Paul Reeve, who is on the BSI HS/1 committee that helped to produce ISO 45001 said: “It’s been a long time coming, but health and safety management now has an international management systems Standard that sits alongside the modern versions of ISO 9001 (quality), 14001 (environment), and others. However, ISO 45001 is a step up from OHSAS 18001, which it will gradually replace through transitional arrangements, so a key challenge will be to make it suitable for smaller businesses”. There […]

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HSE has reported that work-related stress is the second most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain, and if not managed properly, can lead to chronic physical and mental health conditions. Our recently updated annual statistics show why taking a preventative approach has never been so important and why we are tackling work-related stress as one of our health priorities. A good place to start is our Go Home Healthy microsite where you’ll find links to further information and […]

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The 2018 FSDF Health and Safety Awards are open! The awards are open to all members and aim to recognise excellence in health and safety on an individual and company wide level. To enter, complete the form on the right, upload your supporting documents and submit online https://www.fsdf.org.uk/health-safety/2017-award-nominations/  or download an entry form here. FSDF Health & Safety Awards are sponsored by Citation Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety by an Individual The purpose of this award is to recognise […]

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The Food Standards Agency is to review practices in meat cutting plants following the serious non-compliance issues at 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.   The FSA, along with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), announced this week that they will be undertaking a review of meat cutting premises and cold stores.   The review, which will be established later this month, comes in the wake of serious non-compliance issues identified at cutting plants operated by 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume.   […]

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The final version of the F-gas leaflet has been developed together with EPEE, EFCTC and ASERCOM. The document will also be uploaded on to ACRIB website: http://area-eur.be/publications/stop-installing-r-404a-r-507a Joint Brochure 404A – EN

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Thirty businesses and public sector organisations are now benefiting from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition pilot. FSDF member Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and a district council are among 30 organisations to start benefiting from a new way of recognising safe and responsible vehicle operators. DVSA earned recognition for vehicle operators is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. They’ll regularly share performance information with DVSA, such as their MOT […]

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FSDF members Easilift Loading Systems have an approach to developing loading bay products and can be summed up by our motto “We take care” – but how precisely do we do that?….….By listening to what our clients’ tell us and by working in close collaboration with them to develop solutions that improves their business. It was through this practice that we came to develop an exciting new safety feature on our latest Double Dok Lifting Platform for a Dotcom customer. […]

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FSDF member LELC bring us the latest information regarding employee rest breaks and how employers should ensure their staff have the correct amount of breaks. Click Here – Network Rails Argument Regarding Rest Break Derailed  to read the Network Rail argument regarding rest breaks.

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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiners found 293 lorries fitted with emissions cheat devices at roadside checks between August and November 2017. In August 2017, DVSA started to include checks for emissions cheat devices in roadside checks of lorries at 5 locations across Great Britain. By the end of November 2017, DVSA examiners had searched 3,735 lorries at these locations and found 293 lorries with a cheat device fitted. The drivers and operators were given 10 days to fix the emissions system, or face […]

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The Health and Safety Executive have a number of courses and information available for all your requirements in 2018 making it a safe year! For further information CLICK HERE

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