Posts Tagged ‘OSCR’

06/06/2012

FREE EVENT – Risk assessment – getting back to basics

Wednesday 20 June 2012, Pavilions, Wetherby Road, Harrogate Who is the event aimed at? Small and medium sized businesses (SME’s). In particular it would be beneficial for anyone who wishes to carry out their own risk assessment e.g. business owners or those who need to carry out site specific assessments for larger employers e.g., departmental […]

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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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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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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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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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12/10/2011

Ladder Exchange Initiative 2011

Ladder Exchange is now up and running and helping to remove more dodgy ladders from Britains workplaces.  To date, over 8,000 dodgy ladders have been removed from the workplace. If you have a ladder which is broken damaged or bent, you can part- exchange it for a safe new one at any of our partner companies.  This years […]

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03/10/2011

Fume Focus Seminars

HSE has joined up with the AWD (Association of Welding Distribution) to run a series of events specifically on fume extraction and respiratory protective equipment when welding and cutting events are suitable for companies that weld metals and companies that supply welding equipment and consumables.  By attending the half-day event you will: Get practical advice from industry […]

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09/09/2011

Flexible working ‘eases stress’

Offering flexible work can help businesses reduce stress levels among employees, according to a new study. A survey of small and medium business (SME) managers found that 81% had experienced negative effects from devoting too much time to work. More than half (56%) had endured stress while a third said they had suffered poor health. […]

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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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