Safety Smart Monthly Update Sept 2022

5th September 2022 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!

Industry Update: Update HSG 168

The HSE has released an update to HSG 168,  Fire Safety in construction and the main changes to this guidance relate to elimination, and or, reduction of fire risks at the pre-construction stage as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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How businesses can square up to workplace violence

As the UK government ratifies the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, how should businesses prevent aggression and assaults in the workplace?

During the first lockdown in April 2020, railway worker Belly Mujinga and her colleague were reportedly shouted at, coughed and spat on by a customer at London’s Victoria station (Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), 2022). Belly died of COVID-19 days later. The inquest into her death began in June 2022 and is ongoing.

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Rebranding Safety

Rebranding Safety podcast is a personal battle against Health and Safety. The podcast has been described as motivating, entertaining, hip and cool, rough and ready, refreshing, funny, interesting, and opinionated.

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Court ruling finds contractor liable for £8 million cost of removing unsafe cladding

The High Court in London has handed down a landmark judgment that establishes legal liability for remedial safety work on buildings. The contractor had reportedly refurbished EWI cladding by using StoTherm Classic render, however, this consisted of an inner layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insultation boards, and an adhesive. 

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A carpentry and joinery company has been fined after a man working unsecured on the forks of a fork-lift truck fell 3.5 metres to the ground.

The man was working for Staircraft Group Limited at their head office site at Bayton Road Industrial Estate, Exhall, Coventry on 14 June 2021.

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