Safety Smart Monthly Update August 2023

7th August 2023 Posted in Blogs

If you missed out on our last newsletter – never fear! we’ve pulled together all the information in this blog post and there’s plenty to catch up on!

Are you an accountable person for a high-rise residential building? 

You may have new legal duties under the Building Safety Act, 2022. 

The Building Safety Act 2022 identifies new responsibilities for people and organisations who are responsible for the safety of high-rise residential buildings in England. High-rise residential buildings are defined under the Act as 18 metres tall or higher, or at least 7 storeys tall.

These responsibilities include registering high-rise residential buildings with the Building Safety Regulator.

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HSE Inspections Throughout July & August 2023 

HSE is inspecting a variety of woodworking businesses, as part of its strategy to reduce cases of work-related ill health, and to combat the devastating impact occupational lung disease has on workers’ lives. 

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Become a working minds champion 

Can you help ignite culture change across Britain’s workplaces where recognising and responding to the signs of stress become as routine as managing workplace safety. The HSE have launched their ‘ Working Minds’ campaign but it can’t be done alone.

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SMART LISTEN 

This month we’re getting stuck into The Safeti podcast, hearing from professionals and industry influencers for a listen which is also a great laid-back learning experience helping you to grow your business and career – a must for all H&S professionals. 

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Case Studies

Company fined £40k after worker hit by forklift 

Self-employed delivery driver Andrew “John” Robinson suffered multiple leg fractures and a dislocated ankle as he was struck by the vehicle while delivering goods at T. Print Limited’s Bristol Avenue site in Blackpool on 25 March 2022.

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Construction company fined after bricklayer fractures skull

Scott Ife, 30, from Bridgnorth, was working for 2 Counties Construction (Midlands) Ltd when the incident took place on 8 June 2020. The company had been hired as the principal contractor overseeing the refurbishment of agricultural barns into houses on Humber Lane in Telford.

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Manufacturing company fined after man left paralysed

The man, from Worcester, had been working for Mountfield CNC Ltd at the firm’s site at Berry Hill Industrial Estate in Droitwich when the incident took place on 4 January 2022.

He had been setting up a CNC machine when he became entangled with the machine’s rotating saw

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