Carney Consultancy Limited Newsletter from March 2016
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Carney Consultancy Limited
Newsletter | March 2016
New Member of the Team
David Wadds joined our team on 4th January 2016; many of you may have already met him on site.
David started working in construction in 2007 specialising in the glazing industry whilst studying at university. In 2011 he graduated with a degree in Construction Management and began working in a supervisory role within the glazing industry working on various projects mainly in the North of England.
In 2014, David undertook his NEBOSH General Certificate in order to focus his career towards Health and Safety. He gained a distinction pass on his NEBOSH General Certificate whilst continuing to work as a supervisor in the glazing industry.
New Course for 2016 - NEBOSH Construction Certificate
There is still time to book onto the NEBOSH Construction Certificate Course starting next month.
We are pleased to announce we will be running our first NEBOSH Construction Certificate Course starting 20th April 2016. The costs start from £750 +VAT if you have completed another NEBOSH course within the last 5 years. The principal tutor for this course will be David Shallow, who is an ex HSE inspector and a tutor at Northumbria University for the NEBOSH Diploma. David Shallow has an excellent pass rate for this NEBOSH Certificate and so we are hopeful to maintain his record.
The price for the full course is £1200 + VAT; please note that if your company is CITB registered you will receive funding of £750 from the CITB.
If you are anyone else you know is interested in taking the NEBOSH Construction Certificate please give our office a call on 0191 2963652 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Carney Consultancy Website News
We are currently updating our website to allow our clients to Log In to a members’ area. Our clients may now access their own Health and Safety Policy & standard forms. Also they will be able to access safety memos, our newsletters, safety information sheets and all tool box talks.
Although the Log In area is not completely finalised, with pages yet to be added and more access yet to be provided, we have elected 6 companies to trial out the current state and provide feedback. Once we have ironed out the typical IT errors and updated Company’s SHE Management systems we will be issuing access to everyone.
At this moment in time the Log In feature only provides access to 1 page, which all clients will be able to see.
Once the page has been stress tested and any amendments made, we will be releasing more of the 'private' pages which will be specific to each company.
We hope to move forward with this soon and enable more clients access to our website’s new features.
Key Health & Safety Figures for Great Britain
This has led to 1.7 million working days lost comprising of 1.2 million days lost to work related ill health and 500,000 days lost to a workplace injury.
We have had concerns that some companies do not understand what constitutes temporary works. We have released a safety information sheet with this newsletter detailing what constitutes temporary works, how you should deal with them and what individual responsibilities people have.
We have also put together a safety information sheet that can be found by clicking here.
Crane Hire Company Found Guilty of Corporate Manslaughter
Following last month’s update regarding the corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide act 2007, a company has recently been prosecuted.
A Crane Hire company was found guilty of corporate manslaughter in December 2015 after the death of its operator at the Scout Moor wind farm in East Lancashire four years ago.
Jurors at Preston Crown Court were told the investigation found several of the crane’s wheel brakes were inoperable, worn and contaminated. The engine braking systems were also found to be non-functional, disabled and damaged providing only limited braking force.
As part of the investigation, brakes were inspected across the company’s fleet with several other cranes found to have significant issues which required immediate work.
Significant failings were also found within the company structure. There was a lack of supervision and recording taking place of organised maintenance work by senior management. The company was fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 in costs after being found guilty of corporate manslaughter.
It was stated by the police that “The Company have shown a complete disregard for the safety of their employees and other road users in failing to prioritise the servicing of the braking systems on their vehicles”