Plant and Safety https://plantandsafety.co.uk Keeping our Customers Safe and Compliant Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:06:58 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-Union-Jack-32x32.png Plant and Safety https://plantandsafety.co.uk 32 32 Plant and Safety Achieves NICEIC Approved Contractor https://plantandsafety.co.uk/plant-and-safety-achieves-niceic-approved-contractor?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=plant-and-safety-achieves-niceic-approved-contractor https://plantandsafety.co.uk/plant-and-safety-achieves-niceic-approved-contractor#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 19:11:46 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2619 Plant and Safety Achieves NICEIC Approved Contractor Status for Electrical Testing and Repair Services Following the launch of the Plant and Safety Electrical Inspection and Testing division, we are proud to announce that the company is now accredited as an NICEIC Approved Contractor for Electrical Inspection, Testing, and Repair Services.  The company was recently audited… Read More »Plant and Safety Achieves NICEIC Approved Contractor

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Plant and Safety Achieves NICEIC Approved Contractor Status for Electrical Testing and Repair Services

NICEIC Approved Contractor

Following the launch of the Plant and Safety Electrical Inspection and Testing division, we are proud to announce that the company is now accredited as an NICEIC Approved Contractor for Electrical Inspection, Testing, and Repair Services. 

The company was recently audited and assessed by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) to achieve the ‘NICEIC Approved Contractor’ certification for its electrical testing services. The assessment process included an in depth audit on the company’s policies and procedures, the competence of our electrical team, and work recently completed at our customer sites. 

Following a successful audit and assessment process, Electrical Division Managing Director, Martyn Jupp, said the following “A great achievement by the team to gain full NIC EIC registration, to be approved to carry out Inspection and Testing of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial buildings along with any repairs required to achieve compliance. As a national provider for these services, our customers will now have even more confidence in our capability to keep them compliant as an NICEIC Approved Contractor.’

What is the NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme? 

The NICEIC Approved Contractor scheme is for electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671. The scheme covers:

  • Electricians working on commercial and industrial installations
  • Electricians working on domestic installations
  • Electrical installation condition reporting (testing, inspection, PIRs)
  • Street lighting installers
  • Security systems Installers
  • Any other activity covered by BS 7671

Click here find out more about the NICEIC Approved Contractor Certification scheme. 

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Plant and Safety Ltd are a national NICEIC Approved Contractor for wide range of Electrical Compliance and Electrical Testing Services, including but not limited to Fixed Wire Testing (EICR). Click here to learn more about our Electrical Testing Services, or contact us using the phone number and email address below. 

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

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Suspected Electrical Fault: Farmer 'devastated' after 2,000 pigs die in fire

Suspected Electrical Fault: Farmer Devastated After 2000 Pigs Die in Fire

A Kilkeel farmer said he is “devastated” at the loss of at least 2,000 pigs in a fire, which is likely to have been an electrical fault and the Fire Service is treating it as an accident.

The farrowing house at Glenmarshal Pedigree Pig, a shed where sows and their piglets were kept, was destroyed.

Owner Trevor Shields said fire fighters did a “tremendous job” in stopping the fire from spreading.

“In layman’s terms it’s the maternity ward and there were 140 sows in there with baby piglets, up to about three weeks old,” Mr Shields said.

“Total number somewhere around 2,000 and they are just gone, which is very sad.”

Mr Shields said Glenmarshal is a well-known name in the pig breeding world and a regular prize-winner at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society’s Balmoral Show.

“Our losses are quite substantial because this is one of the top breeding farms in Europe and there’s bloodlines that have just been wiped away,” he said.

“We’ll just have to put the pieces together and get over it because they are gone.

“Some of the lines may still be here on the farm in other parts, but there will be lines that have been lost. Some of those could go back as far as 40 years.

“The animals that we show at Balmoral are born from 1 September. Unfortunately they are gone.”

Speaking in the assembly, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots described the fire as “an absolutely awful thing to have happened”.

He said he had asked his department’s veterinary service to get in contact with the owner.

“I would hope that they will be able to ensure that in terms of animal welfare and all of that there, they can give qualitative advice and support to the individual,” the minister added.

‘Difficult Conditions’ 

Four fire engines were called to the scene and the blaze was brought under control by 23:50 BST.

Assistant Group Commander Martin Healy said they arrived to a well developed blaze and they “worked in difficult conditions to prevent the fire spreading to adjacent buildings”.

