The Strangest Health and Safety Cases Around

Health and safety is everywhere, and whilst some people feel it can be more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to doing their jobs, it’s important to remember the reason it’s there – to keep you and others around you safe and healthy.

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These health and safety laws and regulations can lead to some rather unusual cases and incidents occurring. So we’re taking a look at some of the strangest health and safety cases around, to demonstrate the importance of implementing health and safety legislation and ensuring your business is compliant, from first aid kits to pest control.

Tiger Tragedy

Earlier this month, South Lakes Safari Zoo pleaded guilty to contravening health and safety, and received a fine for £300,000 after they failed to ensure safety in the big cat enclosures, which tragically resulted in the death of one of their zoo keepers back in 2013.

Whilst feeding the tigers in the keeper’s corridor, a door-closing mechanism failed, which meant a tiger was able to get into the feeding area and fatally attack the zoo-keeper. With the sole-director of the zoo pleading guilty, he openly admitted that the tragic events that lead to the young zoo keeper’s death, were foreseeable and avoidable.

It’s these types of unusual cases that really show how important health and safety is at all times. A small lapse of attention, judgement or an equipment failure can easily cause serious injury or worse.

A Royal Mess Up

Another interesting case relating to health and safety is a blunder by Prince Charles’ food brand, Duchy Organic, sold by Waitrose. The company have had to withdraw batches of their vegetarian Spiced Carrot and Parsnip soup due to a potential health and safety risk. Having been filled with the wrong soup, which was in fact a chicken and spelt broth, the pots were seen as a risk to the general public as they could cause a possible allergic reaction, as well as give any vegetarians a meaty surprise.

It seems that the batches have now been safely removed, but it just goes to show what potential harm an honest mistake like this can make.

Hospital Blunder with an unusual promise

To round off the strange cases, this one has got to be a rather unprecedented reaction to a very tragic failure in health and safety at a hospital in the US. Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Washington has agreed a $20 million dollar settlement with a former patient who was left paralysed after doctors failed to treat a back fracture appropriately. In an unusual twist to this story, August de los Reyes, the patient left paralysed has begun to put together a case study, working with the hospital to identify where the failings were and to find a possible solution to prevent any future incidents.

It’s incredible that someone can see beyond the injury and life-changing condition he’s now living with, to look to help and improve the system for the future.

 

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Online Business in Singapore | Respect the Law

All traders must take into account the requirements set out in specific legislation relating to the protection of consumer rights.

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Law Unfair Contract Terms Act (UCTA), which regulates the exclusions and limitations of liability in most consumer and standard contracts. This law does not apply to international agreements if one party is outside Singapore.

Law of The Sale of Goods Act (SOGA), which regulates the sale and purchase agreement in Singapore. In accordance with the SOGA, any contract for the sale must meet certain requirements. For example, the goods must be of satisfactory quality and description of the goods must conform to reality. If the product does not meet the requirements, then in accordance with the SOGA, the buyer may reject the goods and terminate the contract or demand compensation for damages.

If the website contains invalid treaty obligations that affect the decision-making process by the buyer and it confuses the buyer, then the trader may be held liable in accordance with the Misrepresentation Act.

Protection and security of digital data in Singapore

Law Computers Misuse Act protects computers, computer software and digital information from unauthorized access, alteration and interception.

Privacy and protection of personal information in Singapore. If you do e-commerce, you will be available for personal and confidential information about your customers, and you need to ensure the protection of this information from unauthorized disclosure. For this may be provided such control measure as corporate firewall audit system and data encryption technologies.

Secure credit card payments in Singapore. In order to ensure the security of credit card payments, in most cases is used encryption technology that encodes the information before it goes to Internet. This reduces the likelihood of fraud, because the data is not transmitted to the merchant directly and remain encrypted. You as a supplier of online services should protect any credit card information of your customer.

In the context of law and business important thing to mention is obtaining a visa. If you are foreigner you need to obtain visa. The simplest way will be contacting visa agency. They will explain to you all the procedure and will help with all the documents. Here we can note that for business most popular visas are EntrePass and Employment Visa.

Protection of intellectual property in cyberspace

The ease with which pictures, information and data can be transmitted over the Internet has created the need to protect intellectual property rights in cyberspace. The copyright and trademark laws are particularly important in the e-commerce.

