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27th July 2018

Boat maker fined after worker burned by ‘incredibly hazardous’ solvent

A company that manufactures and repairs rigid-inflatable boats (RIBs) in Hull, Yorkshire, has been sentenced after one of its workers was overcome by solvent fumes and sustained burns when he collapsed in a pool of the substance.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/boat-maker-fined-after-worker-burned-incredibly-hazardous-solvent

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident could have been avoided if an adequate COSHH risk assessment had been completed for the use of DCM. By doing so potential risks could have been identified and the products substituted for less harmful products which do the same job. Once COSHH assessments have been completed these can be used to provide training to staff on the correct and safe use of the cleaning products, what PPE should be worn and control measures used such has only use in a well ventilated area.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessors

This one-day course aims to equip delegates with the appropriate knowledge and practical skills which will enable them to make effective workplace COSHH assessments with confidence. Assessment will be by a short end test.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline legal requirements for control of hazardous substances (CoSHH, PPE, etc)
  • Describe the main types of occupational health risk
  • Outline a general strategy for control of occupational health risks
  • Explain the nature of exposure limits and control limits
  • Describe the main forms of chemical attack on the body and the main routes of entry to absorbing areas
  • Outline control strategies for hazardous substances and biological agents
  • Develop and use a simple risk assessment model for a range of hazardous substance risks
  • Explain the principles of air contamination control by dilution and local exhaust ventilation
  • Describe the main types of equipment available for protection against health hazards and circumstances in which personal protective equipment is appropriate

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and our one-day Risk Assessment course.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk 

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessors – from £170 + VAT per person


 

13th July 2018

Construction inspections find rise in unsafe work at height

The number of working at height safety breaches on UK construction sites has risen 13% in the past six months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG).

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/construction-inspections-find-rise-unsafe-work-height

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Working at Height Awareness

Our half day course will address the key implications of the work at height legislation and review the practical measures to be taken when carrying out work at height. The course will instruct delegates to safely work at height and when to use personal fall protection systems.
This course is intended for those employees and supervisors who are required to work at height as part of their employment.

Programme Content

• What is work at heights – clarification of the activity?
• Work at height risk factors
• Work at height hierarchy of control as per the work at Height Regulations
• Specific equipment safety provisions
• Fragile surfaces

Other training to consider in regard are as follows: Permit to WorkIOSH Managing Safely, Supervising Safely and Planet and Equipment Training.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Working at Height Awareness – from £595 + VAT


 

13th June 2018

Prison sentence for scrap metal trader over employee’s near fatal electric shock

A businessman who makes a living selling recovered scrap metal from an airfield business park has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after a worker nearly died from an electric shock. The prison term will run concurrently with an earlier conviction.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/prison-sentence-scrap-metal-trader-over-employees-near-fatal-electric-shock

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article the businessman would have benefited from attending the below course. This would have helped him understand that being the owner he had overall operational and strategic accountability for the scrap metal company and was responsible for determining and implementing effective safety and health management and monitoring its success.

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives

This one day presentation is designed to provide senior managers with an understanding of the legal requirements of health and safety at work together with an awareness of the economic and humanitarian consequences of failure. The presentation focuses on the importance of a clearly defined and well monitored local policy and the role of the senior manager in its implementation.

Course Content

  • A rationale for accident prevention
  • Legal, moral and economic consequences of accidents
  • Accident prevention principles and safety management systems
  • Corporate Liability
  • Civil liability arising from negligence
  • Corporate duties for health and safety at work
  • Criminal liability arising from non-compliance
  • Specific requirements for risk assessment
  • Personal Liability
  • Limits of employee liability
  • Personal liability of directors and senior managers
  • Case histories: delegation, disqualification and penalties
  • Enforcement
  • Powers of the HSE and the courts
  • Enforcement strategy
  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Steps to successful management of health and safety
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Measuring and Monitoring

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives £220.00 (inc IOSH fees and VAT)


11th May 2018

Co-op fined £333k for permitting use of defective roll cage

Managers at Southern Co-op could have prevented an employee from sustaining multiple leg fractures had procedures to prevent a defective roll cage from being used been followed.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/co-op-fined-ps333k-permitting-use-defective-roll-cage

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided had the workers been given more suitable health and safety training. By having this knowledge, the employees would understand the need to work safely and not to put themselves or others at risk. The training would also help the employees understand and follow company procedures.

