Posts Tagged ‘Health & Safety Yorkshire’

08/06/2012

PASMA Tower Week

Preparations are well underway for PASMA Tower Week Yorkshire, a brand new initiative organised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association in collaboration with its local members – manufacturers, hirer/dealers and training centres.   The aim of this campaign is to promote mobile access towers as a safe and adaptable method of working at […]

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01/06/2012

CDM Regs to be reviewed

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The Löfstedt report recommended that an ongoing review of CDM 2007 should consider a clearer expression of duties, a reduction in bureaucracy and suitable guidance for small projects. A spokesperson for the HSE said: “While many aspects […]

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30/03/2012

From 6 April 2012 [subject to Parliamentary approval] RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work […]

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23/03/2012

What the Budget means for health & safety

The Chancellor has promised that 84% per cent of health and safety regulation will be scrapped or improved, according to this year’s Budget. Last year, in its response to the Löfstedt review, the Government said it is committed to reduce health and safety regulation by more than half. The latest figure announced in the Budget […]

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13/03/2012

Dichloromethane Restriction

A new ban on some supply and use of paint strippers containing the hazardous substance ‘dichloromethane’ (DCM, and also known as methylene chloride) is coming into force.   For the purposes of this ban, the term ‘paint stripper’ is taken to mean DCM (or mixtures containing it) intended for stripping paint, varnish or lacquer.   […]

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07/03/2012

Inspector criticises factory for putting money above safety

A manufacturing company has been prosecuted for continually falling below acceptable health and safety standards at its factory. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that skip manufacturer received nine Improvement Notices and a Prohibition Notice for safety failings at its premises During a visit, a HSE Inspector learned that the company did not have examination certificates for […]

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19/12/2011

Benefits of accident prevention

Preventing accidents and ill health at work helps you build a good reputation with your clients, your workers, their friends and associates. You have worked hard to build a positive and respectable image for your business. It’s vital that your business keeps that good name. Good public relations increase sales and generate more leads. If […]

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12/12/2011

Have your drivers had eyesight tets?

The Brake Fleet Safety Forum has launched a campaign advising fleet operators to make sure drivers have regular eyesight tests. The Forum carried out a survey with 127 fleet operators, which found that 42 per cent do not offer eyesight testing to drivers through a company scheme, while 56 per cent said they had no […]

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05/12/2011

SAFETY ALERT – Mobile crushing plant – unintended movement of tracks

Investigation of a fatal incident by HSE has identified that unintended movement of some mobile crushers can occur when there is an earth/ground fault. This can result in unintended movement of the machine track(s) and the potential for injuries from being struck by or trapped by the machine. Where damage/deterioration of the electrical control cables […]

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18/10/2011

FAQ – What should be in my risk assessment?

Your risk assessment should include consideration of what in your business might cause harm and how and, the people who might be affected.  It should take into account any controls which are already in place and identify what, if any, further controls are required. You should be able to show from your assessment that: a […]

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