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Leadership and worker involvement toolkit

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This free toolkit has been developed by the construction industry's Leadership and Worker Engagement Forum to help contractors, subcontractors and managers learn how to make health and safety improvements in their businesses. http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/lwit/index.htm

It contains seven simple to follow steps and doing this will bring additional benefits to your overall business performance and productivity.

Going green

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As a business if you want to know more about carbon reduction and green issues such as emerging legislation,  Green Deal opportunities, Energy Efficiency training, or to view the latest news then visit the Cut The Carbon website http://cutcarbon.info/news.aspx

Construction Apprenticeships

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CITB

 

The CITB have a dedicated website ‘bConstructive’ that brings together all the information young people need to choose a rewarding and exciting career in the industry, it tells them how to apply for an apprenticeship and what working in construction is really like.

There is also support and guidance information for employers on apprenticeships.

So if you know of a young person considering a career in construction or as an employer, you too are considering an apprentice then click here 

Replacement for HSG65

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced the completion of online guidance that they believe will make it easier for larger organisations and business leaders to understand the actions they need to take to comply with health and safety regulations.

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Managing for health and safety (MFHS) is a new microsite that replaces ‘Successful health and safety management’ (widely known as HSG65)

Current HSE Consultations

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  • Consultation on draft revised ACoP - Managing and working with asbestos.
     
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd255.htm
     
    Consultation closes 30th September 2013
     
  • The long expected consultation on changes to the CDM Regulations has run into more delays as the Impact Assessment has been returned by the Regulatory Policy Committee back to the HSE for more work to be done. It will then need to be considered by the Policy Committee again before approval for release. This will delay the last advised ‘late summer’ issue of the Consultation to something more like October…. Watch this space.

Asbestos

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We are all constantly surprised at the locations where asbestos containing materials have been used.

Here’s a new one:- Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) used to close off the cavity at the top of a wall and covered by the up-stand capping on the edge of a flat roof in a school. Your surveyor would have to be very good to find that one!

 

Asbestos

 

Do you have details and a good photo of unusual locations for Asbestos Containing Materials that you can share with the rest of the Group?