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  • Operating Load Equipment
    positioned in such a place so that there is minimal danger from a person falling from the equipment and from the load falling onto a person The equipment must also be visibly marked with any indicators such as safe working loads amounts It also requires that people operating the equipment have been fully trained in using it and are competent operators If the equipment is being used for the first time it must be thoroughly examined before use and at regular intervals throughout its lifespan by a fully trained inspector in this area and that any malfunction is flagged up in a report to the employer and that the company understands that it is obliged to take the necessary action to repair or to modify the equipment and that any modifications and repairs have been thoroughly vetted and passed by the inspector before the equipment is used again Health and Safety inspectors carry out routine checks of all such equipment and have the power to enforce a shutdown of any defective equipment and in other cases where the company are not fully complying with the regulations and if necessary further action can be taken Previous Page Next Page You might also like Transporting Food and Hazardous Goods Safely and Legally Road Rage in Driving Jobs Lorries in The Workplace Load Security Running a School Trip Safety Issues Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Any information on loading sheeting ADR complient lorries with used batteries Junie 27 Feb 14 3 06 PM At my place of work we have road signs on site One of these signs are NO ENTRY signs which all traffic coming in from outside delivery lorries etc have to abide by However our own fork lift trucks are allowed to ignore these signs and drive the wrong way up the road Is this legal ps the signs in question look like proper highway code signs whitefang 21 Feb 13 7 42 AM question lorry loaders used for loading any type of load and clam shell attchement loaders do they require a lift or loading plan in depot work place or work site as well as risk assesment document which covers each work site and updated as job progreses etc n a 12 Sep 12 8 26 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

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  • Road Rage in Driving Jobs
    be situations where either you ll have made a driving error or you may be the victim of another driver s error If you re the guilty party the best thing you can do is to put your hand up in the rear view mirror in an apologetic manner to acknowledge that you have made a mistake In attempting to say sorry using a verbal hand signal this is often sufficient to calm down a potentially hostile driver from reacting in such a way to escalate the situation By not acknowledging your error you might just be adding fuel to the fire Another useful thing to do is to make yourself a cardboard sign saying SORRY on it which you can quickly hold up if you ve made an error What if the Driver Forces You to Stop If a driver forces you into stopping your vehicle because of a perceived injustice which they feel you have perpetrated the important thing is to remain calm Pull over and lock your doors and close your windows The last thing you ll want to happen is the situation escalating into a physical assault The driver is likely to want to confront you but be very careful about how you let them do that As they approach your vehicle keep your windows and doors closed and the latter locked You should be able to hear what they ve got to say and acknowledge your mistake without the need to open a window In most cases a sincere heartfelt apology and remaining calm should be enough to diffuse the situation sufficiently for them to get back into their own car and to move on Even if you do not actually feel that you have done anything wrong to warrant offering an apology it s a far better course of action and should diffuse the situation which is a far better alternative than arguing back which could then make the problem become out of control Most of us carry mobile phones with us these days especially those who drive for a living so if you do feel that the situation is such that you might be in serious danger of a physical assault do not hesitate to tell the other driver that you will call the police and do so if necessary Next Page You might also like Transporting Food and Hazardous Goods Safely and Legally Lorries in The Workplace Load Security Operating Load Equipment Running a School Trip Safety Issues 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

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  • Running a School Trip - Safety Issues
    it s important to check up what the policy is Considering the Nature of the Trip Different types of trips pose different kinds of risks For example a day out near the coast is obviously going to be have to be treated differently than a day trip to the museum so in certain instances you may need to determine things such as whether or not a child can swim There may be additional equipment to check e g ropes if you intend doing any kind of climbing and obviously any trip you plan needs to be appropriate for the age group that will be going on it Speaking to Parents and Children You should ensure that you give parents as much relevant information about the trip as possible and be prepared to answer any questions they might have They ll need to know the pickup time for the return journey and you should also be prepared to provide them with a contact phone number that they can reach you on at any time as well as you needing to have their contact details Other issues such as a child s medication might need to be discussed and pupils themselves may also have specific questions or concerns relating to the trip that need answering Most school trips are very successful and live long in the memory However whilst the aim is to give the pupils as good a time as possible this can only be achieved if you ve planned for all aspects of safety and have emergency contingency plans too Hopefully you ll never need to use them but it s important that you re fully prepared just in case Previous Page You might also like Transporting Food and Hazardous Goods Safely and Legally Road Rage in Driving Jobs Lorries in The Workplace Load Security Operating Load Equipment 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 brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I

