Our seminar at Bradford MDC on 23rd October 2007 was very well attended. The audience were treated to an HSE presentation about the latest issues with the CDM Regulations and how the HSE are striving to manage change into the CDM process through, amongst other things, better communication. This has always been a central theme of the Ai Solutions approach. We now have more and more features in the ToolKit CS™ product giving the user just that; better communication tools.
The main event though, was the Bradford presentation on how they are working to manage change with the implementation of their new On-Line Health & Safety File. Trevor Olsson, who heads up the CDM Unit, explained the Metropolitan District Council's approach over the past 10 years and how they have worked with Ai Solutions to provide the best tools available for their customers; the building custodians across their Bradford 'estate'. Using the new software, the 700 plus users - clients, designers and contractors - will be able to interrogate the ToolKit CS™ database and download their key health & safety documents 'on-demand' - providing or course they have permission to do so. This includes, of course, the health and safety file but is not limited to this. Bradford will be able to 'put on line' any health & safety documents that support their asset management team including the facilities management units in both property management and highways.
The feedback from this seminar was outstanding with most of the organisations represented there asking for more information and demonstrations. Bradford MDC has kindly allowed Trevor to speak at our London based event in mid November; details of that event are below. We are promised a packed house!
We are holding our next free seminars hosted by our customers in Lambeth London to promote the Management of CDM and our new Health & Safety File Option. There are two seminars on 13 November and they are by invitation only.
The HSE are attending as a guest speaker. Bradford MDC will be presenting their Health & Safety File solution which has been developed to meet the needs of their 700 plus property managers in support of their Facilities Management team. The seminar details are on our web site together with instructions on how to apply for the limited number of places available.Who should attend?
We are continuing to contact senior managers responsible for corporate and team management of CDM projects including facilities management and senior health and safety managers. If you would like an invitation or would like to register for a place please follow this link and select the seminar you wish to attend.
The HSE advises against using the HACA fixed rail vertical fall arrest system type 0529.7102 which has recently failed the BS test that represents the appropriate standard for this type of equipment. The device is typically used when climbing ladders or rungs attached to fixed structures.
Further information is in the HSE website, hse.gov.uk
A supervisor has been told that prison is inevitable when he appears for sentencing for manslaughter on 29 November. -- Read full article
Council fined over cherry picker accident
East Riding Council is facing a bill of more than £10,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure the safety of an employee at work. -- Read full article
Firm fined £25,000 after worker fell to death
RTAL Ltd of Purley, Surrey - which manufactures items such as handrails and security fencing - has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £5,000 costs after a man fell to his death because a protective guard rail had been removed. -- Read full article
We regularly receive updates from our customers and contacts about changes to legislation, the latest rumours and so on. We try to be selective with what we pass on and acknowledge our sources as appropriate. If you have information of general interest in the Health & Safety, and particularly, CDM and Asbestos Management arena, then please let us know by e-mail if possible.