Our premises have a number of self-closing fire doors on the corridors. A new employee uses a wheelchair and we are concerned that she may have difficulty opening these doors. What action could we take to resolve this issue?
A trade union safety representative has stated that due to the presence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the office, we should be undertaking a risk assessment on an employee who has a pacemaker. Is this the case?
I am carrying out a risk assessment in relation to the pushing and pulling of trolleys around our premises. Part of the work involves travelling up and down a ramp. Are there any particular issues to be taken into account and what control measures should be considered?
One of my team is obviously working far longer hours since our office closed during the pandemic and we started working from home. I have tried to discourage this but it seems to be her way of coping with anxiety. I’m worried she’s heading for burnout. What can I do?
I have been asked to prepare a brief for our Managing Director on how we can improve arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety. Could you outline the factors I should be considering?