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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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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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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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Dust

The HSE will begin their inspection initiative for the construction sector across Great Britain next week (15th May – 14th July).This will be targeting respiratory health risks and looking at how dust is managed and controlled on site.Sadly workers are dying and many more become chronically ill because of construction dust and we all need to do a lot better.…

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Please email info@complisafe.co.uk or call on 0333 577 2700 for more information and a trial. Some of our courses are accredited: Course List Abrasive Wheel SafetyAccident ReportingAnaphylaxis & Allergies for Schools & CarersAsbestos Awareness (+International)Asthma Awareness for Schools & CarersBanksman EssentialsCDM RegulationsConfined SpacesCOSHHCPR/AED RefresherDiabetes Awareness for Schools & CarersDisplay Screen Equipment (DSE)Driver AwarenessDSEARElectrical SafetyEpilepsy Awareness for Schools & CarersEye ProtectionFire Awareness*Fire Extinguisher UseFire Marshal & Warden*First Aid Appointed PersonFirst Aid RefresherFirst Aid Refresher: Emergency First AidFirst Aid Requirements & RIDDORFood Allergy AwarenessFood Safety & Hygiene – Level 1, 2 & 3General Workshop SafetyHACCP – Level 2Hand Arm Vibration AwarenessHandling Aggressive BehaviourHealth & Safety EssentialsHealth & Safety for HomeworkersHealth and Safety CoursesInfection Prevention & ControlLadder SafetyLegionella AwarenessLOLERLone Worker SafetyManaging ContractorsManual HandlingManual Handling including TyresMedication Awareness in Care & EducationMoving & Handling PeopleNoise AwarenessPaediatric First Aid RefresherPersonal Protective EquipmentPUWERRisk AssessmentsSchool Trips for Organisers & SupportSharpsSlips, Trips & FallsSpill Kits (Bodily Fluids & Chemicals & Oils)Working at Height (+International)Working in Licensed Premises (Bar Staff)Bullying & Harassment for ManagementGDPR EU Advanced (Management) TrainingGDPR UK Advanced (Management) TrainingHealth & Safety for Managers & SupervisorsMental Health Awareness for ManagersSchool Trips for ManagementUnconscious Bias for ManagementManagement CoursesOnline Training CoursesUnderstanding Your Role in CareYour personal Development in CareDuty of CareEquality and Diversity in CarePerson Centred CareCommunication in CarePrivacy & Dignity in CareFluids & Nutrition in CareCare Certificate CoursesMental Health, Dementia, & Learning DisabilitiesSafeguarding Vulnerable AdultsSafeguarding ChildrenBasic Life Support in CareHealth & Safety in CareHandling Information in CareInfection Prevention & Control in CareAssessing Mental CapacityAutism AwarenessBuilding ResilienceBullying & HarassmentConflict ResolutionCustomer Service SkillsDisability Awareness & InclusionDrug & Alcohol AwarenessEffective Remote WorkingEquality, Diversity & InclusionFGM Awareness & PreventionGender Identity & ExpressionHR Compliance & Wellbeing EssentialsHR ComplianceLiberty Protection SafeguardsManaging AnxietyMenopause Awareness / Women’s HealthMental Health Awareness*New & Expectant Mothers at WorkPrevent DutyReturning to WorkReturning to Work after COVID-19Safer Recruitment in EducationSexual Harassment AwarenessStress Awareness & ManagementTime ManagementUnconscious BiasAnti-BriberyAnti-Money LaunderingAnti-Tax Evasion (Criminal Finances Act)Bomb ThreatsBusiness Compliance EssentialsCompetition LawConsumer RightsCyber Security AwarenessEnvironmental AwarenessBusiness Compliance CoursesFraud Awareness & PreventionFreedom of InformationGDPR EU Essentials TrainingGDPR EU Refresher TrainingGDPR UK Essentials TrainingGDPR UK in Education TrainingModern SlaverySocial Media AwarenessWhistleblowingOnline Training CoursesCalorie Labelling Regulations 2021 (Goverment Guidance) (Free)Conducting AppraisalsDisciplinary and GrievanceEffective RecruitmentKCSIE (Free)LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out)Managing a Remote TeamManaging Change: For ManagersPCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)Recognising the Value of your TeamThe Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022Text-based CoursesActive ListeningAnger ManagementCommunication SkillsConfidence BuildingCreative ThinkingCritical ThinkingDecision MakingEffective MeetingsEmotional IntelligenceLeadership SkillsSoft SkillsMindfulnessPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProject Management EssentialsResponding to ChangeRecognising Your ValueSetting GoalsSpeaking ConfidentlyWriting Effective EmailsOnline Training Courses…

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Improved Guidance on Managing Health and Safety and Controlling Risk (HSE April 2023)

There are no changes to legal requirements, but the new design and structure could help you quickly find and understand what your business must do to comply with health and safety law.    The improvements are based on research which showed businesses felt some guidance was:  hard to understand, making it time-consuming to find the area relevant to them​  long and complex, leaving them uncertain that they had the full answer​  We have substantially removed duplication and replaced various publications with more accessible webpages.…

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