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  • Transporting Food and Hazardous Goods Safely and Legally
    from certain countries will also need a phytosanitary certificate which confirms that they meet EU plant health and hygiene standards Transporting Foods Abroad Transporting perishable foods to and from other countries is a specialised business and any vehicle used must have a certificate or carry a special plate showing that it meets the international standards for thermal efficiency and refrigeration These standards are set by the ATP Agreement on the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs In the UK the inspecting authority is Cambridge Refrigeration Technology An ATP certificate is needed for most food deliveries overseas and it is against the law to transport perishable foods between countries without it In some countries such as Italy France and Spain if a refrigerated vehicle does not have a valid certificate or plate drivers are heavily fined on the spot and they may be ordered to transfer their load to another vehicle To ensure compliance with ATP a variety of inspections will be carried out depending on the vehicle and load involved For example an inspector may ask to climb into the vehicle and have the doors closed to check that no daylight is entering which would suggest holes in the bodywork or faulty door seals Temperature is critical and tests may be carried out to make sure that correct temperatures are reached within a certain time limit Hazardous Goods Many haulage vehicles carry dangerous substances which pose a risk of fire explosion or environmental damage in the event of an accident For this reason there are strict regulations about the transport of dangerous or hazardous goods and they must be assessed in a process known as classification before being transported for the first time The regulations differ depending on the type of hazard posed by the goods and when transporting anything that could be classed as an infectious substance there are also packaging guidelines that must be followed Vehicles transporting dangerous or hazardous goods must be marked as such and must also carry the agreed symbols which enable emergency services to quickly identify the hazard involved in the event of a spillage or collision Next Page You might also like Road Rage in Driving Jobs Lorries in The Workplace Load Security Operating Load Equipment Running a School Trip Safety Issues 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

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  • Basics of Health and Safety Law
    need to be comfortable therefore the temperature should be comfortable for the job that is being done By adhering to the general duties of employers the workplace can be maintained in a healthy and safe condition which will ensure that accidents and ill health are kept to a minimum Previous Page You might also like Health and Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Representatives Do You Have the Correct Fire Extinguishers Expectant Mothers in the Workplace First Aid Training for Work Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Alex Your Question I work in a warehouse that sells fibreglass it s freezing in the winter to the point you can barley move your hands we get no safety equipment provided when we re cutting the fibreglass there s also a glue machine that lets off fumes from melted glue there s no ventilation pipes you can see the fumes in the air what can I do about this Our Response Please see article Legal Minimum Temperature in a Warehouse Link here which should help you further and article Safety and Fume Management here If neither of these article answers your questions fully and you think the health and safety law is being broken or minimum standards are being ignored within the workplace then you speak to the employer or person in control and try to resolve the issue Please see HSE page for further information here I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 19 Nov 15 10 17 AM I work in a warehouse that sells fibreglass it s freezing in the winter to the point you can barely move your hands we get no safety equipment provided when we re cutting the fibreglass there s also a glue machine that lets off fumes from melted glue there s no ventilation pipes you can see the fumes in the air what can I do about this Alex 18 Nov 15 10 57 AM Hi I work in a freezing cold warehouse that had plenty of heating when I started over a decade ago now has none The heaters are still there but haven t been serviced or maintained and now they don t work at all Also it has become a VERY dusty environment with floors left as bare concrete and you can see plumes of dust when something is dropped on the floor Also we have diesel fork lift trucks operating inside the warehouse causing us to inhale diesel fumes Not sure what to do or how to go about things G 14 Nov 15 5 32 PM janice I have included a HSE link specifically on soldering and its legal requirements here I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 26 May 15 9 53 AM We have solder with lead in our small manufacturing plant with no ventilation I get constant headaches and sinuspain dry mouth Is there anything i can do about this Is it Legal in a workplace janice 23 May 15 12 14 AM Hi

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  • Do You Have the Correct Fire Extinguishers?
    than outsiders to understand the risks in their premises The Order does not specify minimum fire safety measures but remember that your industry may be covered by other legislation covering minimum provision However you could be prosecuted if you fail to protect your staff and an insurance company could refuse to pay for damage if it could have been prevented by proper safety measures or equipment Employers who would like help in carrying out a risk assessment or have any doubts about their fire policy such as the correct number of extinguishers to buy should take professional advice from their local fire service Previous Page Next Page You might also like Health and Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Representatives Expectant Mothers in the Workplace First Aid Training for Work Workplace Safety Fines and Court Cases Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Daz Your Question Hi I work in an off licence No fire extinguishers in shop May be one upstairs fire doors propped open Plus the break glass on wall is blocked So is the main alarm board Is this ilegal Our Response It may be You would need to broach this to your employer directly in an attempt to rectify the situation WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 8 Feb 16 11 46 AM Hi i work in an off licence No fire extinguishers in shop May be one upstairs fire doors propped open Plus the break glass on wall is blocked So is the main alarm board Is this ilegal Daz 7 Feb 16 3 35 PM WIHouse Your Question Good AfternoonWe need a fire risk assessment and are looking to change our provider of extinguishers Do you offer free quotes Many thanksJ Footitt Our Response I m afraid we are not an actual company we compile articles You would have to approach a supplier directly in order to get the quotes you need WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 17 Sep 15 1 53 PM Good Afternoon We need a fire risk assessment and are looking to change our provider of extinguishers Do you offer free quotes Many thanks J Footitt WIHouse 16 Sep 15 1 53 PM george best As specified in the article as a general rule in a low risk workplace an employee should be within 30 metres of a fire extinguisher It is best to site them close to potential fire risk and at room exit doors and stairways It s important that employees can get hold of an extinguisher quickly so if possible mount them on the wall or on a stand with an identification sign above so that they can be seen clearly In addition to prevent them being moved or damaged they should be placed upon the wall WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 24 Jun 15 12 33 PM siting of fire extinguishers in a work place should all extinguishers be wall mounted george best 22 Jun 15 8 08 AM Fazz you don t say where you live so it is hard to advise if there is

