News Updates September 2012

Bite Size News Updates from the HSE

Regular Information and links for you and your business put together in one easily accessible email.


Hello All, I’m Rebecca, Marketing Manager at Grove Services (UK) Limited.  

I will be sending out regular monthly news bites and would really appreciate your feedback. We want to ensure we are giving you what you want!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Connect with me: LinkedIn: Rebecca Manion

Twitter: @Grove_Rebecca

 

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MANAGE THE RISK, NOT THE PAPERWORK

Don’t overcomplicate the process. In many organisations, the risks are well known and the necessary control measures are easy to apply. If you are confident you understand what’s involved, you can do the assessment yourself. You don’t have to be a health and safety expert.

You do understand that you need support and we provide competent advice as required by the “Management of Health and Safety At Work Regulations”.

A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, inyour work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Workers and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.

The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as is ‘reasonably practicable’.

If some individual is able to be critical of the documents – that’s fine but, are they competent in your areas of engineering – have they worked in the construction industry etc? What health and safety qualification do they have?

Whether safety method statements are used or not, it is essential to make sure that risks are controlled.

 SAFETY SIGHTINGS

On a recent holiday I noticed this:

Proof that Safety doesn’t have to uninteresting and can be eye catching!

 If I spot any others I will be adding them to future news updates.

Also if you notice any you particularly like, take a photo, and email them to me, and I will add them along with your name, so keep an eye out!

WE HAVE MOVED!

New details as follows, please take note:

New postal address:

Streatham Business Centre

1 Empire Mews

Stanthorpe Road

London

SW16 2BF

Telephone: 020 8395 5010

 

Visit our web page to download free self-user risk assessments, templates and manuals.

 http://www.groveservices.co.uk



The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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