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January 2011

All Safe OH & S Ltd would like to wish our customers a happy and successful year ahead. We have kept our service provision costs to a minimum and are very proud to announce that our prices are still unchanged from 2008 and will remain unchanged during 2011.

Unfortunately the VAT rate has gone up from 17% to 20% on 4rd January 2011 and this will be reflected in our prices, as this is a factor over which we have no control. We hope our customers will understand.

October 2010

The Disability Discrimination Act and various other anti-discrimination pieces of legislation such as the Sex Discrimination Act have all been repealed ... but before our customers get too excited about this change, all the stand alone pieces of legislation are now incorporated in virtually their entirety into the new Equality Act 2010. Therefore little has changed in practice and it remains to be seen how case law will interpret this Act. This change will be reflected in any reports or fitness statements received by our customers.

April 2010

This month sees the launch of the new Statement of Fitness to Work, more commonly known as the Fit Note, which replaces the form Med 3, the traditional 'Doctors' Note'. The Fit note either states someone is either fit for work, or they are not. The biggest change is that there is more space for the GP to give further advice about returning to work / rehabilitation and there are tick boxes for the more common forms of advice given. It is hoped that by giving more specific person centred advice, GPs can assist in an early return to work following an episode of sickness absence.

January 2010

All Safe OH & S Ltd would like to wish our customers a happy and successful year ahead. We have kept our service provision costs to a minimum and are pleased to announce that our prices are unchanged from 2008 and will remain unchanged during 2010.

Unfortunately the VAT rate has gone up from 15% to 17.5% on 3rd January 2010 and this will be reflected in our prices, as this is a factor over which we have no control. We hope our customers will understand.

September 2009

Employers should now be aware of changes in the training requirements for First Aiders, which will be implemented from 1st October 2009.

From 1st October, an employer can choose which type of first aid training best suits their company requirements following a first aid needs risk assessment.

There will be 2 types of First Aid course available - FAW (First Aid at Work, initial training, minimum 18 contact hours and for requalification minimum 12 contact hours) & EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work initial training, minimum 6 contact hours and for requalification the contact time is unchanged at 6 hours).

The HSE now also recommends that First Aiders have an annual update session of 3 hours irrespective of whether they are FAW or EFAW trained. Please note that this is not a statutory requirement, only a recommendation.

All Safe OH & S Ltd have been busy expanding their client portfolio and are pleased to welcome companies from the blue chip and confectionery sectors.

July 2009

With the ongoing national press coverage of Swine Flu (H1N1) Pandemic it is understandable that some of our customers may be worried about the possible impact on their businesses. With a few simple infection control measures, the spread of airborne viruses can be minimised with little financial outlay. Staff should be encouraged to stay away from the workplace if exhibiting any possible symptoms of swine flu:

  • Sudden onset high temperature & fever
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pains and aches
  • Extremely Sore throat
  • Fatigue

They should be encouraged to contact the National Flu helpline or NHS direct who can advise on the suitability of Tamiflu to reduce the duration of symptoms. They should remain away from work for *at least* 3 days following the onset of their symptoms.

Within the workplace, for the duration of the pandemic, our customers may wish to consider the provision of alcohol based hand gels, and more frequent, intensive office cleaning regimens. Keyboard and telephone wipes maybe considered helpful. Customers are urged to follow the Government's 'Catch it, kill it, bin it' campaign.

November 2008

The Health and Safety Executive have released their latest health and safety statistics for the year 2007/2008. Listed below are the main highlights. From these it can be seen that the case for having occupational health within an organisation is vital, as most of these injuries and illnesses are preventable with the appropriate occupational health & safety intervention. This is where All Safe OH & S Ltd will be able to save your company and your employees the expense and distress caused by workplace ill health and accidents.

Ill health

  • 2.1 million people were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work.
  • 1.3 million of these cases were suffered by people working during the year, of which 563 000 were new cases.
  • 2056 people died of mesothelioma (2006), and thousands more from other occupational cancers and lung diseases.


Injuries

  • 229 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.8 per 100 000 workers.
  • 136 771 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR, a rate of 517.9 per 100 000 employees.
  • 299 000 reportable injuries occurred, according to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a rate of 1000 per 100 000 workers.


Working days lost

  • 34 million days were lost overall (1.4 days per worker), 28 million due to work-related ill health and 6 million due to workplace injury.

 

September 2008

Following on from customer feedback, the contact email address for All Safe OH & S Ltd has been simplified. We can now be reached on

info@allsafeohs.com

We feel that this is far easier to type from scratch! The original email address will remain in use along side the new one. Please use the contact us button below to send us an email.

All Safe OH & S Ltd have been busy expanding their client portfolio and are pleased to welcome companies from the aeronautical and chemical industrial sectors.

All Safe OH & S Ltd are pleased to show their continued commitment to staff training. Professional skills have been refreshed by attending the new Certificate in Occupational Health Service Management, run by the At Work Partnership, in collaboration with Brunel University.

February 2008

All Safe OH & S Ltd are proud to announce that they have become a member of the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (COHPA).

COHPA has instigated Business Standards that all its members must subscribe and adhere to. These cover such areas as:

1 Relationships with:

  • Clients
  • Purchasers of services
  • Other occupational health providers
  • General Practitioners

2 Professional regulation

3 Service delivery

4 Internal standards

5 Medical records

6 Tendering for contracts

 

By working with these standards, All Safe OH & S Ltd ensures that benchmarks are met and quality services are provided to clients at all times.

 

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