IOSH Working Safely

This one-day course is designed to ensure that employees’ actions contribute to health and safety in the workplace and that they understand their individual responsibilities.

Programme summary

At the end of the programme delegates should be able to:

• Understand the need to work safely, not to put others at risk
• Define the terms hazard, risk and risk controls
• Explain the importance of risk assessment
• Appreciate the role of workplace precautions
• Describe a health and safety management system
• Identify lines of health and safety communication and safety signs and signals
• Be aware of emergency and accident plans in their workplace
• Know how and to whom to report accidents, incidents and near misses
• Be aware of how industry affects the environment and list the ways in which individuals can minimise pollution and waste

Other training to consider in regard to the above article is are as follows: IOSH Safety for Executive and Directors, IOSH Managing Safely and Supervising Safely.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

IOSH Working Safely from £165.00 (plus IOSH Fee) + VAT per person.


 

10th April 2018

Royal Mail fined £1.6m over yard marshal’s multiple injuries

Royal Mail has been accused of failing to learn from previous incidents after a yard marshal was hit by a lorry at a yard outside its Jubilee Mail Centre in Hounslow, Middlesex.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/royal-mail-fined-ps16m-over-yard-marshals-multiple-injuries

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this accident may have been avoided had a risk assessment been carried out on the yard to identify the potential hazards. By carrying out risk assessments, unsafe working practices/environments, lack of training and supervision can be identified as contributing factors to accidents. From these findings suitable safe systems of work can be implemented and relevant training provided.

Risk Assessment

Our onsite risk assessment workshop aims to provide delegates with an overview of risk assessment and the part it plays in the successful management of health and safety at work. The programme will introduce them to techniques for hazard identification, effective numerical qualitative risk assessments and recording procedures.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop each delegate should be able to:

• Outline the legal requirements for, and the role of, risk assessment
• Identify the factors involved in assessing risk
• Formulate a risk assessment strategy for their workplace
• Make suitable and sufficient risk assessments
• Use qualitative risk assessment methodologies
• Recommend control measures
• Keep records

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Accident Investigation, IOSH Working Safely, IOSH Managing Safely, Supervising Safely and Vehicle Banksman.

For companies who are unsure or are struggling to meet of the criteria of the Health and Safety at Work Act, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations then our KeyOstas Advisory Service can be of assistance.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Risk Assessment – from £845 + VAT


 

5th April 2018

Workers used crowbars to smash asbestos roof at dilapidated site

A property management firm that exposed its workers to a catalogue of safety risks at a derelict warehouse in Bootle, Merseyside, has been prosecuted.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/workers-used-crowbars-smash-asbestos-roof-dilapidated-site

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided had the workers been given Asbestos Awareness training that would have helped them identify that the roof could potentially contain asbestos. Having this knowledge, the workers would have been able to dispose of the roof in a safe and controlled manner.

Asbestos Awareness

This half day course is designed to provide information and guidance on the risks of working with or around asbestos. Delegates will gain knowledge of the legal mechanisms in place to control asbestos and be given guidance on assessing the risk associated with asbestos in the workplace and the appropriate actions in line with the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations.

Programme summary

At the end of the programme delegates should be able to:

• Recognise the hazards of working with asbestos and asbestos containing materials, including the ill health effects
• Explain where asbestos is likely to be present in buildings and how exposure to asbestos can be avoided
• Take the appropriate action when asbestos or suspected asbestos containing materials are discovered
• Work through the logical steps needed to comply with the regulations

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Asbestos Management, Supervising Safely, Working at Height Awareness, SPA Core Construction, IOSH Managing Safely and Plant and Equipment Training.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Asbestos Awareness from £595.00 + VAT per half day session.


 

20th March 2018

Pipe maker fined £1m over forklift death

A manufacturer of polyethylene pipes has been hit with a £1m fine after a delivery driver was struck and killed by a forklift truck.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/pipe-maker-fined-ps1m-over-forklift-death

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by adequate FLT training and supervision being given to the operator. Also segregation of pedestrian and vehicle movement would have helped to reduce the likelihood of this accident happening.

