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Corporate manslaughter case adjourned Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Enforcement authorities » Corporate Manslaughter
What’s happening? Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings was the first company to face a charge of corporate manslaughter. However, although its case made it to court, it was adjourned until October. This is because Peter Eaton, the company director facing the charges, is currently extremely ill and unable to attend court. Tip. Just because this case has...
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Q&A - new electric shock poster required? Publication date: 29.03.2010
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Q. We have an electric shock first aid poster displayed in our plant room, but it’s quite old and faded. Do we need to replace it? A. It’s a common misconception that it’s a specific legal requirement to display a poster that identifies what to do if someone were to receive an electric shock. But the HSE recommends you do have one if, for example,...
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Using risk assessment as a planning tool Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Risk assessment » Risk assessment
You’ve always thought of risk assessment as a bureaucratic necessity, but you’ve heard an argument that it could actually be a useful project planning tool. Is this really the case, and if so, when and how does it fit in?
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Taking cleaning in-house Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Office » Miscellaneous
To reduce costs you have decided to cancel your office cleaning contract and employ your own cleaner. As you will be starting from scratch, what do you need to put in place to ensure their safety and that of your staff?
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Sensible advice on managing vibration Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Occupational health » Vibration
A specialist from the HSE has recently identified that preventing staff from being exposed to unacceptable levels of vibration doesn’t have to be complicated. What did they say?
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Drill entanglement accident Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Guarding
The danger of entanglement presented by rotating machinery is well known. However, as a recent case proves, if you ignore this, it can lead to a serious accident and a large fine being imposed. What’s the latest?
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Is a new standard for fire risk assessment on the cards? Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Fire safety » Fire risk assessment
Rumours are circulating that the government is set to introduce a new standard fire risk assessment document, and create rules which set out who can actually complete the process. Is there anything in this?
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The HSE targets the construction industry - again! Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » Construction » Enforcement
Still not satisfied with the standards of small-scale construction work, the HSE is on the warpath again. So if you’re having construction work done, or you’re in the refurbishment business, how could the HSE’s latest campaign affect you?
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Another pointless law Publication date: 29.03.2010
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
It’s a shame that some MPs fail to understand health and safety law. If they did, they’d stop coming up with new ones. What’s happening now?
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