Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 08, issue 12?volume=08&nr=12&cookieChecked=1

 
Is your employment agency doing its job? Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » H&S management » Employee
The Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate has reported that eleven out of twelve employment agencies it investigated were failing in their health and safety duties. How might this affect you?
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Q&A - must we re-train staff every three years? Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
Q. Although we know that there’s no specific legal requirement to re-train/certify our forklift drivers every three years, one of our clients is insisting that any staff who drive one on their site need to have been trained within that period. Is there anything we can do about this? A. Unfortunately, many still believe that there’s a specific legal...
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New tower crane regulations Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Lifting operations
Compulsory registration. The Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 come into force on April 6 2010, and introduce a requirement for the HSE to be notified whenever a conventional tower crane is erected on a construction site (see The next step ). The Regulations are a response to a number of fatal accidents which have occurred in...
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Official records of safety offences Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Prosecution
If you’re charged with certain health and safety offences, you could be placed on the Police National Computer (PNC). What’s the potential impact of this and is there anything you can do about it?
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How deep are services buried? Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Construction » Excavation
You’ve heard that you don’t need to worry about hitting service pipes if you’re only digging shallow holes. Is this really the case, or might the truth be somewhat different?
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The value of a driving at work policy Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Transport » Driving
A recent case has identified that implementing a driving at work policy not only protects you against a health and safety prosecution, but has a commercial benefit too. What’s to know?
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Through the floor Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Working at height » Case law
A recent case has proved that an individual doesn’t have to fall far to suffer serious injuries. How did this accident happen, and what steps do you need to take to prevent a similar one?
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Are your staff at risk from lead poisoning? Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Working with chemicals » Lead
The HSE has recently re-issued the guidance material that deals with managing lead in the workplace. What’s prompted the update, is it significant and will it have any impact on your business?
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Slips and trips are back again! Publication date: 01.03.2010
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
The HSE is definitely getting its money’s worth out of the Shattered Lives campaign - it’s back for a third year on the trot. What can you expect this time round?
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