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Shattered Lives Update – LAU News March 08

The Shattered Lives campaign started on Monday 25 February.

Look out for –

Don’t forget to visit the new webpages

Colleagues in Local Authorities are signing up to take part in campaign activities as well as a number of private sector organisations, including;

There is still time for your council to get involved and there will be further activity over the next few months as the campaign gathers momentum.

Submission of Local Authority (LA) Prosecutions data for 2007/08

It’s never been easier to submit details of health and safety prosecutions that YOU have been involved with!

Following the success of last year, where 90% of Local Authorities reported either a prosecution or a nil return, we are once again using the HELA Extranet (HELex) to collect your data.  We need information on all health and safety prosecutions whether successful, unsuccessful or withdrawn and it is equally important to submit a ‘nil return’ if this is appropriate, this link will take you directly to the input screens:

Lead Authority Partnership Scheme Training Course
Loughborough University, 24-25 June 2008

LAU, in association with Loughborough University, is providing a two-day training course to equip both Local Authority officers and their business colleagues to participate in an effective and productive Lead Authority Partnership.  Whilst the course is intended for new entrants to the scheme, it will be of equal value to those in existing partnerships who require refresher training or who have replaced staff that received training earlier in the programme.  Further details and booking information can be found on the LAU website.

Health and Safety Partnership Conference 2008
Remember, Remember the 5th of November

A date for your diaries

This year, a national Health and Safety Partnership Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Deansgate on 5 November 2008.

Planning is at an early stage, but we anticipate having some exciting speakers and a programme that will be of interest to all health and safety professionals.  Due to popular demand, in 2008 we are reinstating the HELA Awards for Innovation, and as in previous years, the winners will be announced at the conference.  Free places will be available to Elected Members when accompanying a health and safety professional.

More information will be available soon, but in the meantime, please make a note in your diaries.

2008 HELA Awards For Innovation

This year’s award(s) will be made to those local authorities, or groups of local authorities eg. County Liaison Groups, working together or in partnership with HSE or other partners, which in the panel’s view has introduced the most innovative and effective schemes in 2007/2008.

We have decided not to have a theme for this year’s awards to enable all local authorities within Great Britain, that have shown an innovative commitment to the enforcement of health and safety, to be eligible to apply, either individually or collectively.

Examples where innovative working could be demonstrated might include:

As in previous years, we will be announcing the winners and presenting the awards at the annual Partnership Conference.  All winners and runners up will receive one free place at the Conference and will be notified of the success of their applications in advance.  The overall winner of the Innovation Awards will be invited to give a presentation at the Conference in recognition of their contribution and to share best practice.

The deadline for entries is Friday 3 October 2008.

Application packs can be downloaded from HELex

Updated 2019-01-31