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  • Dealing with the Workplace Bully
    you can get a quick resolution However it s important to note that this approach is not always your best bet It might enrage the bully further and encourage them to make your life even more difficult Often it s better to seek out an ally or two amongst your trusted work colleagues first Tell them how you re feeling and ask them if they agree with you about the bully and their behaviour Ensure that you have a copy of your actual job description and that you are fulfilling your role to the best of your ability Quite often bullies operate by attacking your workplace performance which might be completely unjustified and which you might be able to disprove with evidence Taking Your Case Further Depending on who the bully is you will be able to seek further advice and take further action if you think the behaviour is getting out of control You might seek advice from your HR department trade union representative or you might even wish to take the case to an employment tribunal Bullying in the workplace is taken seriously and if proven you could be entitled to financial compensation Ultimately depending on the specific circumstances it may well be that it s far easier in the long run to cut your losses and find another job This might be especially true in those instances where it s the owner of the company who is the bully If you do choose to leave your job you should not think of this as a defeat but as an example of how you ve been the one who s been able to take control of the situation Letting colleagues know why you are leaving is perfectly acceptable and may even help others when it comes to dealing with bullying in the future However as long as you remain assertive and maintain your self control throughout no matter what the outcome is you can be sure that it will be the bully who will both feel humiliated and will be perceived as weak by others The important thing is not simply to accept the behaviour to challenge it and to take appropriate action if necessary Previous Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe 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

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  • Dealing with Employee Theft
    claimed that on Saturdayshe found my make up bag in toilets which she knew was mine she states she went inside bag and found 3 bags of cannabis thgis is lies she then closed bag and went out to a party were she told a manager what she found the next day they both looked in bag and no drugs were there I later collected my bag and went home no mention of this was put to me until 4 days later I have been suspended there was no drugs no evendience just the sayso of this college please help gitt 7 Feb 16 10 59 PM An employee sent me a screenshot of a text that another employee had sent her boyfriend where she clearly states she has been stealing money from the company She even talks about a pair of boots she bought from Top Shop The employee that sent the screenshot does not want herself or the employees boyfriend implicated Is the employee required to show hard proof Thanks D 27 Sep 15 11 30 PM I believe an employee is stealing fuel from the pumps at my transport depot My HR team are being all wollie as I cant prove that fuel actually went into the employees car only that he was on the pump and had no reason to be A covert camera has him on site and at the pumps but HR are saying that shows intent but NO actual thieft SImple question follows do I have to prove a quantity of something went missing to level a case of thieft Lost cause 31 Aug 15 8 46 PM Terrified shop worke I think in this case it may be advisable to give ACAS a call via the link here and speak with someone directly regarding whether your employer has dealt with this appropriately and within guidelines and in order to get the best advice as to your options I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 27 Jul 15 2 02 PM I ve been in my new job for 3 nearly 4 months now My manager is quite patronising and often finds ways of belittling me but we get along This week I got called in to the office and accused of taking 40 out of the till as there was only myself and my manager in the shop that day I ve never made a mistake on the tills before I have 4 nearly 5 years retail experience I ve never stolen a thing in my life so I am utterly mortified that this has happened I don t understand hownit could have happened so when my manager and her boss asked me what happened that day I couldn t offer any explanation as I didn t have one I would have happily let them search my bag if I had known On top of this there is no security cameras in my shop so I can not prove that I did not do

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  • Guide to Safe Equipment at Work
    is needed for a job it must be provided by the employer and they cannot charge employees for it It is important that employers provide the required PPE and ensure that it is fit for purpose Check gloves for holes or damage ensure that headphones are not broken and follow guidelines for checking harnesses Employees also have a responsibility towards their own safety and can refuse to undertake any job which they consider unsafe As an employee you can reduce the risk of accidents by reporting any faulty equipment or machinery as soon as possible Make sure equipment that you are using is in good condition and well looked after It should always be cleaned well and correctly stored after use If you believe that your employer is not taking safety seriously you have a few options Talk to your employer manager and make them aware of any issues Let your union or safety representative know of any problems If your employer does not take action over any issue you can report it to HSE or to your local authority through the environmental health department but it is best if you first give your employer the opportunity to put things right Previous Page Next Page You might also like General Office Safety Mechanical Lifting Equipment Using Personal Protective Equipment The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work How to Avoid RSI Repetitive Strain Injury Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Maria apart from the advice given in the article you can access further advice from the HSE here You don t say what the equipment is so it is difficult to advise you further I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 21 Jan 15 12 07 PM What action should you take before using a piece of equipment at work Maria 20 Jan 15 4 39 PM Define Safety inspection and safety audit Muhammad Khalid 7 Jul 14 5 14 AM i am a bus driver and part of my equipment for work is a PM that we log on and log off with my question is part of the PM is broken and i cannot attach it to anything eg key ring is this acceptable thanks barbidoll 4 Jan 13 10 54 PM Due to epilepsy I cannot drive and have to get the bus to work my line manager has agreed I do not have to work Sundays as there are no buses but still expects me to work bank holidays when there are no buses to get me to work I have just found out that timetable changes mean I cannot get to work on a Saturday now at the required time she expects me to get a taxi work is over 4 miles away and I would have to start at 7am what protection do I have under equality act to help me with this She also expects me to work long shifts which would mean I would be at

