Archive February 2013

Asbestos in Schools - Manage the Risk

The GMB union, who represent school support staff, welcomed the call for evidence by the House of Commons Education Select Committee on the issues around asbestos in Schools. Robin Nower, Director of Derisk UK - Asbestos Risk Management, discusses the issues surrounding the management of asbestos in schools in the UK. In this day and age and with the higher media profile of how bad asbestos can be, we need to be managing the risk more effectively. At Ai Solutions we can help you manage that risk...
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LA National Code Consultation - Closes 1st March 2013

There are just a few days left to take part in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consultation on proposals to ensure LA health and safety inspections are targeted at workplaces with the most serious risks or where there is evidence of poor risk control. The LA National Code aims to ensure greater consistency and a tighter focus in the enforcement of health and safety. The HSE are inviting those with an interest in LA health and safety regulation and the businesses they regulate to provide their...
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Update on the Amendment to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

The Löfstedt recommendations and the cross-cutting nature of the proposed changes to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 - that they will affect every workplace in Great Britain - the HSE Board have requested further time to consider proposals following the consultation. In light of this, the proposed changes are now expected to come into force on 1 October 2013, subject to Parliamentary agreement. Until 1 October 2013 employers should note that first aid training for the purposes...
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TUC - Time to Change bulletin: Health and Safety Inspections

The TUC has published a helpful downloadable document for employers regarding Health & Safety Inspections. They say that for or health and safety laws to be effective, employers must know that if they do not obey the law they could face prosecution. If you would like to download the guide visit the Health and Safety - Time for Change
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CIEH Health and Safety Conference in March

With the regulatory environment subject to recent change, what  does the future hold for health and safety direction and practice? CIEH is holding a one day conference on March 4th 2013 to provide industry and Local Authority professionals with the latest developments in delivering the recommendation for a National Code for LA enforcement. The agenda will explore the impact of the changes for LA health and safety interventions and includes speakers from HSE covering the LA National Co...
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Announcing ToolKit CS support for Windows 8

ToolKit Compliance System from Ai Solutions works with Windows 8 to provide a comprehensive solution for all of your projects, properties and structures. Windows 8's beautiful new design, cloud connectivity, great hardware and solid foundation will further improve your experience using ToolKit CS™.  ToolKit CS™ with its integrated knowledge base, document templates and competency management, provides a comprehensive solution for all of your projects, properties...
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Free Legionella Event

Bradford Area Occupational Health & Safety Forum are holding a free seminar on Legionella at The Banqueting Suite at Bradford City Hall. The event will be held on 12th March and will start at 9.30am and finish at 12.30. Speakers will include the Health Protection Agency, a Local Authority Environmental Health Officer and a speaker from RPS Group's Legionella Consultancy Team. For more information go to BAOHSF's website
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New Government Initiative in Clydesbank

Apprentice tradespeople across Clydebank are set to benefit from a new e-learning package to help them better understand the risks from asbestos. Those who train apprentices are being offered the opportunity to find out how they can use the interactive resource at a free event at Clydebank College, Queens Quay Campus, Clydebank on Wednesday, 6 March, 1-4.30pm. The event has been organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in partnership with Clydebank College, the Federation of Master Builders...
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New HSE interventions on Legionnaires' Disease

HSE recently completed a review of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks over the past ten years that reveals common failings in control, and a potential risk of further legionella outbreaks, such as those in Edinburgh and Stoke in 2012. The review highlighted a range of failures e.g.: departures from planned maintenance schedules (allowing plant conditions to get worse, and longer periods for problems to develop); changes in the process (leading to changes in the risks, or rendering existing precautions...
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Builder fined for illegally removing asbestos

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Birmingham builder after he illegally removed and broke up asbestos panels from a home in Castle Bromwich. HSE inspectors visited a house on Rover Drive on 19 July 2012, following a call from a Solihull Council environmental health officer about possible unlicensed asbestos removal work. The subsequent HSE investigation found that, during works, the builder had been wearing only a dust mask for protection as he removed a number of Asbestos...
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Newsletter - February 2013

The February 2013 edition of the Ai Solutions Newsletter is now available: February Newsletter.
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Health & Safety Community Forums

Once again we have been listening to our customers and are proud to announce that we have published our latest addition onto our web site - the Health and Safety Community Forums. This FREE new service allows our customers and followers to have the support of experts to address those questions or issues you come across during your CDM or Asbestos related activities. All you need to do is enter one of the forums, Asbestos or CDM, and add in your query and one of our experts will advise you. To enter...
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