VIOLENCE AT WORK - 28.09.2020
Coronavirus fuels rise in violence
According to a union which represents retail staff, measures introduced because of coronavirus have fuelled a 100% rise in the number of assaults against its workers. What’s the story?
EVENT SAFETY - 28.09.2020
How can we let off fireworks safely?
Q. We’re looking for ways to lift our staff and customers’ spirits going into this winter. Assuming that we can meet coronavirus guidelines is it possible to set off a few fireworks without over-the-top arrangements? A. Although there are obvious risks in using fireworks, provided you’re prepared to apply some sensible precautions you can use them safely and legally at a small local event. ...
WASTE - 22.09.2020
How to deal with all that waste PPE?
You’re providing face coverings, gloves, etc. to staff if they want to use them. But how do you dispose of all the extra waste? You’ve heard that it needs a specialist hazardous waste collector - is this true?
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?
CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 02.07.2020
Don’t sacrifice safety for health
Changes to prevent the spread of coronavirus must not be at the expense of regular health and safety, the HSE has said. What’s to know?
CORONAVIRUS - EMPLOYEES - 02.07.2020
Are staff refusing to work on safety grounds?
With guidance encouraging a return to the workplace, some employers are finding that staff are raising concerns about health protection arrangements and refusing to turn up. How should you handle it?