Fork Lift Truck Training

Fork lift trucks are a vital piece of apparatus for many industrial and commercial companies. Integral to the movement of materials and goods, their importance also makes them a health and safety hazard and approximately 25% of all workplace transport accidents involve lift trucks. In addition to learning the basic skills to control this key piece of machinery, our fork lift truck training courses help workers to identify any risks associated with its use and take the necessary precautions to ensure safe operation.

Programme summary

Health and Safety Responsibilities
Basic Principles of Stability / Balance
Operators Safety Code and Legislation
Pre-use Inspection Procedures and defect reporting
Hydraulic system and Rated Capacities
Battery Maintenance and Charging
Manoeuvring in Restricted Areas and open spaces
Manoeuvring on sloping surfaces
Laden and Un-Laden Pallet Handling
Lorry Loading and Unloading Techniques
Pallet Racking Systems and Bulk Stacking
Stillage and IBC Handling and Stacking
Safe Parking & Shutdown Procedures
Gas & Diesel Refuelling Procedures B1 Counter Balance
Pre-use check test, practical test, theory test

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Fork Lift Truck, our one-day IOSH Safety for Executive and Directors course, the one-day IOSH Working Safely course, the three-day IOSH Managing Safely course and Vehicle Banksman.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries and fatalities such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Fork Lift Truck Training – from £130 + £8.50 ITSSAR Fee + VAT per person.


 

20th February 2018

Commercial packaging co lands £120k fine for unsupervised driver’s circular saw injuries

An employee driver for a packaging firm sustained severe injuries to his right hand after he was instructed to operate a circular saw with no supervision.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/commercial-packaging-co-lands-ps120k-fine-unsupervised-drivers-circular-saw-injuries

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided had the driver being given suitable training on the circular saw and then supervised while using it. Also having a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and safe system of work in place would have of helped to reduce the likelihood of this accident happening.

Supervising Safely

This two-day programme aims to provide delegates with the information and skills necessary to enable them to understand their responsibilities as Supervisors.

At the end of the course each delegate should be able to:

  • Understand the basic legal requirements under UK legislation, covering both Statute and Common law.
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment, using the 5 steps approach.
  • Appreciate a variety of common hazards, and identify suitable control measures.
  • Understand the definition of accidents and incidents, reporting requirements, and accident investigation techniques.
  • Appreciate the contribution and functions of safety representatives and safety committees.
  • Appreciate a variety of heath related issues and identify suitable control measures
  • Understand the basis of safety management systems.

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Risk Assessment, Accident Investigation, the one-day IOSH Working Safely course and the three-day IOSH Managing Safely course.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Supervising Safely – from £845 + VAT per day


 

29th January 2018

Thirteen maintenance workers exposed to asbestos at gas storage site

The operator of a natural gas storage facility has been fined £300,000 after its failure to identify and manage asbestos in a sealing gasket on a compressed air distribution system exposed 13 employees and contractors to dangerous fibres.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/thirteen-maintenance-workers-exposed-asbestos-gas-storage-site

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by the maintenance workers being given Asbestos Awareness training that would have helped them identify that the gasket contained asbestos.

Asbestos Awareness

This half day course is designed to provide information and guidance on the risks of working with or around asbestos. Delegates will gain knowledge of the legal mechanisms in place to control asbestos and be given guidance on assessing the risk associated with asbestos in the workplace and the appropriate actions in line with the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations.

Course Content

Asbestos, the facts and why is asbestos dangerous?
Where might asbestos be found and who is at risk?
How can asbestos fibres be released and what are the risks?
What does the law say?
Duty holders Asbestos sampling/removal contractor competency requirements

Other training to consider in regard to the above article is are as follows: Asbestos Management, Risk Assessment and Contractor Management.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Asbestos Awareness – from £595.00 + VAT per half day session


 

12th January 2018

Since our last Blog there has been the following update regarding this case:

*UPDATE* Sales director tried to pass as self-employed to avoid liability for apprentice’s fall

The sales director of a West Midlands roofing firm tried to disclaim his managerial status to stop the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) charging him with neglect after an untrained apprentice sustained severe head, facial and back injuries when he fell more than 6 m through a fragile skylight on to a concrete floor. He was eventually convicted under s 37 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act and received a community order.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/update-sales-director-tried-pass-self-employed-avoid-liability-apprentices-fall

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Working at Height

This half day course will address the key implications of the work at height legislation and review the practical measures to be taken when carrying out work at height. It is intended for those employees and supervisors who are required to work at height as part of their employment.