He said it was “a very difficult scene to witness” and he was thankful they were able to stop the fire spreading to other sheds where more pigs were housed.

Cmdr Healy said one of the farm workers suffered slight burns to his feet and was treated at the scene before being brought to hospital.

Special animal rescue teams worked alongside fire crews at the scene.

Engines, from Kilkeel, Newcastle and Warrenpoint, attended the incident along with the Animal Rescue Team, a Command Support Unit and a water tanker.

Original Source: Kilkeel: Farmer ‘devastated’ after 2,000 pigs die in fire, 8th September 2020. Read the full article here.

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About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment,  lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

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Plant and Safety Launches Electrical Testing Division

Plant and Safety, industry experts in Testing, Inspection, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services announce the launch of our Electrical Testing Division. 

Plant and Safety’s Electrical Testing division will complement the company’s existing Mechanical Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to support customers in keeping their electrical systems and portable electrical equipment both safe and compliant.

Key services offered by our Electrical Testing Division will include:

  • Fixed Wire Testing
  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
  • Thermal Image Inspections
  • Electrical Remedial Services
  • Emergency Lighting Testing
  • Fire Alarm Testing

Plant and Safety Managing Director Ryan White said “As our company continues to grow and develop, we are excited to launch our Electrical Testing Division, which will offer additional Inspection and Testing services to both new and existing customers. The launch of our Electrical Testing division gives Plant and Safety a unique service offering to enable the business to offer more services to keep customers both safe and compliant.”

Plant and Safety Electrical Testing Services

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If you would like to find out more about our Electrical Testing Services, then contact Plant and Safety by phone or email on the following: 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the UK, Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers for Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

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New Career Vacancy: Lifting Equipment Engineer (West Midlands) https://plantandsafety.co.uk/new-career-vacancy-lifting-equipment-engineer-west-midlands-2?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-career-vacancy-lifting-equipment-engineer-west-midlands-2 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:20:04 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2165 New Vacancy: Lifting Equipment Engineer (West Midlands) Plant and Safety Limited are a national provider of Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. We strive to deliver the best customer service and ensure that our customer’s people and their equipment remain both safe and compliant.  Due to continued growth, Plant and Safety are looking for a Lifting… Read More »New Career Vacancy: Lifting Equipment Engineer (West Midlands)

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New Vacancy: Lifting Equipment Engineer
(West Midlands)

LOLER Inspection and Testing

Plant and Safety Limited are a national provider of Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. We strive to deliver the best customer service and ensure that our customer’s people and their equipment remain both safe and compliant. 

Due to continued growth, Plant and Safety are looking for a Lifting Equipment Engineer to join our business. The candidate should be located in the West Midlands, ideally within driving distance from our Head Office located in Shenstone, Lichfield. 

This particular role will be primarily supporting a local council to carry out inspections on hoisting equipment within residential homes. A full clean driving licence and a DBS check will be required, along with a friendly and professional approach when dealing with inspection work in residential homes. Note that you will also be required to support other contracts where required.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working on various customer sites across a wide range of sectors within the West Midlands and surrounding areas. Further travel may be required from time to time depending on customer requirements. 
  • Completing statutory examinations on lifting equipment and accessories including overhead cranes, hoists, slings, shackles, chains, and wire ropes etc
  • Advising customers on on their legal requirements as defined under the relevant regulations 
  • Completing maintenance, repairs, and installations of lifting equipment (if this is within your skill set)
  • Carrying out on site testing on lifting equipment including runway beams, lift shift beams, and crane systems 

Desired Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Mechanical engineering background with relevant qualifications (i.e. Apprenticeship, NVQ, Diploma, Degree etc)
  • LEEA qualifications are preferred, but not essential
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within the industry completing lifting equipment inspections
  • Experience with maintaining, completing repairs, and installing fixed lifting equipment is preferred, but not essential. Equipment should include Overhead Gantry Cranes, Hoists, and Swing Jibs etc. 
  • Experience in completing on site testing on lifting equipment in line with the relevant British Standards

Salary and Benefits

  • Full time – Permanent 
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company Vehicle and Private Usage
  • Company Mobile Phone 
  • 25 Days Holiday Per Year
  • 3% Minimum Company Pension Contributions
  • Further development and training opportunities

How to Apply for the Role

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, then please email us with a copy of your CV to careers@plantandsafety.co.uk. A member of our team will be in touch once we have recieved your email. 

