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Health and Safety

AfOR has a wealth of Health and Safety information which we have specifically obtained from an array of external sources. Key issues are covered in detail with other helpful documents accessible e.g. Matrix of H&S requirements for on farm/small operators. The information is kept up to date as a requirement of AFOR being part of the UKs WISH forum (Waste Industry Safety and Health forum)


Access to these pages is restricted to ORG /REA members.  If you have difficulties accessing these pages please contact Gordon Thompson at the REA (gordon@r-e-a.net tel 07584 253 733).

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Revised guidance from the HSE on working at heights

Revised guidance from the HSE on working at heights

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.
ORG January H&S Newsletter

ORG January H&S Newsletter

The January 2014 edition of our quarterly health & safety newsletter, with a welcome to the REA biogas group.
Quarterly health & safety monitoring survey Quarter 3: 2013.

Quarterly health & safety monitoring survey Quarter 3: 2013.

Our latest report on accidents & incidents reported by our members for bthe 3rd quarter of 2013.
Tool Box Talk on Protection Against Toxin Containing Plants

Tool Box Talk on Protection Against Toxin Containing Plants

The dangers from the handling of toxin containing plants is very real for the compost operative.
ORG Health & Safety News Letter Autumn 2013

ORG Health & Safety News Letter Autumn 2013

Our latest newsletter includes features on; Workplace Transport,
Legionella and our Quarterly Health & Safety Survey.
Managing health and safety

Managing health and safety

Health & safety is an extremely complex area of legislation, both employers and the self-employed have a duty to manage health & safety as it relates to their activities. This free site from the HSE is designed to provide advice for leaders, owners, trustees and line managers. It will particularly help those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. The advice may also help workers and their representatives, as well as health and safety practitioners, and training providers.
ORG launches health & safety consultants’ scheme.

ORG launches health & safety consultants’ scheme.

Organics Recycling Group has launched a health & safety consultants scheme. The scheme which is managed by ORG will see Business Health Partnership (BHP) and Chrestomatics offering substantial discounts to ORG members using their consultancy services.
Revised Guidance on the Safe Use of Lift Trucks

Revised Guidance on the Safe Use of Lift Trucks

It is almost certain that many of our members use lift trucks around their sites. This revised guidance on operator training from the HSE will help site operators and managers facilitate the safe use of these trucks on their sites.
ORG Health and Safety News Letter

ORG Health and Safety News Letter

The ORG Health & Safety News Letter featuring accident and incident reports from the final quarter of 2012
Is health surveillance required in my workplace?

Is health surveillance required in my workplace?

Composting is a natural process that relies on the actions of micro-organisms, the process will release dust & bio-aerosols, which represent potential health hazards. Whilst good health & safety practice should mean that steps are taken to protect workers from exposure to these hazards it must be assumed that there will be a residual risk arising from these hazards.
Using Work Equipment Safely.

Using Work Equipment Safely.

Every year there are numerous incidents arising from the incorrect use of work equipment. This guidance seeks to reduce the risk of these accidents.

The need for waste management a salutary lesson.

Planning for waste management was neglected on this project leading to an explosion and injuries to workers. Employers should remember that they are responsible for the safety and actions of their employees.
A consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications, .

A consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications, .

CD248 – A consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive to approve first aid training and qualifications, a review of the Approved Code of Practice and the content of associated guidance.
Consultation published on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting requirements

Consultation published on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting requirements

HSE is consulting on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection activities.

Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection activities.

Despite some improvement over the last five years, the health and safety performance of the waste and recycling industry remains poor in comparison to other industries. Collection activities represent one of the most hazardous activities associated with the industry, with approximately 80% of accidents occurring during collection of household and trade waste.

Improving Cabin Air Quality for Plant Operatives

This guidance has been written by AfOR member BMAir to provide information for site & company health & safety managers on how to reduce the risk to site personnel in respect of cabin air quality when operatives spend prolonged or frequent periods of time in mobile plant.
Statistics on Fatal Injuries in the Workplace 2011/12

Statistics on Fatal Injuries in the Workplace 2011/12

HSE statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace. The addition of provisional data for the period April 2011 - March 2012 suggests a levelling-off in the previous downward trend in the rate of fatal injuries, over the last four years. The key points from the release are:
Health and Safety Issues Relatiing to Transport Operations Associated with Waste Collection

Health and Safety Issues Relatiing to Transport Operations Associated with Waste Collection

Transport operations associated with collection activities (municipal and commercial) and at a range of waste management and recycling sites represent the most significant risk of serious or fatal accidents to workers and members of the public. ‘Struck by moving vehicle’ accounts for about only 4% of all reported accidents, however, over 40% of all fatalities fall within this category.
Outdoor working

Outdoor working

When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual's effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls for example:
Kent waste company fined after worker loses arm

Kent waste company fined after worker loses arm

A waste and recycling company has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after a worker lost most of his arm on an unguarded conveyor system at a site in Kent.
Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

An Ystrad Mynach recycling firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a yard foreman was crushed to death. Norman Mayne (56) from Newport died after he became trapped between a container and a skip at Amber Services Ltd's recycling yard at Dyffryn Business Park on 25 June 2008.
Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in SME’s

Health risk management: A practical guide for managers in SME’s

Guidance for the managers of SME's on health risk controls
Asbestos health and safety

Asbestos health and safety

Asbestos is the greatest cause of work related death in the UK. Every week there are at least 20 asbestos related deaths. This section of the HSE website gives advice on the control of asbestos
Health and Safety FAQs

Health and Safety FAQs

This site provides answers to numerous frequently asked questions in the area of health & safety.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Change – 6 April 2012

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Change – 6 April 2012

From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting requirement will change. From then on the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).
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