At the end of the course each delegate should be able to:

Identify hazards and risks when working at height
Adopt sensible precautions that comply with the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005

Programme content

What is work at heights – clarification of the activity?
Work at height risk factors
Work at height hierarchy of control as per the work at Height Regulations
Specific equipment safety provisions
Fragile surfaces

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance
Client specific process and procedures can be used throughout this session.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Working at Height Awareness£595 + VAT


 

8th January 2018

Sales director’s community order for apprentice’s 6 m fall

The sales director of a West Midlands roofing firm has been fined and handed a community order after an untrained apprentice sustained severe head, facial and back injuries after falling more than 6 m through a fragile skylight on to a concrete floor.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/sales-directors-community-order-apprentices-6-m-fall

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by safe working at height training being provided to the apprentice, and also a suitable level of supervision given by the contractors. The company director would have benefited by attending a course for company directors to identify the essential requirements for the successful management of health and safety and to understand the criminal and civil liabilities of the company including fines and other penalties

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives

This one day presentation is designed to provide senior managers with an understanding of the legal requirements of health and safety at work together with an awareness of the economic and humanitarian consequences of failure. The presentation focuses on the importance of a clearly defined and well monitored local policy and the role of the senior manager in its implementation.

Course Content

  • A rationale for accident prevention
  • Legal, moral and economic consequences of accidents
  • Accident prevention principles and safety management systems
  • Corporate Liability
  • Civil liability arising from negligence
  • Corporate duties for health and safety at work
  • Criminal liability arising from non-compliance
  • Specific requirements for risk assessment
  • Personal Liability
  • Limits of employee liability
  • Personal liability of directors and senior managers
  • Case histories: delegation, disqualification and penalties
  • Enforcement
  • Powers of the HSE and the courts
  • Enforcement strategy
  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Steps to successful management of health and safety
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Measuring and Monitoring

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Working at Height (available in half or one day sessions) and our range of CITB Site safety courses.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives £220.00 (inc IOSH fees and VAT)


19th December 2017

Telehandler boom strike costs paper baler £666k for head crush injuries

A waste recycling company has been fined £666,700 after an employee sustained life-threatening head injuries when a raised telehandler’s boom was lowered on him at the firm’s paper, cardboard and plastics baling facility.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/telehandler-boom-strike-costs-paper-baler-ps666k-head-crush-injuries

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by the employees being provided with the correct training for the equipment that they were to operate. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that their workers have access to the training they need to use such equipment correctly as well as identify the risks and take the precautions that keep them and their fellow workers safe.

Plant and Equipment Training

KeyOstas plant and equipment training programmes are designed to ensure that those using work equipment have the adequate level of training they need, and this applies to operators and the managerial staff supervising them.

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Fork Lift Truck, our one-day IOSH Safety for Executive and Directors course, the one-day IOSH Working Safely course and the three-day IOSH Managing Safely course.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Plant and Equipment Training – from £195.00 + VAT per day


 

7th December 2017

Recycler exposed workers to 20X dust limit

A plasterboard collection and recycling company has been sentenced after employees were exposed to dust up to 20 times the legal limit at its site in Bedfordshire.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/recycler-exposed-workers-20x-dust-limit

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article businesses however large or small could benefit from the KeyOstas Advisory Service. Membership of this service provides access to one of our professional competent advisors who will work in partnership with you to provide a “Best Practice” health, safety and environmental culture appropriate to your business.

