Health & Safety Executive News

Construction Dust Information Sheet

Construction dust is not just a nuisance – it can seriously damage your health. Regularly breathing in these dusts over a long time can cause life-changing lung diseases.

This information sheet is for employers. It tells you what you need to know to prevent or adequately control the risks from construction dust.

Download your copy and help prevent the risk to your employees.

Construction Dust PDF for Employers

 

Further useful information from HSE

HSE First Aid at Work Information Booklet

HSE Website for Regular Legislation News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on the content of revised guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/hse-first-aid-consultation.htm

Proposed changes to first aid at work regulations for UK businesses:

What is thconfusede background?

An independent review on health and safety laws, commissioned by the Government, was followed by the Lofstedt report in 2012.

What changes are taking place?

Changes are now proposed to first aid regulations, removing the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to approve first aid training providers. Subject to HSE board and ministerial approval, the anticipated changes are now expected in October 2013.

Why have the HSE done this?

By removing the approval process the HSE feels that businesses will have greater flexibility in choosing training providers and first aid training that is right for their workplace based on their needs assessment and individual business needs.

The HSE has published new draft guidance to help employers assess first aid requirements within their workplace. Additionally, separate guidance has been produced on selecting an appropriate first aid training provider. The guidance can be found on the HSE website.

What does this mean for you?

Businesses are not required to take any action until the new regulations are implemented. Until then the existing law applies for first aid at work training, requiring businesses to use a HSE approved training provider or centre for an Ofqual accredited awarding organisation supported by the HSE.

How will this affect your service from the BX Medical Training?

It is very much business as usual and existing qualifications are not affected.

BX Medical Training is an approved first aid training provider and Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre (No. 0904743).

We pride ourselves on being seen as trusted to understand and represent the needs of our customers. By choosing to train with us, you are choosing to train with a name you can trust.