28th April 2012: World Day for Safety and Health at Work highlights OSH in the green economy

On 28th April, thousands of representatives of governments, employers and workers celebrate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual event initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote safe, healthy and decent work. The topic of this year brings in focus occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy [...]

CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme held at Cafe Royal – London

Site managers working for Euromarmi, Red & Blue, Poliform and HS Dev on the Cafe Royal project for Mace who attended the approved CITB 5 day site managers safety training scheme have successfully passed , each scoring 100% in their exams!  A reflection of the quality of training delivered and the way the group worked [...]

OiRA, the Online Interactive Risk Assessment project.eu

OiRA is a European initiative lead by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to develop an easy-to-use and cost-free web application to create online risk assessment tools. This OiRA web application helps Sectoral Social Partners (employers’ and employees’ organisations) and National authorities (Ministries, Labour Inspectorates, OSH institutes, etc.) produce sector-specific risk assessment tools targeting small businesses. TRY OUT [...]

RIDDOR 1995 Changes on 6 April 2012

As of 6 April 2012, RIDDOR’s over-three-day injury reporting requirement has changed. The trigger point has increased from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as [...]

Construction Industry advised to improve green skills

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the construction industry have been advised to improve their green skills so as not to miss out on business opportunities that may arise from the low carbon economy. The training board and sector skills council CITB Construction Skills says that ‘urgent steps’ are needed in order to improve [...]

Opinion: Lies, damned lies and building stats

Now we all know what it feels like on the naughty step. The country has fallen into a double-dip recession and the finger is being pointed at a collapse in construction as a prime cause of the latest woes. It’s hardly a shock to anyone in the industry that we are going through very tough [...]

Is your company ‘Carbon Neutral’?

With green issues being high on many companies’ agendas, being able to say your company is ‘carbon neutral’ could be seen to give commercial advantage. But what does ‘carbon neutral’ really mean? There is currently no agreed definition for carbon neutrality. Generally it is accepted to mean that a person or company’s unavoidable carbon dioxide [...]

Building Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London

Wep:HSE are currently working on the Café Royal Project in Regent Street London – Principal Contractor Mace Group  wep:HSE have been appointed by three world reputed International Clients including: B&B Italia S.p.A,  Poliform & Euromarmi90 www.bebitalia.it www.poliform.it www.euromarmi90.it The Challenge To prepare each client for pre-qualifications as prescribed by the requirements set out in the [...]

New wep:HSE website launched!

We are proud to announce the new wep:HSE website open for business!