Welcome back!

 

We hope you enjoyed our Autumn Newsletter. Again, we received some great feedback so please keep it coming.

As Christmas and the New Year approach, it’s a perfect time to reflect on what an incredible year its been for the MSA team and we want to thank you for your business throughout 2019, and look forward to offering you the same service and customer care throughout 2020.

It’s also a perfect time to reflect on some of the main stories within Health & Safety this year, which we will be doing in this winter edition.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Team at MSA

AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

ELEGANT, CLASSIC AND REGAL

This Christmas we are giving away a

Fortnum and Mason Hamper

filled with goodies and delivered before Christmas. Simply go to msasafety.co.uk/christmas to enter the draw!

No purchase required. The winner will be contacted by email. Terms and Conditions apply. Giveaway closes on the 13th of December 2019 at 11am.

 

EMPHASIS ON EMPLOYEE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH IN 2019

Over the past few years, it feels like there has been a significant positive increase in mental health awareness in the workplace and although this is encouraging, reports suggest that some employers are not yet, responding effectively to the moral, ethical and economic task and research shows that a culture of fear and silence still surrounds mental health. This is costly to employers, with an estimated 1 in 5 employees calling in sick, due to stress. Whilst so much has been achieved across the industries, it is important to raise the priority given to mental health and wellbeing in order to move toward a culture which proactively manages mental wellbeing. There are a growing number of organisations offering excellent support, guidance and training, including MSA Safety.

 

WE HAVE A WINNER

Our Autumn Giveaway was won by Trevor Mant at Harmon Group, who was surprised to hear he was the winner, as he had forgotten he had even entered the draw!

The box of delicious white wine arrived in time for Trevor to enjoy as the darker evenings settled in. Well done, Trevor!

Don’t miss our AMAZING Christmas Giveaway! Details above.

 

2019 WORK AT HEIGHT CASE AND CONVICTION

A food manufacturer has been sentenced after two workers suffered serious injury falling through a rooflight. Investigating a roof leak, the workers walked close together not realising that the roof contained several rooflights. One rooflight gave way when both stood on it.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigators found the roof had several rooflights but they were not visible due to moss and dirt build-up. Employees had not been made aware of the rooflights. The company pleaded guilty to breaking the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined £1,866,000 and ordered to pay £8,019 in costs.

The HSE commented: “This was a wholly avoidable incident caused by the failure of the company to provide adequate controls against the risks arising from working at height. Consideration of roof fragility and rooflights, visible or not, should be made especially on older buildings”.

 

WHAT’S ON

Southampton Ice Rink at West Quay
9th November 2019 – 5th January 2020
Enjoy some festive fun on the ice.
https://www.iceskatesouthampton.co.uk

Christmas at Paultons Park
23rd November – 23rd December 2019
Meet Santa in his magical grotto and experience Peppa Pig World in a festive setting.
https://paultonspark.co.uk/attractions/events-and-shows

Southampton’s Western Walls and Vaults Wall
Up to 31st December 2019
Guided Tours of the Southampton’s historic old town.
https://seesouthampton.co.uk/?f58e230ea4448c66498fb20eaaa6d8da=cf41c5f6c7

Ringwood Framers Market
21st December 2019
Your chance to pick up some festive treats and support local producers.
https://www.supernaturaltoursandevents.com

Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight
21st December 2019 – Andover
Magical evening watching these mystical birds twist and turn through the night sky.
https://hawk-conservancy.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/12364?catID=11082

The What’s On events are not recommendations by MSA Safety. Events listed should be pursued by the readers at their own discretion. MSA take no responsibility for cancelled or unsatisfactory events.

 

HSE HEALTH & SAFETY STATISTICS 2018/19

On the 30th of October, the HSE released the 2018/19 Health and Safety at Work statistics. Here are just some of their findings:

– 147 workers killed at work (Up 3 from the previous 12 months.)
– 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.
– 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

These numbers are shocking and there is still much work to do to improve health and safety standards in the UK.

See the full report on the HSE website: hse.gov.uk/statistics/.

 

TRAINING

Face Fit Testing
Scaffold Inspection
Mental Health First Aid
Emergency First Aid
Plant, Fork Lift, Slinger, Banksman
First Aid for Schools
CITB SMSTS & Refresher
CITB SSSTS & Refresher
CITB Temporary Works
Health and Safety Awareness
IPAF
Fire Warden
Paediatric First Aid
PASMA

All courses are available in-house for larger groups and benefit from a discounted price. Please call us for a quotation.
Please note, we are holding our 2019 prices for 2020 training.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BUSINESS HOURS

Please note, the office will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 4:00pm on the 20th of December 2019, and then reopening on the 2nd of January 2020 at 8:30am.

 

MISSION CHRISTMAS

For the second year, the MSA Safety office has become a drop off point in support of Mission Christmas! We will be collecting gifts for disadvantaged children living across the south until Friday, 13th December 2019.
If you are able to donate a small gift feel free to drop your gift to us as your local drop off point, after which they will be collected from our office by the Charity for sorting and distribution.

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