Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 18, issue 11

 
Employee mental health - is it improving? Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Occupational health » Stress
In 2017 the Prime Minister commissioned a report to identify the positive steps which employers could take to help their employees improve their mental health. What were the findings and has it resulted in any changes?
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Dancing barmaids fell from a wet bar Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Workplace » Slips, trips and falls
A nightclub has been prosecuted after two of its staff slipped and fell from the top of a bar in separate incidents. What were they doing there in the first place and what charges were brought against the employer?
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Fedex fined £500,000 over fork lift accident Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Transport » Lift trucks
Fedex UK Ltd has been heavily fined after one of its employees was struck by a reversing fork lift truck (FLT). What control measures should have been in place to prevent this type of incident?
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Changing the air we breathe Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Workplace » Air
Given that air quality on the street is more heavily regulated than that inside buildings, is it time to address the disparity? What’s in the news?
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Auditing your fire safety standards Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Fire safety » Audit
If you’re responsible for fire safety you should carry out a periodic check to see that all your arrangements are in place, from your policy through to the signs and extinguishers on site. Use our audit sheet to do this.
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How long does your “fire watch” need to last? Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Workplace » Hot works
When work introduces a naked flame or hot sparks to a premises it’s referred to as “hot work”. As it’s a substantial risk, monitoring must be undertaken to check that the work hasn’t triggered a fire. What’s involved?
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Oven exploded in chef’s face Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Workplace » Gas
A company plus its former bosses have been fined after a gas leak caused an explosion in a kitchen leading to a chef’s serious injuries. What steps should have been taken to avoid this dangerous situation?
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Updated workplace exposure limits Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Working with chemicals » Exposure
Updated workplace exposure limits..Chemical data. The HSE has published an updated version of EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits (see The next step ). This replaces the 2018 version and must be applied from 17 January 2020. The document is a guide to the level of exposure to chemicals, gases, fumes etc. which is harmful to health. It’s...
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Approved drone standards Publication date: 10.02.2020
Article database » Workplace » Drone safety
Approved drone standards..International agreement. Following a twelve-month consultation period, the first ISO approved standards for the use of drones have been published. BS ISO 21384-3:2019 Unmanned aircraft systems. Operational procedures describes good practice on the operation of commercial drones, particularly focusing on safety, security, quality...
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