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  • A Guide to Manual Handling and Lifting Techniques
    concern WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 8 Feb 16 11 08 AM I work in a small Ford connect Van and for 3 hours a day 3 days a week I have to be in the back of the van emptying anything between 12 25 coin boxes a day into coin bags with the Max of 3 000 coins in each box can be very heavy I can not sit up straight in the van and my back I slightly arched sitting normally in the van The van itself in the back has a safe taking up half the space anyway so space is tight I have recently started to get constant lower back pain since Christmas When asked my employer for the health and safety report for working with heavy objects in a confined space the simply laughed and said well how would we fill the rest of ur day for u How do I stand As the pain is getting uncomtortable now Whitehog 7 Feb 16 11 34 AM What is the max tonage a peron should lift per 8 hr shift 3 people on each shift rotation made after every loaded trailer avg 5 tone a trailer full day tonage avg 50 tone both shifts Works out at aprox just over 8 tone lifted per person some timeeonly 2 guys rotating so could be alot more is this too much despatcher 3 Feb 16 5 38 PM Hi I gave a 30 mile ride to my daughters partner from the g p to the A and E with a suspected spinal injury on Friday He can hardly feel his toes and is numb and it s getting worse after doing his community service which is almost complete His job was dragging 100kg sacks at a local community project tgat sells the donated items He is just about 20 yrs old All he can think about his completing his C S programme but the sad reality is this once fit young man may have been given a life sentence of being numb from the abdomen down and it s not improving over the weekend the symptoms are intensifying and he s scared This is 2016 this is the U K I expected much more from our PROVIDERS of such projects to be completely and utterly 100 on the H and S Policy and procedures at this stage any supervisor should know these legislations like second nature I will also mention here that lots of people with special needs attend the project to gain skills I will be requesting a ccomplete and thorough investigation into that project and what us actually being allowed to be performed as jobs and or tasks for these VULNERABLE people who due to the nature of their status are UNLIKELY to complain That in itself is an abuse of POWER This is an absolute shambles of a situationand it takes a serious incident for anyone to even bother to look the project over and or pop in to do spot checks Certain people gravitate to specific jobs and they are not always for the right reasons So even support staff and lower management need to be personality tested for the traits of any disorder of personality They are very accurate and would ensure at least some protection for the vulnerable in our society One does not throw a large amount of vulnerable people in one building and let it continue to function with nobody answering to the laws and legislation that is COMPULSORY for everyone else overseeing such projects they should be scrutinised more closely if anything This community based project is working closely with the local authority and somebody is turning a dead ear and a blind eye WELL not now because I am making it MYbusiness to bring it to everyone s attention and I will firstly be requesting a visit from the health and safety officer for the county over to see with their own eyes just exactly what is being expected of these people behind the doors closed to the general public ladyDee 24 Jan 16 4 06 PM I have to carry sandbags for 1maile is that s aloud G 15 Jan 16 9 01 AM my employer is trying to discipline me for not carrying a treadmill upstairs weighing 66kg we did a risk assessment and believe it would of caused a injury is this allowed by my employer ben 8 Jan 16 12 53 PM I work in care I lift and move residents all day and I am in a lot of pain pain in my neck and extreme pain in my lower back Work colleagues and I lift people over 70 80 kilos from their chairs to their wheel chairs and lift them off again to take to a very small bathroom we have to hold them up because they can t walk undo bottom clothing and sit them on the toilet when doing this we have to bend down whilst trying to hold them up is this weight accep table when carrying and bending down Sussie 24 Oct 15 9 18 PM leelaaaaad Your Question I have recently started a job and was lifting 10kg boxes from above head height the pallet of which I was lifting from was approximate stacked 7 to 7half feet high when 1 of the fully packed boxes fell and smashed me clean in the face leaving me with facial injuries I e black cheek bone swelling redness along with dizziness at the time of impact constant head ache also neck muscle pain I was not shown what to to how to use a saftey knife just said do it baring in mind I was lifting opening lifting again to load into hoppers is this LEGAL or the right way tough advice would be help full guys Our Response All employees should be given health and safety training As a minimum new employees must be given an induction which should cover topics such as how to report an accident how to respond in the event of a fire how to use equipment safely who to contact if there is a health and safety issue and how to find information relating to health and safety In addition employees should be trained in the precautions that they need to take when working with equipment or jobs that have significant risks associated with them If the accident happened at work it should be recorded in the company accident book If your workplace does not have an accident book you should write out brief details of the accident and injuries send them to your employer and keep a copy Your contract may say that you have to report an injury at work to your employer Our article Manual Handing at Work may help with more information on what your company should be doing see link here If your company was working outside the employment guidelines then you may be able to claim See CAB link here WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 6 Oct 15 11 15 AM I have recently started a job and