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    2014 NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony

    Last week Gary Fallaize (Managing Director RRC International) and David Towlson (Director of Training and Quality) had the pleasure of attending the Nebosh Graduation ceremony for Health and Safety, and Environmental Diploma students.  This was held at the University of Warwick on Monday the 23rd June. Over 200 students were in attendance, and the truly international event was shown by the number of Diploma students who had travelled from countries such as Egypt, India, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, UAE and from throughout the United Kingdom to attend the event, and surrounded by their family and friends.

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    RRC International Supports Health and Safety Week 2014

    RRC International are proud supporters of Health and Safety Week 2014, an initiative that is celebrating the UK’s 85% reduction in fatal accidents since the introduction of the Safety at Work Act in 1974. The UK’s key health and safety bodies have untied to launch H&S Week including; BOHS – British Occupational Hygiene Society BSIF – British Safety Industry Federation NEBOSH – National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health IOSH – Institute of Occupational Safety and Health IIRSM – International Institute of Risk and Safety Management SGUK – Safety Groups UK Businesses have more recently been wising up to the long term benefits of ensuring that health and safety…

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    Safety and Health Expo London 2014

    We are all gearing up here at RRC International to attend the Safety and Health Expo being held in London Excel Centre from the 17-19th June.  This is labelled as the largest Safety Show the UK has seen for 10 years so it really is gathering momentum.  If you haven’t yet registered and you want to, click on the link below for our promotional code.

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    HSE Conference, Sudan

    RRC’s Conference Helps Spread HSE Awareness in Sudan As part of its aim to achieve safer working in Sudan, RRC Training Middle East (RRC ME) held a very successful two-day conference, ‘Enhancing HSE Culture for Sustainable Solutions’, in Khartoum. A high level of audience participation, plus excellent opportunities for networking, were the order of the day at the conference, which was attended by more than 200 delegates from public and private organisations from all over Sudan, representing the many burgeoning industries, including construction, energy, mining and manufacturing. The importance of HSE to Sudan’s government, the increasing need for local training and the damaging effects of accidents on Sudan’s economy were…

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    Petro Energy Project

    Petro Energy Project RRC recently worked with Petro Energy, Sudan, to support their company doctors who wish to perform a more industrial focused occupational health role. Petro Energy E&P is an oil & gas operating company with the objective to explore, develop, and produce oil and gas in Sudan. Their doctors are based in multiple locations where Petro Energy operate and provide essential support to local communities and employees. In December 2012 Dr. Hitham Eltigani Adam (Health Section Head) approached RRC; with a specific set of requirements that focused on issues such as, the management of occupational health in the oil and gas industry, health risk assessments and health impact assessments.…

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    RIDDOR – A Missed Opportunity?

    RIDDOR – A Missed opportunity? From 1 October 2013 the new Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations came into force. The alleged reason for the change from RIDDOR 1995 (as amended) to RIDDOR 2013 is to simplify the reporting requirements in line with the recommendations of the Young report (2010) and the Lofstedt review (2011). To sketch out a bit of background here – the Young report made two recommendations regarding RIDDOR. The first was implemented by the 2012 amendment to change over-3-day injures to over-7-day injuries. The second was to “re-examine the operation of RIDDOR to determine whether this is the best approach to providing an accurate…

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    PAS 79 – Fire Risk Assessment

    You may be aware that British Standards Institute (BSI) have recently revised their fire risk assessment standard – PAS 79. PAS standards for Publicly Accessible Standard and, like all their other standards, is available for a price. Now, you might think we are already swimming in guidance for fire risk assessment. I mean, there’s the very good free stuff (Fire Safety Risk Assessment series) from the UK Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Though now elderly (much from 2006) it is still widely used and applicable, not least because it is free, accessible, relatively short, and focused on specific types of premises. The step-wise approach to fire risk assessment…

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    ACOP’s Update

    In line with the Lofstedt review, HSE are considering chopping or modifying a whole load of approved codes of practice (ACOPs). ACOPs hold a special place in UK Law. In short, they both explain what the law intended to say and also translate complicated legal speak into tangible examples of what it would look like in practice. This is supposed to give confidence to employers that they are doing enough. But, ACoPs can be used in evidence in criminal cases. As a result, they are not flights of fancy into what they might like to see but rather somewhat clipped pronouncements. HSE is striving to be more and more realistic…

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    Sunbeds Regulation Act 2010

    It may have escaped your notice but the UK has a law about Sunbeds – the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010. I know laying in the Sun is a complete mystery for half the world (the half that actually has Sunny days) but to the other half, it’s perfectly understandable. I will let you guess which half the of the world the UK resides. It turns out that a little bit of sun is quite good for you but too much Sun is harmful (that’s probably why we say ‘too much’). Now we all know that launching yourself at the Sun is probably harmful – I mean, it’s rather hot for…