Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Environmental, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness SSIPs and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires are increasingly more focused on environmental issues, as they play an important role in the selection of suppliers and contractors, and the planning of works – often leading to requests for proof of environmental training […]

Week Commencing 27/05/2024 – In The News

JUSE and CQI sign collaboration agreement The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Providing the basis for future collaboration, CQI CEO, Vince Desmond, said, “There are big opportunities for the quality community to help organisations create new value, especially in the rapidly […]

Week Commencing 29/04/2024 – In The News

Entertainment safety whitepaper aims to “proactively address risk” Safe Elephant, entertainment safety consultants, have released an industry safety whitepaper called: “Improving Risk Communication in Film and TV”, which they hope can improve safety practices in the sector. Entertainment health and safety holds “unique challenges”, Safe Elephant said, and the whitepaper aims to be a tool […]

Week Commencing 12/02/2024 – In The News

£2.15m fine following recycling worker fatality HSE inspector Stephen Garner explains the background to a fatal accident at a paper recycling plant. On 30 January 2020, 32-year-old Dean Atkinson was returning from the employee welfare cabins to his workstation on the picking line at Ward Recycling’s paper recycling plant in County Durham, England. Dean needed […]

Week Commencing 02/10/2023 – In The News

Explosion at Oxfordshire recycling plant after lightning strike A lightning strike has caused a huge gas explosion at a food waste recycling plant in Oxfordshire. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball light up the night sky after the blast at the Severn Trent Green Power Plant at Cassington, north of Oxford. The company said the strike […]

Important Update on Wood Waste Handling Regulations

The Environment Agency (EA) has officially announced the discontinuation of ‘Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250,’ which is in effect from September 1, 2023. This decision is expected to bring about alterations in the regulations governing the management of waste wood within the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. What’s changing? ‘RPS 250’ currently permits the transportation […]

Week Commencing 05/06/2023 – In The News

Woodworking businesses targeted on HSE inspections to tackle occupational lung disease Many woodworking businesses are ‘endangering workers’ lives’ by not implementing measures required to prevent or control exposure to wood dust says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign, which provides free advice to businesses and workers on the control […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Carbon Emissions, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Proof of environmental training is becoming increasingly in-demand by principal contractors and SSIPs, as environmental issues take a more prominent place in the selection of suppliers and contractors, and the planning of works. The built environment currently accounts […]

Week Commencing 24/04/2023 – In The News

Nearly £50 million boost for safer roads Drivers, passengers and cyclists across England will benefit from a £47.5 million injection into enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England, the Department for Transport confirmed earlier this month. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be […]

12 Months On and the Carbon Management System

In June 2021 I wrote a blog describing the scale of climate crisis and actions SME’s can take. 12 months have passed and I’ve found myself asking – is the outlook any brighter? A few moments of reflection and trawling through notes of events since, I’m sure I could be forgiven for feeling a little […]