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Welcome to the latest e-newsletter from Health & Safety Matters.

An interim review into the Grenfell Tower fire has found that the current regulatory system is "not fit for purpose" and opens the door to "shortcuts" that put lives at risk.

Dame Judith Hackitt's review of building regulations and fire safety urged "a universal shift in culture" and said: "Change needs to start now."

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from www.hsmsearch.com.


Catherine Hackett
HSM Editor
chackett@western-bp.co.uk
Editor's Blog


EVENTS
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Facilities Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018
Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards | 11th April 2018, The VOX, Birmingham
LATEST NEWS
Hackitt's Grenfell review urges 'universal shift in culture'

An interim review into the Grenfell Tower fire has found that the current regulatory system is "not fit for purpose" and opens the door to "shortcuts" that put lives at risk.

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New Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University of Manchester (UoM) have committed to launching an Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research.

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HSE issued with Crown Censure over worker injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility.

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'Healthy work embedded in new UK Industrial Strategy,' IOSH says

The UK Government's new Industrial Strategy "begins to take the right steps to enhance worker protection", according to IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

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BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured

Three companies have been fined after a contractor to BBC Studioworks Ltd fell more than 10 metres at Elstree Film Studios.

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Highways company fined after the death of employee

South West Highways Limited (SWHL) has been fined after the death of a 48-year old worker who was struck by a vehicle.

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A year at the helm

HSM caught up with Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) chief executive Bev Messinger, on day two of the 2017 IOSH Conference, to reflect on her first year in the post and to discuss the organisation's plans for 2018

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Company fined after worker suffers electric shock

A North East company, Green North East Trading Bidco Limited, has been sentenced after a sub-contractor suffered an electric shock when he cut through a live cable.

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NEBOSH'S Barry Wilkes appointed as vice president of INSHPO

Barry Wilkes, NEBOSH director of strategy, has been appointed Vice President of INSHPO (International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations) from 1 January 2018.

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IOSH Conference 2017: Populism, Brexit & H&S in a changing world

'A shift towards an in-ward looking, anti-regulation and anti globalisation world will affect standards, business and OSH in every workplace. The challenge will be to ascertain the impact on working practices and regulatory systems, and how the values underpinning OSH may be reflected in any future legislation.'

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Don't miss the chance to enter the Safety & Health Excellence Awards

We are welcoming entries for the Safety & Health Excellence Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in health, safety, wellbeing, fire safety and security.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Alpha Solway launches award-winning ENHA head protection range into UK and Ireland

Europe's multi award-winning range of safety helmets by ENHA are now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to worker safety specialist Alpha Solway, part of Globus Group.

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COBA's new matting catalogue

COBA Europe has published a new catalogue to promote its latest range of floor safety products. It includes a wide choice of anti-fatigue and slip-resistant matting options, as well as GRP sheets, stair treads and nosing, and PVC strip curtains.

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Fire alarms protect Big Ben

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a major contract to supply its renowned Cygnus alarm systems during the £61 million restoration of Big Ben.

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New blind lockout for almost any pipe

The pipe blind lockout device can be applied to the widest range of pipes to easily and temporarily lock pipe blinds in place. With the pipe blind lockout, users can avoid the release of gas, steam and hazardous liquids while pipe maintenance is still ongoing.

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Seaward PrimeTest range still leading the PAT testing market

The classic PrimeTest range by North East England firm Seaward, which is said to have revolutionised Portable Appliance Testers (PAT), is still leading the field 10 years after first being introduced to the market.

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Select octave hearing protection now available as standard on Cirrus' doseBadge5

Octave band filters that allow effective and accurate selection to enhance employee hearing protection is now available as standard on the Cirrus doseBadge5 noise dosimeter.

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Powered air purifying respirator

The RPB PX4 Air is a robust, compact and versatile Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) that provides clean breathing air to the full range of RPB Safety's industry-leading respirators.

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The real cost of poor heath & safety on site

Poor health and safety on site can have a massive impact on a business, not only can it damage a site and cost thousands of pounds but it can severely injure workers, explains Bull Products.

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Casella noise course on 6th February 2018 - improve your risk assessment skills

The Casella Noise Course provides attendees with the knowledge and skills to effectively monitor workplace noise in order to maintain compliance and protect employees.

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