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SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2023

SUMMER GIVEAWAY

If you fancy winning a great gin and beer hamper, all you need to do is enter our Summer Giveaway Draw. If you’re the lucky one, you will get to enjoy a hamper full of Gin, craft beers, mixers and delicious treats!

For a chance to win, simply enter our free draw at:

The draw will close on 30th June 2023.

The winner will be drawn and notified by the 3rd July via email.

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SCAFFOLD INSPECTION

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 make it clear that employers must assess the risks to the health and safety of their employees and members of the public who might be affected by the work.

  • Scaffolds must be inspected before they are used and confirmed in the initial inspection report or in a handover certificate.
  • Scaffolds must be inspected every 7 days.
  • Scaffolds must be inspected following events which could affect the safety of the structure, e.g. alterations, adverse weather or an earthquake.

Failure to provide a safe environment can lead to unlimited fines and up to two years in prison. The HSE regularly prosecute contractors and other scaffold clients for a failure to carry out comprehensive inspections by a qualified person.

  • The person carrying out an inspection must prepare a report before the end of the working period within which the inspection is completed and this must be shared with the client / employer within 24 hours.
  • An employer receiving a report must keep it at the site where the inspection was carried out until the construction work is completed and then at his/her office for 3 months.

Advanced Scaffold Inspectors

Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, London

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CONSTRUCTION DUST – JUST A NUISENSE?

It is in fact a serious risk to your health.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a health and safety inspections’ blitz, targeting how dust is being managed on construction sites.

The campaign of targeted health inspections commenced on Monday 15 May and will run through to Friday 14 July. It will fully support its Dust Kills campaign.

It will focus on the respiratory risks to construction workers from exposure to silica and wood dust and will remind employers that they have a legal duty to control dust effectively and protect their workers’ lung health.

The Government have been urged to do more to prevent silica from becoming ‘the next asbestos’.

Silica dust exposure register has been launched to assist future claims. Workers at risk of silica dust exposure need both x-ray and lung function screening, warns HSE. Inspectors will also work to raise awareness of health issues in relation to dust exposure and the importance of effective control measures to improve the long-term health of those working in construction.

To learn more, go to: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cis36.pdf

CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE THE SAFE USE OF CERTAIN RIDES

Extra checks on the safety of fairground and theme park rides will take place this summer after a string of incidents.

When there is a failure or incorrect operation of a ride it can result in catastrophic consequences. HSE recognises that recent incidents, including the prosecution of operators following a fatal incident in March 2016 involving inflatable devices, have raised public awareness of the potential for injury and harm to users of such devices.

Starting on 24 April, HSE will carry out 100 targeted inspections of specific fairground rides with the programme set to finish by September 2023.

The rides being targeted are Round Ups, Crazy Frogs, Twists, high speed rides and Star Flyers used at travelling fairground and theme park sites. Each of the rides will be inspected to ensure that they are safe for workers and passengers to use and are being correctly maintained and operated.

There are a range of enforcement options available to HSE, including providing information face-to-face or in writing, serving Improvement and Prohibition Notices as well as prosecution. Inspectors will also be looking to help ride owners and operators understand the risk involved with these rides.

HSE guidance can be found at: Health and safety guidance for fairgrounds (hse.gov.uk)

CAMPAIGN TO PROMOR THE SAFE USE OF CERTAIN RIDES

Most of us can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive, as it brings ‘fun in the sun’. Enjoy the summer heat and here’s a few tips to avoid some of the hazards the warmer weather can throw at us.

Don’t stay in a hot car and never leave your children in a hot car.

Never leave your pets in a hot car, they are better off at home in the shade.

If you’re outside for leisure or work, take regular breaks from the heat.

Cool showers are a great way to drop your core body temperature.

Stay hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty – drink plenty of water.

Wear a high factor sunscreen.

Watch for signs of heat stress – muscle cramps, dizziness, rapid pulse, headache.

Wear loose and lightweight clothing.

BREXIT BILL PLAN

Climbdown likely after cross-party Lords revolt threatens to defeat Jacob Rees-Mogg’s retained EU law bill.

Ministers have begun a full-scale retreat over post-Brexit plans to ditch thousands of EU laws by the end of this year, after Tory peers warned they would join a mass cross-party revolt in the House of Lords. While such a climbdown risks angering hardline Tory Brexiters, including the bill’s original champion, Rees-Mogg, the extent of opposition to it from business, environmental groups, unions and Brussels has left ministers with no option but to consider delay, and moving to a scaled-down and less hurried version.

For the full article, go to www.theguardian.com

WHATS ON

The Nostalgia Show

Broadlands Estate , Romsey

16th, 17th & 18th June 2023

A music festival like no other, providing a mixture of good-ole-fashioned fun, vintage and retro style with a hint of kitsch! The Nostalgia Show comes to Romsey and brings whimsical charm and British eccentricity.

www.thenostalgiashow.com

 

Mansfield Park at Jane Austen’s House

Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SD

12th June 2023

Enjoy an evening of sparkling theatre in the beautiful gardens of Jane Austen’s House. This inventive outdoor production reveals a fresh perspective on Jane Austen’s classic romance.

janeaustens.house/events 

 

Hampshire Food Festival

Various locations across the county

1 July 2023 – 31 July 2023.

Wander through vines, explore the lavender fields, tour breweries and get hands on in the kitchen. All this and more is happening across the county as part of July’s month-long Hampshire Food Festival organised by local food group, Hampshire Fare.

www.hampshirefare.co.uk

 

Lymington Seafood Festival 2023

14 July 2023 – 16 July 2023

With views across the Solent, it’s a boutique food festival that packs a party punch as those in the know flock to the town’s marinas for a long weekend of seafood and music. You can also sample some of the region’s best craft ales, artisan gins, a rum shack and award-winning bubbles. Dance the night away with ‘Tina Turner’ taking the stage for Saturday’s tribute act.

www.lymingtonseafoodfestival.co.uk 

 

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

5th – 6th August 2023

The must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. Join them for one of the biggest Supercar events on the South Coast.

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