Archive July 2011

How Unions Make A Difference To Health & Safety

We read an interesting article on the TUC web site recently on how unions make a difference to health and safety, what they term as 'the union effect'. They state that 150,000 trade union safety representatives make a difference because trade union involvement: Helps reduce injuries at work Leads to reductions in the levels of ill-health caused by work Encourages greater reporting of injuries and near-misses Makes workers more confident Helps develop a more positive safety culture in the...
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Newsletter - July 2011

The July 2011 edition of the Ai Solutions Newsletter is now available: July Newsletter.
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Illegal PPE Warning

It would seem that there is more and more illegal PPE making the rounds. An increasing number of products and safety garments, which don't comply with EN Standards and the PPE Regulations, have been purchased by UK businesses. Some of these products don't purport to meet the standards, but are nevertheless purchased in the mistaken belief that they are acceptable. Others are sold as complying with the Regulations when they do not. Please all be aware of this, we must do our best to maintain the...
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