T: 0330 113 7920

E: careers@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

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Updated: Plant and Safety COVID-19 Statement V1.2 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/updated-plant-and-safety-covid-19-statement-v1-2?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=updated-plant-and-safety-covid-19-statement-v1-2 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/updated-plant-and-safety-covid-19-statement-v1-2#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 12:19:15 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2098 Updated: Plant and Safety COVID-19 Statement (For Customers) The following COVID-19 statement has been revised to v1.2, and is intended to inform our customers on how Plant and Safety will continue to provide our normal compliance services, whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of Plant and Safety personnel.  Plant and Safety is continuously monitoring the… Read More »Updated: Plant and Safety COVID-19 Statement V1.2

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Updated: Plant and Safety COVID-19 Statement (For Customers)

The following COVID-19 statement has been revised to v1.2, and is intended to inform our customers on how Plant and Safety will continue to provide our normal compliance services, whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of Plant and Safety personnel. 

Plant and Safety is continuously monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 in order to be able to react to the dynamically changing situation at any time and to adapt our measures accordingly.

The health and safety of our customers, employees, suppliers, and members of the public is our top priority. These measures are reviewed on a weekly basis to ensure that any guidance issued by Plant and Safety remains in line with advice and instructions issued by the Government, Health and Safety Executive, World Health Organisation (WHO), and any other relevant bodies who are recognised as advisors during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
During these difficult times, we anticipate that all our services will continue as normal, however it may take us slightly longer than usual to respond to general enquiries received by phone or email. All customer enquiries should be sent by phone or email to 0330 113 7920 or sales@plantandsafety.co.uk.

Key Service Updates

  • Phone/ Email Systems: Our main phone line and email addresses will continue to operate as normal, with all phone
    calls being redirected to the relevant teams. If Plant and Safety personnel working from our registered office is deemed unnecessary, then our personnel may be required to work from home. Our phone systems have been configured to redirect phone calls to personnel working from home using our cloud-based phone systems. Note that customers may experience minor delays in our response times when phoning our main phone line whilst the phone system redirects calls to home workers. Note that if any calls are transferred to a voicemail option, we kindly ask for you to leave your name, contact details, and a message. A member of our team will return your call as quickly as possible.
  • Social Distancing: Due to the nature of our services being delivered on customer sites/projects, and to ensure
    that our services continue as normal, we have instructed all Plant and Safety personnel to follow social distancing guidance issued by the British Government (see www.gov.uk for further information). To avoid unnecessary delays in completing any scheduled work, we kindly ask for all customers to respect and follow the same social distancing guidance. Note that to protect the health and safety of our personnel, we reserve the right to refuse to carry out any site based work if customers are unable to follow the Social Distancing Guidance.
  • Customer Signatories: As a temporary measure during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will no
    longer require or ask any customers/ third parties on site to counter sign any of our documentation. Equally, our personnel may refuse to countersign any customer documents, if deemed necessary and to protect the health and safety.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):Whilst our site-based personnel are familiar with wearing PPE on a daily basis, we will be providing all Plant and Safety personnel with additional PPE during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This may include but will not be limited to: hospital grade hand santiser, disposable gloves, and face masks (subject to the working environment and NHS guidance). We ask that customers are not alarmed if our personnel are wearing additional PPE when arriving on site.
  • Safe Working Areas: During the current pandemic, we kindly ask that all our customers provide our personnel
    with a well-lit and well-ventilated safe working area, and to respect social distancing in accordance with the Social Distancing Measures implemented by the Government.
  • Customer Deliveries to Plant and Safety: As a temporary measure, we kindly ask that all customers delivering any parcels, pallets, or equipment to the Plant and Safety registered office provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice prior to delivery. Permission should be acquired in advance to ensure that deliveries can be accepted.
  • Plant and Safety Deliveries to Customers: Due to reduced staffing levels with some couriers, Plant and Safety will no longer be able to guarantee next day delivery. Our personnel will communicate shipments/ deliveries with customers on an individual basis.
  • Office Hygiene: Our registered offices, public areas, and toilet facilities will be thoroughly cleaned with
    hospital grade disinfectants on a regular basis to ensure the health and safety of all personnel and customers/ suppliers attending our office.

