East England

Commitments

Clean Air Take Care (CATC): aimed at reducing occupational respiratory disease by promoting the correct selection and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

Themes

  • Tackling Ill Health

Activity

Highlights the problem of occupational respiratory disease, promotes sensible solutions to RPE in the workplace.
Centred on a range of national activities
and educational seminars designed to raise awareness among RPE users, employers, fit testers and advisors on the correct selection, deployment, use, maintenance and storage of RPE.

Timing

CATC campaign material has recently been refreshed and the initiative was relaunched early 2016.

Impact

Increased awareness of the importance of RPE.

Update

The new campaign material retains a straightforward approach to supplying information and guidance in a non-intimidating, easy to digest, 4-sided document and poster, while providing links to the ‘next step’ for those interested in topics such as identifying hazards, options for control, local exhaust ventilation, selection and use of RPE, face fit testing and workforce training, linking to information provided by other stakeholders.
Following the original campaign, enquiry and uptake of appropriate RPE by ‘one man’ businesses and small contractors increased as reported by a national safety distributor.
In particular, awareness of the HSE requirement for fit testing is highlighted by the campaign, and the associated competency scheme, Fit2Fit, is still growing.
The number of accredited test providers continues to increase, while pass rates show clearly that there is some way to go to ensure that all those who do offer the service are competent.

Commitments

Improve health and safety in hair salons and barbershops.

Themes

  • Supporting Small Employers

Activity

Provide employers with a simple, user-friendly toolkit written to make it as easy as possible for them to improve health and safety in hair salons and barbershops.
We have also provided emergency first-aid courses to help salons deal with client or staff illness or injury.

Timing

Regular promotion.

Impact

Helping small and microbusiness employers in hairdressing and barbering understand their obligations and the benefits of good practice in health, safety and wellbeing.

Update

Tool kit produced containing health and safety guidelines written for employers in layman’s terms covering the key risks in a salon or barbershop environment, template risk assessments, and health and safety policy.
For employees the kit included a short guide to working in salons and covered heath and safety issues relating to hair salon products.
The kit also includes the mandatory health and safety poster, a first aid box, fire and first aid notices and an accident book.
Emergency first aid courses ran through out the year around the UK, to help salons feel more prepared if staff or clients fall ill or have an accident within the salon.

Commitments

To help small employers understand and comply with on-site standards and legal requirements.

Themes

  • Supporting Small Employers

Activity

By expanding its website to include detailed company information and links to key health and safety organisations, Chalcroft Ltd provided easy access to the information needed by the ‘small employer’ section of its supply chain to better manage health and safety on-site.

Timing

The expanded website went live on 30 August 2016.

Impact

The anticipated impact of this project is raised awareness among small employers of the health and safety policies, guidance and regulations relevant to them, resulting in improved health and safety performance.

Update

Chalcroft expanded its corporate website to include documents and links to useful occupational health information including self-assessment forms, vibration and noise charts as well as links to HSE and NHS sites for silica, mental health and asbestos.
Dec 2017 proposed rollout of links to site with extra information on mental health – Mates in Mind and the Go Home Healthy campaign.
Feedback from subcontractors – appreciating easy access to information through our site including work at height, temp works and behavioural safety.
We have also seen an increase in traffic to our website of 2000 new visitors a month.

Commitments

To raise awareness of the potential consequences of pressure system failures and the importance of implementing and sustaining robust control measures.

Themes

  • Acting Together
  • Managing Risk Well

Activity

Collaborated with HSL to provide bespoke pressure systems safety training for key staff. The resultant courses were run on several separate occasions to ensure that all relevant Rolls-Royce staff received appropriate training in the safe management and risk mitigation of pressure systems.

Timing

2014 through to 2015.

Impact

This project provided the opportunity to check that Rolls- Royce’s procedures and methods were appropriate, and ensured that staff were suitably equipped to carry out their jobs safely.

Update

Revised commitment to follow.

Commitments

Provide consolidated advice and guidance on ammonium nitrate- based fertiliser to the agrisupply industry.

Themes

  • Managing Risk Well
  • Supporting Small Employers

Activity

The new AIC guide is a one-stop shop providing advice and guidance on safety and security for the storage, handling and transportation of ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser. AIC are now engaging across the ammonium nitrate fertiliser supply chain to promote the guidance and embed its use.

Timing

The AIC guide was published in May 2016. Adoption and use of the guidance will be monitored for its uptake and application across the sector.

Impact

The guide describes proportionate, industry- led standards and promotes consistency in regulatory interactions. This enables improvements in levels of compliance across the sector.

Update

Ongoing.