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Health and safety A-Z guides

All Health and safety A-Z guides

Accidents and incidents

Employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees. If an employer knowingly allows an employee under the influence of alcohol or drugs to continue working, and this places the employe... Continue reading


Alcohol and drugs

Employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees. If an employer knowingly allows an employee under the influence of alcohol or drugs to continue working, and this places the employe... Continue reading


Asbestos

Exposure to asbestos is hazardous to health. The three main conditions – asbestosis, lung cancer and Mesothelioma – can all be fatal. Current estimates put the death rate in the UK from asbestos-induced diseases at almost 4,000 a year,... Continue reading


Buildings and property

Property management encompasses four major areas of responsibility: 1. Marketing and financial2. Tenant and occupancy3. Facilities management4. Administration and risk management To manage a building involves good understanding of operating expe... Continue reading


Catering

There are a number of activities that take place specifically within the catering industry that are considered to be high risk and need to be considered in any health and safety compliance or training session. In particular: • Boiling water ... Continue reading


CCTV monitoring

Increasingly, CCTV has become the principal method of carrying out surveillance of areas that may be accessed by the public as well as becoming commonplace in many workplaces in a variety of industries. While CCTV has an obvious crime-prevention ... Continue reading


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