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Guess Who Are Now CITB Approved… Hawksafe Are

We received fantastic news last week! Hawksafe are now CITB Approved. We can now run the below courses please call us now for more Information and Prices.                                 01634 35 36 77 Health and Safety Awareness (HSA) (1 day) Achieving Behavioural Change (ABC) (1 day) Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) (2 day) Site Supervisor Safety Training …

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Working Well

In February 2016, the HSE published details of its new ‘Helping Great Britain work well Strategy’.  In March 2016, it added further information to its website and published documents that provide more detailed plans.  The HSE has been quick to point out that the health and safety standards in Great Britain are second to none.  …

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Riding On Forks

Back in November 2013, R was driving a fork lift truck at a scrap yard.  A labourer was assisting him in loading scrap cars into a shipping container in readiness to be exported.  He was standing on the forks of the truck and in the process, the labourer’s left arm became stuck in the mast …

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Green Car Tax Levels

In March 2016, the government changed the levels of the plugin car grants.  To encourage drivers away from diesel and petrol vehicles and into a plugin or hybrid, the government are offering subsidies.  Under the previous scheme a flat rate of £5,000 was on offer.  Fortunately, the government has not ditched the deal completely but …

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Hazardous Waste Registration

On 1 April 2016, the government announced changes to hazardous waste registration and consignment notes came into effect. Under the previous requirements, a business that produced more than 500kg of hazardous waste had to be registered with the Environment Agency (EA).  From 1 April this has been dropped. If you have a current registration, then …

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Hawksafe helping Great Britain work well

Helping Great Britain Work Well

There is a new health and safety system strategy for Great Britain; Help Great Britain work well   Strategic Themes http://www.hse.gov.uk/strategy/index.htm Acting Together– Promoting a broader ownership Tackling ill health– Highlighting and Tackling the costs Managing risk well– Simplifying risk management Supporting small employers– Giving SMEs simple advice Keeping pace with change– Anticipating and tackling new challenges Sharing our success– …

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Non-Compliance Does Not Pay

Back in October 2015, the introduction of sentencing guidelines for environmental penalties meant that it was only a matter of time before companies were found guilty of breaching the law and that these companies would be hit hard. A water utilities company was fined £1 million following a guilty plea to two pollution offences.  The …

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Too Busy To Get Systems In Place? Want Recognised Accreditation to Win Contracts?

What could Hawksafe do for you? Assist in PQQ’s and gaining accreditations such as CHAS, Construction line and Achilles. Provide you with training ranging from first aid to face-fit and asbestos awareness and food safety. Write job-specific RAMS for you. Assist in compliance with regulations such as CDM including as acting as principal designer.  Help …

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Green Progress

Many businesses have started producing annual reports detailing their progress on a range of environmental parameters eg. carbon emissions, recycling, waste generation, energy, water and using renewable energy. However, in a number of instances more effort has been put into the presentation than the fact finding.  One study of 4000 reports found them littered with inaccurate …

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