Health and Safety News from October 2018

A roundup of health & safety news from October 2018.

8th Nov 2018

Health and Safety News from October 2018It’s time for another monthly roundup of industry news. To keep you up to date on all things health and safety, our experts have collated their favourite articles from October.

If you’ve read any interesting health and safety blogs recently, we’d love to hear from you. Email info@alcumusgroup.com or tweet us @alcumusgroup.
 

Facilities management and risk management: two sides of the same coin

With tougher sentencing guidelines in force and seven-figure fines now becoming commonplace, risk management must be viewed as integral to the function of all Facilities Managers. This blog highlights the fire safety challenges Facilities Managers face.

Read: Facilities management and risk management: two sides of the same coin
 

What are the real benefits of ISO 9001 Certification?

ISO 9001 certification is recognised globally as a Quality Management System (QMS) standard that helps organisations to improve management processes, but it also has benefits for individuals too. Steve Stubley, Group Technical Director at Alcumus, looks at the lesser-known benefits of ISO 9001 certification.

Read: What are the real benefits of ISO 9001 certification?
 

Why you need BS EN 1090 even if it’s not legally required

BS EN 1090 (CE marking) is a legal requirement for manufacturers of structural steel products, but many companies now seek certification for BS EN 10909 due to customer demand. Colin Bracewell, Sector Manager for Structural Steel at Alcumus ISOQAR, reveals why.
 
Read: Why you need BS EN 1090 even if it’s not legally required
 

Health and safety statistics 2018

On 31 October, the HSE published the latest statistics on work-related health and safety. Here you can learn the key figures from 2017/18 in Britain and gain insight into the different injuries and fatalities that can arise when health and safety control measures aren’t in place.
 
Read: Health and safety statistics 2018
 

Diseases proposed for RIDDOR list

The government is considering extending the list of notifiable diseases under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013. These diseases include silicosis, decompression illness and some forms of chemical poisoning.

Read: Diseases proposed for RIDDOR list
 
That’s all for this month. We’ll be back next month to share more of our favourite articles. Watch this space and stay clued up on the health and safety industry.