HSE Business Plan 2017/18


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…..

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HSE – proposed changes to guidance on risk assessments.

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

HSE wants to hear what you think before they publish it.

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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 Here

and from Department of Health on the Government’s response  Here

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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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COSHH, CLP and REACH

Two new European Regulations are already having an impact on the way chemicals are supplied, packaged and labelled.

Although the European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures – the CLP Regulation – came into force in all EU member states, including the UK, on 20 January 2010 it will will replace the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 – CHIP – from 1 June 2015

A few changes to look out for

New hazard pictogramS

Although the CLP hazard pictograms are very similar to the CHIP hazard symbols, they have a new shape, new design and a new colour. A brief description is given here for information purposes only.   More>>

Also courtesy of Wrexham CBC New hazard warning symbols

Also Brief Guide to COSHH

Northern Ireland rejects RIDDOR changes

Northern Ireland rejects RIDDOR changes

Northern Ireland will not follow the rest of Great Britain in extending the threshold for reporting under RIDDOR from over-three-day injuries to over-seven-day injuries, after a public consultation by the HSENI found mixed views on the change.