Posts Tagged ‘Lord Young’

30/05/2011

Save lives, save money – new campaign from IOSH

As the UK government’s cost-cutting measures start to bite, IOSH is launching Li£e Savings, a new campaign to remind businesses that good health and safety can actually save money.  In a welcome ‘win win’ message for the business sector, IOSH is making it clear that smart companies investing in sound health and safety management can […]

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09/03/2011

Get Out Of Jail Free

February 2010 was certainly a significant month in the world of health and safety after Cotswold Geotechnical were fined £385,000 for corporate manslaughter – despite the fact that the MD only had four employees and is suffering from cancer – for more information on this case, click on my link – http://spectrumrisk.co.uk/1061/health-safety-news/harsh-lessons-a-poor-decision-to-ignore-the-rules-leads-to-a-huge-fine/ The enormity of […]

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24/02/2011

Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)

I am pleased to announce that Spectrum Risk Management Ltd has been approved and is to be on the Occupational Safety &  Health  Consultants Register – register will be open to search against in early spring 2011

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11/02/2011

Elf n safety madness?

Many people think that we at the “elf n safety” spend our time banning barbeques or bonfires, or stopping children from playing games such as conkers. The reality is far different. Safety Practitioners are concerned about those work issues that cause people’s health to be significantly affected, and unsafe working practices that result in employees being seriously […]

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04/02/2011

HSE may charge for advice!!!! – Better get our latest product!

In response to news that HSE inspectors may be charging for advice, we are launching a new product for businesses to help them manage health & safety Spectrum Risk Management is pleased to launch the Health and Safety Starter Pack. For just £99 (almost the same price as a tank of diesel these days ); we […]

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24/01/2011

Discounted places for next week’s Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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04/01/2011

Personal-injury lawyers debunk compensation myth

Despite the fact that more than 120,000 injuries in the workplace were reported to the HSE last year, people are not as willing to jump on the ‘compensation bandwagon’ as is widely believed. This is according to Lord Young’s number-one target, personal-injury lawyers, who revealed that a quarter of people who took part in a […]

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03/01/2011

RIDDOR consultation being launched in January

Lord Young’s recommendation to increase the period before a workplace injury or incident needs to be reported from three to sevendays is to be taken forward by the HSE, who will publish a consultation document on the proposed change this month. Currently, when an employee is absent from work for more than three days following […]

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17/11/2010

FREE Office Risk Assessment Tool

 The Health and Safety Executive has developed this tool, in consultation with Local Government Regulation, and supports the approach for these businesses. It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting the relevant hazards and thinking about how you control them. The assessment should take around 20 minutes; click here to complete – http://records.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/officeriskassess/view?objectId=23667

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19/10/2010

Safety Report published by Lord Young

The HS has welcomed the publication of Lord Young’s report into health and safety. HSE has already been working with others to develop responses to two of the recommendations: a 20-minute online risk assessment for offices, which was launched today, with other web tools for similarly low-risk workplaces to follow a new Occupational Safety Consultants […]

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