News & Links
HSE to put construction sites in Leicestershire and Rutland under intensive safety inspections as part of a national clampdown: Read More...
Do you want to do some basic Health and Safety training but the cost is holding you back? Well come to us. We have just launched new cost effective training courses to suit you. We can either come to you or you can come to our new training suite in one of England’s oldest market towns, Stamford, Lincolnshire. We are now running the following courses:
Full Day –
Risk Assessment; COSHH Assessment; Fire Risk Assessment; DSE Assessor; Health & Safety Awareness; Safety for Managers; Safety for Supervisors; Safety for Senior Executives.
Half Day –
Fire Awareness; Managing Asbestos; Managing Legionella; CDM Regulations
Full day £125 per delegate (min 5 / max 10)
Half day £100 per delegate (min 5 / max 10)
Rationalising Health and Safety Law
Good news; self employed people in low risk occupations that pose no risk to others will be among the first to benefit from a wholesale revamp of health and safety legislation. This has been promised “sooner rather than later” by the employment minister Chris Grayling (nothing fishy there then). Sounds great but let’s wait and see the end result.
Recent HSE Prosecutions and Enforcements
A Leicester man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a worker was killed when he fell through a roof at a disused factory unit in Leicester: Read More...
An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield: Read More...
Two construction companies have been fined a total of £65,000 after a man was killed when a steel beam weighing more than a tonne fell on him while it was being unloaded from a lorry: Why did this happen? ...
Be part of the national WWF Earth Hour on Saturday 31st March 2012 at 8.30pm, join millions of people by switching off for a brighter future.
A building company in Bradford-on-Avon recently fined for exposing workers and residents to Asbestos Fibres...
Myth of the month
Myth: Pancake races are banned!
Health and safety requirements were given as the reason that a pancake race couldn’t take place last year.
A straightforward event like this one only needs a short, simple risk assessment. And when an event has taken place lots of times before, all that’s needed is a review of the previous assessment - just to check nothing has changed - so that the fun can go ahead!
Managing risk is about practical steps to protect people from real harm and suffering - not bureaucratic back covering.
A Lincolnshire council has just written to a young boy who has Asperger's syndrome, to remove his Jolly Roger flying in his family garden. At least they did not use “elf and safety” as the excuse this time! Apparently a current planning law came into play. This was after only one complaint. I think we are all thinking along the same lines here!
SHAS Photo Gallery
We also aim to save lives but these ones will save your life on the beaches of Sydney.
Probably one of the best views in the world as you go to work!
32°C in Sydney when we left and -14°C the day we got back.
|Acts of the UK Parliament||www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts.htm|
|British Standards Institution (BSI)||www.bsi-global.com|
|Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)||www.cieh.org|
|CITB The Construction Industry Training Board||www.citb.co.uk|
|European Agency for Safety and Health at Work||uk.osha.eu.int|
|Environment and Energy Helpline||www.envirowise.gov.uk|
|Fire Protection Association (FPA)||www.thefpa.co.uk|
|Food Standards Agency||www.food.gov.uk/|
|Health & Safety Executive||www.hse.gov.uk|
|Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland||www.hseni.gov.uk|
|Incident Contact Centre||www.riddor.gov.uk|
|Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment||www.iema.net|
|OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Zone||www.ohsas-18001-occupational-health-and-safety.com|
|Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)||www.sepa.org.uk|
|Trades Union Congress (TUC)||www.tuc.org.uk|