Due to the popularity of our online Health & Safety Management System Craven Safety Services now have available the Sub Contractor Management Pack. This pack easily generates and edits custom PQQs. Sub contractors will get an individual login to complete the questionnaire, all responses and evidence are stored online for instant access anywhere, the system will alert you when any important documents need renewing and also create a formal agreement with each contractor. The system is again very user friendly and is already proving to be of great benefit to some of our clients. For a demonstration or for more information please contact us on 01756 860600.
Liz Preston and Kerry Greenwood recently attended The Health & Safety Event in Birmingham. It was brought to our attention that health surveillance is not taken up within companies as an important issue. Every year it costs billions of pounds to cover workers that are off work due to illness or injury. By keeping on top of your health surveillance this can easily be avoided. If your employees are affected by noise, vibration, dust, fumes or any other substances that are hazardous to health then it may be an idea to keep track of your employees health by using health surveillance questionnaires or by simple changes within the work place. To read more about health surveillance visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/health-surveillance/index.htm or call us to discuss any issues raised.
Due to the success of last years 3 peaks charity walk, the team here at Craven Safety Services have decided to again raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, the charity’s current costs to stay running for 1 day is at £12,000 so we would love to raise as much as we can to contribute towards the incredible work that they do! Read more
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.
Health risks do not seem to receive enough attention when it comes to managing the risk. This may be due to the fact that the consequences of exposure to some harmful agents are not often visible.
Gloves are a very good form of protection against chemical hazards, however when they fail this almost always leads to danger. It is important for anyone responsible for specifying gloves to understand the complex reasons gloves work and stop working.
The HSE are providing COSHH Essentials which set out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
This guidance is available for employers, duty holders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.
The Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive have been replaced by the direct-acting European CLP Regulation. From 1 June 2015, both Directives have been fully withdrawn and no longer have any legal effect. The familiar square orange hazard symbols used often in COSHH assessments are now no longer valid and the new red and white diamond shaped symbols should be used.