Young Worker

INTRODUCTION Where young workers are below the minimum school leaving age, consideration should be given to requirements for employment of children, as linked above. Young people entering a work situation may comprise schoolchildren on work experience placements, participants in government training schemes or direct employees under 18 years of age. Due to the [...]

Transport in the Workplace

H & S Guidance Leaflets - Transport in the Workplace Every year about 70 people are killed in workplace transport related accidents. In addition there are more than 1000 major injuries (i.e. accidents resulting in broken knees, amputations etc.) and about 5000 injuries that cause people to be off work for more than [...]

Work Equipment

H & S Guidance - Work Equipment INTRODUCTION The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) lay down important health and safety laws for the provision and use of work equipment.  They also reform and rationalise the old machinery guarding laws.  The regulations include: definition of who has duties general duties [...]

Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs)

H & S Guidance - Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs) INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal problems affecting the upper limbs are all common in the general population. Symptoms include aches and pains, difficulty in movement and swelling.  Links between some work activities and these disorders have long been recognised.  Reliable statistics on the incidence and [...]

Suspended Access Equipment

H & S Guidance - Suspended Access Equipment INTRODUCTION Access to buildings or parts of buildings can be achieved by the use of scaffolds or ladders. This guidance will seek to highlight the main causes of accidents involving such access equipment and recommend precautions and procedures to control the risk. LADDERS (The term [...]

Stress

H & S Guidance - Stress INTRODUCTION Occupational stress is generating increasing public and media concern. Although there are no precise figures on the prevalence of occupational stress, it is widely held that the problem is substantial and increasing. This is supported by a number of surveys that suggest that occupational stress is [...]

Storage of Goods

Storage of Goods GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS These will include: handling equipment used; space available; type of storage system chosen; permissible floor loadings  potential for mezzanine flooring (NB Planning Permission may be required - check with the Planning and Development Department of the Council); shape and general fragility of the article, e.g long, thin  - [...]

Some information on typical animal/human diseases

Some information on typical animal/human diseases. All farm animals naturally carry a range of diseases, some of which can also affect humans. These diseases are known as Zoonoses, and if you work with animals or you are responsible for taking groups on visits [especially the very young and the elderly] your health may be [...]

Smoking Policies

Smoking Policies INTRODUCTION The acceptance of smoking restrictions by an increasing number of businesses reflects a change in the climate of public opinion against smoking. Employees are less and less willing to work in smoky conditions and be exposed to the risk of ‘passive’ smoking. There are two phases of tobacco smoke:- Mainstream [...]

Slips and Trips

  Slips and Trip INTRODUCTION Slips and trips, together with resulting falls, are the main cause of major injuries at work amounting to over 30% of the total, 50% of all reported accidents to members of the public are due to slips and trips. Costs to business can include civil damages, administration and [...]

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