Laser measurement equipment

2 August 2012

I have just issued laser measurement equipment to all my staff to use on our construction sites. One of my colleagues is concerned about using lasers due to the risk of being blinded. What can I do to reassure my staff?

Fully regulated packages

1 August 2012

What is meant by “fully regulated packages” in relation to the transport of dangerous goods by road?

The completeness of CLP harmonised classifications

25 July 2012

Do the classifications listed in Tables 3.1 and 3.2 of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) address all hazard classes and categories/differentiations?

What are free places?

23 July 2012

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced an early roll-out of “free places” from this September. What are free places and how will the scheme work? Will two-year-olds be entitled to a free early education place?

Procedure for suspending sick pay

23 July 2012

We believe that one of our employees is abusing the sick pay system and are considering suspending his sick pay. What do we need to do before we can take this step?

Erecting a bandstand

20 July 2012

We are erecting a bandstand for the Olympics. What do we need to do to ensure the safety of our employees?

Older people and personal budgets

18 July 2012

The older people who make up the majority of the clients of our domiciliary care agency often seem reluctant to take on the responsibility for managing their own care finances. Why then do the Government and our local authority pressurise them to take on personal budgets?

CFC releases from fridges

18 July 2012

Our fridge/freezer has stopped working, and appears to be damaged. I am worried some of the chlorofluorocarbons may have been released. What should I do?