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June 2017 – DSE and Associated Risks

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Uncategorized |

  June 2017 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login DSE and Associated Risks We have developed a video to ensure you understand the risks associated with DSE use. Do you want to understand how you can make simple changes to reduce these? View our video below or read more to view onsite.   Two family run companies sentenced over asbestos failings Manchester Crown Court have fined two family run companies after admitting health and safety failings at a site in Manchester, where they were carrying out a basement conversion. Myth-busting by the HSE Council landlord bans use of mains extension lead on health and safety grounds. Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team IOSH Safety for Property Managers Course See course dates.   Qcom Safety Portal Our free app providing you with current, accurate Health and Safety Compliance advice, in your hands. Click here to understand more   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances. Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’ consultancy for exceptional compliance advice Join Us Socially To receive urgent industry news & information as it happens.      Copyright © Quantum Compliance 2017, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 34 Greenbox, Westonhall Road, Stoke Prior B60 4AL 0800 644 4142 unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences...

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May 2017 – Principal contractor fined for safety failings

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  May 2017 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login Principal contractor fined for safety failings Malik Contractors and Engineers Ltd has been fined for safety failings after complaints from the public. The company were working at a site St John’s Way in Corringham, Essex in 2016 when concerned members of the public contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Cuts are blamed for 15% increase in fire-related deaths The Fire Brigades Union says its members are increasingly angry about how they are being treated by the Government. According to the union, the Government cuts are to blame for a rise in fire-related deaths in England last year.    NEW App Have you downloaded our free Health and Safety Compliance App yet? Easy access compliance tools and advice in real time. Search Qcom Safety Portal in your app store. Myth-busting by the HSE Supermarket deli refused to leave plastic wrapping on liver sausage stating that it was a ‘choking hazard’   Read the Panel’s decision HERE. Store stopped providing customer with empty ‘tester’ perfume bottles to customer for health and safety reasons Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team This months client feedback. Hear from our clients   Mesothelioma fund pays out £84m Click here to understand more   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances. Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’ consultancy for exceptional compliance advice Join Us Socially To receive urgent industry news & information as it happens.      Copyright © Quantum Compliance 2017, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 34 Greenbox, Westonhall Road, Stoke Prior B60 4AL 0800 644 4142 unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences...

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April 2017 – London bus company fined after fatality

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  April 2017 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login London Bus Company fined after fatality London’s largest bus operator, Go Ahead London, has been handed a £600,000 fine. A worker died after falling 2.5 m from a ladder. The 56-year-old was using a bungee cord to secure the top of the ladder to the ceiling of a fuel tank when the cord snapped and he fell backwards, sustaining fatal head injuries. Employee at DFS knocked out by falling furniture The national furniture retailer DFS has been fined £1 million and ordered to pay costs of £15,099 after one of its employees was knocked unconscious when part of an unstable load fell on him. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) investigation found the company did not manage the risks associated with moving heavy loads between manufacturing locations.  It failed to ensure the work was supervised, despite reports of several near-misses from unsecured loads.   NEW App Have you downloaded our free Health and Safety Compliance App yet? Easy access compliance tools and advice in real time. Search Qcom Safety Portal in your app store. Myth-busting by the HSE Children banned from waiting in car at Recycling centre A recycling centre manager requested that children be removed from their parent’s car and taken outside the centre to wait as they are not allowed on site for health and safety reasons. Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team This months client feedback. Hear from our clients   ISO 45001 back on track Click here to understand more   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances. Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’ consultancy for exceptional compliance advice Join Us Socially To receive urgent industry news & information as it happens.      Copyright © Quantum Compliance 2017, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 34 Greenbox, Westonhall Road, Stoke Prior B60 4AL 0800 644 4142 unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences...

