As we approach the lead in to Christmas, and the end of the year, it is inevitable that we look back to review how the year went for us all. Hopefully it's not all been bad news, however still we suffer from the effects of the recession.
The most important message for us here at Ai Solutions is to continue to understand how to provide the best possible service to our customers. We need to keep them involved in our products and services whilst delivering our product's benefits throughout the coming year and beyond.
Looking forward to 2012 we want to assure our customers that we are well placed to weather the storms ahead. In the meantime, we would like to thank all readers and our loyal customers for their support and wish them a 'Happy Christmas' and wish them good fortune for the New Year.
We read an interesting article in SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) regarding the governments' announcement of an immediate consultation on the abolition, consolidation and further review of large numbers of health and safety regulations and aims to remove the first rules from the statute books within a few months. The announcement follows the publication of Professor Ragnar Löfstedt's review of health and safety legislation and the Government's response.
Professor Löfstedt (pictured) found that the problem lies less with the regulations themselves and more with the way they are interpreted and applied. Nevertheless, noting that the sheer mass of laws is a key concern for businesses, the report recommends that the HSE undertakes and completes a programme to consolidate sector-specific regulations by April 2015.
This is very interesting stuff as, for many years we at Ai Solutions have believed that 'human understanding' has a huge impact on interpretation on legislation. It is always very difficult to get agreement on 'the process'. We have worked within the industry for over seventeen years now and we still see lack of understanding. Many ask for clarification from us and many decide to go their own way. We see the impending government review to be a positive initiative and hope that the abolition, consolidation and review will be welcomed by all parties.
Read more on this article at SHP Online
We are pleased to announce that one of our partners, Waste Plan Solutions Limited, has won the prestigious 'Small Business of the Year Award' from the East Midlands Centre for constructing the Built Environment (emcbe). Waste Plan Solutions Ltd works in environmental consultancy within the construction industry and specialises in writing Site Waste Management Plans.
The judges were looking for a company who could demonstrate a strong commitment to health and safety as well as improving management and innovation.
"We were bowled over by the enthusiasm, which shone through in Waste Plan Solutions application. This niche company helps larger organisations in specialist areas with a high level of knowledge and expertise. This company saw its future and linked its specialism to client savings so is very forward thinking" - Alan Coole, Lead Judge. Read more about the award...
The team at Ai Solutions would also like to extend our congratulations to Lara Ayris (Managing Director) and her team for a job well done. If you would like to find out more regarding site waste management or Waste Plan Solutions then visit their web site www.wasteplansolutions.co.uk
For those of you who like to be kept 'in the know' you can now subscribe to the HSE's newsletter.
You will have to register and set your own parameters but they are easy enough to change when required. If you are interested go see HSE Newsletter
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.