Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 18, issue 02

 
Will hands-free mobiles be banned? Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Transport » Enforcement
According to press reports, the ban on using a mobile phone while driving may soon be extended to hands-free devices. Is this true?
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uninterruptable power supply alert Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Workplace » Electricity
uninterruptable power supply alert..Warning. The HSE has issued a safety alert aimed at those who use industrial uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems. There have been at least two fires caused by the overheating of capacitors found in equipment manufactured by ICAR of Monza, Italy. Note. A UPS is a device which provides an instant power supply...
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Fire and rescue incident statistics Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Fire safety » Enforcement
Fire and rescue incident statistics..Main number. The government has released details of the incidents attended by fire and rescue services (FRS) in England in 2018/19. The figures include all types of incident including road traffic collisions, fires and false alarms. There has been a 2% increase in the number of incidents attended, which total 576,040....
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Director blown from roof Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Working at height » Case law
Three construction companies have been fined after roofing work continued during a major storm, resulting in one of the directors being blown off a three-storey building. How should the weather conditions have been assessed?
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Accident compounded by first aid errors Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Procedures
A court has heard how an agency worker’s hand injuries were made worse by a lack of trained first aiders on shift at the time. What mistakes were made and what can you do to avoid a similar situation?
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Improving construction safety by design Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Construction » CDM 2015
Those involved in construction design work have a responsibility to design structures which can be built safely. In practice they may lack the experience to do this well. Researchers are looking at ways to improve the situation. What are the options?
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Plant operators have responsibilities too Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Enforcement
A construction company has been fined £1 million with one of its employees given a suspended prison sentence after a worker was killed by an excavator. What happened?
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Overseas certification for chainsaw use Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Training
One of your employees occasionally uses a chainsaw. Although they appear to be proficient, their certificate was gained outside of the UK. How should you proceed?
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How to safely use liquid nitrogen Publication date: 30.09.2019
Article database » Working with chemicals » Storage
Using liquid nitrogen is hazardous - it’s extremely cold, can lead to asphyxiation and may even cause a vessel to explode in the wrong circumstances. What’s covered in the latest industry guide?
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