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March 2017 – New site breaks safety rules

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    March 2017 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login Brand new site breaks safety rules An investigation has been launched after a pane of glass tumbled more than 200ft from a busy city centre apartment block. The glass sheet toppled from a top floor apartment on Saturday afternoon at Islington Wharf, in Great Ancoats Street, as high winds and rain battered the city centre. Director imprisoned after young worker suffers burns David Gordon Stead, has been imprisoned for eight months after failing to take appropriate action which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns. Cardiff Crown Court heard the young worker was instructed to stand on top of a skip and pour a drum of flammable thinners onto the burning waste to help it to burn.   NEW App Have you downloaded our free Health and Safety Compliance App yet? Easy access compliance tools and advice in real time. Search Qcom Safety Portal in your app store. Myth-busting by the HSE Odd job person in managed block of flats not allowed to change light bulbs for health and safety reasons Management company advised that odd job person is unable to change light bulbs as they would only be protected from negligence if a competent electrician carried out the job. Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team This months News Video! City centre safety failings Watch News Videos   Poor Asbestos Safety Practices A Midlands based firm have been fined for failing to meet the standards required when removing asbestos. The company had failed to protect their workers and exposed them to the risk of developing a form of cancer related to asbestos. Click here to read the full article   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances. Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’ consultancy for exceptional compliance advice Join Us Socially To receive urgent industry news & information as it happens.      Copyright © Quantum Compliance 2017, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 34 Greenbox, Westonhall...

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February 2017 – Council not protecting workers health

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Uncategorized |

  February 2017 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login Council not protecting workers health Thanet District Council has been fined £250,000 after a worker was left with permanent injuries Canterbury Crown Court heard how a worker from Thanet District Council was diagnosed with suffering from hard arm vibration (HAV) after visiting his GP. Symptoms of the condition can include tingling, pins and needles, numbness and pain in the hands. This affects sleep when it occurs at night and sufferers have difficulties in gripping and holding things, particularly small items such as screws, doing up buttons, writing and driving. Network Rail safety failings Network Rail has been fined £800,000 after a track worker was hit by a train travelling between 130 and 145 km/h on the main line between London and Brighton. He survived but sustained multiple life-changing injuries. NEW App Have you downloaded our free Health and Safety Compliance App yet? Easy access compliance tools and advice in real time. Search Qcom Safety Portal in your app store. Myth-busting by the HSE Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at staff Christmas night out (offsite) Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety. Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team This months News Video! Government proposals imprison killer drivers Watch News Videos   £10m paid out for school asbestos claims A BBC Article discusses how Councils in England have paid out at least £10m in compensation to people who developed illnesses because of asbestos in school buildings.Click here to read the full article   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances.Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’ consultancy for exceptional compliance advice Join Us Socially To receive urgent industry news & information as it happens.      Copyright © Quantum Compliance 2015, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 23 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1JB 0800 644 4142 unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences...

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January 2017 – Government proposals to imprison Killer Drivers

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Uncategorized |

January 2016 NEWSLETTER Home | Services | Sectors | Client Comments | About Us | Resources | Client Login Government proposals to imprison Killer Drivers Motorists who cause death by dangerous driving could be sentenced to life in prison under plans put forward by ministers. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a consultation (5th December), Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury, on proposals that those who cause death by speeding, street racing or while using a mobile phone should face the same sentences as those charged with manslaughter. Teacher died from Asbestos Exposure A coroner has ruled that a former teacher, Sue Stephens, died after being exposed to asbestos in schools. Sue Stephens, 68, worked as a teacher in Buckinghamshire for 30 years before retiring in 2008 to Crediton, Devon.  She was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, which can lie dormant for decades, in 2014 and died in June this year. During the inquest, held at Exeter’s County Hall, the court heard that Sue had written a statement saying she recalled construction work being undertaken at another school and asbestos being removed by builders in the classrooms during lessons. Myth-busting by the HSE Council landlord bans use of mains extension lead on health and safety grounds Local council bans tenant from using a mains extension lead from within his house, citing health and safety reasons. Read the Panel’s decision HERE. The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety. “We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”. Phil Jones From the Team This months News Video!  You won’t want to miss this. Watch News Videos   NEW App Have you downloaded our NEW Heath and Safety App yet? Easy access compliance tools and advice in real time. Watch our video and understand the features and benefits of our app for your business   Work related stress remains one of the top causes of sickness absence.  The Health and Safety Executive has published its latest Health and Safety at Work statistics for 2015-16: Click to view key figures for Great Britain (2015/16)   Free Company Health and Safety Policy We have put together example health and safety polices for your use. Simply tailor the contents to suit your own circumstances.Read More Our compliance advice helps clients manage their risk exposures both nationally and internationally.   About Us   Our Services   Testimonials   Contact Us “Providing innovative compliance support services to portfolio managers & owners” Quantum Compliance The ‘go-to’...

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