The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released annual figures for work-related deaths in 2016/17, including the number of people known to have died from mesothelioma, the asbestos-related cancer.
Aegis has shown its support for St Catherine’s Hospice by raising money so the Lostock Hall-based organisation could buy an important piece of equipment.
As part of its ongoing support of St Catherine’s and other charities in the local area, Aegis donated £250 towards the cost of a “Billy Goat” – an industrial leaf blower for collecting leaves on site.
Recent terrorist attacks in the UK and abroad have demonstrated a shift, which presents new challenges to the construction industry and beyond.
It has resulted in the government updating its terror advice for employers to keep workplaces safe.
Aegis has donated £750 to help protect staff working on their own for SLEAP, a local charity for homeless young people.
SLEAP – Support in Leyland with Emergency Accommodation for Young People – is based in Leyland and also covers the Chorley and South Ribble areas.
A fire risk assessment is one of the most important safety procedures there is, ensuring that premises meet all current fire safety standards.
It’s also a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Construction and design management (CDM) services provider Aegis has retained its status as a Registered Corporate Practice of the Association for Project Safety (APS).
This is the third year running that Aegis has achieved the standard required by the APS to achieve this certification. The certification also demonstrates competence as a safety systems in procurement (SSIP) business, with regard to CDM services.
Each year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes its business plan detailing what the HSE has achieved in the previous year, and discussing its plans for the next twelve months.
While the plan does not cover everything the HSE will do in the next year, it does highlight the specific priorities for the following 12 months.
It is clear from the Queen’s Speech that Brexit-related legislation will dominate parliamentary business for the next two years – with potentially enormous implications for the construction sector.
As CDM professionals, the team at Aegis are aware that there has been much speculation about how Brexit might affect the CDM Regulations. This debate is especially relevant because the regulations – widely regarded as highly effective – were introduced to ensure UK construction law was compliant with EU legislation.
Data published by the Fire and Rescue Service has revealed that the number of fire incidents in England has halved in the last 10 years.
Over the last decade, the total number of incidents the Fire and Rescue Service attended has dropped from over one million to 529,000.
The Principal’s charity golf day at Myerscough College saw a team from Aegis take home the top prize – and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the process.
Dozens of golfers teed up for the event in May, which generated more than a thousand pounds for the charity.