This weeks meet the team is Managing Director Liz Preston. We questioned Liz and here’s what she had to say …. Read more
We all do it, twisting, pulling, pushing, lifting, putting strain on our bodies, especially our backs! But do we do it correctly? And do we actually do as much as we can to prevent injury? Read more
Risk Assessments are pretty much the basic go-to for the start of any Health and Safety set up, not only do they help eliminate accidents happening in your work environment, they also prompt you to be thorough, therefore highlighting risks you may not have even known were there in the first place. Read more
The CDM Regulations are changing from the 6th April 2015; the regulations will now also apply to domestic clients and will focus on the pre-construction phase of the project. There is a transitional period of six months to transfer to CDM 2015 for current projects.
There is a new ‘Bad Air Day’ Website. The Welding Fume Team is a group brought together by HSE, with the aim of promoting awareness and highlighting the potential risks to respiratory health from exposure to welding and thermal cutting fume. www.badairday.info
Legislation is being introduced next year to protect “Good Samaritans” who are acting for “the common good”.
The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill has been developed to reassure first aiders and voluntary workers that they cannot be sued for accidents that happen when they are attending to those who need help or are in distress. There was concern that people were being deterred from taking part in voluntary activities, helping others or intervening in emergencies due to worries about risk and liability. Read more
The HSE is seeking views on its proposal to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2007 and withdraw the Approved Code of Practice. The main proposed changes are, to make the Regulations easier to understand; replace the CDM co-ordinator role with the principal designer; replace the ACOP with targeted guidance; replace the detailed and prescriptive requirements for individual and corporate competence with a more generic requirement; align notification requirements with the Directive and apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way. Read more