The Copyright Act of Singapore

Copyright in Singapore are protected under the law Copyright Act, the law is applicable to creative works (literary works, computer programs, games, music and pictures). The Copyright Act also is extended to works that are transmitted over the Internet. Authors fall under the protection of the law after they create and express their work in material form. Copyright may be transferred to another person by means of the license holder. In Internet authors are protected from making digital copies of their works. Singapore also provides protection to foreign works. The country is a party to such a convention as the Paris Convention, the Berne Convention, the Madrid Protocol, etc. Violation of copyright will be prosecuted by law.

Trademark Law Singapore

Registration of trademarks under the law of Singapore Trademark Act is valid only in Singapore. For trademark rights and protection in other countries, you need to register a trade mark in those countries, or to apply for international trademark registration under the Madrid Protocol. Anyone who copies a trademark or using a similar trademark violates the law.

As owner of an online business you need to be very careful when you use meta-tags, because there is a risk of violation of trademark law. Meta tags are keywords that are embedded in the code of web pages. Considering that meta-tags are invisible to the user, some site owners may include in the tag title famous brands and trade names, and users will be directed to their site and not to the site of the trademark owner. In that case, the trademark owner can act in accordance with the laws of Singapore regarding the protection of the brand.

You also need to be very careful when choosing a domain name. It is essential as soon as possible to register your trademark or brand name, and as soon as possible make sure that you do not copy someone else’s trademark. Also, as soon you register your trademark, it will be less likely to face the cyber-squatters, who can sell your domain name to you or competitors, as well as to resort to the creation of a similar domain name to attract buyers to them.

When creating an online business like any other business you need to familiarize yourself with the laws in every sphere. After all, not knowing the law is not an excuse.

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How Not To Be Overwhelmed When Homeschooling

In this article, we are going to look at some tips on how to not get overwhelmed.

Procrastination is not your friend.  No matter how tempting it may be to put something off until tomorrow – be it grading an assignment, working on endless paperwork, or putting together your lesson plans – don’t do it!  Procrastination is the quickest way to find yourself overwhelmed in homeschooling.  Get things done when they need to be done, and refuse to put them off.

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Avoid getting behind.  This is, of course, easier said than done.  Sometimes life happens, and all you can do is try your best to stay afloat.  This tip is referring to things you can control.  For example, if you plan to spend a weekday at the local museum, then start getting ahead about a week before – maybe just an hour or a lesson at a time – so you don’t get behind because of the field trip. If you are planning to take a vacation, start working to get ahead so you aren’t behind when you get back.

If you get behind, get caught up a little bit a time.  Don’t think you have to catch up all at once.  If you need to, spend an extra hour or two every day until you are caught up.  If you try to catch up all at once, all you are going to do is stress yourself and your child out.  Pace yourself!

Don’t compare you or your kids to anyone else.  Don’t allow yourself to be judged by criteria that was never intended for you and your family.  You guys are special, one-of-a-kind, and the only standards you need to live up to are those of you own choosing.  Don’t stress out about how much the Smith family gets down, or how smart the Jones’ kids are, or how active in the community the Wesson family is.  Be who God made your family to be.

Be willing to ask for help.  You might need to join a homeschooling support group, and take the chance of being open with the others involved.  You’ll likely discover you aren’t the only one feeling overwhelmed, and can get some practical tips from experienced homeschoolers on how to survive.  Be willing to ask for some help from family members.  Get the children involved in household chores, and start taking a few minutes every day to teach them how to do laundry, clean the house, wash dished, cook, take care of the yard, just to name a few.  You aren’t meant to do everything yourself.

Don’t forget to pray.  God cares very much about your family, and your homeschooling.  He is ready to help you with guidance, strength, wisdom, peace, and help.  Ask Him to show you what you can do to get free of feeling overwhelmed, and take the time listen for His voice.

Feeling overwhelmed is not at all uncommon among homeschool families, and is certainly nothing to be ashamed of.  This tips are just meant to help you get back on track, and barely scratch the surface of what you can do.  The most important thing of all, however, is to remember to pray.

Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.

