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  • Essential Things You Should Know about Driving Fork Lifts on Roads
    a FLT on the public road An HGV licence is not required regardless of the capacity Provisional licence holders may drive FLTs on the public road but only if the trucks are constructed to carry more than one person The following will apply A qualified driver must accompany the provisional licence holder The provisional licence held must cover the vehicle to be driven Learner plates must be prominently displayed on the front and the rear of the truck The driver must be properly trained to operate a FLT in accordance with current health and safety regulations Additional Requirements When travelling unladen Fork arms should be removed folded back or fitted with marker plates Similar action should be taken with any fitted attachments Marker plates if used must be suitable illuminated between sunset and sunrise When travelling laden No part of the load should project more than 2 metres Loads must be arranged to provide clear forward vision Whether travelling laden or unladen reverse gear must not be used for prolonged periods Mobile Elevated Work Platforms MEWPs Mobile Elevated Work Platforms MEWPs are NOT classed as Works Trucks when being used on a public road There is therefore no dispensation MEWPs weighing up to 3 500kg should be licensed in the Private Light Goods PLG tax class Those weighing more than 3 500kg should be licensed in the Heavy Goods Vehicle HGV tax class Advice received from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA Dear Mr Johnston Thank you for your email received on 29 5 13 Your email reference number is A forklift truck can be classed as a works truck and licensed in the Special Vehicle taxation class if it complies with the following criteria Designed for use in private premises and Used on public roads only For carrying goods between private premises and a vehicle on the road in the immediate vicinity In passing from one part of private premises to another or between private premises and other premises in the immediate vicinity or In connection with road works at or in the immediate vicinity of the site of the works If the above can be met the following documentation will be required for registration V55 4 or V55 5 Insurance Certificate Registration Fee Proof of age if unavailable Q mark will be allocated Fee for tax I D Works Trucks are exempt from Type Approval Works Trucks are exempt from testing Operational Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive HSE Risks to the public from un loading vehicles on the highway http www hse gov uk foi internalops ocs 700 799 789 5 htm 6 The loading operation typically involves the use of a lift truck LTs are allowed journeys on the road of up to 1000 yards without having to meet the requirements of the Road Vehicle Construction and Use Regulations but would be expected to be registered and insured the driver should normally have a full driving licence and as a minimum LTs need front

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/45-things-you-should-know-when-driving-fork-lifts-on-public-roads (2016-02-17)
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  • The Powers of Health and Safety Executive Inspectors
    if required To carry out any necessary investigations and examinations taking photographs drawings and measurements of premises or items within them taking samples of articles substances and of the atmosphere etc To direct that premises in whole or in part or items within the premises shall be left undisturbed for as long as required to make specialist examination To dismantle and or test any item or substance which they decide is harmful to health To take statements from persons involved with an incident or accident Interviewees must answer any questions and sign a statement of their answers although these are not admissible as evidence in any subsequent proceedings against that person To inspect any documents books or records considered relevant to the investigation To seize and render harmless any articles substances found to be very dangerous in respect of causing personal injury Inspectors may exercise the powers set out in Section 21 of The HSWA ect 1974 If an inspector is of the opinion that a person is contravening one or more of the relevant statutory provisions or has contravened one or more of those provisions in circumstances that make it likely that the contravention will continue or be repeated

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/44-the-powers-of-health-and-safety-executive-inspectors (2016-02-17)
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  • NEBOSH Exams - Essential Action Verbs
    is to learn the typical examination action verbs which are as follows Define provide a generally recognised or accepted definition Describe give a word picture Explain give a clear account of or reasons for Give provide without explanation used normally with the instruction to give an example or examples of Identify select and name List provide a list without explanation Outline give the most important features of less depth than

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/43-nebosh-exams-essential-action-verbs (2016-02-17)
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  • Eight Principles of Good Practice for COSHH
    Written by Jack Published 09 November 2013 Tweet Eight Principles of Good Practice for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health The COSHH Regulations define good control practice in schedule 2a as follows Design and operate processes and activities to minimise emission release and spread of substances hazardous to health Take into account all relevant routes of exposure inhalation skin absorption and ingestion when developing control measures Control exposure by measures that are proportionate to the health risk Choose the most effective and reliable control options which minimise the escape and spread of substances hazardous to health Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means provide in combination with other control measures suitable personal protective equipment Check and review regularly all elements of control measures for their continuing effectiveness Inform and train all employees on the hazards and risks from the substances with which they work and the use of control measures developed to minimise the risks Ensure that the introduction of control measures does not increase the overall risk to health and safety The information on this web page relating to the Eight Principles of Good Practice is produced with the permission of the Health and

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/42-eight-principles-of-good-practice-for-coshh (2016-02-17)
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  • Exam Tip - Take Your Personal Advisors with you!
    ever seen peaceful and whatever you want it to be The Board Room is furnished to the highest specification possible with leather executive chairs modern art décor plenty of natural light the temperature is just right and there are plenty of indoor plants and flowers giving off a pleasant calming scent No expense spared You are sitting at the head of the table with a dozen executive places around the plush solid Oak Board Room table and you are in complete control of who enters your Board Room to become your personal advisors Call Upon Your Personal Advisors The trick to successfully answering exam questions using this technique is quite simply to have the right people sitting at your Board Room table advising you For example if you were asked a question on health and safety law and you weren t quite sure of the answer who would you turn to for the answer if you had the chance Would it be a previous lecturer from your NEBOSH General Certificate Would it be a colleague from a local IOSH branch group Would it be one of HSfB s discussion forum members Would it be your mentor or boss It doesn t matter who it is Just make sure you think of the person you feel can answer you instantly on the particular topic and place them in your Board Room sitting in one of the plush leather executive chairs Then when the question comes up under exam conditions or during every day life simply ask your health and safety advisor and let them give you the answer They will give you the correct answer every single time without fail as long as you have studied the subject that is Use this technique to fill your Board Room with people you

