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Revised Standards for Safety Gloves

The  recognised standards for safety gloves, EN 388 has been revised with the intention of bringing the standards of safety gloves up to date with developments in cut resistant fibres.

EN 388 determines a protective gloves performance against 4 primary hazards:

Blade cuts
Punctures
Tears
Abrasion (more…)

PUTTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

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A great deal of media coverage has appeared relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as ‘it encouraged  behavior that prejudiced health & safety’.   (more…)

New Online Training Course – Speed Awareness

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No matter what kind of business you are in there is no doubt you will spend a substantial amount of time each day driving.  Whether you just travel to and from work or drive all day, this course is for you. (more…)

The Wacky World of Health & Safety

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These pictures were taken by one of our GDA consultants while looking out of his window at home!!  With reference to the article, ‘Accident Review’ we commented that with modern communication methods –  There really is no hiding place for substandard health & safety operations!

 

ACCIDENT REVIEW

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A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. (more…)

ISO 45001 Development

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ISO 45001 is the replacement standard for occupational health & safety management systems and is set to replace the current standards BS OHAS 18001. (more…)

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE GUIDANCE

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational risks.

The new guide called ‘Occupational health risk management in construction’ has been launched by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (ConIAC) health risks working group.

More than 200 health related enforcement notices were issued during a recent construction initiative.

Figures show that construction workers are at least 100 times more likely to die from a disease caused or made worse by their work than they are from a fatal accident. (more…)

NEW SENTENCING GUIDLINES IN FORCE

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Following the Sentencing Council’s publication on sentencing guidelines on 3rd November 2015, the new guidelines are now in force. These guidelines cover health & safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food offences.

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SPOT LIGHT ON FIRE SAFETY

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It has been our experience in recent weeks that many organisations are falling short of their duties when it comes to fire safety.

The key legislation driving legislation implementation of life saving systems within workplaces and other non-domestic premises is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEM STRATEGY FOR GREAT BRITAIN

HELPING GREAT BRITAIN WORK WELL

The HSE have launched a new health & safety system strategy called ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’.

The HSE proudly remind us that Great Britain’s health & safety record is the envy of much of the world. Central to this is protecting people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity.  (more…)