 

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Ubers Cameron Poetzscher now VP of corporate development

According to a recent Bloomberg article, the San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. is attempting to raise financing that would cause it to be valued over $10 billion. The company is apparently in talks with several private equity investors about receiving new funding, but the amount is still up in the air. Uber declined to comment on the report. The company is bringing on top level executives

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There aren’t many companies that can claim values over 11 digits, especially ones at the young age of Uber. The group is an exclusive club of giant companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Palantir Technologies, all of which enjoyed relatively explosive beginnings. Such high valuations in the startup tech industry have many wondering if the sector isn’t experiencing a bubble akin to the dot com bubble of the late 90s. Data drawn together by Bloomberg shows that tech companies in the S&P 500 enjoyed a median market capitalization of $16 billion, and that number appears to only be going up.

If Uber is successful in acquiring their new funding, they will grow to a size that dwarfs other tech companies, including Akamai Technologies and Red Hat Inc. Not only that, but they will become larger than well-established brick-and-mortar retailers like Staples and Best Buy. The service provided by Uber is one that is commonly needed, so the demand is high enough to warrant such a large company, but the surprise comes from how quickly a single company has been able to skyrocket in value. Many analysts predict the bubble is due to overconfidence in tech stocks, something that many might have learned if they survived the late 90s.

More money is going to tech companies than ever before, especially those young tech companies with promise that every investor is convinced will be the next Apple. The climate begs the question of a bubble even further, considering the fact that startup funding for new businesses recently reached its highest median value since 2004. There are still less tech companies today than the boom in the 90s saw, but the signs all point in the same direction. The companies that do exist today are inflated in nearly the same way as the companies of the dot com era, yet they seem to be thriving in the marketplace. If they can avoid the mistakes of the past, they may survive and even flourish past the bubble.

Uber claims the reasoning for its new financing is to help with the growth they are currently experiencing, which is certainly substantial. Cameron Poetzscher, a former executive from Goldman Sachs, was recently hired by Uber to oversee their development. He has been with the company since March.

A Vision of Convenient Transportation

Uber is the brainchild of Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick, who came up with the idea when they were in Paris and could not find a cab or any other ride. Since its founding, the company has expanded to over 100 cities worldwide, and they employ roughly 900 employees who keep it all running smoothly. Their drivers are considered contractors and not employees, and Uber takes a commission of 20 percent on every ride an Uber driver performs. Uber has raised over $300 million from its primary investors, and the company was valued is roughly $3.5 billion in 2013.

The main goal of Uber is to create a system of transportation through urban centers that redefines how we move from place to place. They also offer more sophisticated options for those who can afford them, including luxury cars and limousines. They are even testing a courier service in large metropolitan areas that may soon be available on a more widespread basis. Uber wants to transform how we think about local transportation.

Older solutions to transportation, like taxis, are seeing a huge hit to their client base due to companies like Uber. Through the hiring of new execs like Poetzscher and a devoted team, Uber will likely see aggressive expansion over the years to come.

 

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Are Offices Really THAT Much of a Health and Safety Minefield?

We’ve all seen headlines in the press over the past few years about workers banned from putting up Christmas decorations in the office or how your desk job could be taking years off your life, so it’s easy to see why many people have a negative view of office health and safety or feel it’s gone over the top.

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But the bottom line is that many of these stories are taken out of context or are extreme cases where a situation has gone wrong, which has forced people to reassess their health and safety. They often aren’t a true reflection of health and safety policies in offices overall, but this doesn’t stop people feeling that workplaces such as offices are a minefield of health hazards.

Finding a Balance

As an employer or business owner it is your legal responsibility to ensure the safety and health of people on your premises by identify risks, putting preventative measures in place and informing your staff of the correct health and safety policies.

Having said that, when it comes to implementing health and safety in an office environment, or any business for that matter, it’s also about finding the right balance between employer responsibility and employee responsibility to achieve a safe, healthy and positive attitude towards working. Moreover taking a practical and logical approach to the risks and putting practices in place to minimise them will also make life simpler.

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This can be done from a leadership point of view, as well as with employee involvement. Whilst modern offices can pose more health and safety risks from elements such as technology or high-tech ventilation systems and longer working hours, these can all be managed effectively if you take the right approach. For example, anyone using a computer should be doing so in a safe manner – this can be anything from the right office furniture , training and providing eye tests on request; or perhaps working hours should be more closely monitored, providing opportunities and areas for scheduled breaks and relaxation time.

