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Gloucestershire day nurseries seminar

Nursery managers, owners and workers from around Gloucestershire attended a seminar run by Gloucester City Council on 20 September 2007, aimed at raising health and safety awareness and provide information about a range of infectious diseases and their management.

Speakers included:

The half-day seminar was run and organised by Gloucester City Council, on behalf of the Gloucestershire Health and Safety Group, in conjunction with the Health Protection Agency and Ofsted. 

The presentations focussed on common problems associated with day nurseries and practical measures on how to prevent them.  The speakers were available to offer practical advice and answer any questions.  Hand washing exercises were carried out and the delegates were encouraged to network with each other to discuss common issues and solutions to problems they encounter.

Feedback showed that the seminar was well received and delegates found it to be enjoyable, informative and worthwhile.  The fact that the relevant agencies were all together was found to be particularly useful by the people attending.  Delegates were asked to confirm what changes they were going to make as a result of attending and follow up visits will be made later in the year to assess their compliance and evaluate the effectiveness of the seminar.

If you require any more details of the event, please contact:

Ed Pomfret, Senior Environmental Health Officer
Tel: 01452 396069


DSE forum

I am happy to say that, for the first time, the VDU Workstation Checklist (found at the back of L26 Work with display screen equipment; Guidance on the Regulations, and HSG90; The Law on VDUs.) is available for free download

It has had a visual makeover, and forms part of the stakeholder pack for the 2007/08 Better Backs campaign, but the actual checklist contents are unchanged. I have often been asked when this was going to be made freely available and I hope you find it useful.

Updated 2011-10-20