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Q&A - must delivery drivers wear seat belts? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Transport » Driving
Q. We’ve been under the impression that delivery drivers are exempt from wearing seat belts. However, one of our drivers was recently pulled over by the police and issued with a fixed penalty, because he wasn’t wearing one. Does this mean that we’ve got our facts wrong? A. Before May 1 2005 all delivery drivers were exempt from wearing seat belts...
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Q&A - do we need to change our signs? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Signage
Q. We’ve been told that we need to change our fire safety signs as they don’t meet the requirements of a European Directive. Is this really the case, or are we being sold a line by a sign supplier? A. It’s most likely that you don’t need to change your signs. However, there is one scenario which would mean that it’s advisable to change them....
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What’s wrong with high heels? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Protective footwear
... a motion was put forward by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP). Why was it raised? By raising this motion for debate, the SCP was highlighting concerns that wearing high heels can cause long-term foot, knee, hip and spine problems. The SCP stated: “Feet bear the brunt of daily life, and for many workers prolonged standing, badly...
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Bitten by the bug Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Workplace » Housekeeping
A member of staff is convinced that they’re getting bitten by fleas or bugs whilst sitting at their desk. They’ve even threatened to stop coming to work if you don’t do something about it. How should you deal with this situation?
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Is asbestos legislation changing? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
You’ve heard that the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 are being amended in October. If this is true what’s on the cards and how might the changes affect your business?
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Failed to prevent a fall from height Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Working at height » Risk assessment
A property development company was fined over £90,000 after an accident left an employee paralysed. How did it happen and what can be learned from this particular case?
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Is a ramp work equipment? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Maintenance
A recent case which ended up in the House of Lords resulted in a significant decision on what constitutes work equipment and where responsibilities lie. What was the outcome and what impact, if any, could this have on your business?
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Do you have to report all broken bones to the HSE? Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Accident management/reporting » RIDDOR
Although you’ve always been under the impression that all accidents which result in broken bones have to be reported to the HSE, you’ve now heard otherwise. So which ones are not reportable?
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New standard for extinguishers Publication date: 28.09.2009
Article database » Fire safety » Extinguisher
The British Standard for fire extinguisher maintenance and commissioning has been revised recently. What’s new and how might the changes affect you?
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