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Case 11 - Café Owner Refused To Allow Customer's Pet Dog

A café owner refused to allow a customer's pet dog to enter the café saying it was because of health and safety reasons. Panel decision. There are no specific health and safety regulations preventing dogs from entering café's and restaurants - this is a classic case of "health and safety" being used as a catch-all. Restrictions on dogs in

Actived: Thursday Jan 1, 1970

Detail: https://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2012/case011-cafedog.htm

Health and Safety in the plastics industry

Posted: (52 years ago) Health and safety in the plastics industry. The Plastics Industry employs around 220 000 in the UK across 6000 businesses and 97% are SMEs. The total value of the processing sector is estimated to be £12.4 billion. This website provides guidance on how to manage health …

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PAT (Portable appliance testing) - HSE's …

Posted: (52 years ago) Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an ...

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Young people at work and the law - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) What the law says about young people at work Under health and safety law, every employer must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all their employees, irrespective of age.As part of this, there are certain considerations that need to be made for young people.

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Construction - Structural stability …

Posted: (52 years ago) Structural stability during excavations What you need to do. The law says you must prevent danger to workers in or near excavations. To maintain the required precautions, a competent person must inspect excavation supports or battering at the start of the working shift and at other specified times.

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Preventing or controlling ill health from …

Posted: (52 years ago) Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions or open farms . All animals naturally carry a range of microorganisms, some of which can be transmitted to humans.

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First aid - First aid at work - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) This website provides information for employers, employees, first-aiders and training organisations on first aid at work.. As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary.Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to ...

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Managing risks and risk assessment at …

Posted: (52 years ago) Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is: Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace. For most small, low-risk businesses the steps you need to take are …

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Report accidents and illness - Health …

Posted: (52 years ago) Report accidents and illness. In law, you must report certain workplace injuries, near-misses and cases of work-related disease to HSE. This duty is under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, known as RIDDOR. Our RIDDOR pages explain what must be reported. [1]

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Health and Safety: Ionising Radiation - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) What ionising radiation is. Ionising radiations occurs as either electromagnetic rays (such as X-rays and gamma rays) or particles (such as alpha and beta particles). It occurs naturally (eg radon gas) but can also be produced artificially. Radiation protection. [4]

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Case 379 - Dog not allowed in hire car for 'health and ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Health and safety at work legislation does not prohibit the carriage of pet dogs in vehicles used for domestic use. The company has taken a decision to exclude carriage of dogs in courtesy/hire cars for cleanliness reasons. The company should be transparent about the real reason for inclusion of the clause in their contracts rather than use the ...

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Case 230 - School refused to allow pupil to bring in a ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Case 230 - School refused to allow pupil to bring in a live baby chick for school presentation Issue. A school's policy does not allow a pupil to take in a pet baby chick into school for his presentation due to health and safety and quoted bird flu as main reason.

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Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 – legislation explained

Posted: (52 years ago) Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 . For straightforward guidance on how to comply with the health and safety law, go to The basics for your business.. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.

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Pet Food Company reduces slip accid... - Slips and trips - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Pet food company reduces slip accidents after introducing new footwear. Workers at a pet food factory were experiencing problems from slipping in the environment in which they worked. The work processes meant that it was very difficult to stop contamination - animal produce, fat etc- getting onto the floor. The company had tried many options to ...

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods - ADR and the carriage ...

Posted: (52 years ago) 10 ADR at 1.8.3 requires many of those involved in carriage of dangerous goods to appoint a DGSA. 11 It applies to carriers, packers, fillers, loaders and unloaders, subject to some exemptions discussed below. The exemptions arise from ADR 1.8.3.2 and have been implemented by CDG Regulation 3 (j).

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Acronyms and abbreviations - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Acronyms. This is a compilation of acronyms and abbreviations commonly used within HSE. Abbreviations readily available elsewhere, have not been included. Those entries marked with an asterisk * relate directly to HSE. A.

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HSE - Health and safety in the retail industry

Posted: (52 years ago) Health and safety in the retail industry. The retail industry is a major employer in the UK employing around 3 million people. This website provides information and guidance on key risks within the retail sector and advice on how to manage those risks. This includes a risk assessment tool to help small shops undertake their own risk assessment ...