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  • How to Avoid RSI- Repetitive Strain Injury
    sure you drink plenty of water and get enough sleep because this will improve your strength It s also a good idea to regularly carry out simple aerobic routines or relaxation techniques Qigong is a very useful technique to help relax your body especially the neck and shoulders It is a slow routine based around your breathing and experts say that is helps to keep a good blood flow throughout the body Many RSI victims have worked for long periods at a computer or in a desk based job If this is you then think about investing in a wrist mat which will allow you to rest your hands comfortably when typing Avoiding RSI It s easy to become stressed at work especially if you have deadlines to meet so make sure that you are not gripping the mouse too tightly because this creates tension in the hands and fingers A gel mouse mat is a good idea When typing don t hit the keys too hard and if you spend long periods at a desk try to keep your legs underneath you and flat on the floor Having them stretched out in front of you puts strain on your back and also leads to slouching There are a variety of treatments which can help to reduce RSI pain Your doctor will be able to provide advice on the options but they include Anti inflammatory drugs Wrist supports or splints Osteopathy Physiotherapy Acupuncture Heat packs cold packs Most importantly do not underestimate the effect that RSI can have on your life and your career Some people badly affected by RSI are completely unable to continue in their previous job They can get relief from their symptoms but are no longer able to undertake repetitive tasks without suffering another flare up of the condition It can be extremely debilitating and can affect your ability to undertake basic daily tasks such as turning on a tap Previous Page Next Page You might also like General Office Safety Mechanical Lifting Equipment Using Personal Protective Equipment Guide to Safe Equipment at Work The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work 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

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  • General Office Safety
    that good housekeeping standards are maintained All exit routes should be kept free from obstruction with no combustible material stored along the route Fire doors should be kept closed at all times not wedged open with fire extinguishers or wooden wedges Final exit doors should never be blocked from either the inside or from the outside By taking some simple precautions and by carrying out regular inspections safety within offices can be kept well controlled By taking time to clear obstructions and to practice routine handrail holding accidents in the office can be reduced significantly Next Page You might also like Mechanical Lifting Equipment Using Personal Protective Equipment Guide to Safe Equipment at Work The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work How to Avoid RSI Repetitive Strain Injury Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Do you have a Health and Safety Officer As they would be the best person to report this to as they would have to log your complaint JohnnyR 2 Nov 15 2 24 PM I have recently started at a company were I think the staff should have there flt lience taken of them they are dangerous and a hazard to other employes I have drive flt a for years and never witnessed such poor driving I would like go know how to reports this company Creasey 1 Nov 15 7 34 PM maz if the floor is wet then the signs should be out as it is protection for your workplace against insurance claims so you are correct in following this procedure In order to refresh what you have been trained in you can access the HSE leaflet on the subject here I suggest you speak to your higher regarding the problem and he she can take it up directly with your employer I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 5 Jun 15 12 29 PM hi there is work at a school and soften we have to cover each other s works also athe building I work at is very busy and people staying late I have been told to remove the wets floor signs when s I have finished my shift but often ther are still one or two people milling around I have refused to do this as is goes against all my training for cosh am I right they have told me to wash my floors earlier but this is not always possible and there are children towing and frowing inodont know what y rights are are but I think I should still leave the wet signs out when the floor is wet even though there sometimes won t be a one around but that s a very rare occasion I m confused maz 4 Jun 15 8 09 PM Dear Mr Thompson I am researching about safety in offices and liked your article very much The statistics mentioned are they global or only UK related Many thanks Elza 18 Apr 13 8 33

