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CORONAVIRUS - CLEANING - 02.07.2020

Should you get “fogging”?

You’ll have seen the images of staff and contractors walking around spraying disinfectant from a “fogging” machine. Is this an effective method of controlling the spread of coronavirus?
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STRESS - 02.07.2020

£4.7 million stress claim

RBS has been ordered to pay out an eye-watering sum in compensation to a former employee of its subsidiary, NatWest, after she won her appeal for damages. What led to the claim?
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WORKPLACE - 02.07.2020

Work in a ceiling void

False ceilings create a handy space to conceal structural elements of the building, pipes and cables. But when these installations require maintenance or alteration, what hazards should you to take into account?
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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES - 02.07.2020

Do we need to test cutting fluid?

One of our subscribers has been told by an auditor that he should have a regular test of the cutting fluid on his metalworking machines. Is this true? And if so, what should be carried out?
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PPE - 02.07.2020

Substandard face masks on the market

No protection. The HSE has warned that face masks are appearing on the market which claim to be to “KN95” standard and it wants businesses to be aware of what this means and why they are not to be used (see The next step ). Not up to standard. KN95 denotes a Chinese quality standard for face masks which are broadly equivalent to mid-range disposable face masks under our own standards, which are labelled “FFP2”. (FFP stands for filtering facepiece, and there are three grades from one to three.) ...
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CORONAVIRUS - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 03.06.2020

Handling coronavirus medical information

Employers may collect medical data from their staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, whether it’s a report that the employee has had the illness or something more specific. How should you manage this information?
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Health, safety & environment - Workplace

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CORONAVIRUS - CLEANING - 02.07.2020

Should you get “fogging”?

You’ll have seen the images of staff and contractors walking around spraying disinfectant from a “fogging” machine. Is this an effective method of controlling the spread of coronavirus?
Read more

STRESS - 02.07.2020

£4.7 million stress claim

RBS has been ordered to pay out an eye-watering sum in compensation to a former employee of its subsidiary, NatWest, after she won her appeal for damages. What led to the claim?
Read more

CORONAVIRUS - PPE - 18.05.2020

Can’t get the right PPE?

In an open letter to the food industry, the HSE has revealed a degree of flexibility in its attitude towards those who are unable to obtain their usual personal protective equipment (PPE). What has it said?
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