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Welcome to the HSE Weekly Digest eBulletin - 14 Jan 21

Welcome to the HSE Weekly Digest eBulletin - 14 Jan 21

This week's digest contains advice and guidance on protecting homeworkers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We also have information on spot check inspections during the national lockdown.

There are also links to a survey as we look for feedback from those who drive at work and details of HSE's recent enforcement activity.

For all the latest updates visit our website.

Protect homeworkers during the coronavirus pandemic More »

If you have people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, HSE has advice for employers to follow.

Issues you should consider include:

  • lone working without supervision
  • working with display screen equipment (DSE)
  • keeping in touch to recognise signs of stress and mental health problems

Read our advice on how to deal with these issues.

It should also be noted that employers must provide and pay for eye tests for any employees that are display screen equipment (DSE) users – workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time.

HSE spot checks and inspections continue during national lockdown

With the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the national lockdown restrictions now in place, all businesses that continue to operate must ensure their workplace is COVID-secure.

To protect workers, visitors and customers, employers must make sure that everyone is following the measures that have been put in place to manage the risks from coronavirus.

During lockdown, HSE will continue to carry out spot checks and inspections on businesses and will be increasing the number of calls and visits to check COVID-secure measures have been implemented in accordance with government guidance.

During the calls and visits, HSE provides advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers and visitors, but where businesses are not managing this, we will take immediate action.

Please ensure your workplace is safe by following the guidance on being COVID-secureFurther information on spot checks and inspections is available on our website.

COVID updates and guidance

HSE has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which you may find useful.

It includes:

  • Vulnerable workers
    How to protect workers in high-risk groups, clinically extremely vulnerable people and pregnant workers.

  • First aid
    Requirements in non-healthcare settings during the outbreak, as well as first aid cover and qualifications at this time.
  • RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19
    Guidance on on when you should make a RIDDOR report of COVID-19

For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus site.

You can also get advice and find out the national lockdown rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Driving for work – review of joint HSE/DfT guidance

For most people, driving will be one of the most dangerous activity they do and we are interested to hear from people who drive for work, or those who employ them.

It is estimated that one third of all road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Britain involve someone driving as part of their job and countless other RTCs involving people travelling to or from their place of work.

HSE and the Department for Transport produced joint guidance in 2014, INDG382: Driving at work, to help dutyholders manage work-related road risk.

However, in recent years, significant developments in driving technologies and practices have brought the currency of this guidance into question and we want to identify how it can be improved in terms of relevance and accessibility.

Please help us by providing feedback via this short survey.

Risk-reduction through design award 2020-2021: closing date soon

Share your good ideas and any innovative work practices you have introduced into your business by applying for our 'Risk-reduction through design' award.

We want your business to nominate design changes that have made a real impact on reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) risks for workers.

Full details, including a look at last year's winners, are available on the HSE website.

Please submit your nominations to msdpp@hse.gov.uk by 31 January 2021.

Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

A company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when his hand came into contact with a rotating bandsaw blade.

The company was fined £60,000. Read this press release for full details.

Other recent enforcement news includes:

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Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:20 by Jon Chitty

Rising water levels - County and District Council responsibilities - Jan 21

Rising water levels - County and District Council responsibilities - Jan 21

rom: Morley, Oliver (Corporate Director - People)
Sent: 14 January 2021 11:55
Subject: Rising water levels locally
Importance: High

Dear Clerks,

We are aware from a range of sources around rising water levels in a number of areas in the district. We take our coordination role in relation to any potential emergency incident in our area incredibly seriously.

One of the key lessons from the issues around Christmas, was the need for us to tighten up our communications process, and to ensure that people are clear on where responsibilities sit. More »

I therefore wanted to reshare the attached diagram which simply outlines responsibilities around flooding. If there are early signs of issues, and you are aware of problems that need addressing, please use the attached flow chart to request the support you need from the relevant organisations. Proactive action is always better than response in relation to such issues, so if you are concerned please act.

Whilst we will do all we can to try and protect our residents and communities, the District Council has extremely limited powers and consequently very few resources to deploy in relation to flooding over and above playing a coordination role. As you can see from this e-mail we take the coordination role incredibly seriously, and we will do all we can to support in this area.

As has been discussed in the workshops relating to Christmas flooding, the role of individuals in any situation like this is critical, and I would encourage you to promote the EA service for residents to sign up for proactive flood alerts relating to their property. This can be found here:

https://www.fws.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register

Information on current flood alerts in place, or called subsequently can be found here:

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

With best wishes,

Oliver

Oliver Morley

Corporate Director (People)

Huntingdonshire District Council,

Pathfinder House, St. Mary's Street,

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Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:52 by Jon Chitty

Bogus BT Telephone Call - 11 Jan 21

Bogus BT Telephone Call - 11 Jan 21

Beware of a scam telephone call recently received from 0208 0400389 by one of our partners. The call stated, in an automated voice, "This is to inform you that your BT contract will be terminated tomorrow due to illegal theft and hacking activities. To restore your account and resolve the current scenario press 1 to talk to our investigation team right now. Please press 1 now. Thank you."

You can listen to the message here. More »

Most people will realise this is not a genuine call, either because they aren't even a customer of BT or because they are already aware that scams like this happen. However, fraudsters can use technology to attempt these calls on a very large scale, often specifically targeting older or vulnerable people. Therefore the call could likely reach people who are not aware this is fake and who are sufficiently alarmed into pressing 1.

Please tell your colleagues, friends, family and neighbours never to press 1 if any cold call instructs them to do so. This will likely result in a hefty fee on their bill or connection to a threatening or persuasive criminal who knows exactly how to trick someone out of their money.

The instruction to press 1 is a common tactic of many telephone scams. Fake HMRC calls suggesting you owe tax or are due a rebate are a common example. In each and every case please do not press 1 or any other key instructed. And do not be reassured by a local or familiar looking number (in this case a London area code) since fraudsters can 'spoof' numbers to disguise their real origin and look like a local or UK call.

Report phone scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Please stay safe and spread the word. Thank you. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:02 by Jon Chitty