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  • Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury: A Case Study
    so many people at a safe distance We really needed an area where it could perform safely Accident Mary said she realised at one point that the creature was turning around unexpectedly and she ran forward to ask people to give it some room I was gesturing to people to get back when it suddenly turned just as the crowd pushed forward I was forced closer and as it turned I was struck in the side of the head by its metal shoulder It then grazed me as I tried to squeeze past The man inside the creature didn t even know that he had hit me but I was almost knocked out I was really dizzy my head was bleeding and a workmate had to help me to the staff toilets to clean up She said when she reported the accident and told her manager that she felt the creature needed closer supervision and a safe performance area he told her that since it had only one more performance to give it didn t warrant bringing in barriers or roping an area off I definitely think that it posed a real danger to both the public and members of staff We were not even given any training on crowd control and I was completely out of my depth As part of its menacing act the creature rushed at people and a lot of the children watching were scared Lucky Escape Fortunately I wasn t seriously hurt said Mary But it could have been so much worse People often say that companies have gone overboard on risk assessments and that sort of thing but it certainly made me realise how important these procedures are Any activity or work that could pose a danger to employees or members of the public should not begin until a risk assessment has been carried out and if there are five or more employees the risk assessment needs to be completed in writing Previous Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My

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  • Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air: Case Study
    for help but neither of the other crew members heard his call As the container was lifted off the deck the rope around his foot got tighter and he was pulled upside down into the air The momentum of the movement caused the crew member to be swung around in the air His head collided with a nearby metal container it was the noise from the impact that alerted the other crew members Immediately the load was lowered to the deck and the person untangled from the rigging Life Changing Injuries Although the injured person was quickly mobilised to shore via a helicopter his injuries were severe He suffered from a severed optic nerve a fractured skull fractured vertebrae and serious bruising Unfortunately his injuries were disabling with permanent brain damage and loss of sight What Lessons Can be Learnt From This Incident In this case there were two major lessons to be learned Firstly communication is essential when carrying out hazardous operations Although a briefing session was held the hazards were not communicated properly Secondly it is extremely important for supervisors to know exactly where their crew members are position when carrying out heavy lifts Neither the supervisor nor the banskman could confirm the positions the deck crew Knowing exactly who is doing what and where is essential for preventing accidents and injury It is not just lifting operations where this is important In fact when working with any hazardous materials equipment or processes it is vitally important that supervisors know where their people are working By taking this simple precaution lives can be saved injuries prevented and work completed safety Previous Page Next Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My

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  • Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury: A Case Study
    off work for a month before returning to work and undertook light duties for a few weeks until he was ready to return to his job The most difficult part was having to get used to using my middle finger to do all the jobs that my index finger would normally do Unfortunately I m right handed so I had to learn to write using my middle finger instead of my index finger too Life Changing Simple jobs which I had taken for granted now became difficult such as unscrewing nuts and bolts and opening screw top bottles After the accident Kevin had to meet with a panel of doctors including a consultant who assessed the damage to his right hand It was decided that the disability he had suffered made him eligible for a disability pension but only of around 50p a week for the rest of his working life So instead of receiving it weekly he was given a lump sum but this was the only compensation he received for his injury Negligence The company I worked for said they hadn t been negligent and I was told if I wanted compensation I d have to sue my co worker which I didn t follow up It took me a very long time to get used to doing menial tasks without an index finger For quite a while afterwards I d go to do something and forget that I was missing an index finger But he is now quite used to it and says it has become the source of jokes within his family I also managed to convince my young nieces that I lost my finger up my nose and that has made sure they don t develop the bad habit of picking their noses Previous Page Next Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with

