Industrial

  1. The Safe Use Of Ladders

    The Safe Use Of Ladders

    This article is for employers on the simple, sensible precautions they should take to keep people safe when using ladders and stepladders in the workplace. This will also be useful for employees and their representatives. Following this guidance is normally enough to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR).

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  2. Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos

    Advice On non-licensed Work With Asbestos

    Why is asbestos a problem? Large amounts of asbestos were used in new and refurbished buildings before 2000. Usage began to decline in the 1970s and blue asbestos (crocidolite) had a voluntary ban in 1970. Blue and brown (amosite) asbestos were banned by law in 1985. Uses of white asbestos (chrysotile) were banned in 1999. Everything else and most second-hand supply (except for very high performance materials) was banned by 2000. Therefore, all supply of materials containing asbestos is banned, including making materials available to a third party in any way, whether or not for any payment. A large number of premises and older plant and equipment still contain some form of asbestos.

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  3. Appointment Of Safety Representatives

    Appointment Of Safety Representatives

    Normally, recognised trade unions will appoint representatives to represent a group or groups of workers of a class for which the union has negotiating rights. However, limiting representation to a particular group or groups should not be regarded as a hindrance to the representative raising general matters affecting the health and safety of employees as a whole. Equally, these general principles do not prevent a health and safety representative representing.

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  4. Building Fire And Smoke Control Guidance

    Building Fire And Smoke Control Guidance

    To reduce the risk to people if there is a fire, you need to consider how to control or restrict the spread of fire and smoke. The majority of people who die in fires are overcome by the smoke and gases. It is important to ensure that, in the event of fire, the rate of fire growth is restricted in its early stages.

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  5. Cleaning Up Your Chemical Spill...The Best Guide

    Cleaning Up Your Chemical Spill...The Best Guide

    Try not to go walking or track via the spill area, make use of a scoop and then whisk broom to thoroughly clean chemical substance deposits from leak. Place in adequately labelled carrier or alternatively bucket for disposal, cleanse leak areas in detail with a Surface Cleaner, after that wipe dry.

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  6. Dealing With Your Empty Chemical Containers

    Dealing With Your Empty Chemical Containers

    Businesses throughout the UK either store, use or manufacture goods with the addition of chemicals in some form or other, these chemicals can range from non hazardous, dangerous goods and those that fall under the COSHH regulations. Sometime not a lot of thought goes into where a business would store their empty chemical containers.

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  7. Ventilation In Kitchens Best Practices

    Ventilation In Kitchens Best Practices

    This article is aimed at employers in the catering and hospitality industry and gives guidance on ventilation requirements for kitchens. It will help employers assess whether existing ventilation is adequate. It will also be useful for planning the ventilation specification for new or refurbished kitchens. The guidance advises on management, as well as design and performance issues.

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  8. Your Complete Guide To Maintaining A Chainsaw

    Your Complete Guide To Maintaining A Chainsaw

    Proper maintenance is essential if a chainsaw is to be safe to use and will provide protection against ill health from excessive noise and vibration. Maintain the saw in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations with all the safety devices in efficient working order and all guards in place. It will need to be regularly serviced by someone who is competent to do so.

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  9. The Dangers Of Overhead Power Lines

    The Dangers Of Overhead Power Lines

    Every year people at work are killed or seriously injured when they come into contact with live overhead electricity power lines. If a machine, ladder, or even a jet of water touches or gets too close to an overhead wire, then electricity will be conducted to earth. This can cause a fire or explosion and electric shock and burn injuries to anyone touching the machine or equipment. An overhead wire does not need to be touched to cause serious injury or death as electricity can jump, or arc.

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  10. Guidance For Fitters Who Work With Gas

    Guidance For Fitters Who Work With Gas

    For the purposes of these Regulations, ‘work’ includes do-it-yourself activities, work undertaken as a favour for friends and relatives, and work for which there is no expectation of reward or gain, eg voluntary activity for charities. This means that anyone carrying out such work must have the necessary competence, as required by regulation. However, membership of an HSE approved class of persons under regulation is required only by businesses carrying out gas fitting work.

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