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  • A Guide to Working With VDUs - Visual Display Units
    Your employer must provide you with health and safety information about working with VDUs but you ll be happy to know that latest government research suggests that VDUs in themselves are not harmful to health Radiation Danger Although it was once thought that VDU operators could be at risk from radiation research has now shown that they do not expose you to harmful radiation They do give off a small amount of electromagnetic radiation but this is well below the level thought to be harmful Most discomfort reported by VDU users can be relieved by changing the monitor settings such as brightness text size or adjusting its position Pregnancy Many pregnant women worry about using VDUs but latest guidance suggests they are completely safe and will not cause damage to an unborn baby The main problem for VDU operators is tired eyes and some people believe their eyesight deteriorates after long periods of VDU work If you are covered by VDU regulations it is a legal requirement for your employer to cover the cost of regular eye tests Contact Lenses Some contact lenses wearers complain of discomfort when working with a VDU and it is likely that this is because the heat from a VDU can dry the air If this is a problem you could try tear substitute lenses or wear glasses when using a VDU for prolonged periods Repetitive Strain Injuries RSI have been linked to VDU work and you can find out more about this in our separate RSI article The Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations require that risks from VDUs are minimized for employees and the regulations also cover employees who work from home The regulations do not cover self employed people unless you are using a client s workspace in which case they must ensure the workspace has been risk assessed and give you the relevant VDU information Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques 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

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  • Ventilation in the Workplace
    s also important that these are legally approved Some circumstances will require you to wear steel or metal toe capped boots to give additional protection to your toes and the top part of your foot whilst others will give you added impact protection for jobs in which you might be pushing around carts which carry heavy equipment or where you may be working with heavy pipes for example Other types of boot or safety shoe may have additional puncture resistant soles where the workplace can often be subject to loose nails and other sharp objects falling onto the floor If you re working with electricity you should also choose safety boots or shoes which have insulation and conductive properties In some jobs it may even be necessary to have different types of safety shoes or boots for the particular task you re carrying out at a specific time This is sometimes overlooked but if you re wearing the wrong type of safety shoes in a particular environment they may well be as equally ineffective in protecting you as wearing normal dress shoes or trainers So you should always fit the shoe or boot to the situation you re working in The important thing is not to underestimate the potential for foot injuries and to take the appropriate safety precautions when it comes to wearing the correct footwear You d not think of working on a construction site without wearing a hard hat for example so you should equally give your feet the same level of consideration when it comes to safety and the importance of wearing the correct safety shoes or boots Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice I love you so much and this website such good detail and it has helped me through my college course many thanks Sam Tank 22 Sep 15 2 29 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

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  • Safety for Restaurant Workers
    Regulations 1992 stress the need to avoid hazardous manual handling when possible assess the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling and reduce the risk of injury The risk assessment must cover all aspects of restaurant work This includes maintenance and cleaning Employers must look at the working environment of the restaurant the types of load workers are carrying and individual abilities The Health and Safety Executive HSE has a set of recommendations Make staff aware of the dangers of manual handling Take action to prevent or reduce the possibility of a manual handling injury Arrange training in manual handling for staff Don t ignore pains and aches discover the cause These recommendations help avoid hazardous manual handling and consequent musculoskeletal disorders Slips and Trips Slips and trips are the main cause of workplace injuries in the UK And more slips and trips occur with chefs kitchen assistants and waiting staff than anyone else Generally speaking three simple remedies can prevent many slips and trips happening The first is to use appropriate flooring The right type of flooring can stop many people from slipping The second remedy is footwear Restaurant workers should wear shoes with anti slip soles And they should avoid high heeled footwear The third remedy relates to food and liquid spillages Restaurant workers should clean up any spillage as a priority This applies as much to leaking plumbing and fridges as it does to other spills A risk assessment should highlight slip and trip hazards Employers should fix a damaged floor for example They should make sure staff understand the need to keep walkways clear of obstacles And they should ensure workers empty equipment such as deep fat fryers with care Responsibility Safety for restaurant workers is a serious responsibility Employers must take every precaution necessary And staff must take personal responsibility for keeping safety standards as high as possible Next Page You might also like The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Jules you don t say in what capacity you are working there so it makes it hard to advise You would need to look in your company safety manual Does your line manager know you are diabetic If you are worried about being left alone then you should in the first instance talk to your higher about your concerns WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 27 Mar 15 2 41 PM Is it legal to work on my own in an industrial kitchen I am also a diabetic Jules 26 Mar 15 10 59 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

