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RoSPA's 2012 Occupational Health and Safety Awards is now registering. Sponsored by the premier health and safety examining body NEBOSH; this sought after awards scheme continues to grow in numbers and importance,

with over 1900 entries last year.

Register today for the 2012 RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for continued health and safety success.


Polyco, one of Europe’s leading glove companies, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website, which now provides visitors with a wealth of information in one user friendly, easy to navigate website.

New and improved features on the website includes the


Certification International, a leader in the assessment and certification of international, national and industry standards, has received accreditation from UKAS to assess companies to the latest occupational health and safety management system standard - OHSAS 18001:2007.

Certification International’s Managing Director, John Pymer, said: “OHSAS


18001:2007 is an important standard for all companies, whatever their size or sector. It’s vital for companies to underline their responsible practices through the achievement of such a well recognised standard.”

comprehensive range of hand protection that can be viewed via animated 360 degree photography, allowing the viewer to gain a unique view of the product and how it functions.

The official evaluation report for Safe At Home, the first national home safety equipment scheme, has been made public at RoSPA’s National Home Safety Symposium.


Safe At Home, which was funded by the former Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education), aimed to help families tackle one of the UK’s most severe accident problems; at home accidents to children aged under five, which account for

an estimated 500,000 A&E visits across the UK each year.

The scheme installed free home safety equipment, including safety gates, fireguards and cupboard locks, in the homes of families in areas with the highest child accident rates in England. It also saw 4,300 local delivery providers trained and supplied with educational resources to help them talk to families about home safety, and more than 300,000 families with children under five received home safety advice and information during the two-year project.


Proposals to charge small firms for ‘material’ faults found during inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) could damage relationships and may be seen as a way to raise revenue rather than improving compliance, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in response to a recent consultation.

The HSE has proposed to extend its current systems of cost recovery to include a

fee for intervention, meaning an inspector will charge for the inspection and any subsequent actions when a material fault has been found, and it is estimated that for an inspection that results in a letter, the cost to business could be at least £750; an amount that could be extremely damaging to a small business, especially during difficult economic times. FIRE SAFETY TV

Oxford based safety control systems specialist Industrial Design has launched a series of online fire safety training videos. Approved by The Institution of Fire Engineers the videos help companies train their staff in basic fire safety, allowing them to comply with legal requirements and improve

health and safety standards.

Costing just £249.95 for a five module course, the videos explain why fires occur, what action you can take to prevent them starting and how you should behave in the event of a fire. training

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