Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 18, issue 17

 
Tearing up the rule book Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Enforcement authorities » HSE
The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to meet various health and safety standards. What stance is being taken by the enforcing authorities?
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Trailing cable led officers to major infringements Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Workplace » Slips, trips and falls
When an environmental health officer visited a Lincolnshire hotel on a routine food hygiene inspection, a tell-tale trailing cable led to the discovery of such serious issues that the owners ended up with a £250,000 fine. What went wrong?
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Protecting site workers from infection Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Construction » Risk assessment - site specific risks
Many construction sites have continued to operate during the lockdown. If you’re in this sector, what operational procedures should you be applying and how strict must you be in enforcing them?
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Rare prosecution for driver fatigue Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Transport » Driving
A contractor to the rail industry has been heavily criticised for its dangerous approach to the management of driving hours. What happened and how should the firm have managed the risk of driver tiredness?
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Instruct staff on home maintenance safety Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Workplace » Maintenance
If your staff carry out maintenance work in domestic properties they should have a firm grasp of the safety precautions to take, including those to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Why not use our briefing document?
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Protecting vacant premises from arson Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Fire safety » Arson
A free guide to managing the risk of unauthorised occupation has been made available by the UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association (FPA). Is it worth a look?
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Safe use of small 3D printers Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Purchasing/selection
As part of the public response to help the NHS during the pandemic, small 3D printers have been utilised by individuals to make protective visors. What are the safety considerations when using this equipment?
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Q&A - are homeworkers lone workers? Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » H&S management » Lone working
Q&A - are homeworkers lone workers?..Q. Now that many of our office staff work from home are they classed as lone workers? And if so, what does it mean for us as their employer? A. A “lone worker” is anyone who works without direct supervision and where there is no one to help in an emergency. Some homeworkers will certainly fall into this category....
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Can staff travel in the same vehicle? Publication date: 07.05.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
Can staff travel in the same vehicle?..If staff need to share a vehicle, putting them on shift with the same colleagues is safer than constantly switching everyone about. Advise staff to have the windows open for ventilation as much as possible and to wash or clean their hands both before and after getting in the vehicle.Vehicles should be cleaned regularly...
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