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  • The Health Risks of Shift Work
    some instances lead to headaches A study published in 2005 in America made a connection between irregular work hours and cluster headaches This type of headache is particularly unpleasant It affects around one in a thousand people and appears with little warning The sufferer is in severe pain for up to three hours or more Research from a study of 200 shift workers has also highlighted other potential health problems Among these are stress difficulty concentrating and poor sexual performance Such problems mainly occur in the short term Car Accidents Lack of sleep causes car accidents and shift work can be a contributory factor Research conducted in 2000 showed that driver tiredness leads to 45 000 serious injuries or deaths on the road This figure is as high as the number of alcohol related accidents Sleep Humans are not naturally nocturnal In normal circumstances most people function better during the day rather than at night But it is possible to adjust to working at night and thereby help reduce problems of tiredness and ill health The crucial factor according to doctors is to have sufficient sleep during any 24 hour period It s also important to have this sleep and to wake at about the same time every day or night This establishes a routine to which the body can adapt Medical experts recommend eight hours sleep per 24 hour period Individuals differ of course but the amount of sleep should fall somewhere between five to nine hours Staying Awake Even with sufficient sleep it can be hard to stay awake during a night shift Tried and tested techniques can help however Where possible avoid stimulants such as coffee A quick walk in the fresh air can be far more effective at refreshing the mind and body Take exercise before the shift starts This increases oxygen flow to the brain and enlivens the nerves Don t drink alcohol before starting a shift Alcohol can make the body and mind tired rather than stimulated When at work don t become too warm Ensure there s plenty of ventilation and light And either talk to colleagues or listen to music to help keep the brain active Next Page You might also like What to Expect When the Health Safety Inspector Calls Coping With Workplace Stress Food Hygiene The Law Hospital Acquired Infections MRSA Farming Foot Mouth Disease Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice I work for an agency at one place where I work they do not pay me for my break am I allowed to have a sleep on my break their own workers are not allowed as they are paid for their breaks nette 22 Apr 15 6 48 AM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents

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  • Legal Minimum Temperature in a Warehouse?
    big laundrette as a cleaner and I m told I have to Wear a safety helmet at all times even in areas I don t have to wear one and as being a laundrette the tempture can get very hot in their I work 8 hours a day with one 30 minbreak I m only alould to remove my helmet on my break only and all I seem to get is headaches all the time in their because of it what type of rights do I have on this because its getting to the point when I m going to have to give the job up Davey 7 Jun 15 1 57 PM Hi I work for one of the UK s biggest diy chains I was on tge shop floor of the mini warehouse as a customer advisor Due to multiple knee surgeries three on the left knee for pvns with fourth impending and one on the right for osteoarthritis I have been put on the checkouts They have asked me to be at the front of the checkout to welcome the customer walk round to the checkout point scan the custoners items through which sometimes does require walking round thr trolley and sometimes lift objects to individually scan every item as the company requires I have obtained a stool that I sit on at the front of the checkout whilst waiting on customers I sometimes take the stool round to the checkout point to sit to I told my employers that I sometimes get too sore at the knees to walk round the checkout all the time which was met at some dismay by the deputy manager but I wouldnt back down The stool is uncomfortable and doing 8 hour shifts with 30 min breaks doesnt exactly ease things off any Sitting at the checkout which is at the exit when the doors open the wind can sometimes be ridiculous bringing in the cold You want customers to keep you busy but you dont want them to leave because it gets to cold I have a vest and ajumper under my uniform which is a long sleeve t shirt and a body warmer and I still feel the cold Thisis meant to be summer so I m certainly not looking forward to winter The cold does go for my knees causing sometimes significant ache Some days are a real struggle Is there anything I can do or someone I can speak to about help taking action as there is no union and HR is pointless in going too as if you complain you get the feeling you are getting looked down at for not being a company person Cheers in advance for any information Diycheckoutguy 1 Jun 15 9 02 PM Jim I m afraid not Under the Working Time Directive which applies to most adult workers you are entitled to one rest break of 20 minutes if you are employed for more than six hours a day Payment for these breaks is at the discretion of your employer There is no legal ruling to say your employer should have to pay you for your break You don t say what your work is but as specified in the article If you feel that the temperature in the warehouse is unacceptable then you have every right to ask for it to be raised Use the guidelines in the article as your basis and find out what the current temperature is If it is significantly less than 13 degrees Celsius then you will have a strong case for having it increased WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 18 May 15 11 45 AM I am a night shift worker and we were told by management years ago we were entitled to be paid for our tea breaks under European law then they just stopped paying us also our warehouse is very cold could you tell me if i am entitled to 10 Minutes break every hour thanks Jim 14 May 15 4 48 PM carlinha I have directed you to the HSE article chilled and frozen products workroom temperatures in places where food is handled here which should give you more information If you have any other queries you should give ACAS a call for some free advice on how to best approach the situation with your line manager I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 1 May 15 2 42 PM Hello I work in food factory and the temperature there its around 7 degrees and it s cold windy as well We work very fast on the lines but not moving anywhere How many breaks are we intitle Many thanks carlinha 30 Apr 15 3 06 PM AnnaC as specified in the article an employer has a duty of care towards their employees and the responsibility of making sure that the workplace is a comfortable environment to be in It also has to keep within the HSE guidelines listed in the article and if it doesn t then you will have cause to complain I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 20 Mar 15 12 06 PM I work in a warehouse and we are moving to a new warehouse soon the big manager wants to have an open warehouse which will be very cold in the winter and no office to get warm is this against the law AnnaC 18 Mar 15 1 25 PM juju I m afraid I cannot comment on this as you are in the US and as this is a UK based site we can only answer UK based questions regarding workplace law WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 17 Mar 15 11 21 AM I work in a warehouse and it is hot temperature is set for 75 degrees it s Uncomfortably hot and everybody complains a couple people felt like they were going to fall out and some people you know don t but the issue is that we turned it down And were told that we could get fired it s 70

