Employment & HR - Health & safety

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WORK EQUIPMENT - 14.10.2020

Operator killed while high-pressure jetting

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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WORK AT HEIGHT - 14.10.2020

Updated guidance on roof work

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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DRIVING - 14.10.2020

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 concerns in relation to car sharing. ...
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FIRST AID - 14.10.2020

Fresh advice on 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

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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ENFORCEMENT - 28.09.2020

Are HSE inspectors undertaking normal inspections?

Q. We have been told that HSE inspectors are not completing their regular health and safety inspections at the moment. Why is this? A. Standard inspections have been replaced with those that are focused almost solely on compliance with coronavirus rules. However, inspectors are still following up on reportable accidents and complaints about health and safety standards on site. The lack of visits certainly shouldn’t be a reason to relax your approach to compliance. ...
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Employees’ health at risk from incompetent advice

Two health and safety consultants have been fined relating to their inadequate advice on occupational health. What happened and how can you avoid sharing the blame when an advisor gets it wrong?
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FORK LIFT TRUCKS - 28.09.2020

Fork lift truck ran over worker’s foot

An employee of a freight and logistics company suffered multiple fractures to his foot when a fork lift truck (FLT) was driven over it. What measures should his employer have implemented to prevent it?
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TRAINING - 17.09.2020

Allow staff to think for themselves?

One of your employees is full of “how they did things at my last place” and is throwing around the terms STOP and SLAM which he says mean that staff get the last say on whether a job is safe. Is he correct?
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