was lifting 10kg boxes from above head height the pallet of which I was lifting from was approximate stacked 7 to 7half feet high when 1 of the fully packed boxes fell and smashed me clean in the face leaving me with facial injuries I e black cheek bone swelling redness along with dizziness at the time of impact constant head ache also neck muscle pain i was not shown what to to how to use a saftey knife just said do it baring in mind I was lifting opening lifting again to load into hoppers is this LEGAL or the right way tough advice would be help full guys leelaaaaad 5 Oct 15 11 44 AM ja You should visit your GP and get a doctors note which will excuse you from heavy lifting Abs 19 Aug 15 12 27 PM I hurt my wrist recently and can t manage heavy objects my boss is forcing me to lift stuff and told me to get proof that I can t do it He is being nasty and won t stop with me I was recently off with anxiety and getting that way again what can I do Ja 18 Aug 15 4 49 PM Hi My work involves 50kg of lifting Is this even legal nelz 4 Aug 15 9 05 AM hi im currently studying my business administration certificate III For one of my assignments I have to do it about Contribute to the health and safety of others I m having trouble with a certain question it is If a manual handling job is too difficult what should you do Can you please advice me with something that is related to that question Thanks burgo 20 Jul 15 12 11 AM hi i just wondered how you come to the conclusion that nothing over 25kg should be lifted As far as iam aware there is actually no limit set as to what weight you can legally lift if its mid waiste then i thought it was 25kg according to the HSE risk assessment but you can carry more depending on the companies dynamic risk assessment is this right or not matt 14 Jul 15 10 07 AM sam this is a tricky question as if you are still on probation then you may need to re assess whether this is the job for you given that the job involves heavy lifting as a pre requisite and this is listed in your contract However as specified in the article if your employer does not seem concerned about the issue you could point out that all employers have responsibilities to their workers under manual handling regulations introduced in 1992 Also if you do suffer an injury or feel ANY pain while lifting or landling an object stop immediately and speak to your employer Make sure that the incident is recorded because it could be some hours later before you realise the true extent of the damage You might also want to visit your GP if this is becoming and issue as you do not want any further repercussions Also if you have burned yourself on the equipment this needs to be reported and recorded either through HR or directly with your employer Should you need any further information or to see whether your employer is working within your employment guidelines you may like to give ACAS a call via the link here I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 13 Jul 15 10 17 AM Hi I recently started my first job and it s hard going I ve told my employer I have back problems and he told me it was bs So he s now told me I have to lift things he tells me to I ve had to lift 3 10kg bags of meat 20kg or bones 20 litre drums of oil and heavy hot trays which I ve burnt myself on due to the weight I ve told him ill always attempt to lift items but I may not always be able to As a result of these lifts I now have extreme back pain and can barely move I m 18 5 6 and 115 pounds I d this acceptable or do I need to talk to someone about these issues sam 10 Jul 15 1 09 AM I work in a textile factory and suffered injuries to my left leg and right knww whilst moving boxes of yarn weighing over 26kg in total each box These boxes are large and bulky each containing 12 2kg cones of yarn They are stacked on the pallets six high approx 6ft total height As I couldn t reach the top boxes to lift down I had to stand on an actual box to reach the top layer was shown this method by another employee I did this as I didn t feel secure standing on thesmall kick trolley as the boes were heavy and large So when I reached over to pull a box forward to lift iit it threw me off balance and I fell twisting my right knee badly and injuring my left shin on a wooden pallet This resulted in a bad leg infection which has left my shin permanently marked and misshapen but has also injuring my knee so badly that I now need to have a full knee replacement later this year I was off work for seven monthsand have recently returned to work doing light duties Do you think I may have grounds to seek a claim Knitwit 27 Jun 15 9 48 AM I work in a textile factory and suffered injuries to my left leg and right knww whilst moving boxes of yarn weighing over 26kg in total each box These boxes are large and bulky each containing 12 2kg cones of yarn They are stacked on the pallets six high approx 6ft total height As I couldn t reach the top boxes to lift down I had to stand on an actual box to reach the top layer was shown this method by another employee I did this as I didn t feel secure standing on thesmall kick trolley as the boes were heavy and large So when I reached over to pull a box forward to lift iit it threw me off balance and I fell twisting my right knee badly and injuring my left shin on a wooden pallet This resulted in a bad leg infection which has left my shin permanently marked and misshapen but has also injuring my knee so badly that I now need to have a full knee replacement later this year I was off work for seven monthsand have recently returned to work doing light duties Do you think I may have grounds to seek a claim Knitwit 27 Jun 15 12 42 AM In In my workplace I have been told to use a grille It is a large supposedly eye level grille Very old and some of the slots where the grille pan should sit are bent making it difficult to pull out This along with the fact that for me at 5ft 4 iniches it is actually above my head I have told the management that I will not use it as I would be lifting the pan laden withhot food above my head One member of staff pulled out the grille pan with hot toasted teacakes on it Because of the bent rails it stuck she pulled the pan hard and all the hot contents hit he in the face I considered she was lucky the