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  • Disclaimer Notice
    these sites WORKPLACESAFETYADVICE provides these links for your convenience and does not necessarily endorse the material on these sites In the event you purchase or obtain goods or services from a third party then your acquisition of such goods or services will be in accordance with the third party s terms and conditions and WORKPLACESAFETYADVICE will have no liability to you in respect of the same WORKPLACESAFETYADVICE does not represent or warrant and excludes such representations and warranties to the extent permitted by law that any e mails from this website will be sent to you or received by WORKPLACESAFETYADVICE Nor does WORKPLACESAFETYADVICE warrant the privacy and or security of e mails during internet transmission Previous Page Next Page Related Articles in the Site Information Category Cookies Policy Discussions Guidelines Tell Us Your Story Guidelines for Submitting Comments Use Our Content RSS News Feed Listings FAQ Link To Us About Our Site Contact Us Disclaimer Notice IP Copyright Notice Terms of Use and Privacy Notice Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make

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  • IP & Copyright Notice
    has been created and is hosted in the United Kingdom The terms and conditions and accordingly all visits to this website shall be governed by the laws of England and the court of England will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising in relation to these terms and conditions Previous Page Next Page Related Articles in the Site Information Category Cookies Policy Discussions Guidelines Tell Us Your Story Guidelines for Submitting Comments Use Our Content RSS News Feed Listings FAQ Link To Us About Our Site Contact Us Disclaimer Notice IP Copyright Notice Terms of Use and Privacy Notice Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery which has a cook who works mornings In the afternoons the staff prepare the 12 February 2016 Law Re How Many Breaks am I Entitled to How much break am I entitled to on a 8 hour night shift heavy lifting involved 12 February 2016 Helks Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches Hello where I work

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  • Terms of Use and Privacy Notice
    articles or features on a monthly basis We will not share your name address or other details with any third party without your consent You can check the information we hold about you by emailing us at info workplacesafetyadvice co uk If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly If for any reason you no longer wish to receive any information send an email message to info workplacesafetyadvice co uk with the words remove me in the subject line Previous Page Related Articles in the Site Information Category Cookies Policy Discussions Guidelines Tell Us Your Story Guidelines for Submitting Comments Use Our Content RSS News Feed Listings FAQ Link To Us About Our Site Contact Us Disclaimer Notice IP Copyright Notice Terms of Use and Privacy Notice Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery which has a cook who works mornings In the afternoons the staff prepare the 12 February 2016 Law Re How Many Breaks am I Entitled to How much

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