With summer arriving and the subsequent increase in seasonal work, it’s worth noting the HSE’s health and safety guidance for new & temporary workers…
Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as during the rest of their working life.
Visit the HSE website for advice on protecting new workers.
And 6 steps to protect new starters. All organisations must be aware of their health and safety responsibilities for agency workers and temporary employees too. Be ready Read
Great Britain has a health and safety record we can all be proud of. We are one of the safest places in the world to work in.
This plan outlines what HSE will deliver in 2017/18. It does not attempt to capture all that we do. Instead it highlights specific priorities, within an overall framework that reinforces our ongoing commitment…..
its procedure for appealing against Fee for Intervention bills, agreeing for the first time to disclose its evidence and reasoning to duty holders, and to appoint a new adjudication panel of independent experts .
This avoids its day in court which was about to happen.
They are designed to emphasise that a “risk assessment” might not be a bespoke document but could form part of other management processes.
It is now seeking views via an online survey on the proposed new additions to the existing five-page leaflet, Risk Assessment: A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace, The redraft and consultation exercise forms part of the HSE’s deregulation drive, and a desire to embed risk assessments in a business’s central activities rather than having them viewed as discrete documents.
It also links to its campaign against “blue-tape”, or the unnecessary bureaucratic burden the HSE says is imposed on businesses by other businesses, such as insurance companies & some health &safety consultants
shows that most health & adult social care services in England are providing people with safe, high quality and compassionate care, but it also raises concerns about the sustainability of this position in the future.