Article Database - Tips & Advice Health & Safety: Year 19, issue 05

 
Can staff travel safely on business? Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » News » Coronavirus
With local lockdowns and other coronavirus restrictions in place, you’re not sure whether you can allow staff to travel around the UK. Can you?
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How to manage your vehicle lifts Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Safe use of machinery » Case law
An industry body which represents engineering inspectors has released new guidance for those who own and operate vehicle lifts. What concerns has it raised and if you have this equipment what should you do to ensure it’s safe?
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Teacher left brain damaged in school assault Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » H&S management » Violence
A council has received a fine of £104,000 after a teacher was attacked by a student and left seriously injured. What circumstances led to the assault and why was the council in court?
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Making food hygiene a staff priority Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Environmental health » Food hygiene
You can stock the best ingredients in the world and cook your food perfectly, but if those handling the food have poor personal hygiene standards, you won’t be in business for long. Use our document to ensure staff know what’s expected.
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Asbestos training in decline Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Working with chemicals » Asbestos
A major player in the asbestos training sector reports that numbers attending its awareness sessions are down by two thirds since the pandemic struck. What’s the story and should you be sending your staff along?
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Ceiling collapsed onto crowd Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Construction » Competence
The operators of a gathering hall in Birmingham and the builder it used to carry out refurbishment work have appeared in court in connection with a near disaster at a school graduation ceremony. What happened and why?
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Book your MOT ahead of time Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Transport » Vehicles
Book your MOT ahead of time..Extension. When the coronavirus lockdown started, one of the concessions offered by the government was a six-month extension to MOT certificates. This came to an end on 1 August 2020. Since then, it’s been required that MOTs are renewed as normal by the expiry date on the certificate. However, we’re left in...
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Q&A - can we get rid of the gloves? Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Personal protective equipment (PPE) » Gloves
Q&A - can we get rid of the gloves?..Q. Disposable gloves are now costing £20 per box, rather than the £5 we were paying pre-coronavirus. As our staff go through them at a rate of knots, this is getting very expensive. What are our options? A. Revisit the reasons why you decided that disposable gloves were needed. What is the hazard you identified...
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Are your staff suffering with laptop syndrome? Publication date: 10.11.2020
Article database » Office » DSE
An article on the BBC website suggests that many homeworkers are suffering from a collection of ill-health conditions caused by prolonged working with a laptop. What problems might occur and are you responsible for them?
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