The world of health and safety is ever changing. Advances in technology, working processes and legislation ensure more site personnel are protected from harm and lead long, healthy lives. To keep on top of the latest changes, our consultants regularly attend seminars and training courses. This ensures that we always provide up to date advice and ensure duty holders satisfy their legal responsibilities under CDM Regulations 2015. To promote awareness of these changes, we regularly post updates to LinkedIn and Twitter. We also issue monthly newsletters bringing you the latest goings on at AGA and in the Health & Safety community.
The links below will allow you to read or download our previous newsletters, with a new one added each month.
AGA Newsletter February 2020 - This month we are looking at the ongoing investigation into the fire at Grenfell in 2017. Along with a focus on COSHH, with some frequently asked questions, recent prosecutions and changes to the Workplace Exposure Limits. Further reading on the latest safety innovations in the construction industry is also very interesting.
January 2020 - The new year focuses on the importance of mental health and how best to promote positive thinking in your organisation. Page 2 answers frequent questions regarding site manager training before leading into a recent news story about an incompetent site manager and company director each receiving a fine and prohibition notices. The newsletter also focuses on safe winter driving and safety innovations improving works involving potential exposure excessive vibration.
December 2019 - A fresh new look for the newsletter and a reminder of managing stress and mental health kicked off Decembers newsletter. Further reading pre-empts the HSE's upcoming campaign to manage exposure to excessive Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration.
November 2019 - Another Wedding and a morale boosting Halloween fun day kicked off the November newsletter ready for World Mental Health Day. Further reading included the dangers of Asbestos and managing suspected substance abuse.
October 2019 - The HSE's newest campaign focusing on occupational lung disease graced Octobers front cover before a segment about preventing workplace fires. The newsletter was capped off with the exciting news of an AGA Wedding!
July 2019 - June promoted the HSE's latest "Stop. Make a Change" campaign which looked into further improving health and safety standards. This focused on such activities as lifting operations, hand arm vibration and striking buried services as well as mental health.
June 2019 - With falls from height still being the biggest cause of death on construction sites, Junes newsletter answered commonly asked questions regarding managing working at height. Further reading included a look at design risk assessments and new sentences for Gross Negligence Manslaughter.
May 2019 - May's edition started by promoting mental health awareness week and ended with tips and tricks to manage stress. In between were story's regarding restricting scaffold ladder access and frequently asked questions in CDM.
April 2019 - In line with the HSE clamping down on exposure to dust and ineffective RPE, AGA now offer face fit testing. The newsletter also focused on asbestos awareness and two construction firms facing prosecution for poor management of foreseeable risks.
March 2019 - Mental Health graced the front cover of March's issue. Mental health is an ongoing issue which the HSE will continue to monitor for the foreseeable future. Other points focus on the safe use of scaffolding and controlling exposure to cancer inducing fumes when welding.
February 2019 - Safe winter driving advice took the front page of this months newsletter. There was also the tragic story of the death of a young girl following failings by a property management company.
January 2019 - January's newsletter opened with a story remembering the Clapham Rail Crash in 1988. The crash led to the review of safe working practices and training requirements in the industry. The newsletter goes on to highlight the risks of lone working and ensuring structural stability during alteration, demolition and dismantling works.
December 2018 - The theme of asbestos continued into this edition with a story about contractors being exposed and the subsequent HSE investigation. We also took the opportunity to introduce readers to the Administration team who keep things running behind the scenes.
November 2018 - Novembers newsletter continued with worrying statistics issued by the HSE on the rise. This months story focused on the rise of penalties and is followed by a reminder regarding linked fire alarm systems. We also took the opportunity to join the HSE in highlighting the importance of monitoring mental health.
October 2018 - Octobers newsletter opened with the worrying statistic that workplace deaths were on the rise. There was also the story of a construction company director being jailed for failing to suitably manage flammable liquids.
September 2018 - The inaugural newsletter with advice on assessing design risks and a story about a fine imposed by the HSE on a property developer. We also took the opportunity to promote the new E-Learning courses AGA offer.