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  • September 25, 2012 0 comments
    Health and Safety Legislation Change to Focus Attention on High Risk Industries

    From April 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will cease automatic inspections of businesses considered to be “low risk,” such as shops and offices. The end of these routine inspections comes as part of an overall government plan to “cut red tape” for business. 

    The number of inspections by the HSE is expected to be reduced from 33,000 to 22,000 a year. Inspections will be concentrated on the areas of industry which carry the greatest risk to staff, contractors, customers...

  • September 24, 2012 0 comments
    SG World Supports On-Time Attendance in Crewe Schools

    SG World is joining with local businesses, government and schools across Crewe to support a campaign to improve attendance and punctuality in local schools.

    The campaign, 'Every Minute Counts' aims to build on steady improvements in classroom attendance over recent years.

    In addition to a message of support for the project directed to parents and pupils in Crewe, and posted on the Every Minute Counts project page, SG World will be donating silicone wristbands as a prize for schools with an...

  • September 20, 2012 0 comments
    Ladder Amnesty Offers Businesses Chance to Trade in Dodgy Ladders

    The annual Ladder Exchange programme commences its sixth year offering amnesty to dinged and dodgy ladders this September with trade organisation the Ladder Association taking over from previous administrators, the Health and Safety Executive. From 1 September to 30 November, the Ladder Association and its trade-in partners will be offering new ladders at a discounted price in exchange for broken, bent or damaged ones.

    The program is designed to provide a practical solution for improving health and safety at...

  • September 18, 2012 0 comments
    SG World Sponsors Under-13s Youth Football in Crewe

    SG World is the proud sponsor of the AFC Crewe Town Rangers, a newly formed team in the South Cheshire Under-13s League. The Rangers are an 11-a-side team with their home pitch at Ruskin Sports College, Crewe.

    The under-12s are managed by Steve Challinos and Nancy Bennett, two dedicated people who have combined their passions for football and youth engagement to form a formidable team supporting youth football in Cheshire. In addition to the Rangers, they also manage a second team...

  • September 17, 2012 0 comments
    SG World Attends WASBM Annual Conference 2012

    Representatives of SG World will be attending the The Worcestershire Association of School Business Management (WASBM) Annual Conference on 12 October at the Worcester Rugby Club.

    As a national supplier of visitor management and safeguarding solutions to schools across the UK, SG World has a strong presence in schools in Worcestershire. SG World representatives will be on hand during the conference to demonstrate our visitor management solutions, including touchscreen visitor management software and to show the range of safeguarding solutions available...

  • September 14, 2012 0 comments
    HSE Changes: Cutting Red Tape or Reducing Protections

    From April 2013 onwards, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are planning to bring in new rules regarding which businesses they will continue to do proactive inspections on. It is thought that hundreds of thousands of businesses, including shops, bars, pubs, clubs and offices will no longer receive automatic inspections by the HSE or their local authority.

    These businesses, which are considered by the HSE to be low-risk, will only be subject to inspections if an incident is reported or a...

  • August 31, 2012 0 comments
    New Guidance for Roof Work Safety: Health and Safety Working at Height Free Download

    The HSE have released a new publication, Health and Safety in Roof Work, which is about the risks involved in working at height. They have updated their guidance because working on a roof is one of the most dangerous areas for building contractors, with roofers making up almost one quarter of all deaths from falling from height when working.

    One particular area of concern that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wanted to highlight was that there are aspects of roof...

  • August 24, 2012 0 comments
    News Round-Up: Free Health and Safety Seminars; GCSE Results Decline; Industrial Accident Risk Information to be Made Available to the Public

    Free Health and Safety Seminars in Solihull

    On the 12th and 13th September, the British Safety Council is hosting several free information sessions at the Health and Safety Midlands Exhibition and Seminar. The event is taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum and will include expert speakers on new developments in the fields of health and safety policy, environmental law and management.

    Rosi Edwards, the Regional Director of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for Wales, Midlands and the South West will...

  • August 15, 2012 0 comments
    “Elf 'n' Safety” Myths Debunked by the Health and Safety Executive

    If certain national newspapers are to be believed, health and safety laws exist solely to spoil the fun of school children, to put ridiculous restrictions on public events and to prevent bosses from making a profit due to the endless, and excessive, limitations that these laws impose on us. Whether it is football in schools, chairs in Cathedrals or firefighters wading into ponds, 'safety chiefs' are apparently responsible for banning anything and everything on spurious “elf 'n' safety” grounds.

    So is...

  • 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...

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