The service operates on four levels:

Bronze Service

• Unlimited telephone advice / help line
• Relevant updates on legislation and best practice
• Quarterly safety bulletin updates
• Discount of 10% off KeyOstas in house training courses
• Discount of 10% off any further agreed visits

Silver Service (in addition to Bronze level)

• Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Annual audit – base line compliance

Gold Service (in addition to Bronze level)

• Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Two visits per annum
• Accident investigation
Platinum Service (in addition to Bronze level)
• Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• Quarterly visits
• Accident investigation

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, our one-day IOSH Safety for Executive and Directors course and the three-day IOSH Managing Safely course.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk 

KeyOstas Advisory Service – from £495.00 + VAT per year


 

10th November 2017

Pedestrian worker killed by reversing delivery van

A textile recycler has been fined £650,000 after a worker was struck by a vehicle.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/pedestrian-worker-killed-reversing-delivery-van

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this accident may have been avoided if there had been an employee who was trained as a Vehicle Banksman to help guide the reserving delivery vehicle into the yard. Also safe segregation of pedestrian and vehicle movement would of helped minimise the chance of the above accident happening.

Vehicle Banksman

This half-day is to provide employees with sufficient skills and knowledge to carry out their duties safely and efficiently during vehicle manoeuvring operations. Training with KeyOstas delivers practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements

This course is designed to provide compliance with the HASAWA and the Management Regulations instructing delegates in all aspects of the safe and correct techniques.

Programme Summary

Overview of relevant legal requirements
Hazards associated with vehicle movements
Workplace controls
Pedestrian and vehicle segregation
Marshalling instructions
Guidance during vehicle operations
Hand signals
Poor visibility methods
Practical Exercise & Test

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and our one-day Risk Assessment course. For companies who are unsure or are struggling to meet of the criteria of the Health and Safety at Work Act, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations then our KeyOstas Advisory Service can be of assistance.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or via Email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Vehicle Banksman training – for just £415 + VAT for a half-day course for 6 Delegates.


 

30th October 2017

Hotel receptionist passed out from exposure to cleaning agents

A four-star Berkshire hotel and its management company have been sentenced over two incidents, one of which left two workers hospitalized after they were exposed to strong chemicals used for cleaning.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/hotel-receptionist-passed-out-exposure-cleaning-agents

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article these incidents could have been avoided by COSHH assessments being carried out on the cleaning products by a competent person. By doing so potential risks could have been identified and the products substituted for less harmful products. Once COSHH assessments have been completed these can be used to provide training to staff on the correct and safe use of the cleaning products and what PPE should worn.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessors

This one-day course aims to equip delegates with the appropriate knowledge and practical skills which will enable them to make effective workplace COSHH assessments with confidence. Assessment will be by a short end test.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline legal requirements for control of hazardous substances (CoSHH, PPE, etc)
  • Describe the main types of occupational health risk
  • Outline a general strategy for control of occupational health risks
  • Explain the nature of exposure limits and control limits
  • Describe the main forms of chemical attack on the body and the main routes of entry to absorbing areas
  • Outline control strategies for hazardous substances and biological agents
  • Develop and use a simple risk assessment model for a range of hazardous substance risks
  • Explain the principles of air contamination control by dilution and local exhaust ventilation
  • Describe the main types of equipment available for protection against health hazards and circumstances in which personal protective equipment is appropriate

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and our one-day Risk Assessment course.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our Sales Team on 01926 813356 or email: enquiries@keyostas.co.uk

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessors – from £165 + VAT per person


 

13th October 2017

Negligent culture’ sees recycler and directors fined

A recycling company and its two directors have been prosecuted after they were handed a total of 21 enforcement notices.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/negligent-culture-sees-recycler-and-directors-fined

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article potential accidents may have been avoided by safe working at height training being provided to workers and work equipment being in good working order. The company Directors would have benefited by attending a course for company directors to identify the essential requirements for the successful management of health and safety and to understand the criminal and civil liabilities of the company. In doing so the Directors may have not breached so many regulations and therefore avoided prohibition notices, fines and suspended imprisonment!

IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

This one day presentation is designed to provide an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive safety, health and risk management, and of strategic safety and health management and its integration into holistic business management systems and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the legal, moral and financial role of operational directors, owners of small businesses and senior executives, including their responsibilities, liabilities and accountabilities, both personal and organisational
  • Explain the importance of safety and health at top management level and how integrating those objectives into other business management objectives can help to minimise risk, reduce losses and make better use of time and resources
  • Illustrate how to plan the direction for safety and health through developing and implementing a safety and health policy, and integrating it into business systems
  • Explain the value of an adequately resourced and efficient safety and health management system, the value and benefits of training at all levels, and when to access competent advice
  • Outline the benefits of good safety and health management systems, the consequences of failing to manage effectively, and how to ensure internal controls are working
  • Describe the importance of reviewing and continually improving management systems, especially following change or failure
  • Explain the positive impact and improvement that an organisation’s leaders can have on its performance through their attitude and support for improving its safety culture
  • Describe the importance of setting key performance indicators and targets, together with performance monitoring and review for continual improvement in safety and health management.

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Working at Height (available in half or one day sessions), NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and our one day Risk Assessors course.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors – from just £165 + IOSH fee + VAT per person


 

27th September 2017

*UPDATE* PVC maker fined for teen’s forklift crush failed to report previous incident

Vinyl Compounds, which last week was fined £450,000 over the death of a 19-year-old whose forklift truck (FLT) overturned, had failed to report another serious FLT accident three years earlier, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector who led the investigation has told IOSH Magazine

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/update-pvc-maker-fined-teens-forklift-crush-failed-report-previous-incident

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by adequate FLT training and supervision being given to the operator.

Fork Lift Truck Training

Fork lift trucks are a vital piece of apparatus for many industrial and commercial companies. Integral to the movement of materials and goods, their importance also makes them a health and safety hazard and approximately 25% of all workplace transport accidents involve lift trucks.

In addition to learning the basic skills to control this key piece of machinery, our fork lift truck training courses help workers to identify any risks associated with its use and take the necessary precautions to ensure safe operation.

Programme summary

  • Health and Safety Responsibilities
  • Basic Principles of Stability / Balance
  • Operators Safety Code and Legislation
  • Pre-use Inspection Procedures and defect reporting
  • Hydraulic system and Rated Capacities
  • Battery Maintenance and Charging
  • Manoeuvring in Restricted Areas and open spaces
  • Manoeuvring on sloping surfaces
  • Laden and Un-Laden Pallet Handling
  • Lorry Loading and Unloading Techniques
  • Pallet Racking Systems and Bulk Stacking
  • Stillage and IBC Handling and Stacking
  • Safe Parking & Shutdown Procedures
  • Gas & Diesel Refuelling Procedures B1 Counter Balance
  • Pre-use check test, practical test, theory test

Other training to consider in regard to the above article is are as follows: Plant and Equipment Training, Fork Lift Instructor, IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and IOSH Working Safely.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

Fork Lift Truck Training – from £125 + £8.50 ITSSAR Fee + VAT per person.


 

1st September 2017

Tip-off leads to developer’s £200k fine for CDM breaches

The owner of a block of flats has been handed a £200,000 fine after allowing work on an unsafe site to restart, even though enforcement notices had been served by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/tip-leads-developers-ps200k-fine-cdm-breaches

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by relevant training being covered by the owner of the site. The below training would have provided him with the knowledge to understand his responsibilities and the regulations under CDM.

Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM) Workshop

The aim of this one-day workshop is to provide delegates with a practical approach to the regulations.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop delegates should be able to:

  • State legal obligations required by CDM 2015
  • Identify the requirements of the regulations if a notifiable project
  • State the responsibilities, roles and functions of each of the duty holders in CDM
  • Identify the main contents of health and safety information packs
  • Identify the main contents of the construction phase plan
  • Identify the main contents of a health and safety file

Other training to consider in regard to the above article is are as follows: Risk Assessment, Work at Height Awareness, Contractor Management, Asbestos Awareness and our range CITB courses.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

CDM Workshop – £198.00 (Inc VAT ) per person


 

8th August 2017

Injured Aldi worker authorised to drive pallet truck without training

German-owned discount supermarket chain Aldi Stores has been handed a £1m penalty after an inadequately trained delivery driver was left with life-changing injuries.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/injured-aldi-worker-authorised-drive-pallet-truck-without-training

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by the delivery driver being provided with the correct training for the equipment that he was to operate. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that their workers have access to the training they need to use such equipment correctly as well as identify the risks and take the precautions that keep them and their fellow workers safe.

