Posts Tagged ‘HSE site blitz’

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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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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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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13/09/2011

Changes to HSE Incident Reporting

Businesses are being reminded about new incident reporting arrangements being introduced from today (Monday 12 September). Only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a […]

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06/09/2011

Are you a smaller builder Pt 3 – Co-operation

Close co-operation and co-ordination among everyone involved in a project can help to prevent injury and ill-health. Business clients – have safety responsibilities on even the shortest of projects and will need to check the arrangements made by the smaller builder for managing the work. For example, if there is a risk of falling through a […]

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04/07/2011

Why use i-safe limited?

In a move to improve efficiency further and deliver value for taxpayers, HSE’s Info line telephone service, which currently provides a basic information service to callers, will end on 30 September 2011.   Not very reassuring when the HSE have just announced that the annual fatality rate has just increased!!   Businesses and members of […]

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27/05/2011

The RED TAPE Challenge

The burden on businesses to comply with health and safety laws must be reduced and regulations made more industry-specific, according to the British Chambers of Commerce, as it revealed that 47% of businesses it questioned as part of a recent survey identified health and safety as a burden. The BCC reveals that nearly a fifth […]

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06/05/2011

Asbestos Awareness Training……….coming this month

FACT – It is a legal requirement to provide construction / construction workers with asbestos awareness training* ANNUALLY CHAS Assessors are also increasingly looking for full compliance as part of the application process  These construction trades include: Maintenance Staff Electricians Plumbers Gas Fitters Painters & Decorators Joiners Plasters Demolition Workers Construction Workers Roofers Heating & […]

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03/05/2011

HSE guidance on cost recovery

The government’s new health and safety shakeup announcements have formalised proposals cost recovery by the HSE, reducing and targeting inspections, and a new roundup of scrutiny of legislation New guidance proposes the HSE will recover all the costs of an inspection or investigation where a serious breach of standards has occurred. The intention is the […]

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28/04/2011

WAIT – Work at Height Access Equipment Information Toolkit

If you don’t work at height very often or are unsure about which type of access equipment to use, it’s important that you assess the risks and select the right equipment for the job. The WAIT Toolkit is a great FREE tool to show you some possible solutions and should be part of your risk […]

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