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- Government advisor to give first full speech since his report’s publication
- Industry stakeholders’ excitement over seminar grows
INSURANCE and health and safety professionals will get their first opportunity to engage with Lord Young on Monday, following the publication last week of his report Common Sense, Common Safety.
Lord Young will speak to an invited audience in the Great Hall at the Chartered Institute of Insurers on October 25. This will be his first appearance in a seminar environment and industry experts are keen to debate the radical reforms he has proposed.
Gerard Forlin QC, who will also speak at the event, said, “The UK has the best health and safety record in the world. We must be very careful that this pole position is maintained. Nothing must jeopardise it.
“That said, it is true that certain aspects of health and safety legislation and, in particular, how certain cases are investigated, funded and brought may need to be reviewed. Getting the correct balance will be an extremely difficult task to achieve. We all need to work together on this important task.”
- Health and safety forum places filled in days
- Industry keen to engage with Lord Young after positive response to his report
LORD Young of Graffham will speak to a packed Great Hall at the Chartered Institute of Insurers on Monday October 25, following the publication of his report into health and safety culture in the UK.
Industry leaders will gather to hear Lord Young, Gerald Forlin QC and David Smith, managing director of Zurich Insurance UK Broker Division at the event, organised by Cardinus Risk Management, in conjunction with International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
Audience members will have the opportunity to debate Lord Young’s report, Common Sense, Common Safety, which was published on October 15. All seats at the event were filled within a week of invitations being sent out, such is the interest in Lord Young’s proposals.
Prime minister David Cameron, writing in the foreword to the report, said, “Lord Young has come forward with a wide range of far reaching proposals which this government fully supports… Now we need to act on this report and I am delighted that Lord Young has agreed to remain as my advisor on these important issues; to work with departments and all those with an interest in seeing his recommendations put into effect.”
- Registered safety practitioner to lead Cardinus consultancy division
- Versatile professional started in construction; now experienced across all sectors and disciplines
CARDINUS Risk Management has appointed Mark Preston as head of its health and safety consultancy.
Mark is a registered safety practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in health, safety and environment management. He started his career in 1987 with the construction company McNicholas and was director of HS&E there until 2002.
Between 2002 and 2007, Mark was director of quality, safety and environment at Carey Group plc where he introduced initiatives that resulted in dramatic reductions in accident rates at the civil engineering, building and demolition group.
Since 2007 Mark has advised a large number of high-profile international corporations. His consultancy work has included the development of systems, auditing, training and strategic advice to senior management in organisations including: BMW, AB World Foods, Eversheds, Microsoft, Air Canada, Thames Water, EA Sports and the New York Stock Exchange.
Mark Preston BA, CMIOSH, MAPS is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, the Association for Project Safety and the American Society of Safety Engineers. He has qualifications across the entire range of health, safety and environmental disciplines.
- New Cardinus service maintains compliance at lowest possible cost
- Multiple levels of intervention ensure appropriate response
TO help organisations with depleted resources manage their display screen equipment (DSE) risk, Cardinus Risk Management has launched a fully managed DSE service.
The innovative Cardinus managed DSE programme is designed to mitigate employee risk at the earliest opportunity – when costs can be kept to an absolute minimum. The service is particularly useful for organisations that might have seen budget cuts and reductions to administration resources.
Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety, at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “Cardinus has always listened very closely to its customers and our Client Services team meets every few days to discuss new ways of helping them. It was very clear that an affordable managed solution would be a great new service to offer companies that want to keep both their risk exposure and their costs to a minimum.
During this time we have helped our customers comply with regional and national regulations (such as the Display Screen Equipment regulations), reduce injuries and improve productivity.
This report comprises a collection of articles that we feel may have special interest for Health & Safety professionals seeking to deliver results from their ergonomics program.
It will help the reader to view personal injury claims through the eyes of the legal profession and provide some different perspectives relating to how safety can be ‘marketed’ to management and employees.
Cardinus Risk Management provides a comprehensive range of DSE consultancy services. These include:
This exciting course offers an introduction to ergonomic principles and their relation to the use of DSE.
This one-day course is specifically aimed at ‘would-be’ DSE assessors who will have responsibility for reducing the risks associated with display screen equipment.
Topics covered: Ill-health and injury resulting from DSE use; how these conditions arise; identifying the risks resulting from task organisation, furniture and the workplace environment; administrative and physical control measures; requirements for eyesight testing and information, instruction and training of DSE users.
Contact Cardinus today for dates and prices.
Cardinus provides comprehensive DSE solutions that really work. Workstation Safety Plus, is award-winning software is designed to help businesses comply with their DSE Regulations. It provides employees with DSE assessment and training that adapts to their individual needs. In fact over 98% of employees find Workstation Safety Plus an effective product to manage their DSE risk.
East Grinstead based Cardinus Risk Management has announced a sponsorship deal with UK based Ergo Journal, a new web portal dedicated to helping organisations and consumers increase their understanding of ergonomics, and how it can improve health and safety in the workplace.
Ergo Journal aims to be the leading portal for the ergonomics industry. The site includes ergonomics news, latest ergonomics products and product reviews, ergonomics software, changes and effects of ergonomics legislation, DSE and health and safety in the workplace.
There are hundreds of companies worldwide who offer Ergonomics / DSE solutions, including risk assessment, with evidence to show that when correctly implemented, DSE/ergonomics risk assessments can not only benefit the health of the employee, but the employer can benefit financially.
There are a number of ways that DSE assessment can be carried out, including both formal assessment and through the use of ergonomics software solutions. Ergo Journal recently attended the Safety and Health Exposition and Facilities Show in Birmingham, England, and interviewed Jon Abbott of Cardinus Risk Management, a provider of Ergonomics Software solutions, in order to understand their views on the benefits of using ergonomics software.