Article Database - Topic: 'Health and safety' - Keyword: 'Accidents'

 
Q&A - recording minor incidents Publication date: 13.06.2019
Article database » Health and safety » Accidents
Q&A - recording minor incidents..Q. Our workplace is low risk with most injuries only requiring the issue of plasters. We’ve been told that we must still enter these incidents in our accident book. Is this right and, if so, why do we have to record something so minor? A. All workplace accidents should be recorded in your accident book, no matter...
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25% of road traffic incidents are work-related Publication date: 03.07.2017
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
According to the HSE, more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents involve somebody who is driving for work. In these situations how can you be sure your insurer will have all the relevant details?
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Employee caused accident after work: are you liable? Publication date: 13.01.2017
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
On their way home from work an employee steps off the pavement without looking and causes a serious accident. As they were travelling back from work at the time, could you be liable for their actions?
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Children at work during the school holidays Publication date: 28.06.2016
Article database » Work and parents » Domestic emergencies
An employee has asked if they can bring their child into work for a few days during the school holidays - they’re struggling with childcare and promise that “the little one won’t be any trouble”. Should you say “yes” to help them out?
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Can you carry out safety inductions in-house? Publication date: 14.04.2016
Article database » Training » Training
You need to include some health and safety training in your inductions for new starters. Is this something you can do in-house or must you fork out money for an outside expert?
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The Supreme Court has been looking at shoes Publication date: 29.02.2016
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
It’s been suggested that a ruling by the Supreme Court - which involved an employee who fell on ice - requires employers to provide specialist footwear for all employees. Has the Court really done this?
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Struggling to find a replacement first aider? Publication date: 01.02.2016
Article database » Health and safety » First aid
Your trained first aider has just left and you need a replacement. The problem is that none of your employees want to take on the role. Must you have first aid support and, if so, what are your best options for finding someone?
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Taking care of lone workers Publication date: 17.12.2015
Article database » Personnel management » Personnel management
Some employees spend all or part of their time working alone without any direct supervision. As such employees are potentially put at greater risk of harm, what must you do to help protect them?
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Employee injured by mug sues employer Publication date: 19.11.2015
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
An employee who was badly injured when the handle fell off a Miss Piggy mug she was holding has been awarded nearly £30,000 in damages. Why was the employer held liable for her personal injury?
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Safety signs and signals: updated guidance Publication date: 09.10.2015
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
Safety signs and signals: updated guidance..Point it out. Safety signs and signals are required in any workplace where a significant risk to health and safety remains despite the employer having put in place all other relevant protective measures. As well as being clear and legible, they must: (1) identify actions that are prohibited or should be followed;...
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