Proposals aimed at reducing the number of British people who lose their jobs because of disabilities and ill health provide an opportunity that must be “vigorously seized”, the professional body for workplace health and safety professionals said today.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the fatality in Emmadale Close on 13 August 2015 identified a host of failures by the three companies. As the property's owner, Synergy Housing had primary responsibility for the lift's safety while sister company Aster Property arranged the lift's maintenance. Both are part of housing association the Aster Group, which describes itself on its website as an ethical landlord.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), in partnership with employers and charities, have developed a framework to support employers that want to voluntarily report this information.
The symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) are widely known but the precise relationship between dose (how much vibration) and response (with vascular, neurosensory and musculoskeletal elements) is not.
Signs of extreme tiredness include delayed reactions, poor concentration and corner cutting, all of which leave OESV operators open to making errors that can threaten the safety of their crewmembers. The trade association for the workboat industry has called on the offshore wind and workboat sectors to work together to eliminate instances of fatigue.