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  • Guidance on Working at Height Updated | Alcumus SM&MS
    Guidance on Working at Height Updated This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 31 03 2014 by Hannah Archer Currently in the UK falls are one of the major causes of death and serious injury at work Each year approximately 40 people are killed and 4 000 suffer major injuries as a consequence of falls at work Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs Key changes to the guidance include providing simple bullet points on dos and donts to make legal requirements simpler to understand eliminating some of the myths associated with working at height namely the use of ladders being banned providing information to different sectors on how to manage their risks in a sensible and proportionate manner providing workers with assistance to understand their own responsibilities in respect of working at height safely The Work at Height Regulations 2005 applicable in Great Britain remain in effect and unchanged The new working at height guidance made under these regulations is available free to download at http www hse gov uk pubns indg401 pdf A complimentary guide on Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders for low risk short duration tasks is also available at http

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/guidance-on-working-at-height-updated/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Construction Firm Sentenced After Fall Paralyses Worker | Alcumus SM&MS
    and has had to overcome major physical and emotional trauma as he adjusts to life in a wheelchair His employer Habitat Construction LLP was sentenced today 22 May for safety failings following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive HSE Southwark Crown Court heard the injured worker was part of a team transforming two former Victorian hostels into four single town houses a project that involved demolition refurbishment and new build activity During the work windows were removed from the buildings which HSE established happened in an ad hoc and uncontrolled manner They were taken out at various times and for a variety of reasons but no measures were put in place to prevent a fall through the spaces it created such as boarding or guard rails This meant there were open voids for a period of some four to six weeks The missing windows included several on a raised first floor area which created openings at just above floor level The worker fell through one of the missing windows in this area while attempting to connect a temporary electricity supply losing his balance and plunging eight metres onto the concrete floor of a basement below The court was told the non guarding of the windows posed a clear danger and that it put multiple Habitat Construction employees and sub contractors at unnecessary risk because any one of them could have fallen in a similar manner Habitat Construction LLP of Southwark Street London SE1 was fined 110 000 and ordered to pay 16 620 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 1 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 After the hearing HSE inspector Toby Webb commented This was an entirely preventable fall that left an employee with permanent life changing injuries We found

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/construction-firm-sentenced-after-fall-paralyses-worker/ (2016-02-16)
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  • ISO 45001 set to replace BS OHSAS 18001 | Alcumus SM&MS
    Systems and is set to replace BS OHSAS 18001 BS OHSAS 18001 helps organisations implement a health and safety framework to identify risks reduce accidents and comply with legislation There are currently 50 countries organisations working on or involved in producing ISO 45001 including the International Labour Organisation ILO helping to develop an internationally recognised occupational health and safety standard It will benefit companies and business of all sizes and sectors across the world helping them to comply with legislation improve risk management reduce accidents and improve emergency planning ISO 45001 will also align with ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Health and Safety Statistics 27 million working days were lost in the UK due to work related illnesses and workplace injuries Ref UK HSE Report 2 011 12 6 300 workers die everyday worldwide as a result of occupational accidents or work related diseases Ref ILO Statistics 4 of the world s gross national product is lost due to work related accidents and diseases Ref Global and Asian trends for Safety and Health at Work 2006 Planned Timeline 2014 Q2 the committee draft is expected Q4 the Draft International Standard DIS is expected to be available

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/iso-45001-set-to-replace-bs-ohsas-18001/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Health & Safety News | Alcumus SM&MS | Page 5
    risk Park Royal based Sunbeam Wood Works Ltd and Stephen Morrison were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE after an inspection on 10 February this year identified a number of serious issues Westminster Magistrates Court RIDDOR Updates Changes This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 15 11 2013 by Hannah Archer There have recently been some significant changes to RIDDOR reporting requirements a Yorkshire roofing company were prosecuted for safety failings and as the temperatures go down the questions about minimum workplace temperatures go up SM MS helps to bring you up to date with these issues in this quarterly email newsletter RIDDOR Changes to the Reporting of Recycling Firm and Director Sentenced for Safety Risks to Workers This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 20 10 2013 by Hannah Archer A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing Northampton Magistrates Court heard yesterday 17 October that despite an Improvement Notice being served New Penalties for Non Emergency Lift Rescues

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/category/health-safety-news/page/5/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Audit Module App Update Released Today | Alcumus SM&MS
    update that includes the ability to create My Actions against questions in an audit With the new release of the audit module mobile app you can now add My Actions against any question in an audit My Actions start out as drafts while the audit is open and become part of the properties action list once the audit is submitted You can add a My Action by tapping on the

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/audit-module-app-update-released-today/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Property Plus News | Alcumus SM&MS
    Update New Accident Dashboard This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 15 06 2014 by David Rogers Accident Module Update New Accident Dashboard The accident module has received an update that includes an all new accident dashboard This new accident dashboard provides an immediate visual breakdown of the accidents reported over a 12 month period and past 3 years Accident Module Update Accidents on Property Module This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 01 06 2014 by David Rogers Accident Module Update Accidents on Property Module The accident module has received an update that now allows you to view accidents from the property tab on Property Plus This new section on the property tab will let you see the accidents associated to a single property as well as record new accidents Accident Module Update Generate PDF from Accidents This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 22 05 2014 by David Rogers Accident Module Update Generate PDF from Accidents The accident module has received an update that now allows you to create a PDF of any accident created in the accident module Accident Reminder Module Upgrade This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 27 01 2014 by David Rogers Accident Reminder Module Upgrade We are pleased to report that SM MS will be upgrading the PropertyPlus Reminder and Accident Module on the 27th January 2014 Reminder Module New layout More than 80 of this module has been re designed Simplicity has been key to this re design so an all new wizard has been developed The New Dashboard Feature This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 01 10 2013 by David Rogers New Dashboard Feature We are pleased to report that SM MS will be upgrading the PropertyPlus user Dashboard on

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/category/pp-news/ (2016-02-16)
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  • 22 | September | 2014 | Alcumus SM&MS
    Contact Us Tel 01484 452349 Email smms enquiries alcumusgroup com Daily Archives 22 09 2014 Audit Module App Update Released Today This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 22 09 2014 by David Rogers Audit Module App Update Add My Actions The audit module has received an update that includes the ability to create My Actions against questions in an audit With the new release of the audit

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/2014/09/22/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Accident Module Update – New Accident Dashboard | Alcumus SM&MS
    01484 452349 Email smms enquiries alcumusgroup com Accident Module Update New Accident Dashboard This entry was posted in Property Plus News on 15 06 2014 by David Rogers Accident Module Update New Accident Dashboard The accident module has received an update that includes an all new accident dashboard This new accident dashboard provides an immediate visual breakdown of the accidents reported over a 12 month period and past 3 years

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/accident-module-update-new-accident-dashboard/ (2016-02-16)
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