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  • First Aid Training for Work
    such as members of the public However the HSE says many places such as shopping centres airports schools fairground and entertainment centres include the public in their assessment of first aid needs and this is strongly recommended What Should be in a First Aid Kit There is no set list of contents for a workplace first aid kit You should stock your first aid kit based on likely hazards For example a bakery would require different contents to a chemicals factory since typical accidents would differ Employers should assess the workplace and choose items which are likely to be in demand That said it is recommended that as a minimum a low hazard workplace first aid kit should include Triangular bandages Safety pins Disposable gloves Medium and large sterile unmedicated wound dressings Individually wrapped sterile plasters hypoallergenic plasters may be needed Sterile eye patches Leaflet giving basic first aid advice Expiry dates should be checked especially on sterile items and all items should be re stocked regularly Extra items are often useful including scissors tweezers and eye baths If there is no running water available you should provide bottled sterile water for eye irrigation If an employee carries their own medicines a first aider can help them to use it but first aiders should NOT give out tablets or medicines and you should not keep them in your first aid kit The ONLY exception to this is aspirin which can be stocked and given for a suspected heart attack Previous Page Next Page You might also like Health and Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Representatives Do You Have the Correct Fire Extinguishers Expectant Mothers in the Workplace Workplace Safety Fines and Court Cases Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment curious The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work You can find out more via the HSE link here I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 20 Apr 15 10 27 AM I was at a pub the other day and asked for a plaster but they didn t have any Their first aid box only has a bandage in it and was wondering if this was illegal as they do not have enough equipment The pub is a small local pub curious 17 Apr 15 10 33 AM Law Breaker I have included a direct link to the HSE legislation on the subject which I hope will help link here If you have any further concerns as to the legality of your employer you can contact the HSE directly WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 16 Feb 15 12 53 PM I have just found out that the first aider in my work he has not had his refresher for the last 5 months so there is no one covering our first aid The factory has 15 other workers and we

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  • Health and Safety Management Systems
    to do the job guarding on machinery inspections of hand tools and other equipment personal protective equipment such as hard hats boots and goggles and of course training Monitoring Performance Regular safety inspections are an essential component of the Safety Management System Safety inspections which should be carried out monthly are aimed at spotting unsafe conditions and unsafe practices Unsafe conditions are those that present a hazard in the workplace for example poor housekeeping unguarded equipment blocked fire exits Unsafe practices are those that involve the way people work for example using an item of equipment without the appropriate personal protective equipment smoking in undesignated areas Review At least annually the entire Safety Management System should be reviewed together wilth all the risk assessments and safety inspections that were carried out during the year By carefully analysing risk assessments and the findings from inspections recurring problem areas can be spotted and lessons can be learned for the future Like any other management system the SMS needs to be kept simple and practical By committing time and effort to developing and implementing a suitable SMS accidents and injury can be kept to a minimum Next Page You might also like Workplace Safety Representatives Do You Have the Correct Fire Extinguishers Expectant Mothers in the Workplace First Aid Training for Work Workplace Safety Fines and Court Cases Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Need some information regarding our warehouse please Recently we had decide to purchase a racking system for our warehouse space My question would be if we decided to have shelving on this so said racking system are there any regulations we need to be aware of Take for an example if I choose to place 2 work stations under 2 sections of the racking system which has been anchored to the ground and each racking section shelf has been accommodated with proper sheets of board and 2 x 4 s can we place these work benches under the 1st shelf Or is there a regulation that states we must wear hard hats at all times when beneath the racking system We just want to make sure we are doing it the right way from the start Each section is capable of holding 1000 Lbs minimum and the probability of a shelf coming down from its affixed by anchors proper nut bolt system per crossbeam location are 10 to 100 000 Please respond as we would like to be sure we are in the right on this one as soon as possible before we anchor and bolt down Thanks Adrienne Adrienne 4 Jun 12 11 41 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

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