food was not cheese on toast as this could have caused her serious injury I believe the management consider that I am making a mountain out of molehills Your opinion would be most appreciated dide 15 Jun 15 7 51 PM Andrew you can report your workplace concern via the HSE link here if you think your company has breached its health and safety law I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 11 Jun 15 12 12 PM Hi I work for a warranty I lift wheels upto 25kg from anywhere ranging from head height to the floor I recently was seen on camera lifting 1 6 times above my head as a weight They say it s gross misconduct as it s against health safetly If that is so surely I shouldn t of been aloud to take them over 6 foot trolleys for over 3 years Andrew 9 Jun 15 7 23 PM I work for a furniture store and have to carry heavy furniture up stairs flats etc over 50kg and some 110kg What I am supposed to do is lift prpperly but it is sometimes impossible in confined spaces I want to know what compensation I would get if I have to give up work for life due to an injury whiteshark 28 May 15 10 01 PM If the lift is out if use can they make you carry it up and down the stairs I work in retail me 19 May 15 10 11 AM Tiffin I suggest you give Acas a call via the link here in order to see where you stand legally I hope this helps WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 13 May 15 2 10 PM Hi I trained on a farm where they used trollies to transport the feed I then moved to another farm under development I asked daily where the trollies were but I was always given the answer that the manager is slow at getting these things and costs My feet then started to hurt so I changed from boots to wellies which didn t help so asked if I could wear my own they said no but then I was walking in my shed in just socks until I went to the chiropodist and he said I should quit my job I therefore quit In 4 weeks no one was concerned whatsoever about my feet complaints I was carrying buckets of 17kg up and down a concrete yard over 100m repetitively everyday in steel toed boots We had been on a manual handling course so we re carrying them correctly there was just lack of equipment I then spoke to the manager after who said they weren t necessarily going to provide trollies and it wasn t high risk Even though we were doing a load of other jobs using the same muscles If I had been made aware of the risks I would have known to stop straight away with the pain and wouldn t have done it at all if the equipment was never going to be provided I am out of a job because I thought it was my fault but actually it was due to their lack of duty of care Is there anything I can do now I am suffering from repetitive strain injuries

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  • Creating a Harmonious & Peaceful Workplace
    to take time out for study leave and even paying for the cost of external educational courses if a career progression requires further study or training which cannot be provided for in house Popular Misconceptions Many employers will often say that they pay bonuses to staff for performances that have exceeded company expectations and for many workers especially those who work in sales oriented environments and or whose salary is tied into some kind of bonus commission structure money will be a valuable incentive However the truth is that money alone is rarely enough of a motivation for staff to remain loyal and to feel happy in their work For many commission related work often leads to incredible stress in an effort to hit targets So whilst they may be happy when they see the bonus payments in their monthly wage packets it s not the case that this necessarily creates a happy worki environment Therefore the three most vital components any company can introduce to foster a harmonious and peaceful workplace is to encourage dialogue to care about your staff s welfare realising the importance of their life outside of work and to try to be flexible wherever possible regarding issues which could affect that and to help them to develop further All these ingredients will not only create a happier workforce but highly valued members of staff are more likely to remain loyal to the company to go the extra mile for a company when the pressure s on to perform to the best of their ability and this will ultimately save you money on recruitment and training reduce absenteeism lower staff turnover and improve morale which can only be good for both staff and employers alike Previous Page Next 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 Add a Comment very useful useful information concerning promoting harmony at workplace Thank you very much T squared 31 Mar 15 11 02 PM Lynel you would have to contact the person directly in order to request this WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 20 Feb 15 10 34 AM We would like to know if Jeff Durham could participate on a panel in London on Saturday March 14 from 11 1 for Her Equality Rights and Autonomy at Imperial Business School The panel is on Preventing Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Thank you for considerning this request Lynel 18 Feb 15 4 35 PM How would you create a harmonious effective working relationships with your staff members s 28 Mar 11 6 24 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

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  • Drug Testing in the Workplace
