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How to manage contractor risk in light of new health and safety and modern slavery laws

Posted by Len Simmons on Nov 17, 2016 11:28:26 AM

Businesses that outsource work to contractors and sub-contractors are invited to a free seminar on Wednesday 30 November to find out how to de-risk their operations in the light of new health and safety and modern slavery laws. 

Industry expert Peter Hall, Technical Director of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM),  is the keynote speaker at the seminar. He will advise on leadership in contractor risk management.

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Tags: Health and Safety

Take part in the first Modern Day Slavery Act procurement survey

Posted by Len Simmons on Nov 1, 2016 5:20:00 PM

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Free seminar briefs businesses on revised Health And Safety Sentencing Guidelines

Posted by Gary Plant on Apr 18, 2016 3:53:53 PM

Businesses are invited to find out how to protect themselves against stiffer penalties under the revised Health And Safety Sentencing Guidelines at a free seminar in Leicester on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Keynote speaker Phil Taylor, Head of Health and Safety for supermarket group Morrisons, will join compliance and legal experts from joint hosts Altius and Howes Percival LLP to explain the updated Sentencing Guidelines.

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What Harry Potter can teach us about supplier positioning and management

Posted by Gary Plant on Dec 10, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Just as the fictional school of Hogwarts sorts its aspiring wizards and witches into four houses in the Harry Potter fims, a supplier positioning matrix sorts suppliers into four categories and aids you and your company by minimising the cost of compliance.

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New sentencing guidelines: Nowhere to hide on health and safety compliance

Posted by Gary Plant on Nov 16, 2015 10:08:58 AM

With stiffer sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences on their way for England and Wales, organisations should tighten up health and safety compliance across their supply chain and push it further up the board room agenda, says Gary Plant.

New sentencing guidelines published on 3 November 2015 and coming into force on 1 February 2016, aim to create  a consistent, fair and proportionate approach to sentencing organisations or individuals convicted of corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences.

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Suppliers using asbestos? Related deaths stay at record highs

Posted by Altius on Aug 3, 2015 6:36:00 PM

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According to a new report from the Health and Safety Executive new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), deaths from mesothelioma stayed at record levels for the second year running.

The updated figures show that there were 2,538 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2013, broadly similar to the 2,548 in 2012, but substantially higher than the 2,312 deaths in 2011.

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How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

Posted by Altius on Jun 28, 2015 6:35:52 PM

In an article first published on the Supply Management blog, Altius Managing Director Gary Plant advises on six vital steps procurement managers can take to cut supplier risk.

A survey of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) has revealed that supplier risk is a major concern. 45% of CPOs responding to the Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Data Survey conducted by Consero Group, named vendor threats as their biggest worry.

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Tags: Elite Vendors, Assessment Focus, Health and Safety, Sticker Picker, News

Everything you need to know about PAS91 Construction PQQs

Posted by Altius on May 19, 2015 6:08:15 PM

Although PAS91 Construction pre-qualification questionnaires has been around for some time now, it’s certainly getting a lot more “airtime” at the moment due to it being referenced in the guidance to the CDM (Construction, Design Management) Regulations 2015.

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Tags: Assessment Focus, Health and Safety

No time to lose in protecting your workers from occupational cancer risks

Posted by Altius on May 6, 2015 5:59:33 PM

 

Latest Met Office records show that April 2015 was the sunniest on record since Met Office records began in 1929 - with the UK clocking up an average 212 hours of sunshine during the month.

But the sun does have a downside. In Britain, five people a day are diagnosed with a work–related skin cancer. Sixty people every year die from skin cancer caused by working in the sun.

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Tags: Statistics, Assessment Focus, Health and Safety, News

PAS 91 at heart of UK government construction procurement strategy

Posted by Altius on Apr 7, 2015 11:07:28 AM

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a new construction procurement strategy, designed to simplify processes and make local contracts more open to small and medium sized construction firms.

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Tags: Elite Vendors, Assessment Focus, Health and Safety, Sticker Picker, News

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