Plant and Equipment Training

KeyOstas plant and equipment training programmes are designed to ensure that those using work equipment have the adequate level of training they need, and this applies to operators and the managerial staff supervising them.

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Fork Lift Truck, Manual Handling Awareness and Manual Handling Instructors and Assessors.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

Plant and Equipment Training – from £195.00 + VAT per day


7th July 2017

Employers fail to provide OSH induction docs, survey finds

A survey of 2,000 UK workers has found a significant proportion of businesses are breaching their legal duty to employees by failing to provide adequate OSH guidance.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/employers-fail-provide-osh-induction-docs-survey-finds

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article businesses however large or small could benefit from the KeyOstas Advisory Service. Membership of this service provides access to one of our professional competent advisors who will work in partnership with you to provide a “Best Practice” health, safety and environmental culture appropriate to your business.

The service operates on four levels:

Bronze Service

  • Unlimited telephone advice / help line
  • Relevant updates on legislation and best practice
  • Quarterly safety bulletin updates
  • Discount of 10% off KeyOstas in house training courses
  • Discount of 10% off any further agreed visits

Silver Service (in addition to Bronze level)

  • Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Annual audit – base line compliance

Gold Service (in addition to Bronze level)

  • Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Two visits per annum
  • Accident investigation

Platinum Service (in addition to Bronze level)

  • Right to nominate KeyOstas as the Company’s Competent Person as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Quarterly visits
  • Accident investigation

For more information and to discuss your health, safety and environmental advisory requirements and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

KeyOstas Advisory Service – from £495.00 + VAT per year


19th June 2017

Millionaire businessman and foreman convicted for manslaughter over fatal fall

A company director and site foreman have been found guilty of manslaughter after the death of a carpenter who fell through a floor void when the scaffolding board he stepped on snapped.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/millionaire-businessman-and-foreman-convicted-manslaughter-over-fatal-fall

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by safe working at height training being provided to site workers and foremen. Also the company director would have benefited by attending a course for company directors to identify the essential requirements for the successful management of health and safety and to understand the criminal and civil liabilities of the company including fines and other penalties

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives

This one day presentation is designed to provide senior managers with an understanding of the legal requirements of health and safety at work together with an awareness of the economic and humanitarian consequences of failure. The presentation focuses on the importance of a clearly defined and well monitored local policy and the role of the senior manager in its implementation.

Course Content

  • A rationale for accident prevention
  • Legal, moral and economic consequences of accidents
  • Accident prevention principles and safety management systems
  • Corporate Liability
  • Civil liability arising from negligence
  • Corporate duties for health and safety at work
  • Criminal liability arising from non-compliance
  • Specific requirements for risk assessment
  • Personal Liability
  • Limits of employee liability
  • Personal liability of directors and senior managers
  • Case histories: delegation, disqualification and penalties
  • Enforcement
  • Powers of the HSE and the courts
  • Enforcement strategy
  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Steps to successful management of health and safety
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Measuring and Monitoring

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: Working at Height (available in half or one day sessions) and our range of CITB Site safety courses.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives £220.00 (inc IOSH fees and VAT)


18th May 2017

Worker buried in 2.7 m trench collapse

A Fife, Scotland-based Construction Company has been handed a £14,000 fine after a worker was buried under dislodged earth at a house renovation in Falkland in September 2011 when an excavator caused a trench excavation to cave in.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/worker-buried-27-m-trench-collapse

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by relevant training being covered by Site Supervisors and a trained H&S Advisor being present.

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

This qualification is likely to prove useful for those concerned with the management of buildings who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely. The qualification is also appropriate for supervisors and managers working in other industries such as utilities, and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities

The programme covers: the main legal requirements relating to health and safety in UK construction work, identification and control of construction workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. A solid understanding of English is required, both orally and written, to be able to understand the material and sit the examinations.

