HSfB Blog

The acute "beep, beep, beep, beep..." of the office fire alarm resonates around the room and a momentarily look of concern presents itself on every face that has risen in unison. This, for the incalculable time, is a test alarm and one that arrives each week with wonderment. We are all aware, however, that this scheduled blast has a serious agenda; a job that we can't resent and a role that could save our lives. The fire alarm is possibly the most understated colleague in any office.

Exemption certificate for persons working in mandatory safety helmet areas.

The company is pleased to announce that it has discovered a little known scheme where a person can be exempted from the wearing of a safety helmet. A person exempted under this scheme will designated as a 'Hard Head'. A person who thinks that they can work safely in a designated hard hat area without wearing one can apply for an exemption certificate.

Lord Young and his review of health and safety law in the UK is unlikely to be of any particular use to anyone, except of course lawyers and judges, who will have all the updates to interpret and argue in court (at the tax payer's expense no doubt), since most of our regulation now comes from European legislation (a tory idea so unlikely to change) and the government is required to implement it. Unless that is we change our relationship with Europe, but UKIP didn't win the election. 

One of the best things about Health and Safety for Beginners (HSfB) is the sheer amount of gratitude and appreciation it generates. Sometimes people just have to show that appreciation and gratitude. I just thought I'd share a piece of that here on the blog.

Here is a topic started in our discussion forums to show appreciation to Alexis for the amazing job she does in creating and reviewing people's CVs - Alexis is a Legend

Here's a short poem by Alexis returning that gratitude and appreciation.