VISION MP Ltd & Webinar Wednesday

VISION MP Ltd are going to be hosting one of Safety & Health Practitioners (SHP) webinars on the 22nd of March 2023 on how to Manage Your Training Like A Pro!

If you’re using the traditional tools of spreadsheets and personnel files to manage training, you’ll understand how laboursome and time consuming this can be. There is an alternative!

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Workplace facilities – what is required?

The legal requirement for provision of facilities in the workplace is set out in the Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations, expecting all employers to provide welfare facilities and a working environment that’s healthy and safe for everyone in the workplace, including those with disabilities.

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Annual Statistics for Health and Safety at work 2022

HSE has published their summary of statistics for Great Britain 2022.  Here is a snapshot of the information reported:

  • 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which,
  • 914,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression, or anxiety.
  • 477,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder.

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Spot your Principle Advisor

This month we had our first team meeting of 2023 where we discussed our goals for the year and how we plan on helping you all with your Health & Safety needs. It was also the perfect chance to show off our new jackets, now you’ll be able to easily spot your Principle Advisor on site when they next see you! 🦺

Planning for Snow and Ice Risks

As consultants an annual discussion arises with many clients regarding gritting/salting footpaths, parking areas, and access to the site and buildings. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and indeed the Workplace, Health Safety and Welfare Regulations, stipulates that an employer must make all reasonable steps to provide a safe place of work.

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Over the years there has been a steady decline in the understanding of COSHH and its control measures in the workplace. Many believe that simply downloading a Safety Data Sheet and putting in a file, is compliant as a COSHH Assessment. It is not… A COSHH Assessment is a form of Risk Assessment (specifically for the use of hazardous substances), but must still follow the 5 principles:

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HSG168 Fire Safety in Construction

The industry has been waiting for some time, to access this revised guidance.  The aftermath of Grenfell and the new and updated legislation for the management of high rise premises meant that there would surely be an impact on the construction industry. Though not directly mentioned as there was no construction element involved in the Grenfell fire, the wider impact of elimination and managing fire risk in premises during the pre-construction and construction phase has been expanded, to give focused guidance inline with the expectations of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Continue reading…