Category Archives: Health & Safety

Grenfell insulation was sold at almost 50% discount, inquiry hears......

Inexperienced project manager says he did not check it complied with fire safety regulations.  Click here to read more.

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The full list of Tory MPs who voted down the Grenfell Inquiry recommendations......

The clause would have forced flat managers to share evacuation and fire safety instructions with residents of the building. 308 Tory MPs voted it down.  Click here to read more.

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LBWF – Staff Flu vaccination programme 2020......

Keep your guard up. Book your free flu jab today.

Influenza (flu) is a virus that affects the respiratory tract.  Vaccination is required annually as the flu strains change over time.

We want to do everything we can to keep our staff safe and well. Having the flu jab protects your and helps keep service users, colleagues, family and friends safe.

Free flu vaccinations are available for staff and with the NHS busier than ever dealing with coronavirus, having the jab can also help reduce demand on the NHS and social care. Continue reading

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Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk – School Health is Community Health – 20 August......

Join the Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk for an interactive online session to discuss how schools can ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils and therefore the health of its community.  Click here to register for this free event.

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Covid Secure check......

The TUC are building a database to show what employers are doing to meet their safety obligations.

They are also asking people to take a short survey about how safe their workplace is. This will help them measure how safe different jobs are during the pandemic, as people go back to work.

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Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk: Challenging the unsafe return to work......

This session will challenge the conflicting information about safe and healthy workplaces and provide support for workers and their unions.  Thu, July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST.  Click here for more information.

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Calls to cost review Edmonton incinerator rebuild refused......

Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader declined to carry out a cost review of the planned rebuild of north London’s incinerator last week.

The review was requested by Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, one of a number who objected to the rebuild at a North London Waste Authority meeting on June 25.

Objectors say building a larger incinerator will increase air pollution and CO2 emissions and claim the plans are based on outdated predictions of an increase in waste.  Click here to read more.

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Discourse around 1m/2m distancing rule ‘has been overly politicised’......

More transparency of evidence is needed, argue scientists.  Click here to read more.

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Use of face masks designated KN95......

A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators.  Click here to read more.

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Grenfell ACM cladding still on more than 150 London towers......

More than 150 buildings in London are still wrapped in highly flammable Grenfell-style cladding – almost three years on from the fire, Government figures reveal.

Ministers pledged to strip aluminium composite material (ACM) from tower blocks across the country in the wake of the devastating blaze.

The Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the lives of 72 residents, when fire spread rapidly from a single flat through the cladding of the North Kensington block, engulfing it in flames.

But with the third anniversary of the fire on Sunday, 163 buildings in the capital are still covered in the flammable casing.  Click here to read more.

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