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News and Insights – Health and Safety News March 2024

What are the latest updates to publications on first aid at work? Insights & News – Complisafe HSE has made recent updates to 2 publications on first aid at work: First aid at work: The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulations L74 (hse.gov.uk) This document provides guidance on: managing the provision of first aid (first-aid kit, equipment, rooms etc) requirements and training for first-aiders requirements for appointed persons making employees aware of first-aid arrangements first aid and the self-employed cases where first-aid regulations do not apply The third edition was reissued with minor amendments in 2018 to: further clarify the significance of the 2013 amendment to regulation 3(2), which ended HSE’s approval of first-aid training providers update guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators, and blended learning in first-aid training incorporate some additional amendments to take account of other previous legislative changes The third edition has been further updated with minor amendments in 2024 to: emphasise employers’ responsibilities to take account of employees’ mental health in their first-aid needs assessment change the term ‘catastrophic bleeding’ to ‘life-threatening bleeding’ with more guidance on what employers should do if they identify this as a risk in their workplace simplify guidance on how to decide what first aid to provide How to go about selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers GEIS3 – Selecting a first aid training provider – A guide for employers (hse.gov.uk)…

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Equalities Watchdog Highlights Employers’ Legal Obligations in New Menopause in the Workplace Guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on menopause in the workplace to help employers understand their legal obligations relating to women who are going through the menopause as well as details on the support they should provide affected employees. This includes advice on making reasonable adjustments for women who are experiencing the menopause so they can continue to contribute to work and encouraging positive conversations about this personal issue to help create a safe and supportive work environment.…

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Legislation – a small selection of key Health and Safety legislation and how we can help with compliance…

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a key piece of legislation in the United Kingdom that sets out the fundamental principles and framework for health and safety regulation in the workplace. It places a legal duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of their employees, as well as others who may be affected by their work activities, such as visitors and members of the public.…

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What evidence do you need to demonstrate fire safety compliance?

When looking at fire safety compliance for commercial properties and communal areas of flats you have to start with getting your Fire Risk Assessment completed by a competent person. Fire safety compliance requires a competent person Competence is measured in many ways and we always advise clients to carry out due diligence with regards to the assessors competency, this includes: Experience Knowledge Training Qualifications Insurance Third-Party Accreditation Fire Risk Assessment Getting the Fire Risk Assessment completed is only the start of compliance as their is a good chance that some actions will come out of the assessment which need to be actioned.…

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Start the New Year by getting Health and Safety right…

At Complisafe, we often get lots of calls in January regarding Health and Safety Services such as training, risk assessments, audits and inspections from companies wanting to get off to a good start for the arrival of the new year. This is good news and can really benefit everyone within a business if the right approach is taken.…

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TEEN WORKER’S DEATH CAUSED BY LACK OF VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN SEGREGATION

On 12 April 2021, Ben Spencer was only two weeks into his job at Sunrise Poultry Farms – his first proper job since leaving school – when he was fatally crushed between an HGV and a wall. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspector Alex Nayar, who investigated this extremely sad case, explained how such a tragedy could occur.…

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Health and Safety E-Learning: The Benefits of Online training

E-learning provides employees with the opportunity to learn at their own pace, and at a time and place that is convenient for them. This means that they can fit their training around their work and personal commitments, reducing the impact on their productivity.

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HSE has been made aware of a potential issue regarding the testing of boots to an American Standard; ASTM F2412-18A.  

The ASTM Standard contains a single test procedure representative of a very restricted working environment. In many cases, these limitations have not been made clear on the packaging or the product instructions.

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Only 1 in 3 Cancer Sufferers Satisfied with Employer Support

Just a third of workers who have had cancer feel satisfied that their employer made ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their job to help them manage their long-term health condition, new research has revealed. The Opinium Research study, undertaken for back-to-work rehabilitation specialist Working To Wellbeing, found that only 36% of respondents were satisfied with the adjustments made. …

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Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

Purpose of this fact sheet This fact sheet is not guidance and should not be read as such. It is intended to provide information about the regulations to residents and other interested parties. Alongside this overarching factsheet, individual factsheets cover each of the specific areas covered by the regulations. What the government say they have done… “We introduced regulations under article 24 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (Fire Safety Order) to implement the majority of those recommendations made to government in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report which required a change in the law.”…

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Portable Appliance Testing

The below is taken from the the HSE guidance and may help you with how to keep your portable appliances safe at work in terms of checks and inspections. Essentially it is down to you to use this guidance and assess the frequency of checks and inspections required. PA testing is not specifically a legal requirement but certainly makes sense to protect people and premises from faulty equipment and fire that is part of existing legislation.…

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