Newsletter August 2018
23rd – 25th September 2018
IOSH Managing Safely – Last few places at this price!!!
£475.00 – Book by 20.9.18 for £80 OFF – REDUCED TO £395!
Please quote PROMO Code: “IOSH/09/80”
17-19th October – book by 30.9.18
First Aid at Work Level 3
£175.00 – £30.00 off this price.
Please quote PROMO Code: “FAW/10/30
“Consultancy Special Offers”
25% discount on all Fire Risk Assessments and Noise Surveys
when booked by 30.9.18
Please quote PROMO Code: “CONS/25”
For more details or to make a booking, contact the office on 01623 821516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employee branded ‘immature’ after complaining of sexual harassment wins £15,000
Experts described this case as ‘clear-cut sex discrimination’
What systems are in place in your workplace to prevent or deal with vicarious liability and sexual harassment?
A bathroom supplies company has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 by Watford Employment Tribunal, after its director called an employee “immature” and fired her for alleging sexual harassment. Click here to read the article.
The employee was subjected to sex discrimination by her boss and the owner of the business, regularly subjecting her to sexual comments and touching on multiple occasions. His behaviour made her feel stressed about being alone with him at work and she felt powerless because he was her boss.
The tribunal heard she had been subjected to abusive language and derogatory comments about her age and religion from other colleagues and treated with inequality. After an unsuccessful informal investigation, a formal grievance was lodged primarily about her co-worker’s behaviour which was also ignored.
She was dismissed from the company and slated as immature. Signed off work with stress and anxiety for weeks following the dismissal, she recounted at the tribunal how her stress levels had made her physically ill.
Employers have to be aware that the vicarious liability provisions in the law open them up to very large injury-to-feelings awards, even when they are not aware that the discriminatory action is taking place.
Ordered to pay £10,000 for injury to feelings, with an additional 12.5 per cent for failing to comply with the ACAS code and respond to the claim, brought the total of the award to £11,250. The company was asked to pay more than £15,000 in total, with other elements including notice pay, holiday pay and loss of earnings.
AW Safety Management Ltd have a systematic approach to ensure all your Health & Safety Policies and Procedures are in place, including the welfare and wellbeing of your employees.
For a no obligation quote or further information please contact email@example.com or call 01623 821516.
AWSM PPE & Workwear – NOW AVAILABLE
From July 20th AWSM PPE & Workwear catalogues are now with us and additions to our website ordering facilities currently under development.
If any potential or existing clients would like a copy of our catalogue then let us know and we can issue one so you can browse and order at your leisure.
Just ring the office 01623 821516 with your order details by 2pm for next day delivery.
As an introductory offer 25% discount applies to all first orders.
The Nyland family cycle to their father’s hometown to raise funds for potentially lifesaving cancer treatment for a work colleague.
On Thursday 19th July 2018, five members of the same family Sean, William, Lloyd, Michael and Gabrielle set off from Delden Cranes ltd, at Selston, to cycle 240 miles over 3 days, all the way to the pretty little town in the Netherlands, called Delden!! This is where their father Willie Nyland was born and where the company name originates.
Following a team talk and lots of photographs the team set off at 07.10.am. The journey took the family through Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Humberside, over the Humber bridge before they reached Hull at 18.06pm to catch the ferry to Rotterdam.
Friday morning, they arrived at Rotterdam and disembarked the ferry at 07.53.am.
The first stop in Holland was 10.23a.m at the historic Kinderdijke, where Dutch apple cake and coffee was the order of the day!! 11.00a.m. the journey continued through many beautiful Dutch towns, Streefkerk, Groot-Ammers and Lopik, where they crossed the river on a ferry. At 13.50 p.m. they arrived at Lopikerkapel, and stopped for lunch!!
The team, having cycled 100 miles in very hot temperatures, reached Otterlo at 17.18p.m where they spent the night for a much-needed cool down, rest and a few beers.
The final day Saturday 21st July at 08.47am the team mounted their bicycles for the last leg of the journey. The team travelled through Hoenderloo and stopped at Zutphen for a coffee break. The team, at this point looking very professional, managed to race along through Lochem, Markelo and Hof Van Twente, finally arriving in Delden at 13.07p.m to some very welcome cold beers all around.
We would all like to say a very big THANK YOU to all our sponsors including: AW Safety Management, Kobelco, Liebherr GB Ltd, Sheppard Hydraulics & Pneumatics Ltd, P. S. Thorp Haulage Ltd, PCE Ltd, Cynetix Group, Filter Services Ltd, Cowens, Optima Site Solutions Ltd,
Tim Fox, Metcalfe Farms Haulage Ltd, Tony Evans, Electrical Safety Systems Ltd, Lee Thorn Lombard, Go. 4 Promotional and Deldense Automaterialien.
You can still sponsor the team by clicking here
PUWER Regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment, it also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.
Sheffield company Abbey Forged Products were recently fined £500,000 after improper use of equipment and were found not to have Safe Systems of Work or correctly assessed the Risk Assessments involved with the use of their power equipment.
AW Safety Management Ltd can undertake all your company SSOW, Safety Toolbox Talks and Risk Assessments.
Please call 01623 821516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, let AWSM help you minimise the risks to your employees and the sometimes catastrophic impact this can have on them and their families after an incident and on your business!
AWSM are a professional Health & Safety Consultancy, PPE Workwear supplier and East Midlands #1 training provider.
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AW Safety Management are pleased to announce the opening of our new additional 18 seat training room.
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IOSH Managing Safely – 25th – 27th September * £495
First Aid At Work – 17th – 19th October * £175