Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 19, issue 03

 
Operator killed while high-pressure jetting Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Procedures
Following the death of an operator using jet-washing equipment, an employer has been fined £2 million. What are the dangers of using this machinery and what should you look for when hiring a contractor for this task?
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Updated guidance on roof work Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » Working at height » Fragile roofs
The HSE has updated its detailed guidance for those organising work on roofs. Whether your structure is pitched or flat, tiled or sheeted, already built or under construction, this is your go-to guide. What’s changed?
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Drivers afraid of the road Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » Transport » Drivers
Drivers afraid of the road..De-skilled. The Institute of Advanced Motorists reports that one-in-five drivers and riders are more anxious about being on the road since the start of lockdown. The 1,000 drivers interviewed expressed concerns about their own confidence, other drivers’ road sense and the number of cyclists encountered. They also had coronavirus...
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Dust-focused inspection time Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » News » Occupational health
Inspectors across the country will be out and about checking to make sure that construction firms’ health standards are fit for purpose. What are they looking for?
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Fresh advice on first aid Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » Accident management/reporting » First aid
The HSE has revamped its web-based first aid information, bringing together the latest developments on the subject. It covers the arrangements you should have for delivering first aid as well as how to manage training needs at this time.
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Traffic management plans for small works Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » Transport » Pedestrians
A facilities management company carrying out relatively small-scale construction works on a footpath has found itself in court over a vehicle collision. How would a traffic management plan have helped to prevent the accident?
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Test and trace now legally required Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » News » Coronavirus
In September 2020 the government announced that collecting customer and visitor details would become compulsory for some businesses. Does this apply to you, and if so, how?
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Cleaning small offices during the pandemic Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » News » Coronavirus
In your workplace your workers normally clean their own area but concerns have been raised about safety. Should you employ professionals or is in-house cleaning adequate?
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DIY testing programmes Publication date: 14.10.2020
Article database » News » Coronavirus
DIY testing programmes..Going it alone? The government has recognised that some employers are keen to introduce their own testing programmes for coronavirus to protect staff and for business continuity. This has become more prevalent given the problems experienced in accessing NHS testing services. Guidance. To ensure that the testing programmes are...
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