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Q&A - do we need to “fit test” masks? Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Respiratory protection
Q. We have a company continually calling us offering a face fit testing service for paper dust masks. The type we use are loose fitting facepieces, and, as we understand it, we don’t have to face fit these masks. Is this correct? A. According to the HSE, the performance of loose fitting facepieces relies on sufficient airflow through the facepiece...
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Q&A - can staff self-administer first aid? Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
Q. Following an incident in which a member of staff received a minor cut to their finger, and after self-administering a plaster, a colleague raised concerns that staff should not be allowed to give themselves first aid. They believed that it should be only carried out by a fully trained first aider. Is this true? A. There’s nothing in the Health...
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Air flow around the workplace Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » News » News
During the summer months your workplace became stuffy and airless. Are there health and safety implications associated with this, and if so, what course of action is required?
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Can you make your own fire doors? Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » Fire safety » Fire doors
You’ve made some changes to the layout of your building, which means that you need additional fire doors. Can you convert the existing doors so that they provide extra fire protection, and if so, how should you do it?
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H&S consultants accreditation scheme Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » H&S management » Consultants
A new scheme to accredit health and safety consultants is due to be announced this month and start in early 2011. What are its intentions, and is it going to shake up the consultancy business?
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Don’t forget to train supervisors too Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » H&S management » Training
A lack of guard railing on a scaffold tower, which wasn’t picked up by those supervising, led to a fatal fall and the prosecution of an electrical contracting company. What training lessons can be learned from this particular case?
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Do we need to test office electrical equipment? Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Portable appliance test
Although you were under the impression that there was no need to subject all portable electrical equipment used in your office to a Portable Appliance Test (PAT), you’re now hearing otherwise. What’s the truth on the matter?
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The billion pound explosion Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » Workplace » Gas
The HSE investigation into the explosion at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot has recently concluded. What was identified as the cause of the explosion and how could it have been prevented?
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Well maintained Publication date: 03.09.2010
Article database » News » News
The HSE’s campaign focused on safe maintenance is about to enter the inspection phase. What are inspectors going to be looking at?
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