Course Content

  • Construction law and management
  • Construction activity hazards and control
  • Movement of people and vehicles
  • Manual and mechanical handling
  • Work equipment
  • Fire, electrical, chemical and biological hazards
  • Physical and psychological health hazards and control
  • Working at height
  • Excavation work
  • Demolition hazards and control

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and our one day Risk Assessment course.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety – £1693.20 (inc NEBOSH fees and VAT)


27th April 2017

Safe Management of Contractors

Whirlpool fatally missed potential for conflict between two maintenance tasks

US-owned domestic appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has revised its procedures for coordinating contractors’ work after a fire alarm engineer died when he fell from a work platform.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/update-whirlpool-fatally-missed-potential-conflict-between-two-maintenance-tasks

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by relevant training being covered by Managers for when external contractors are working on site:

Contractor Management

This one day programme aims to provide managers with an appreciation of the need to take reasonable care in the control of contractors working on company sites, and the actions necessary to fulfil legal duties and company policy.

Objectives

At the end of the programme you should be able to:

  • Outline the legal requirements relating to selection and control of contractors
  • Identify the range of legislation governing the work of contractors
  • Explain the importance of an effective contractor control policy
  • Develop an appropriate contractor selection and monitoring strategy
  • Recognise the main features of safety method statements and their application
  • Explain the consequences of too much and too little control

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: IOSH Safety for Senior Executives, Risk Assessment and our range Permit to Work courses.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

Contractor Management Course – £895 + VAT


22nd March 2017

UPDATE DFS furniture handling injury was ‘not only foreseeable but foreseen’, says judge

An unsecure load that fell from a truck and knocked a DFS worker unconscious leading to a £1m fine for the national furniture retailer followed a history of transporting unsecured consignments and several near-misses prior to the accident.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/update-dfs-furniture-handling-injury-was-not-only-foreseeable-foreseen-says-judge

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by relevant training being completed by Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders who oversee members of staff:

IOSH Managing Safely

The three day programme will provide delegates with an understanding of health and safety requirements relating to their work activities. It will highlight organisational and human influences on safety at work and focus on a range of risk control measures essential to company activities. It will help to develop an approach to safe working, using the principles outlined in Successful Health and Safety Management HSG65 together with the more fundamental tried and tested techniques of health and safety management.

Objectives

At the end of the programme you should be able to:

  • Understand the full scope of health and safety
  • Apply management principles to create a positive health & safety culture
  • Explain the importance and know what comprises a ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessment.
  • Select appropriate precautions and controls to reduce activity risks
  • Understand how the manager’s role relates to both the criminal and civil law
  • Describe a health and safety management system
  • Outline risks associated with a wide range of activities
  • Establish the causes of accidents and apply accident prevention principles
  • Describe the internal and external reporting mechanisms for accidents and incidents
  • Consider how industry affects the environment and list the ways in which individuals can minimise pollution and waste

Other training to consider in regard to the above article are as follows: IOSH Safety for Senior Executives, IOSH Working Safely, Manual Handling Instructors and Assessors, Risk Assessment, Manual Handling Awareness and our range of Plant and Material Handling Equipment courses.

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incident and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information and costs please contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517


3rd February 2017

The importance of suitable and sufficient risk assessments

*UPDATE* Second strike for poor risk assessments brought Wilko £2.2m fine.

https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/update-second-strike-poor-risk-assessments-brought-wilko-ps22m-fine

KEYOSTAS OFFERING

Based on the above article this incident may have been avoided by relevant training being covered for all members of staff risk assessing such as the course below:

Risk Assessment Course

Our onsite risk assessment workshop aims to provide delegates with an overview of risk assessment and the part it plays in the successful management of health and safety at work. The programme will introduce them to techniques for hazard identification, effective numerical qualitative risk assessments and recording procedures.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop each delegate should be able to:

  • Outline the legal requirements for, and the role of, risk assessment
  • Identify the factors involved in assessing risk
  • Formulate a risk assessment strategy for their workplace
  • Make suitable and sufficient risk assessments
  • Use qualitative risk assessment methodologies
  • Recommend control measures
  • Keep records

By completing relevant training this provides a consistent level of competency that reduces incidents and life changing injuries such as this one. Not only that, it reduces company liability for litigation and increases productivity of staff undertaking their role in the correct and safe manner.

For further information contact our BDM Sean Jenkins via Email: Sean.jenkins@keyostas.co.uk or Phone: 07834177517

Risk Assessment Course – £845.00 + VAT