This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.
HSE will be represented at Safety and Health Expo 2013, the annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry. The HSE will be situated in Hall 1, stand G20, operational and policy staff, will be on hand to discuss health and safety concerns and key developments such as HSE’s new guidance for SMEs.
Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group (MOHSG) that includes the above talk by John Grevatt, The First Aid Training School. An HSE Workplace officer will be in attendance.
Employers need to be aware that from 1 January 2013 Awarding Organisations regulated by Ofqual, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Welsh Government Department for Education and Skills (DfES Wales) will be permitted to award a qualification in First Aid at Work (FAW) which will be accepted by HSE for the purposes of compliance with the First Aid at Work Regulations.
Oldies, but Goodies!
Lewisham Council’s homes provider has been fined after a meter reader broke her jaw and smashed most of her teeth in a fall into an unprotected flood pit cellar beneath a block of flats.
A nationwide removals firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg whilst moving machinery at a site in Bedford.
A Dagenham-based firm has been sentenced after a worker severed a finger and seriously injured two others on a badly-guarded cutting block capable of 10,000 cuts per minute.
A Staffordshire kitchen fitter has been fined after he carried out illegal gas work and put families’ lives at risk.
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