    a worker s actions could cause an accident In addition to there being an agreed policy any drug testing should be carried out under supervised conditions and must respect the dignity of the person being tested who must also have been asked if they are taking any prescribed medication which might interfere with the results The Government s Standpoint Both the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive HSE agree that there should be no need for a widespread increase in the use of workplace drug testing However it is often considered necessary in certain jobs where safety and security are of critical importance such as in the armed forces the financial sector those who drive public transport the nuclear industry the police and the prison service The Accuracy of the Results Drug testing samples should be collected in a tamper proof sealed container and placed under chain of custody which is the legal term for ensuring that the sample s identity and integrity are guaranteed from the moment of collection to the reporting of the results from an independent laboratory Pros and Cons of Drugs Testing The advantages of drugs testing include benefits for health and safety efficiency the welfare of workers and a company s reputation but on the downside they can damage relations between the workers and the company and there are also issues surrounding a person s privacy rights Previous Page Next 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 vplambeck you should not be visually assesed demacca 1 Sep 14 4 28 PM can my work legally visual drug test me they watch us pee when we do our drug test and i was wondering if that was legal vplambeck 2 May 13 11 01 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

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  • Business Strategies That Improve Safety
    levels reduce employee sickness and save money Communication Too often communication strategies focus solely on issues such as customer service staff appraisals meetings and employee suggestion schemes Safety is noticeable by its absence A good communications strategy however works hand in hand with employee engagement It raises awareness of safety issues in the workplace Clearly communicated safety issues alert staff to workplace dangers Posters and leaflets highlight these dangers Communication about safety should also extend to daily contact between managers and staff Managers for example should urge staff to report potential hazards A workplace that maintains a friendly and communicative culture about safety reduces accidents Moreover managers must not be defensive when employees raise safety concerns They must listen to what staff say and take prompt action Only then are staff willing to come forward with their health and safety worries Training Communication is a natural part of training But according to the RoSPA Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents communication about training and safety doesn t always extend beyond an employee s initial induction A training strategy must refer to safety awareness throughout an employee s career It should help develop employees And it should enable them to cope with new responsibilities skills and workplace risks in a timely and effective way The RoSPA maintains that a safety training strategy should be part of every organisation s business planning Quality and Productivity The European Commission has acknowledged its role in encouraging companies and government bodies to incorporate safety into their strategies This recognition is the driving force behind a new initiative Improving Quality and Productivity at Work The aim of the initiative is to cut the total number of accidents at work by a quarter during a five year period To help achieve this the European Commission is helping small and medium sized businesses to understand safety at work legislation It is also helping them adopt and refine strategies that focus on safety The Commission believes that business development and operational strategies should stress the need for safety in the workplace Furthermore it encourages organisations that are reviewing their work and processes to reconsider all occupational health and safety issues Next Page You might also like The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace 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

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  • The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations
    wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and the retailer has had me running around in circles for months now they are ignoring me C A B told me to forget about it and buy a new one i paid 300 for the washer and 400 on top in out of pocket expenses in the last 5 mths is this health and safety breach can anyone help mo 24 Aug 14 5 11 AM i had a washing machine installed by a well known retail outlet the installer requested furniture polish or window cleaning fluid i was very puzzled i questioned hisintent several times his response ah just wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and the retailer has had me running around in circles for months now they are ignoring me C A B told me to forget about it and buy a new one i paid 300 for the washer and 400 on top in out of pocket expenses in the last 5 mths is this health and safety breach can anyone help mo 24 Aug 14 5 11 AM i had a washing machine installed by a well known retail outlet the installer requested furniture polish or window cleaning fluid i was very puzzled i questioned hisintent several times his response ah just wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and

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  • Workplace Harassment
    before they start employment some companies might wish to hold small group workshops where occupational health specialists and even psychologists can be invited in to speak to members of staff about the effects of harassment on the victim which could include role playing exercises which would demonstrate just how much misery and harm is inflicted upon the victim as a result of harassment They should also pay particular attention to sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of race and disability as these are all not only good grounds for immediate dismissal but the perpetrator could end up being prosecuted Proper procedures and a guarantee of confidentiality should be emphasised so that a victim feels comfortable about exposing any perceived instances of harassment to a line manager to the employer themselves or to a union representative if they have one If all else fails the victim should seek advice externally and it helps to keep all records of dates times and what took place which will be useful if it s recommended that you have a case to take to a tribunal The Benefits of Having a Company Policy on Harassment By informing all employees what their responsibilities are and what won t be tolerated by a company with regards to harassment and by implementing preventative measures policies and procedures in the event that you feel you have a