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  • New Code of Practice – The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (fourth edition) | Alcumus SM&MS
    a summary of the legal requirements to which each section of the ACoP pertains 4 The requirement to review your risk assessment at least every two years has been removed The new ACoP still states that the risk assessment should be reviewed regularly and whenever there is reason to believe it is no longer valid The circumstances where this may occur are listed and have been expanded to include changes in key personnel This is a significant addition as several cases of legionellosis have been attributable in part at least to breakdowns in management procedures and lines of communication 5 The technical guidance documents except Part 2 on how to comply with health and safety law have been improved and expanded For example Part 1 now includes photographs and tables to assist you in your interpretation of physical conditions and results of chemical analysis in evaporative cooling systems It is anticipated that Part 2 will be similarly expanded when the final version is published in the first quarter of 2014 6 HSG274 Part 3 provides more detail with respect to other risk systems and makes specific reference to spa pools Jacuzzis Further guidance on controlling the risk associated with spa pools is available in the HSE PHE document Management of spa pools Controlling the risks of infection 7 It is now acceptable practice for the appointed competent person responsible for the day to day management of the risk from legionella to be somebody from outside your organisation and you may also designate more than one competent person where necessary In such cases it is important that responsibilities and lines of communication are properly established and clearly laid down 8 The responsibilities of manufacturers suppliers importers and installers have been expanded and much of what was previously guidance now holds the

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/new-code-of-practice-the-control-of-legionella-bacteria-in-water-systems-fourth-edition/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Free sector focussed COSHH seminars | Alcumus SM&MS
    seminars This entry was posted in SM MS News on 19 03 2015 by Hannah Archer Free COSHH Seminars A complementary morning seminar designed to provide an overview of your regulatory obligations and useful guidance on building a robust COSHH procedure Our COSHH experts will be on hand to answer questions provide one to one demos of our COSHH Management System Sypol CMS and set up free trials of the system so that you can try our simple solution first hand We are running 4 seminars this year each with a different sector focus giving you the opportunity to network with delegates with similar issues Seminar Dates and Venues 7 May FM Large property portfolio sector Alcumus Aylesbury office 25 June Healthcare sector Alcumus SM MS Huddersfield office 9 July Construction sector Ettington Chase Stratford upon Avon 30 Sept Manufacturing sector Alcumus ISOQAR Manchester office Agenda 9 30am Welcome introduction and company overview 9 50am Overview of current COSHH Regulations and key obligations 10 10am Key risk priorities in the relevant sector and strategies to manage them 10 55am Coffee Break 11 15am Client case study from the relevant industry how they built a robust COSHH and OH strategy 11

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/free-sector-focussed-coshh-seminars/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Register for the Alcumus Technology Conference | Alcumus SM&MS
    Tuesday 14th April 2015 at Warwick University Conference facilities This event will bring together a mix of Alcumus clients and other risk management professionals offering a forum for sharing our latest technology led innovations for managing a range of enterprise risk processes including property compliance health safety security loss prevention and environment energy as well as the wider area of contractor and supplier management You will also have the opportunity to hear how some of our largest and most complex clients use technology to underpin their GRC strategies The conference is designed to be interactive and encourage 2 way engagement using a mix of informative presentations consultative demonstration clinics and discussion based workshops There will be several opportunities during the day to learn about other ways in which Alcumus can assist you with managing your QSHE regulatory obligations including health and safety consultancy accredited inspection and monitoring COSHH risk management and UKAS accredited certification AGENDA 9 00 9 30 Coffee Registration 9 30 9 50 CEO welcome address 9 50 10 50 Alcumus GRC software developments 10 50 11 10 Refreshments Networking 11 10 11 45 Client case study presentation Royal Mail 11 45 12 20 Client case study presentation Compass Group 12 20 13 00 Lunch Networking 13 00 13 35 Client case study presentation Cording Real Estate Group 13 45 15 15 Workshops and consultative demonstration clinics see below 15 15 15 35 Refreshments Networking 15 35 16 05 Feedback from Workshop Groups 16 05 Close Workshop 1 Offline Data Capture The merits of different approaches showcasing Alcumus SM MS audit module and Assure 360 Workshop 2 Supplier Risk Management 3 stage vendor governance proposition showcasing ContractorPlus Info Exchange and 2nd Party Auditing Workshop 3 Document Management New IE sharepoint functionality The workshops will each run 3 times

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/register-for-the-alcumus-technology-conference/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Care home owner in court over death of vulnerable resident | Alcumus SM&MS
    Leicester care home has been fined 100 000 after a vulnerable 85 year old resident died from serious burns Walter Powley was admitted to Western Park View in Hinckley Road for emergency care in May 2012 after an occupational therapist advised his family he could no longer be safely left alone at home due to his risk of falling Leicester Crown Court today 23 Jan heard that four days later on 8 May Mr Powley fell in his room and became trapped between a wardrobe and a radiator He suffered serious burns right through the skin of his right leg from the radiator pipe and valves and superficial burns to both legs probably from hot water leaking from the valve He died in hospital from his injuries eight days later A Health and Safety Executive HSE investigation found the pipes and valves at the home owned by Western Park Leicester Ltd were not covered and to touch had temperatures of around 73 degrees centigrade It also found Western Park Leicester Ltd was aware that Mr Powley was at risk of falls and injury and that staff should be vigilant but the company failed to assess the risks in his room

