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.