Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 17, issue 22

 
Bouncy castle - safety advice Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » H&S management » Child safety
The HSE has issued advice which relates to the safety of bouncy castles. It’s aimed at both consumers and suppliers. If you’re thinking of buying or hiring one, how might this be useful?
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Make warnings clear Publication date: 02.09.2019
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A train company has been prosecuted and fined following a fatal accident. What fundamental lessons can be learned from this case?
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Rare silicosis prosecution Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » Occupational health » Dust
A stone masonry company has been prosecuted after allowing uncontrolled exposure to stone dust, which caused an employee to develop silicosis. Where did the employer go wrong?
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Many think it’s not “good to talk” Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
Many think it’s not “good to talk”..Mental health check-up. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has published the results of a survey examining the support provided by employers for those suffering from poor mental health. It found that one of the biggest hurdles to staff obtaining help was continuing reluctance from both...
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Q&A - do we have to clean cylinder storage? Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » Workplace » Gas
Q&A - do we have to clean cylinder storage?..Q. During an external audit we were told we must clear out the leaves and litter on the floor of our gas cylinder store. It seems a bit fussy, do we need to do this? A. Yes you do. If your gas cylinder store is on fire, the cylinders will heat and the gases expand, causing problems such as leaking gases,...
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Woman crushed to death by roller door Publication date: 02.09.2019
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An electrical company which failed to check that a roller shutter door was operating properly has been fined following a fatal accident. What happened and what should you do to avoid a similar incident with your powered door?
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Pallet trucks - simple does not mean safe Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Lifting operations
When you consider the dangers of lifting and transporting loads, fork lift trucks immediately come to mind. But what about pallet trucks? As a 2018 case shows, they can cause accidents too.
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Is NEBOSH the answer? Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » H&S management » Training
You’re thinking of completing a NEBOSH diploma as your boss has this qualification, but you’re put off by the exams. So is this the best option for you or are there alternatives?
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Fatal accident figures 2018/19 Publication date: 02.09.2019
Article database » Accident management/reporting » Statistics
Provisional figures have been released by the HSE for fatal accidents plus deaths caused by the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. What are the statistics and how should the information influence your own practices?
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