Brexit

Brexit.

Your duties to protect the health and safety of  people affected by your work will not change with Brexit.

  • Our guidance, Health and safety made simple: the basics for your business will help you to comply with the law.
  • You should continue to manage risk in your business in a proportionate way.
  • We have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references but legal requirements will remain the same as they are now.
  • Health and safety standards will be maintained.

    More from the HSE Here

Statement of commitment between: Local Authority and HSE Regulatory Services.

Statement of commitment between:
Local Authority and HSE Regulatory Services.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and LA representative bodies across GB have discussed, developed and agreed a ‘Statement of Commitment (SoC).

  • The SoC has been endorsed by the Local Government Association (LGA),
    The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the
    Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SOCOEHS).

The SoC has now been launched on HSE’s website and can be viewed here

HSE will also be working with LAs to develop supporting materials which will be made available in due course.

CQC – Phase 2 review of restraint, seclusion & segregation underway

Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC

Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published in the interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.

If you would like more information please email
RSSthematic@cqc.org.uk

 

HSE’s h & s guidance for new & temporary workers…

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

 

NHS Trust pleads guilty to breaching H & S at Work etc Act 1974

Royal United Hospitals (Bath) Foundation Trust pleased guilty to a charge under the H&S at Work Etc Act

This follows an HSE investigation into how Royal United Hospitals Bath managed the risks to patients from legionella bacteria in its hot and cold water systems, between 1 July 2009 and 28 August 2015.

The defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

Social Care Partners Forum – Key Messages

Key Messages from the meeting on 7th March 2016.

Please find below the three key messages:

The Forum heard presentations from the
Cabinet Office on the Cutting Red Tape Review on Adult Social Care

and from Department of Health on the Government’s response

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CSSIW gave a presentation on lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation in South Wales.  Margaret Flynn’s review In Search of Accountability is publicly available.  ( added by NASHiCS only – Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept )

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Members agreed that it would be appropriate to conduct a major stocktake of this Forum’s future and leadership at the next meeting in the light of: the new work-streams (and possibly new fora) that will emerge from the DH/DCLG Action Plan; interest in creating a similar forum in Scotland, and a review of the products of the three SCPF Working Groups.

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