Create a Positive Culture

Ultimately you should lead by example, acknowledging and addressing health and safety concerns from a management level downwards. Whether it’s putting up the correct hazard signs in the toilets and canteens, having clear fire exits signs, easily accessible first aid equipment or appropriate office furniture, this will all help to show your staff that you value their health and safety. If you can demonstrate this point well, without your staff feeling like it’s political correctness gone mad, then they in turn will be more aware, empowered and more responsible when it comes to their health and safety and those around them.

Whilst it can seem like a nightmare on the face of it, office health and safety only needs to be as complicated as you make it. By taking a systematic and organised approach to health and safety and including employees, you can identify and apply best practices that will naturally become a part of your working culture every day, creating a positive attitude and working environment for everyone.

 

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Slogging Is Easier and Affordable Now With Satodi: The Best Utility Program

With the emergence of new media, many people have tons of accounts with a wide variety of websites and it becomes technically challenging for one to register for every site in order to be able to comment on those websites. All such problems are literally gone now as Satodi launches itself as the best platform that allows one to slog meaning slog on any website and read or listen slogs that other people have slogged without any extra effort invested into it. Being an utility program, Satodi can be installed as a web browser extension.

On completion of the installation, it allows one to see whether the website or webpages the user is viewing has slogs or not.

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On finding slogs, it allows the user to slog or otherwise, the user is ready now to add the first slog. With the moderators having the capacity to delete a comment or banning the account, it has always remained inconvenient to be excluded from the virtual world. Saying goodbye to all those problems has just been made easier by Satodi.

The company encourages one to be a slogger as it is like any other virtual media participant like bloggers, vloggers etc. Just in case, one is not aware of slogging yet, a slog is 250 symbols in length or 1 minute audio and this tool allows one to do it at ease.

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With hundreds of people enjoying the tool every single day, the company pursues to grow in a healthy manner.

Being legal in most of the countries where there is freedom of speech, this utility tool allows one to express his or her opinion at free of cost. One should keep in mind that with Satodi not even a website owner, webmaster, or moderator can delete or rewrite the slogs created, ever.

About Satodi:

Satodi is a company that offers a utility tool that allows one to slog at free of cost in wide range of websites.

For more information, please visit https://satodi.com

 

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Summary:

Offering repeated engrossment with the best utility tool to slog, Satodi remains the first choice to many.

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How Technology Helps to Teach Algebra

Algebra is the first step to higher math education but can be a tricky concept to introduce to homeschool students. Luckily for homeschool parent/teachers there are several ways in which technology can help students learn the basics and understand the functions that will solve everything from the simplest to the most difficult algebra problems.

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Computer math games and apps introduce students to algebra in a fun way that makes the difficult processes less intimidating and more relatable. An overwhelming concept becomes a challenge rather than a terrible chore when a student is playing a game or solving a puzzle on a tablet. Letting kids play algebra games or apps on a tablet as an introduction will keep them from worrying about this large and sometimes scary idea of algebra. The apps will also give students an idea of what to expect in an algebra lesson and a good knowledge base to build upon.

Apps such as Hands-On Equations 1 offer interactive games and algebra problems that can be solved by children as young as eight. The problems gradually become more difficult as the child masters the concepts and demonstrates she is ready to move ahead. Splash Math apps contain even more games and activities designed to help students understand algebra concepts while competing in entertaining ways. GotIt!-Homework Help Math, Chem, Physics allows students to input their own algebra problems and receive help from math tutors with step-by-step explanations of the solution. Websites such as ABCYa contain specially designed stair-step games that lead children from basic math facts through algebraic equations.

Beyond apps and games, parent/teachers can take advantage of Power Point or Google Slide programs in conjunction with projector technology, these format is especially valuable if more than one student will be learning about algebra. Parents can create pages with algebra problems and project them on a blank wall or screen using an Apple TV and a projector or simply an Apple TV to a large screen TV. The first slide would show the student the algebra problem, which they can copy onto paper or type into a document; parent/teachers can then give students time to work out the problem on their own or talk through the solution with the next slide. The following slide would reveal the correct answer and allow students to check their work. Scrolling through algebra problems in this format provides time for questions, feedback, and joint work as students debate different ways to solve the problem. It also allows for immediate feedback to parents can address problem areas or offer positive reinforcement.