 

Should you have any questions in relation to our COVID-19 Statement, then please do not hesitate to contact Plant and Safety on 0330 113 7920 or email us at sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

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HSE Statement (COVID-19): Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections, Thorough Examinations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/hse-statement-covid-19-written-schemes-statutory-inspections-or-thorough-examinations?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hse-statement-covid-19-written-schemes-statutory-inspections-or-thorough-examinations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/hse-statement-covid-19-written-schemes-statutory-inspections-or-thorough-examinations#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:20:20 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2094 HSE Statement COVID-19:Equipment legally subject to Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections or Thorough Examinations The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released the following statement: Following the Government’s recent announcement of measures designed to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, HSE is aware of concerns relating to the examination of equipment that is subject to statutory inspection… Read More »HSE Statement (COVID-19): Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections, Thorough Examinations

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HSE Statement on COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examinations 2

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released the following statement:

Following the Government’s recent announcement of measures designed to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, HSE is aware of concerns relating to the examination of equipment that is subject to statutory inspection time limits. The Health and Safety Executive enforces several pieces of legislation that contain requirements for time-bound statutory inspections, including the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

Duty-holders have a legal responsibility to maintain work equipment and carry out thorough examinations, written schemes and Statutory Inspections. These legal duties exist to help manage the significant hazard that the failure of such equipment can pose, not complying with these duties can significantly increase the risk of harm to workers and members of the public. Under certain circumstances with the agreement of a suitable competent person, some legislation does allow thorough examinations/statutory inspections to be postponed to a later date. Even if such options are taken, it remains the duty-holders responsibility to ensure that the equipment is safe to use.

If engineering companies are suffering shortages in their own resources, they should consider focusing this resource/expertise on equipment in premises where the most vulnerable are located such as hospitals, care homes and infrastructure which is essential to the running of the country.

Engineers who are working on sites where there are restrictions arising from the risk of COVID-19 infection should comply with site rules and take into account the wider Public Health England advice regarding good hygiene practices and separation distances. Consideration needs to be given to protecting the engineers but also, where relevant, any vulnerable persons who may be affected by their work.

At the current time, HSE is not considering issuing exemptions or relaxation of these requirements, but we recognise this is a fluid situation and this position is constantly under review.

Original Source: LEEA, COVID -19 – Equipment legally subject to Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections or Thorough Examinations, 25th March 2020. Read the full article here.

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

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HSE Statement on COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examinations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/hse-statement-on-covid-19-and-lifting-equipment-examination?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hse-statement-on-covid-19-and-lifting-equipment-examination https://plantandsafety.co.uk/hse-statement-on-covid-19-and-lifting-equipment-examination#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:16:15 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2060 HSE Statement on COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examinations The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released the following statement: For the thorough examination lift industry, the following applies- Following the Government’s recent announcement that we are now in the ‘delay’ phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, the HSE is advising owners of lifting equipment and in… Read More »HSE Statement on COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examinations

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HSE Statement on COVID-19 and
Lifting Equipment Examinations

HSE Statement on COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examinations 2

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released the following statement:

For the thorough examination lift industry, the following applies-

Following the Government’s recent announcement that we are now in the ‘delay’ phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, the HSE is advising owners of lifting equipment and in particular engineering companies who carry out the thorough examinations and testing of lifting equipment to note the following:

  • Lifting equipment for the lifting of persons is carried out every six months with a dated report issued to the lift owner. The next six-month examination should take place on or before this date, but not after.
  • If no thorough examination has taken place prior to the date on the report, the lifting equipment should not be used until it has been examined by a competent person.
  • However, if engineering companies, are suffering shortages in their own resources, they should consider focusing their thorough examination of lifts on premises where the most vulnerable are located such as hospitals and care homes where people may not be as able to use stairs, as opposed to shops and offices where staff maybe more able to do so. 

Most premises have more than one lift so some redundancy is already built in should a lift have to be taken out of use having gone beyond its examination date until an engineer is available to visit.

There is a higher risk of lifting equipment failure should it not be examined as per the six month schedule and dutyholders are expected to take all reasonably practicable steps to make sure their equipment complies with the law. HSE will keep the situation under review and does not have any plans to issue any exemptions to LOLER requirements.

Original Source: LEEA, HSE Statement On COVID-19 and Lifting Equipment Examination, 18th March 2020. Read the full article here.

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

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JustGiving Page: Raising £100,000 to Help Purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the NHS and Volunteers

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JustGiving Page Raising £100,000 to Help Purchase PPE

Original Source: JustGiving, Contractors Appeal, 23rd March 2020. Read the full article here.

