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

Now Article 50 has been triggered, industry experts are warning UK businesses to ensure health & safety stays firmly at the top of the agenda and to keep note of any legislative changes.

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Chris Shaw
HSM Editor
cshaw@western-bp.co.uk
Editor's Blog


EVENTS
Facilities Scotland 2017
Health & Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
Maintenance Scotland 2017
Maintenance Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
Facilities Scotland 2017
Facilities Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
Fire Safety Scotland 2017
Fire Safety Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
Safer Logistics Scotland 2017
Safer Logistics Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
Cleaning Scotland 2017
Cleaning Scotland
SEC, Glasgow
3rd - 4th May 2017
LATEST NEWS
Article 50: "UK businesses must prioritise health, safety and compliance"

Theresa May's letter to formally start the UK's departure from the EU has been delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk.

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BSIF Safety Awards 2017 winners announced

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) announced the 2017 Safety Awards champions to a packed audience at the Health & Safety Event 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Powerful warning by winner of Young Filmmakers Competition

At a gala film night held on 23 March at the historic Regent Street cinema, the British Safety Council revealed the winner and finalists of its short film competition.

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Laing O'Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

A construction firm has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014.

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3M to acquire Scott Safety from Johnson Controls

3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scott Safety from Johnson Controls for a total enterprise value of $2billion.

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Early onset dementia requires a workplace strategy says RedArc

An increase in older employees in the workplace, fuelled by both reduced pension pots and a desire to stay active for longer, will mean employers need to prepare to handle an uplift in age-related illnesses and diseases, according to RedArc Nurses.

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Roofing companies fined after worker fell through skylight

Two roofing companies have been fined after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below.

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FLTA reveals its Pick of the Year

On 4 March the materials handling industry's most accomplished movers and shakers gathered at Telford's International Centre to discover who would be taking home its most prestigious honour: an FLTA Award for Excellence.

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Workplace absence costs UK economy £18bn per year

A new report shows that workplace absence is costing the UK economy £18billion in lost productivity. This is part of an increasing trend that has seen workplace absence increase year-on-year since 2011 - having previously been on a downward trend since 1993. As a result, the report predicts that the cost of absence will increase to £21bn in 2020, and increase to £26bn in 2030.

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Partnership extends safety services

Two risk management companies have formed a commercial partnership to extend their health and safety services offering.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Risk assessments, an integral part of workplace safety

A risk assessment is not only an important step in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, it is a legal requirement in any business with more than five employees. Shield Safety has a generic suite of risk assessments, written to suit the needs of all business types.

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Pyramex and Supertouch join forces

Bringing safety, style and performance to the health and safety industry, Supertouch, the specialist in PPE and workwear solutions, has announced that it has joined forces with Pyramex, a leading provider of protective eyewear solutions.

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The Evac+Chair 500

United Kingdom based Evac+Chair International is the world's leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs.

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Cirrus Research training courses get top marks

Noise Monitoring specialists Cirrus Research is expanding its product training and CPD programmes due to high demand in 2017.

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Control your maintenance safety risks with best practice Lockout/Tagout

A great number of workplace accidents still occur during maintenance. These accidents can cause severe human suffering, high insurance premiums and reduced production efficiency.

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Casella launches Guardian2 - the solution for multi-agent site monitoring

Casella is once again demonstrating its commitment to helping its customers reduce environmental risks from large construction projects with the introduction of the Guardian2.

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How effective is the fire safety design of your buildings?

Southwark Council were recently fined £570,000 having been found guilty of multiple fire safety offences, after three women and three children died in July 2009 in a flat fire caused by an electrical fault with a television.

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Release of the Annual NordSafety HSEQ Trend Report

NordSafety announces the release of its 2017 Trend Report, analysing the upcoming industry changes and mindsets that are likely to impact the direction of Safety Management throughout the upcoming year.

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