Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 17, issue 21

 
HSE still fighting “blue tape” Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » H&S management » Enforcement
In March 2018 the HSE’s board considered the scourge of unnecessary health and safety burdens blighting business. What’s the latest?
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Worker had worn ineffective face mask Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Face masks
Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a floor layer after he was exposed to a toxic substance. What precautions should have been taken to protect the worker?
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HSE dust rules “daft as a brush”? Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Occupational health » Spirometry
The Sun newspaper has picked up on a story which involves a furniture maker being told by the HSE that he must look at alternatives to using a broom to clear wood dust from the floors. Is this really the case?
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Pedestrian seriously injured during storm Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Risk assessment » Control measure
A land and property company has been fined £250,000 after a wall and hoarding fell on top of a man as he walked with his wife and children. What steps should have been taken to prevent this?
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Record and manage your product recall Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Product recall/withdrawal
If you’re a manufacturer or supplier, there may be occasions when, despite your best efforts, you find a problem with goods which you’ve distributed. Our form will help you to fulfil your duty to customers in the recall process.
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Unattended chlorine tablets eaten by resident Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Working with chemicals » Case law
A care home operator has been fined after a vulnerable resident died as a result of eating chlorine tablets. What led to the accident and if you work in public areas or a care setting, what conclusions should you draw?
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Demolition disasters caught on camera Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Construction » Demolition
Following a Channel 5 documentary series “When demolitions go wrong”, the HSE has taken the opportunity to show how clients and contractors can do better in future. What tips has the HSE given?
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Dangerous smoke alarms being sold online Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » Fire safety » Alarm
Dangerous smoke alarms being sold online..Testing. Consumer group Which? carried out tests on four smoke alarms that were readily available online to determine if they were fit for purpose. Each of the fire alarms cost less than £5 and all failed the eight tests performed. The National Fire Chiefs Council is now urging consumers to purchase fire safety...
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Safety is no drama in theatres Publication date: 03.07.2019
Article database » H&S management » Safe systems of work
Safety is no drama in theatres..Advice on set. The Theatre Advisory Group (TAG) within the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has made available a free online guide for those working on the design and manufacture of theatrical sets (see The next step ). It’s aimed at directors, producers, set designers, etc. and covers each stage of building...
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