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Risk assessment: Template and examples - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Template. You can use a risk assessment template to help you keep a simple record of: who might be harmed and how. what you're already doing to control the risks. what further action you need to take to control the risks. who needs to carry out the action. when the action is needed by.

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Certificates of Freesale - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Certificates of Freesale Certificate of Freesale for Plant Protection Products. A Certificate of Free Sale is an attestation that a plant protection product (PPP) complies with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and may be freely sold in Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI), and can be exported to countries which may not have their own regulatory regimes.

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Assessment of electromagnetic fields around MRI equipment

Posted: (52 years ago) RR570 - Assessment of electromagnetic fields around magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment. This report describes the results of an investigation of operator exposure to static and switched-gradient fields from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. The project involves both computational modelling and the measurement of personal ...

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Chemicals not covered by GB CLP - Chemical classification

Posted: (52 years ago) Chemicals not covered by GB CLP. Most industrial chemicals are covered by the GB CLP Regulation. Some chemicals that have a more specialised job are covered by more specific legislation. The GB CLP Regulation does NOT apply to the following chemicals: radioactive substances and mixtures. substances and mixtures subject to customs supervision.

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Risk management: Shop risk assessment tool

Posted: (52 years ago) Shop risk assessment tool. This tool allows those working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily. The Health and Safety Executive has developed this tool, in consultation with Local Government Regulation, and supports the approach for these businesses. It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting ...

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COSHH basics - COSHH - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health ( risk assessment. [1]

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Risk assessment - Working safely during the coronavirus ...

Posted: (52 years ago) As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus. This is called a COVID-19 risk assessment and it'll help you manage risk and protect people. identify what work activity or situations might cause ...

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Leptospirosis / Weil's Disease from rats - Harmful micro ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Harmful Micro-Organisms: Leptospirosis / Weil's Disease from rats . Construction workers may be exposed to a type of Leptospirosis called Weil's Disease .

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Avian influenza virus - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Avian influenza is a virus that causes disease in birds. Poultry, pigeons and wild or migratory birds, such as ducks, can become infected with the virus. There are two forms of the virus: high pathogenicity (HPAI) and low pathogenicity (LPAI). Pathogenicity indicates the severity of …

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Baker and flour dust - Case studies - Asthma - HSE

Posted: (52 years ago) Bakkavor Bread – part of Bakkavor Group – significantly reduced the risk of asthma from flour dust by using low-dust flour for dusting at its Twister Bread production line. Previously normal flour was used, with workers needing to wear respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to prevent the risk of breathing in flour dust and developing ...

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Inspection of work equipment - Work equipment and machinery

Posted: (52 years ago) The purpose of an inspection is to identify whether work equipment can be operated, adjusted and maintained safely, with any deterioration detected and remedied before it results in a health and safety risk. Not all work equipment needs formal inspection to ensure safety and, in many cases, a quick visual check before use will be sufficient.

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The hearing - Court Stage - Enforcement Guide (England ...

Posted: (52 years ago) 1. It is incumbent upon the parties to actively assist the Court in fulfilling its duty with regard to the overriding objective as stated in the Criminal Procedure Rules, which includes an early indication to the court as to whether a case will be contested 1. 2. Solicitors for the defence will often advise you that the defendant intends to plead guilty. If, within 7 days of the hearing, you have not heard anything from them in respect of the plea you should contact the defendant, or his representative to enquire how they inten…

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Agriculture: Controlling exposure to hazardous substances ...

Posted: (52 years ago) The law requires that employers assess and control the risks from hazardous substances. The regulations are called COSHH, short for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. The key issues (in this order) are: 1. Eliminating exposure 2. Controlling exposure 3. Monitoring health

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Health problems in agriculture - Grain dust

Posted: (52 years ago) Grain dust What is grain dust? Grain dust is the dust produced from the harvesting, drying, handling, storage or processing of barley, wheat, oats, maize or rye and includes any contaminants or additives within the dust (eg. bacteria, endotoxin, fungal spores, insects and insect debris, pesticide residues).

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