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  • Mechanical Lifting Equipment
    down so it is essential that good communication exists between the banksman and the driver Tag lines are used to guide the load away from other structures as it moves from the pick up point to the touch down area Tag lines which are usually attached to the load are guided by members of the lift crew Secondary Lifting Equipment It is perhaps surprising to note that most accidents involving lifting equipment don t actually involve the primary item of equipment For example because cranes are subject to rigorous inspection regimes and because they are fitted with numerous safety features it is very unusual for them to fail Instead it is more likely that secondary equipment will cause the accident and injury Secondary equipment refers to those items that are attached between the mechanical lifting machine and the load that is being lifted Chains slings lifting strops shackles and rigging are all examples of secondary lifting equipment It is all too easy to ignore the importance of such equipment Before use it is essential that a visual inspection is carried out of all lifting equipment to ensure there are no signs of wear abrasions or damage to the slings and shackles These items should be inspected on a six monthly basis and any damaged equipment withdrawn from service Colour coding is a good way of indicating which items of equipment have been inspected Training Of course training is also very important All crane drivers and operators of any lifting device must have undertaken suitable training in the equipment they are operating Under no circumstances should anyone who has not received training be allowed to operate mechanical lifting equipment Banksman training and training for other crew members is also essential By taking some simple precautions lifting equipment that is essential for construction and engineering projects can be carried out safety without personal injury to employees or the public and without damage to property Next Page You might also like General Office Safety Using Personal Protective Equipment Guide to Safe Equipment at Work The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work How to Avoid RSI Repetitive Strain Injury 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

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  • Using Personal Protective Equipment
    check these out is www hse gov uk Chemical Safety As far as chemicals are concerned any work involving toxic irritant corrosive or harmful materials must be risk assessed and appropriate PPE provided All of these chemicals should have warning labels that identify the general risk Manufacturers and suppliers of these chemicals must provide Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS that detail the hazards risks and PPE that should be worn when handling or working with these chemicals The MSDS is an excellent place to start when trying to work out what type of PPE may be needed Machinery Hazards There are lots of other types of PPE that might be needed When working with hazardous machinery or portable power tools it is advisable to wear safety goggles and even full face protection may be required For example using a grass strimmer may seem a simple task but flying debris from high speed rotating equipment can be extremely hazardous Mesh face visors and good quality safety boots provide excellent protection against these hazards So when undertaking a hazardous task personal protective equipment must be considered and if the risk of injury is significant PPE must be proved to employees Hard hats gloves safety boots plastic suits face masks breathing apparatus and safety goggles are all examples of PPE which exists to help prevent personal injury Previous Page Next Page You might also like General Office Safety Mechanical Lifting Equipment Guide to Safe Equipment at Work The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work How to Avoid RSI Repetitive Strain Injury Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice PPE clothing is so important in so many different industries Electrical arc flash events occur at least daily in the UK the results of which can be disastrous possibly fatal Clydesdale Ltd provide arc flash PPE garments equipment that is in accordance with EU PPE Directives Arc Flash Guy 13 Sep 13 12 49 PM 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 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

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  • The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work
    Transport 1350 Sectors reporting the lowest injury rates were Finance 310 and Education with 610 per 100 000 workers Fatal Accidents In 1999 2000 there were 117 3 reported fatal and major injuries nationwide per 100 000 employees and although there was a blip between 2003 2005 this has continued to reduce and in 2007 08 it had dropped to 106 6 Figures collected from 1996 2008 show that almost every year the most common cause of fatal injuries was falling from a height This was followed by transport accidents which include being hit by a vehicle or falling from a vehicle However hundreds of people also died after being struck by a moving or falling object or being trapped by something falling or collapsing The type of vehicles involved in injury accidents over this 12 year period included cars trucks and vans but the highest level of injuries were related to fork lift truck accidents There are an average of 1500 injury accidents involving fork lift trucks every year and research suggests that a high percentage of these are due to lack of training for fork lift truck drivers or poor maintenance of the truck Most Common Risks Overall slips trips and falls or damage caused by manual handling lifting remain the main culprits of injury in the workplace The good news is that the government has set targets under the Revitalising Health and Safety initiative to reduce injuries and latest available figures show that the rate of both fatal and over three day accidents in the UK is substantially lower than in most other EU countries apart from Sweden and Ireland Previous Page Next Page You might also like General Office Safety Mechanical Lifting Equipment Using Personal Protective Equipment Guide to Safe Equipment at Work How to Avoid RSI Repetitive Strain Injury Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice what is the major cause of hand injuries Dom 6 Sep 15 7 54 AM What are the national causes of accidents in Zimbabwe Timz 23 Jan 14 6 07 AM Thank you for the info about the most common cause of accidents that are work related Elwen 29 Nov 13 1 31 PM 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 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

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