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/care-home-owner-in-court-over-death-of-vulnerable-resident/ (2016-02-16)
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  • News | Alcumus SM&MS | Page 3
    who does Employer Sentenced After Elderly Worker Crushed to Death This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 18 11 2014 by Hannah Archer A Kilmarnock employer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him Malcolm Macdonald Kennedy 69 of Riccarton Kilmarnock a retired fitter had been working on a casual basis for Alistair Thomas Corrie who trades as A Corrie Skip Waste Firm Guilty of Corporate Manslaughter and Fined 500 000 This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 12 11 2014 by Hannah Archer A waste firm has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter and fined 500 000 following a death of an employee in January 2011 Michael Winfrey died in an explosion when the door of an autoclave machine he was operating blew out under pressure at Sterecycle s Rotherham plant Another employee suffered serious life changing injuries Image courtesy of rossparry co uk the force of Vector Aerospace Fined After Workers Health Suffers This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 04 11 2014 by Hannah Archer An international aerospace company based in Hampshire has been prosecuted after 13 employees were found to be suffering varying degrees of a debilitating nerve condition The Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecuted Vector Aerospace International Limited of Gosport after investigating reports that workers were being diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome HAVS In total 13 Pub fined after toddler falls through balustrade This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 21 10 2014 by Hannah Archer The Slug and Lettuce pub chain has been fined after a two year old fell through a staircase balustrade at one of their premises in Hanover Street Westminster London image courtesy of

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/page/3/ (2016-02-16)
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  • SM&MS London Seminar – 3rd December 2013 | Alcumus SM&MS
    News News SM MS News SM MS London Seminar 3rd December 2013 Home About Us Services News Contact Us Careers Fast Quote Login Contact Us Tel 01484 452349 Email smms enquiries alcumusgroup com SM MS London Seminar 3rd December 2013 This entry was posted in SM MS News on 18 10 2013 by Hannah Archer SM MS are holding a free Health and Safety Update Seminar for Property Managers on Tuesday the 3rd December at the RICS Headquarters in Parliament Square London and would like to invite you to join us The Seminar will be presented by Stephen Nichols a highly valued SM MS consultant who is fully qualified to undertake a variety of works Stephen will cover the following topics Changes to Legionella ACOP L8 Riddor 2013 What s changed How to manage contractors effectively There are a limited number of places available and is on a first come first served basis Please click on the link below for full details of how to book and the detailed course itinerary Seminar Invitation Leave a comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Post navigation New Penalties for Non Emergency Lift Rescues Recycling Firm and Director

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/smms-london-seminar-3rd-december-2013/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Audit Module Now Available for Apple Devices | Alcumus SM&MS
    PropertyPlus the Audit Module The Audit Module launched previously for Android is now also available for Apple devices Whether you are a property owner a managing agent or an employer regular site audits are required to identify any potential hazards or defects that could give rise to an accident or incident on site A robust audit regime can be used to demonstrate due diligence assist in defending insurance claims and provide a proactive means of managing health and safety on site Despite the ever increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablet devices there is still a tendency for many to feel the need to stick with a paper based method for taking site notes Until now By focusing on a streamlined and flexible approach SM MS have developed an effective electronic solution to tackling site audits that can be tailor made to work for you The Audit Module is directly linked to PropertyPlus allowing you to build audit questionnaires bespoke to your needs These forms can then be accessed on a handheld device and completed on the go feeding information directly into PropertyPlus for analysis and allow remedial tasks to be managed in PropertyPlus if required The benefits Make your existing audit documents mobile by customising forms for our Android or Apple app Update and submit audits and site photographs on the go Automatically generate audit trails to demonstrate your pro activity defend insurance claims monitor performance and report on trends Work anywhere securely with a unique offline client that prevents data loss in basements boiler rooms and remote locations Give your auditors all the essential information and nothing more in one location Speed up and simplify the audit and inspection process Provide a premium auditing solution to clients with ease With the scope for customisation and flexibility on offer the

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/audit-module-now-available-for-apple-devices/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Knightsbridge Balcony Collapse | Alcumus SM&MS
    452349 Email smms enquiries alcumusgroup com Knightsbridge Balcony Collapse This entry was posted in Health Safety News on 22 11 2014 by Hannah Archer Two men who died after they fell from a balcony at Cadogan Square in west London have been named by police Tomasz Procko 22 and Karol Szymanski 29 had been delivering sofas to the Knightsbridge property on Friday morning when the balcony collapsed Mr Procko of Greenford west London died at the scene while Mr Szymanski of Wembley north west London died later in hospital Both men were originally from Poland Their next of kin had been informed Eight other people were treated for injuries the London Ambulance Service said Weak railings A neighbour who wanted to remain anonymous told BBC News They were trying to pull a couch up to the first floor apartment with ropes It was apparently too heavy The fence broke off and fell on the workmen below Sinclair Johnston an engineer who has worked on another property in the square said the decorative railings could not be depended upon to support weight The decorative wrought iron railing appeared to have fallen about 3 6m 12ft to the ground although the stone

    Original URL path: http://www.sm-ms.co.uk/news/knightsbridge-balcony-collapse/ (2016-02-16)
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