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/41-exam-tip-take-your-personal-advisors-with-you (2016-02-17)
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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    HSfB www healthandsafetytips co uk has had his commitment and passion for health and safety recognised after being awarded the Fife Regional Council Shield for his safety innovation The award was presented by Dr Karen McDonnel from RoSPA at a ceremony held at the Dunfermline Building Society during the annual general meeting of the Fife Chamber of Safety now known as Safety Group Fife on Monday 14 May 2007 The trophy was awarded to John for his web site initiative which provides many free tools for health and safety professionals and learning materials for students across the UK and internationally through downloads discussion forums and a unique prize draw Read more HSfB Wins Lord Cullen Trophy for Safety Innovation Print Email Details Written by Super User Published 29 August 2013 Tweet John Johnston Health and Safety Advisor at FMC Technologies Dunfermline and a member of the Safety Group Fife has had his commitment and passion for Health and Safety recognised after being awarded the Lord Cullen Trophy for Safety Performance The award was presented by Lord Cullen president of the Scottish Chamber of Safety S C O S at a ceremony held in Dunblane by the S C O S

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/14-our-awards (2016-02-17)
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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    culture sits in space and time whether it is a mature and positive culture or one being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century nobody can deny that behavioural safety programmes have their place I m fortunate enough to be in a job role where I have the opportunity to positively influence people s behaviours and attitudes just by the power of a conversation I m no expert but I thought I d share some of my own experiences and tips on having a positive and effective behavioural based conversation Read more Important Announcement Phishing Emails Disguised as Email from HSfB Print Email Details Written by John Johnston Published 26 February 2015 Tweet Phishing Emails Disguised as Email from HSfB Please be aware it appears spam phishing emails are being sent out which look like they are sent by hsfb co uk These emails are asking for people to click a link and are asking for money These emails are not from Health and Safety for Beginners Please do not click any of the links in any such email Delete the email immediately and please let us know if you continue to receive these emails We will never ask you for money HSfB is free for all to use We are investigating these emails and will do everything we can to put a stop to them Many thanks for your understanding John Johnston HSfB Founder Learn the 5 Core NEBOSH Certificate Case Laws Print Email Details Written by John Johnston Published 06 December 2014 Tweet This presentation highlights the case law NEBOSH Certificate students should be aware of and gives a general understanding of the core principles of health and safety legislation within the UK The cases are central to understanding certain legal principles and by being aware of

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=5 (2016-02-17)
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  • Health and Safety for Beginners Blog
    as long as required to make specialist examination To dismantle and or test any item or substance which they decide is harmful to health To take statements from persons involved with an incident or accident Interviewees must answer any questions and sign a statement of their answers although these are not admissible as evidence in any subsequent proceedings against that person To inspect any documents books or records considered relevant to the investigation To seize and render harmless any articles substances found to be very dangerous in respect of causing personal injury Inspectors may exercise the powers set out in Section 21 of The HSWA ect 1974 If an inspector is of the opinion that a person is contravening one or more of the relevant statutory provisions or has contravened one or more of those provisions in circumstances that make it likely that the contravention will continue or be repeated an Improvement Notice may be served requiring that person to remedy the contravention in a given time scale Inspectors may exercise the powers set out in Section 22 of The HSWA ect 1974 If an inspector is of the opinion that a person carrying out activities will involve a risk of serious personal injury or personal injury is imminent the inspector may serve a Prohibition Notice which will have immediate effect NEBOSH Exams Essential Action Verbs Print Email Details Written by Jack Published 09 November 2013 Tweet One of the most important tips that we could recommend for the NEBOSH Certificate is to learn the typical examination Action Verbs which are as follows Define provide a generally recognised or accepted definition Describe give a word picture Explain give a clear account of or reasons for Give provide without explanation used normally with the instruction to give an example or examples of Identify select and name List provide a list without explanation Outline give the most important features of less depth than either explain or describe but more depth than list Sketch provide a simple line drawing using labels to identify specific features State a less demanding form of define or where there is no generally recognised definition Eight Principles of Good Practice for COSHH Print Email Details Written by Jack Published 09 November 2013 Tweet Eight Principles of Good Practice for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health The COSHH Regulations define good control practice in schedule 2a as follows Design and operate processes and activities to minimise emission release and spread of substances hazardous to health Take into account all relevant routes of exposure inhalation skin absorption and ingestion when developing control measures Control exposure by measures that are proportionate to the health risk Choose the most effective and reliable control options which minimise the escape and spread of substances hazardous to health Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means provide in combination with other control measures suitable personal protective equipment Check and review regularly all elements of control measures for their continuing effectiveness Inform

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog?start=10 (2016-02-17)
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