Newsletter June 2018
Child Safety Week 2018 Safe children: together we’ve got this!
Following on from our last “giving back to our community” sponsored event the “Foodbank Flurry” for Ollerton Food Bank at the end of March and in association with Child Safety Week 2018.
June 4-11th saw the start of Child Safety Week giving us the opportunity to promote child safety and engage with our local community service providers. It also gave us the opportunity to work in partnership with another local organisation to help support local needs. The reward for all the hard work is when recipients come back and say how well a piece of equipment or advice has, or will help keep their children and staff safe.”
Adam and Tina Wade directors of AW Safety Management along with Matthew Harrison MD of Simply Uniform were able to make a generous donation of 110 High-vis vests for the teachers and pupils to the local primary school in Edwinstowe. These will be especially useful in the Autumn when the days are dark and gloomy to keep the staff and children safe whilst out and about in the village and beyond.
The Head Teacher was very happy considering the on-going constraints of their yearly budget and commented:
“I would just like to express my sincere thanks for your very kind supply of Hi Vis Vests for King Edwin Primary school.
The vests can be used on every library visit, various educational visits and much more. The vests are something that our budget would not have stretched to this year and I am so grateful for your donation.
Thanks again, your generosity is very much appreciated.
Many kind regards,
Headteacher King Edwin Primary School
Face Fit Testing
It isn’t pretty……but it saves lives
The main causes of death from all work-related diseases were circulatory diseases (31%), work-related cancers (26%), respiratory diseases (17%) and occupational injuries (14%). They formed about 90% of all fatal work-related deaths. In 2015, nearly one million workers died at work due to hazardous substances, an increase of more than 90,000 workers when compared to 2011.
These deaths could have been avoided with a Face Fit Test ensuring their workers had the correct equipment to carry out their job.
Contact the team for more information about our Face Fit Tests.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MANUAL HANDLING SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
Manual handling safety is essential to ensure the safety of your employees. Improperly performed manual handling activities can cause two main types of injuries:
Musculoskeletal: if employees continually use improper techniques they could gradually develop musculoskeletal problems and disorders. Generally speaking, these can be split into three categories: neck and upper limb disorders; lower limb disorders and back pain and/or injuries.
Acute trauma: sudden accidents – like dropping an item or slipping while pushing an object, for example, can cause cuts, bruises, fractures or sprains, to name just a few.
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees, this includes making sure manual handling procedures are managed safely – by avoiding, assessing and reducing any risks, and by providing the appropriate induction and ongoing training and equipment.
If an employee sustains an injury in the event of their lack of training, or the company’s failure to provide safe systems of work or improper risk assessments, you could find yourself facing a manual handling compensation claim or short and longer-term staffing issues. A competent person should carry out moving and handling-specific risk assessments – and regularly review them.
TILE is a brief acronym to help you get started:
Task: look at each manual handling task and consider: which movement it falls into (lifting, holding, pushing, etc.); how many people will be needed for the job; if recovery periods will be required; and if any sudden movements are involved.
Individual: who’ll be carrying out the manual handling task? Are they pregnant? Do they have a disability that could affect them? Or any health problems that could prevent them from carrying the load? If you answered yes to any of these, the employee may need assistance, or the job may need to be re-assigned. Have they been trained? or do they require any PPE to carry out the task?
Load: assess the individual, animal or inanimate object that’s being moved, bearing in mind things like is it: heavy? sharp? hot? cold? difficult to grip? Likely to move?
Environment: look at the area in which then object’s being moved from and to – as well as the route in between the two. Make sure there’s nothing that could obstruct the journey, like: space constraints; uneven, unstable or slippery flooring; trip hazards; and poor lighting, for example.
Contact us for more information about our Manual Handling Courses. We also offer full GAP analysis and/or Risk Assessment services so please call 01623 821516 or email email@example.com for more details.
Accident Prevention Measures
No one wants accidents in the workplace; not only do we have a legal duty but we all want staff and visitors to go home in one piece. Then there is the financial burden of an accident. At AW Safety Management we pride ourselves in being pro-active and working with companies to identify hazards, and then making recommendations to remove or control hazards as far is reasonably practicable.
To start the process AWSM can perform a Gap Analysis to identify areas for improvement. Once completed we can provide a comprehensive safety management system which includes policies and procedures. We will assist in ensuring your risk assessments are suitable and sufficient and identify any further control measures needed to reduce the possibility of an accident occurring.
We will also provide ongoing monitoring to ensure compliance.
To compliment this we can provide first class training to improve staff’s awareness of health and safety and encourage safe behaviour within the workplace. We are also a member of the British Safety Council.
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Recognising a requirement for ongoing continued improvements in its Health & Safety performance AW Safety Management were asked to support HSG Packing Cases to identify and develop and review their current Health & Safety standing. Following an initial Gap Analysis.
AW Safety have been working extensively with HSG Packings management team to deliver extensive and value adding site safety improvements.
AW Safety have provided ongoing competent person site visits to support continuous improvement and the companies’ passion and strive for higher Health & Safety standards for employees, customers and any contractors visiting the site.
Some of the immediate improvements made include;
- New internal and external site signage was ordered and sited around the premises.
- Pedestrian segregation barriers installed.
- Crossing points and designated pedestrian walkways have been established.
- Improved communication to the workforce via Safety Alert implemented.
- Ongoing Risk Assessment reviews ensuring robust Safe Systems of Work are in place for all work activities.
Due to the success of the initial improvements AW Safety were asked to undertake an audit of the businesses ISO 9001:2015 management system in order to make suggested improvements.
As a result of the audit, AW Safety Management shall now be working closely with the HSG Packing Cases management team to ensure that the necessary additions and improvements to the Quality Management System can be effectively developed and implemented, with the preliminary focus being on value adding improvements to its enquiry, ordering and manufacturing processes.
For more details on how AW Safety Management Ltd can assist in making valuable improvements to your business simply call us on: 01623 821 516 or email email@example.com
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work – 30th August – £95.00
Asbestos Awareness – 6th September * £95
First Aid at Work – 11th – 13th September * £175
IOSH MS – 25th – 27th September * £495
Level 2 H&S in the Workplace – 9th October * £95
COSHH Awareness – 16th October * £95
First Aid Refresher – 18th – 19th October * £120
Manual Handling – 7th November * £95
Fire Awareness – 15th November (AM) * £75
Fire Marshall – 15th November – Full Day * £95
Risk Assessment – 6th December * £95
Asbestos Awareness – 12th December * £95
*** OFFER OF THE MONTH ***
Valid until 31st July 2018
30th August 2018
1 day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
£95.00 – Book by 31.7.18 for 30% discount
Please quote PROMO Code: “EFAW08/30”
25th – 27th Sept 2018
3 day IOSH Managing Safely course
£475.00 – Book by 31.7.18 and the cost is only £400.00
Please quote PROMO Code: “IOSH09/75”
Call the office for more details on 01623 821516 or email Amanda.Neuville@awsafety.co.uk to book your place.