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  • The Risks to Hair Salon Workers: Dermatitis
    recommended longer length non latex gloves are most suitable and comfortable to use but remember to change gloves after each customer You need to avoid latex gloves because even if you aren t allergic to them many clients could have an allergy to latex and in extreme cases contact can prove fatal Latex is also known to contribute to other skin conditions and asthma Make sure you dry your hands well with a cotton hand towel or paper towel and try to moisturise at the start of each day and every time you wash your hands Moisturisers Fragrance free moisturisers are best because fragrances can cause problems for sensitive skin When applying moisturiser be sure to include your fingertips and wrists which are often neglected Creams which are aqueous or paraffin based are recommended for dermatitis and many other skin conditions because they thoroughly moisturise and help to prevent dryness and cracking Raising awareness Many hair salons have now introduced monthly hand checks for employees to spot any early signs of dermatitis because dermatitis isn t just an inconvenience Skin can become extremely sore and the condition can impact on your life hobbies and social life In 2006 the Health and Safety Executive launched a Bad Hand Day campaign to raise awareness of the serious and long term effects of dermatitis It spelled out the importance of using gloves and thanks to this campaign more hairdressers than ever before are now using gloves at work Many didn t previously use gloves because they thought they might be uncomfortable or might snag in clients hair but after trying them most agreed they didn t cause any problems And celebrity hairdresser Mark Hill who supported the campaign says Buying and wearing non latex gloves to protect your hands from skin damage makes good business sense Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques 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

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  • Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested?
    check Another common problem is bare wires or damage to the flex but this can be easily put right by cutting the flex past the bare wire and reattaching the plug Obviously the person doing the work needs to know basic electrical safety such as always switching off and unplugging an item before carrying out a repair like this Specialists If you prefer to use a specialist contractor they will usually provide you with a written record of when the appliance was tested So if there is any problem with your equipment the fact that you had the testing carried out will show your commitment to safety Often a small sticker will be attached to each plug showing when it was last tested and this provides evidence to staff that the item has been inspected and passed as safe The recommended time between testing varies depending on the appliance involved but is usually every 12 24 months Employee Equipment If employees bring in their own appliances such as toasters or radios it makes sense to have them tested for your own peace of mind since employers are responsible for the safety of any items on the premises If you don t have your electrical items PAT tested and there is an incident such as a fire electric shock or a fatality it will be harder to prove that you have taken your responsibilities under the EAW seriously You could be prosecuted if health and safety inspectors believe you have not taken sufficient care to ensure the safety of staff Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques 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 wanna no is what will happen to him

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  • Staying Safe When Handling Cash
    Robbers sometimes follow employees home to get the keys to a building and the alarm codes It is a good investment to have a monitored alarm system that includes a duress code That way if you are forced to open a safe you can enter the duress code The safe will still open so the robbers won t realise anything is wrong but entering the duress code will alert the monitoring centre If you are responsible for keeping building and or safe keys make sure that you vary your route home Professional criminals usually follow an intended victim to check their movements If you vary your route regularly it makes it hard for them to plan a spot where they could stop your car Be Alert Always be aware of the vehicles behind you If a vehicle follows you for a suspicious length of time pull over to see if they drive past but only do this in a busy area never on a quiet road Alternatively if you are really worried drive straight to a police station When driving make sure that you keep the doors locked so that no one can jump in when you stop at traffic lights or in a traffic queue Finally when you are driving always be suspicious of people who try to flag you down A common trick is to have someone lying in the road as if injured so that you will pull over and get out of the vehicle It s a good idea to carry a mobile phone that way you can ring the emergency services without getting out of your car Hopefully in a genuine situation other drivers will stop to give assistance When you arrive home try to park where you would easily see someone approaching the vehicle Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques 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

