to use our brand new asbestos statement.
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Director fined for smoking in his office Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Smoking
News about smoking fines is pretty rare, so you might be thinking you can get away with a sneaky fag behind closed doors. A recent case proves otherwise. What’s to know?
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Sorry, we forgot to tell you about that Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Contracting » Management
When you employ a contractor to work on your site you must make them aware of any potential hazards. If you don’t, as this case proves, serious accidents can happen. How can you get the appropriate information across?
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Fire officers to get tough? Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
The coroner who led the inquest into the Penhallow Hotel fire has raised concerns on the new fire safety regime. Is this likely to force a change of approach from the Fire & Rescue Service. If so, what’s on the cards?
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A positive duty for directors? Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
Directors are once again coming under pressure to assume a personal role in managing health and safety. What’s driving this and is change really likely?
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Q&A - are overshoes acceptable? Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Protective footwear
Q. In certain areas of our site we have a mandatory rule in place for protective footwear. One member of staff who visits these areas occasionally, to speak to colleagues etc., has asked to be provided with protective overshoes instead of safety boots. Is this an acceptable option? A. In theory, the answer is “yes”. However, this option is probably...
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Q&A - can we walk out if it’s too hot? Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » News » News
Q. One of our more vocal employees has complained all summer about the office being too hot. Now they reckon that we’ll have to install air conditioning for next year, otherwise they’ll be able to walk out when it gets too hot. They say that they’ve heard there’s going to be a new law which will state a maximum temperature for offices. Is there...
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Needles found in bins Publication date: 18.09.2009
Article database » Occupational health » Miscellaneous
A member of your cleaning staff has reported that they’ve found a discarded syringe in a wastepaper bin. How could it have got there and what, if any, steps can you take to prevent this from happening again?
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