Date: April 12, 2013
Time: 3:17 pm
Businesses and Organisations in East Lancashire are invited to attend a FREE one day health and safety roadshow organised by the East Lancashire District of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health. Their roadshow is on Thursday, 23 May 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 at Training 2000, Nelson, Lancashire. You can find out more and register at their website.
The event is aimed at providing an insight into the help and support available to small and medium sized businesses and organisations who are based in East Lancashire and the work of IOSH professionals.
An informative program of speakers, expert panelists, workshops and an exhibition brings together a wealth of experience for you to tap into. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and network in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Date: May 2, 2012
Time: 10:16 am
As part of the Government’s commitment to reducing the burden of health & safety regulations on business, from 6th April 2012 the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) changed.
The over three day injury reporting requirement increased from over three days to over seven days incapacitation. The day the accident occurred does not count towards making up the seven days but weekends and rest days will count. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated that the change to RIDDOR regulations will lead to a fall in the number of incidents that must be reported of around 30%, an average of around 30,000 fewer reports per year.
The RIDDOR regulations require employers and anyone else with responsibility for health and safety within a workplace, to report and keep records of:
- Work related deaths
- Serious injuries
- Cases of diagnosed industrial disease, and
- Certain Near Misses (Dangerous Occurrences)
Further definitions of reportable dangerous occurrences are available here.
In addition, the deadline by which the over-seven-day injury must be reported has increased to fifteen days from the day of the accident.
Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR are still required to keep a record of all over-three day-injuries. This does not mean that you can ignore incidents that result in less than seven days incapacity. You must still maintain comprehensive records and investigate all incidents. Qdos advise that these should be recorded in the BI510 accident book.
What do I need to do now?
Ensure your policies and procedures are up-to-date with the latest regulation changes – a current accident investigation policy is available to download.
Appointed persons and those within the organisation responsible or involved with maintaining accident records and/or the reporting of accidents should familiarise themselves with the latest online reporting procedure, further advice is available with Chamber HR
Date: February 2, 2012
Time: 5:11 pm
The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 require that any machinery:
- Is safe (free from risk to safety and health) when supplied
- Is CE marked and
- Comes with a declaration of conformity and user instructions in English
Manufacturers of machinery have responsibilities to meet these standards and requirements when machinery is first placed on the European market.
Suppliers must supply safe machinery in accordance with the requirements of Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (In part “1 (a) to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that the article is so designed and constructed as to be safe and without risk when properly used”).
Date: January 24, 2012
Time: 4:16 pm
The HSE are asking for views on the proposals to revoke seven Statutory Instruments, that have been identified as being redundant or that have been overtaken by more up to date Regulations.
The consultation document can be found by clicking here
Responses are required by 12 March 2012.
The legislation proposed for removal is the:
- Anthrax Prevention Order 1971 etc (Revocation) Regulations 2005
- Employment Medical Advisory Service (Factories Act Orders etc Amendment) Order 1973
- Health and Safety (Foundries etc) (Metrication) Regulations 1981
- Non-ferrous Metals (Melting and Founding) Regulations 1962
- Pottery (Health and Welfare) Special Regulations 1950
- Pottery (Health etc) (Metrication) Regulations 1982
- Regulations for use of locomotives and waggons on lines and sidings in or used in connection with premises under the Factory and Workshop Act 1901 (1906 No.679)