Started off the New Year very Busy, Wishing all our customers a very Happy and Prosperous 2017. Don’t forget we have the new IOSH working Safely course needed to apply for the Labourers Green Card running on 16th February.

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Summer Holidays for enjoyment not for visits to A & E!

Keep children away from building sites

A security company based in Barnsley, a town which last year saw the tragic death of a child on a local construction site, has put together some materials aimed at primary school age children, designed to encourage them to steer clear of construction sites.

The material was not developed by the company in isolation. They involved their local education authority and a focus group of construction companies to help produce something that they hope will have a positive effect.

Keep Children away from building sites – Check this out!!!

 

Testimonial from satisfied customer.

Received a moment ago from Mr Laurence Cleathero, Tulip Services.

” I just wanted to say thank you for your First Aid course, Hugh was very engaging and the course was exactly the right length and pace to keep attendees interest. Hopefully I will never need the skills taught but feel confident of using them now should I need too”

Laurence Cleathero Tulip Services.

This week in the life of….

Martin & Charlotte attended the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association AGM last week in Derby and had a fantastic time, very interesting talk from Dr Chris Warburton – Consultant Physician, Aintree Chest Centre about the effects of Asbestos on the human body and an inspiring marketing talk from Mr Geoff Ramm of OMG Marketing. We took on board some of his tips and going forward will be introducing these techniques reaching out to our customers so keep a look out. Great to be receiving calls from friends and contacts of customers who have previously and currently undertaking training with us. Thanks to you all!!

Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

Ptovisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5.

The Health and Safety Executive has called on all sectors to learn lessons to ensure workers return home safe from work.

Martin Temple, HSE Chair said:

“One death at work or life needlessly shortened, is one too many and behind every statistic lies a real story of loss and heartbreak and families left to grieve.

“Britain has one of the best health and safety systems in the world, but we should always be looking to improve and to prevent incidents that cost lives.

The new figures show the rate of fatal injuries in key industrial sectors:

  • Forty three workers died in construction, the same as the average for the previous five years.
  • In agriculture there were 27 deaths (compared to the five-year average of 32).
  • In manufacturing there were 27 deaths (compared to five-year average 22), but this figure includes three incidents that resulted in a total of eight deaths.
  • There were six fatal injuries to workers in waste and recycling, compared to the five-year average of seven, but subject to considerable yearly fluctuation.

There were also 103 members of the public fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2015/16, of which 36 (35 percent) related to incidents occurring on railways.

The statistics again confirm the UK to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, having one of the lowest rates of fatal injuries to workers in leading industrial nations.

HSE has also released the latest available figures on deaths from asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma, one of the few work related diseases where deaths can be counted directly, contracted through past exposure to asbestos killed 2,515 in Great Britain in 2014 compared to 2,556 in 2013.

 

Welcome to our blog.

Excited to release our first blog and to welcome you one and all. We will keep you up to date with what us all at Worksafe are up to in the world of Health & Safety.

Pleased to announce that we have a new trainer on board offering  First Aid at Work training and from the feedback we have received he is going down very well. We also have a new lady in the office by the name of Marian so welcome to her!

This week Martin is travelling the North Norfolk Coastline visiting some of our customers and both of us will be attending the UKATA AGM on Friday. Will bring you more from the World of Health & Safety soon.