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Q&A - do you need a fire extinguisher in the car? Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Fire safety » Extinguisher
Q. A member of staff has asked us to provide fire extinguishers for their company vehicles. Is there a good, or even a legal, reason to do this? A. The only cars that need to carry a fire extinguisher are those which are transporting flammable substances and come under the control of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure...
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Food-infested keyboards attracting rodents Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Display screen equipment (DSE) » Computer
Late shift. When your staff leave their computers for the night, most would assume they’re not touched until the following morning. However, recent research carried out by the Royal Society of Chemistry has identified that this might not be the case. According to its scientists, because so many staff eat and snack at their desks, their computer keyboards...
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What changes will a new government bring? Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » H&S management » Competence
Prior to the recent election, David Cameron stated that if he were to become Prime Minister, he would introduce changes to the way the government handles health and safety issues. So now he’s in the job, what’s happening?
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Fire and safety get together Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Fire safety » Case law
A timber merchant has just been fined for breaches of fire safety legislation. But, unlike many similar cases, there’s a twist - the prosecution was brought because of information supplied by the HSE. What’s to know?
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Essential checks for directors Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » H&S management » Organisation
In recent months, the spotlight has been put on directors’ responsibilities for managing health and safety issues. So, to ensure that those in a senior position in your company aren’t hauled over the coals, why not use our new checklist?
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Obstructed pedestrian route costs £150,000 Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Workplace » Case law
A contractor has been prosecuted over the death of a worker who was killed by a reversing vehicle. How did this accident happen and what, if anything, can be learned from this particular case?
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Knock out staff events Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » H&S management » Special provisions
You want to organise a fun event for staff in the summer, but you’re concerned about the health and safety implications. Is it really as impossible as it seems to have fun without the risk of being sued?
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Beware of the oven cleaner Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Working with chemicals » COSHH
One of your kitchen staff has informed you that they have a blister in the back of their throat that occurred at work. How might this have happened and what steps should you take to prevent a similar incident?
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Use a competent asbestos surveyor Publication date: 04.06.2010
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
The HSE is currently promoting the message that businesses should use competent asbestos surveyors. What does this mean, and should you listen?
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