Additional technology that might help parent/teachers introduce and reinforce algebraic concepts include utilizing Skype to connect with tutors, asking students to research how algebra will legitimately be used in their everyday lives, or watching YouTube videos of algebra teachers and/or tutors. For students who are struggling, parent/teachers should find ways to instruct using visual cues, auditory cues, and manipulatives. Technology can help parent/teachers gain access to ideas and solutions that will cover all learning styles and help students master algebra.

Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.

 

 

 

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Technology and You

Love it or hate it (or, maybe a little of both), technology is absolutely everywhere in America today. Even if you hate it, though, you cannot easily avoid it. From the car you drive to having automatic dishwashers, most of us use and benefit in some way or fashion from the technological advancements that have come about since the Industrial Revolution. More and more, though, the word “technology” is associated with small, personal electronics like the iPhone, that literally bring the world to our fingertips. This can be good in many ways. Need to know where to find a mechanic? Look it up with your phone! Need the nearest hospital? Yup, your phone can do that to. Want to fight with your kids for hours over screen time? Wait….a second. As much as technology brings convenience and knowledge to our hands, it seems to create as many problems as it potentially fixes. Technology in our lives is unavoidable, and the effects, both good and bad, are worth considering.

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One of the most beloved aspects of technology is the ease with which we can communicate over long distances. Soldiers deployed can even see their families while away via video chatting. Facebook is free and easy to use and lets us keep in touch with old friends and family members despite distance that would otherwise make it difficult to keep up with each other’s lives. Of course, this aspect has a dark side, as well, and our vocabulary now includes such terms as “cyber bullying,” which can have tragic consequences. If the world is at your fingertips, then your worst moments can also be easily broadcast and publicized.

In school settings, technology makes it easy to correspond and “meet” other classes from all over the world. Our children can learn about nature by watching actual, vivid footage of animals on every continent. Apps can assist in teaching your child just about any subject from learning to read to advanced calculus, and Google Docs, which save as you go, have made it difficult for students to claim they completed the work but it didn’t save properly, which was the most recent version of the age old “my dog ate my homework” excuse. Of course, teachers and parents everywhere can attest to the frustrations of children having screens in front of them. Yes, they can access the world, but, they can access the world. Focus becomes an issue, and keeping students off of games is difficult.

Apps as a whole have revolutionized our daily life. Traffic apps alert you to speed traps and traffic jams. There are apps that will find the cheapest fuel costs in an area. Recipe apps will make your grocery list for you, and can even guide you to the correct aisle in certain stores. It boggles the mind to think of the conveniences at our disposal. can we exist without them? Of course. And, some of us still do. Many people fear becoming too dependent on technology, and there is push back among traditionalists to its incorporation in public education. But, when your calendar on your phone reminds you to pay your water bill on time, it is hard to argue against at least some benefit of our expanding capabilities. The key to technology reducing rather than causing stress is to practice responsibility and moderation. Use technology, but don’t let it run your life.

Mimi Rothschild is a veteran homeschooling mother of 8, writer of a series of books called Cyberspace for Kids, and passionate advocate for children and education that is truly worthy of them. In 2001, Mimi and her late husband founded Learning By Grace, a leading provider of online Christian homeschooling Academies.

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Tutorial on How To Succeed with Home Selling your Houses and Villas in Canton Ticino and Lugano.

The best resource that I know in real estate business in Switzerland as far as I know. Regardless of the reason you will be sure to be able to find what you need to know there. There was a time when we knew absolutely nothing on the matter of real estate business in Canton Ticino, but that was a long time ago. All you need is to take advantage of the expert’s knowledge.

 

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Sure, there is a lot to know on the topic, and we understand if you feel that you do not have the time or confidence to take care of matters, yourself. Sure, call us do-it-yourself people because that is our preferred method of operation.

It is hard to beat solid information, and that is what this article contains.

It is apparent and obvious that you have to do what is in your best interest, and of course we all understand that.

