School trip advice available from HSE

19 January 2012

The first batch in a series of case studies illustrating how to plan and deliver school trips without excessive health and safety red tape are now available on HSE’s website.

Cause and effect

19 January 2012

Impact reporting for charities is complex and requires a subtle analysis on a case by case basis, says Pesh Framjee

Insurance cover advice issued

19 January 2012

New guidance explaining the steps small businesses and the voluntary sector need to take to satisfy prospective insurers they are managing health and safety effectively has been published by the Association of British Insurers.

Olympics’ safety report from HSE

19 January 2012

HSE has published the first of a series of research reports designed to share good health and safety practice adopted and learned during the construction of the Olympic Park. The report shows how the adoption of a no-scapegoating culture by the ODA and its contractors encouraged workers to raise health and safety concerns without fear of reprisal, leading to a safer work site.

Implementing classification changes

18 January 2012

In this article Desmond Waight and Phil Todd discuss some of the issues concerning when a change of classification is made. Note however, that this article is not concerned with the change from a classification under the older DSD/DPD system of classification to that under the CLP system.

Can anyone guarantee a home for life?

18 January 2012

A term recently adopted by the care home industry is “a home for life”, an expression that encapsulates with directness, style and economy exactly what the best care regimes aspire to for their customers. Whether a residential home, a nursing home, a sheltered or very sheltered housing unit, or a domiciliary care agency supporting people in their own residences, everyone seems eager to offer their customers a settled location on that they can depend “for life”. But, wonders Jef Smith, how true can these claims be?

Can anyone guarantee a home for life?

18 January 2012

A term recently adopted by the care home industry is “a home for life”, an expression that encapsulates with directness, style and economy exactly what the best care regimes aspire to for their customers. Whether a residential home, a nursing home, a sheltered or very sheltered housing unit, or a domiciliary care agency supporting people in their own residences, everyone seems eager to offer their customers a settled location on that they can depend “for life”. But, wonders Jef Smith, how true can these claims be?