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  • August 10, 2012 0 comments
    News round-up: Call Centres Choose Targets Over Safety; Local Authority Enforcement Consultation; Employers Flout Safety Equipment Obligations

    Call centre problems highlight targets prioritised higher than safety

    Unison, the trade union, recently carried out a study in which they interviewed 800 call centre workers. They found that one in four of them had their bathroom use restricted, half had problems with their hearing and their voice, and 7 in 10 reported suffering from eyestrain. 80% of those questioned said that their work caused them stress.

    The restrictions on bathroom use were said to be a result of the large number...

  • August 9, 2012 0 comments
    SG World at The Academies Show Birmingham

    SG World will be attending The Academies Show Birmingham, Wednesday 28th November 2012 as an exhibitor. The Academies Show Birmingham 2012 is the largest event in the UK dedicated to the Academies Programme.

    It builds on the success of a previous sister event in London – The Academies Show which took place in May 2012 – and is organised in response to high demand from schools outside of London and the South East.

    Further information about the event, which will bring together over...

  • August 3, 2012 0 comments
    Lessons from Olympics Success to Inform Health and Safety Across Construction Sites

    The Health and Safety successes of the construction projects involved in Britain's preparation for the London 2012 Olympics are being studied in order to find out how best to replicate them in construction projects across the country.

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have worked with Loughborough University to look at 5 aspects of the Olympics construction work which could be expanded into wider guidelines for all building site operations.

    The...

  • July 19, 2012 0 comments
    Health and Safety at the Olympics

    The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are virtually upon us and soon all eyes will be on the UK. With the vast numbers of people due to arrive in the capital, health and safety issues are inevitably at the top of many people's concerns. So as Olympic fever takes over, how does the Health and Safety record look so far?

    The construction of the Olympic village and all of the London 2012 venues and has been...

  • July 16, 2012 0 comments
    Rakegate Primary School Moves from Paper to Digital with VisIT ED

    Based in Wolverhampton, Rakegate Primary is a large, friendly school with 386 pupils. They have been through a major site development over the last few years and now have a purpose built school building which provides all students with well-equipped, first class learning facilities. Still growing in numbers, Rakegate is a forward-thinking environment looking to provide a warm and professional welcome to school visitors.

    Rakegate originally started working with SG World’s visitor pass solution in 2010, moving from a basic manual...

  • July 16, 2012 0 comments

    Founded in 1989, Mount Pellon School, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has grown from a small nursery school to Calderdale’s largest primary school, serving 575 pupils from Nursery through to Year 6. The school population is remarkably diverse, with the pupils speaking no fewer than 18 languages between them including Arabic, English, Punjabi, Russian and Vietnamese. The enthusiastic staff members supporting the children are filled with depth and diversity of specialist expertise. a forward-thinking environment looking to provide a warm and...

  • July 13, 2012 0 comments
    University Academy (formerly Shorefields College) embraces the digital age with VisIT ED

    Based in the Dingle, not far from the Mersey, University Academy (formerly Shorefields College) has specialist status for technology and has made a substantial investment in cutting edge ICT support and equipment. A large LCD screen display sits above the reception desk showcasing Shorefields computer and multimedia skills. As a school who embrace the digital age, University Academy is a perfect candidate for SG World’s VisIT Ed Visitor Management software.

    VisIT Ed is a cost effective software solution for schools with the...

  • July 12, 2012 0 comments

    The National Audit Office (NAO) and the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO) recently commissioned a large-scale survey of British businesses. The National Audit Office survey questioned 1000 businesses across the UK, while the Local Better Regulation Office spoke to 1294 businesses in England and Wales. The purpose of the survey was to assess how businesses experience government regulation. This is in the context of recent government programmes to “cut red tape” and make changes to regulatory laws. Therefore the survey...

  • July 6, 2012 0 comments

    Health and Safety Executive Chair Judith Hackitt CBE is to Continue in her Role

    After 5 years in the position of chair of firstly the Health and Safety Commission, which has since been renamed the Health and Safety Executive, the Department for Work and Pensions have announced that Judith Hackitt will remain in the role for another 3 year period.

    Ms Hackitt said: “My focus is clear – ensuring that we continue to drive down death, injury and ill...

  • June 29, 2012 0 comments

    A survey carried out by the Safety and Health Practitioner website has shown that British businesses have reported cuts to their Health and Safety budgets of between 15 – 65%. The authors, Bernie Catterall, Nigel Heaton and Claire Williams, explain that this is thought to be due to the current difficult economic circumstances in the UK. The fact that Health and Safety budgets do not provide direct profits is thought to be partially to blame, as is a general...

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