Given the sad state of the economy, folks have the need to try selling their home with little or no money. You shouldn’t give up hope that there is nothing you can do to sell your house. There are plenty of ways to make your home sellable, even if you have inadequate funding; you simply need to have the time to allocate. It will help if you can think out of the box. Provided you don’t have this talent; it could be that you may find someone who does. Just don’t forget that all is not lost and you still have things you can do. You have to check out the areas within your home that could make it interesting to potential buyers and get their attention. Remember people in Switzerland are very attentive in details.

Don’t look for huge and expensive tasks, but instead find little areas that are more realistic for you to work on. See what needs to be repaired or replaced. Take a close look at your front porch and door -what kind of impression does it make? A new door is always impressive, but more often you can get away with making some upgrades to your old door. Step onto your front porch and see what might need painting, replacing or upgrading -e.g. the door, the porch itself, number of the house, knocker, etc. Also consider the lighting on your porch when it gets dark; do you need a new fixture or bulb? These are all small but important tasks to consider when selling your home. You cannot have any defective walls, such as walls with cavernous holes from nails and screws. Hopefully you’ll be able to freshen up your walls that need a new application of paint. Yet another little trick of the mind, for effect, is to stash away any personal pictures. The explanation for this is that it moves your family out of the home and allows for another person to envision themselves living in your house. Consequently, you should take down all of your personal pictures, such as those of your family and friends. It is truly ideal for you to take down any out-of-the-ordinary posters, art, etc. This has to do with giving the buyer a chance to envision the space, in their mind.

I am sure you will find the best resource in information about the TASIS school in Lugano on this link. Be sure to consider the presence of one of the most prestigious school in Europe before think about deciding the price of your home.

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Quick Guide – The Responsibilities of Health & Safety Representatives

Health and Safety plays a vital role in keeping employees and any visitors to a workplace, safe and healthy. HSE is always striving to maintain and improve health and safety in the workplace and through the work of Health and Safety Representatives they are continuing to do so. But we want to take a look at what the responsibilities of a Health and Safety Representative are, and the function they have in keeping employees and employers in line with workplace Health & Safety.

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The Different Types

There are two different types of Health & Safety Representatives – trade union appointed and employer health and safety representatives. Both play the same role in ensuring that high standards of health and safety are met, but there are some differences in how they operate.

Trade union representatives are called in where businesses have employees who are members of trade unions. They operate independently from the business and should be consulted on health and safety matters that affect the employees they represent, according to the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977. Employer health and safety representatives are employed by the business to assess and maintain health and safety in a workplace, which tends to be on a consultative basis within the business.

Workplace Inspections

Regardless of whether a health and safety representative is employed or trade union appointed, it is their responsibility to maintain and improve on health and safety in a workplace environment. These responsibilities include inspections of the workplace. These can be:

  • Safety tours – a general inspection of the workplace
  • Safety sampling – systematic sampling is carried out for high-risk activities, processes or areas
  • Safety Surveys – general inspections of high-risk activities, areas or processes
  • Incident inspections – detailed inspection carried out after an accident that caused a fatality, injury or near miss

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These workplace inspections are designed to identify and highlight any potential hazards or risk, from ensuring that the appropriate clothing is worn such as hard hats are, safety gloves or high visibility jackets, to assessing first aid equipment, fire safety equipment, fire exits and hazard signs. They work on a consultative basis to build relationships with employers to aid in the implementation and upkeep of good health and safety practice.

In all cases, businesses should be given prior warning of an inspection by their health and safety representative and it is their responsibility to share information and follow up on any issues raised with the employers and ensure appropriate action is taken.

Incident Reporting

In addition to workplace inspections, a key role that health and safety representatives have is reporting and investigating accidents, hazards and complaints in the workplace. Most employers will have a system in place for reporting incidents to their health and safety representative. In the case of an accident in the workplace, health and safety representative should always make sure the area is safe for inspection, carry out inspection of equipment and talk to those involved to gain a full insight. It is also their responsibility to ensure that any outside technical expertise are sourced to carry out a thorough investigation of any equipment or machinery.

What is important to remember is that the role of the health and safety representative is to work with employers. They will advise, identify and provide solutions for all manner of workplace risks, which will ultimately ensure the health and safety of workers in both low and high-risk environments.

 

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