case worth putting forward it puts the onus very much on each and every member of staff to adhere to the rules and to understand the full range of consequences and likely action if they do not comply as well as instilling confidence in the workforce that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice I have been the victim of workplace harassment for a number of years now by my line manager I have had regular meetings with management and my union rep but nothing has been resolved The handing has been very poor and caused stress equal to the harassment I was pressured into putting in a grievance andh have been off sick since February I have now been told that even if my grievance has been sucessful I may still be sent back to the person causing the harassment So there seems little point to the grievance They have refused to redeploy me although my GP and OH advise this and I feel unable to go back There does not seem to be any law desperate 17 Jul 12 10 17 AM What if it is the employer that is the harasser This person is also responsible for HR and in a place that employs 16 people is the only first aider but only works half days every day Andy

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  • Dealing With Discrimination at Work
    2 exceptions but there are a number of cases where it could be argued that certain practices do not constitute any form of discrimination What You Can Do if You Feel You are Being Discriminated Against In many cases it s often down to misunderstandings that cause people to feel discriminated against so before taking any legal action it s important that you try to discuss any such matters internally in the first instance This might be with your immediate supervisor or could even be directly with your employer If you belong to a trade union your union representative will also be able to advise you If however the matter can t be resolved internally you can also seek advice from the likes of your local Citizen s Advice Bureau or go to the Arbitration and Conciliation Service ACAS or the Equality and Human Rights Commission Speaking to a solicitor who specialises in employment law is yet another alternative By seeking advice from any of the above you will be able to find out if you have a valid case of unlawful discrimination and if it s considered that you have been unlawfully discriminated against then ultimately you can take the matter through to an Employment Tribunal but it s important that you seek legal advice first from one or more of the organisations above before taking that step What is important is that you do not have to tolerate unlawful discrimination and that laws are in place to protect you from it Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Agree completely that discrimination should never be tolerated but the problem can be proving it especially something like age discrimination It can often take several instances before anything provable occurs although you should log and complain about every occasion and note when and to whom you complained If no action is taken move higher up the ladder Will 17 Sep 12 2 43 PM I am a forklift driver and work nights there was an accident in which I was involved in and was told at the time of the investigation as I was being interviewed that I was to attend a hearing The policy states that once the investigation has been finalised then the investigating officer will consult with HR to make a decision which was not done because he has written it in my interview that I will be called to a hearing I was notified a week later that I was to attend a hearing of which was suspended due to the investigation not being completed adequately Is this discrimination Maria 12 May 12 11 27 AM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname

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  • The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe
    which contain the most important points from your briefing preferably in bullet point form where possible You should keep clarity at the very front of your thoughts when devising your briefing Keep your language simple concise and leave no room for any ambiguities or misunderstandings Photographs or video in particular can be very successful in getting your message across where it s appropriate For example showing a picture of the result of a person with a fractured leg as a result of a trip or fall when they ve slipped on an unsafe surface will be far more effective than telling your audience that is what could happen to them too if they don t clean up any spillages they might make They know that already and probably don t think it would happen to them but when they visually see the results it plants the possibility in their minds much more clearly and makes them more aware Employee Participation in a Presentation Safety presentations or briefings aren t the most capturing of subjects to keep your audience entertained but in addition to using visual aids engaging your audience to get involved in the presentation can also help cement the importance of the safety briefing You may have different sections you need to cover so you should invite questions after each section and be prepared to answer them You should also use this opportunity to ask your audience if there is anything they don t understand are not sure of or if they are in need of further clarification In some instances you might be able to get your audience to participate in practical demonstrations which highlight ways in which you should and shouldn t do things for example how to lift a heavy box off the floor and place it on a table correctly if the job entails that There is after all a right way and a wrong way to do even that seemingly simple a task The crucial element to remember is that to keep safe at work the importance of clear instructions cannot be underestimated enough and the more interesting ways you can think of to put your message across the more likely your employees will get the message and understand the importance of it Previous Page Next 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 Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace 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

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