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Slips, trips and falls campaign 2008 – ‘Shattered Lives’

The campaign in February and March 2008 is fast taking shape. The theme of the campaign is ‘slips, trips and falls from height shatter lives’. The press adverts, currently being produced, will reflect this theme using porcelain style images. We are therefore calling the campaign ‘Shattered Lives’.

The audiences that we want to influence with the campaign are:

  1. Food retail – Area managers and their store managers
  2. Catering and hospitality – Kitchen managers and chefs (in support of the ‘Stop Slips in Kitchens’ initiative)
  3. Food and drink manufacture – Shift managers
  4. Construction – Site managers
  5. Building and plant maintenance – tradespeople – gas fitters, electricians, carpenters, painters, decorators etc.

If you have any contact with these people, please mention the campaign and tell them about the information that is available on the HSE website

A briefing pack giving you more information about the campaign and how Local Authority colleagues can be involved will be available early in the New Year on the LACORS website.

We will also be requesting Local Authority involvement in inspection work on slips, trips and work at height early in the new financial year i.e. April 2008.  A Local Authority Circular (LAC) will be available in January 2008 giving more details about the inspection elements.

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The Local Authority Construction Engagement (LACE) Project

Have you ever been involved in construction?  Are you responsible for corporate health and safety as well as being a regulator?

If so, we want to hear from you.

We are ‘Team LACE’ (Local Authority Construction Engagement) a team of local authority health and safety officers, working on a partnership project with HSE.

Did you know that the changes made by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, (CDM 2007) enable local authorities to get involved at the design stage of construction projects?

As part of our research, we are interested in hearing from local authorities who can give us examples on how they have used the provisions of the CDM 2007.

Please have a look at this as it could give you some ideas.

Even if you are not familiar with CDM 2007, you may have dealt with a complaint from a construction site that involved a serious health and safety risk that ultimately was not yours for enforcement.

Any involvement you have had with health and safety on a construction site would be of interest to us.

We would also like feedback on your recent experience of working with Planning, Building Control, or Highways on health and safety matters.

Please respond - your feedback will help identify and develop areas of support that HSE can provide to encourage more local authorities to get involved in CDM 2007 enforcement, and construction work.

The examples you give us to work on will be developed and publicised as case study material. We look forward to hearing from you and ask that you bring this article to the attention of colleagues.

Updated 2013-09-06