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Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that Liz Preston, managing director of Craven Safety Services has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire, North Ease and Scotland region, SME Emerging category of the 2016 Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards. Read more

On the Line

The injury rate in the food and drink manufacturing sector is double the manufacturing sector average and the HSE estimate that 25% of these injuries are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). However, despite these figures, HSE’s enforcement relating to MSDs remains low.

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IOSH’s New Leading Safely Course

IOSH has announced the launch of their new training course Leading Safely, which will help business leaders take control of their company’s health and safety.

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Welcoming Our New Starter

We would like to welcome Kerry Greenwood who has joined the team at Craven Safety Services as a Sales Coordinator.

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Chemicals Stocktake

The final registration deadline under the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation will take place on 31 May 2018. Firms manufacturing or importing substances in low volumes, between 1 and 100 tonnes per year, are being urged by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to start preparations for registration.

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CSCS Smart Cards for Construction

IOSH and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme’s (CSCS) new agreement will hopefully make it easier for workers to gain access to construction sites, as problems have been arising for companies that insist that everyone accessing their sites must carry a CSCS card. Individuals have been denied access as they do not have a card, even when they are not directly involved in site construction. Read more

Safe Digging Is Not Enough

It has been declared in front of around 125 construction leaders by Terry Morgan, Crossrail’s chairman; Paul Sheffield, Kier’s former chief executive; and Dennis Curran, Barhale’s executive chairman, that the amount of injury and damage occurring from working around underground services is unacceptable, unnecessary and cannot go on. They have launched a free-to-download “safe digging is not enough” toolkit to demonstrate their commitment to raising safety standards.

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The Construction Dust Partnership

The Construction Dust Partnership (CDP) was created by HSE due to an investigation showing that many construction workers were at a risk of developing diseases such as lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. The partnership raises awareness and promotes the prevention of the health risks caused by construction dust.

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Ladder Exchange

People and businesses across the UK again have the chance to trade their old ladders in for discounted new ones this year, with the Ladder Exchange 2014 beginning on September 1st. Read more

Do you want to be able to effectively manage all aspects of your Health and Safety?

Our purpose built online Health and Safety Management System is now available to purchase.

  • Available to everyone, whatever your size or business sector
  • User friendly, custom built templates producing professional documents with your logo
  • Cloud based, securely stored online and backed up daily
  • Can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart phone
  • Full telephone support available Read more