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  • The Importance of Adequate Breaks Throughout a Working Day
    do for 10 minutes or so just so that they re not staring at the computer screen all day Therefore whilst it s not always possible where an employer is able to tailor breaks and structure them in a way which suits a particular type of job the benefits will be clear for both the worker and the company alike Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment Thanks for getting back to me so quickly I have looked at all those sites I was just hoping there might be somewhere official that your list of factors came from so that I could quote them but not to worry Great website many thanks Crumb 31 Jan 16 4 08 PM Crumb Your Question In the article above you mention factors employers should take into account when scheduling breaks We are currently putting together a counter proposal to our employer s plans to change our breaks could you tell me where I can find the original source of this information please I have looked through the Working Time Directive but I may have missed it Many thanks Our Response You could try the HSE link here which gives official guidance gov uk here and ACAS here all of which give the official line WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 28 Jan 16 2 31 PM In the article above you mention factors employers should take into account when scheduling breaks We are currently putting together a counter proposal to our employer s plans to change our breaks could you tell me where I can find the original source of this information please I have looked through the Working Time Directive but I may have missed it Many thanks Crumb 28 Jan 16 2 05 AM I know this is not the normal teaching schedule but I will get about 20 minutes for lunch and 4 minutes to try to share a bathroom between 82 minute classes We start at 7 30 and end at 3 30 plus work at home Sheteck 5 Oct 15 10 06 PM I work in front of a computer all day for 8 hours and only get one 5 minute break in the morning and one 5 minute break in the afternoon and thats only because i smoke otherwise you dont get the 5 minute break including and 30 minute lunch break Is this enough break time The employer also says that if you take the 5 minute breaks then they have to come off your lunch break or it has to be made up at the end of your shift Is this right kimmi 9 Jul 15 9 22 PM Kellyblue sorry we can t give advice on U S law as we are a UK

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  • Working in a Warehouse - Safety Issues
    work at height Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment I have recently been diagnosed with COPD a disease that effects the lung and breathing Before christmas the warehouse had massive clean up and we were sweeping the floors with brooms the dust was awful and everyone had a cough or cold Surely there should be laws about the amount of dust that is in the air This is a clothing and home store warehouse Please could you give me some advice on this please Dolly 4 Feb 16 9 41 PM I work in a warehouse and im lifting heavy stuff all the time on my own and unloading stuff ive asked for help they just say we dont need two people in the warehouse surely its against health and safety rules ive injured my self several times and been off work chunk 18 Sep 15 9 39 AM We had a cause for concern When some of the boxes came falling out onto the floor when opening a container Door for un loading in our warehouse which could possibly of hit someone I m now trying to prevent this causing anyone harm and been told to use a bed mattress on the floor but wouldn t this just cause more safety issues like fire hazard or falling over I m thinking the best safety option is to prevent the boxes falling out like using a net inside the container not try putting safety in place for it happening again Which is right Eroe 30 Jul 15 3 34 PM deeno what shouldn t be around is glass where someone can cut themselves on it is this that should probably be removed to somewhere safer not a sign put up What was a child doing in a warehouse and how did she manage to cut herself Cass 18 Mar 15 12 23 PM I would like an advise whether there is any health and safety sign I should use in the warehouse as recently a little girl cut her hand withglass whilst her mum was busy shopping l will be very grateful for an urgent response as I recently took up this new job Many thanks deeno 15 Mar 15 10 51 PM I work in the warehouse alone I am afaid something might happened to me and like a box fall on me and I cant get to a phone should there be at lease two people always working in the warehouse because of safety reasons Yolanda Bozonier 16 Jun 14 10 08 PM i drive a forklift truck on nights and have been told no person can come within 3 mts of the forklift truck at any timeand i have to wear

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