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help us purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS and volunteer staff to protect them against Covid-19. Your help WILL save lives”

We cannot simply rely on the government and the incredible NHS to fight Covid-19 alone. We have thousands of NHS staff, Volunteers, Care and Mental Health staff helping patients and sufferers of Covid-19 without any suitable PPE, putting themselves at risk on a daily basis. The demographic of this pandemic is so vast, no government or health service could cope. So with a Private Sector watching and waiting we have to do everything that we can to help these incredible people do their work safely and confidently.

Since launching #ContractorsAppeal we have been inundated with people up and down the country contacting us seeking basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). People working to save lives and help our most vulnerable. While Private Sector contractors can muster their stock of PPE we might soon run out of that too.

We are therefore seeking financial donations to purchase PPE from our suppliers, where we can, then continue to distribute to anyone that reaches out for our support. Every one of us are relying on the brave people in the NHS and Care sector. Let’s put our hands in our pockets and make a difference, show them our gratitude and support. Please help. 

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Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

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Demolition Firms Give PPE to Medics and Call For More Donations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/demolition-firms-give-ppe-to-medics-and-call-for-more-donations?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=demolition-firms-give-ppe-to-medics-and-call-for-more-donations https://plantandsafety.co.uk/demolition-firms-give-ppe-to-medics-and-call-for-more-donations#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:44:36 +0000 https://plantandsafety.co.uk/?p=2037 Demolition Firms Give PPE to Medics and Call For More Donations Demolition firms Cantillon and De Group have launched an industry-wide campaign asking for firms to donate spare PPE to the NHS. The companies are calling for the industry to contribute masks, overalls, gloves and glasses to support health workers. Cantillon managing director Paul Cluskey… Read More »Demolition Firms Give PPE to Medics and Call For More Donations

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Demolition Firms Give PPE to Medics and Call For More Donations

Demolition Firms Give PPE to Medics and Call for More Donations

Demolition firms Cantillon and De Group have launched an industry-wide campaign asking for firms to donate spare PPE to the NHS.

The companies are calling for the industry to contribute masks, overalls, gloves and glasses to support health workers. Cantillon managing director Paul Cluskey told Construction News the donation drive started last week after he was made aware that supplies were running low at Charing Cross Hospital in London. The firm then delivered 1,500 masks, 300 pairs of overalls as well as glasses and gloves.

Since then, a website has been launched to organise and distribute donations. Cluskey said the feedback from beneficiaries has been very positive but more donations are needed following an increase in requests over the weekend, and he is changing the approach by focusing donations on non-hospital settings.

He said: “We are not criticising the government or the NHS, we think they are doing a fantastic job. But the simple fact of the matter is that, logistically, it is a huge task to feed the PPE where it needs to be.

“They are prioritising getting PPE to the hospitals, which we all expect and understand. Where we think we can help are those areas beyond the hospitals – the GP practices and the care homes, hospices – these people are all crying out for help at the moment.

“No donation is too small if every business in the construction industry offered 10 bits of PPE, then we would have more than ample to help in the effort.”

Original Source: Construction News, Demolition firms give PPE to medics and call for more donations, 23rd March 2020. Read the full article here.

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

T: 0330 113 7920

E: sales@plantandsafety.co.uk

Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

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Are Your Fork Lift and Lift Truck Training and Operations Compliant?

Are Your Lift Truck Training and Operations Compliant

Forklift accidents are expensive. Not only can a business expect potentially large fines in the event of an Health and Safety Executive investigation, but there can be infrastructure and damage costs to consider, as well as costly disruption to the supply chain. And that’s not to mention the human cost.

Forklift accident prevention should of course be a daily consideration, but if the worst does happen, being able to prove that your lift truck training and your materials handling operations are compliant is essential.

If you’re a Health and Safety Manager, Lift Truck Instructor or Warehouse Manager looking to ensure compliance, where do you start?

As the leading accrediting body for forklift training, we see a lot of different lift truck operations! Not to mention those businesses we visit to conduct an RTITB Workplace Transport Health Check. Based on the experiences of our expert auditors, here are some of the most common issues surrounding forklift operations.

How does your Operation Measure Up? 

  1. Inadequate Risk Assessments – generic risk assessments are usually plentiful on sites we visit, but they are often short of detail and fail to adequately cover the risks of the particular tasks a lift truck operator is required to perform. Task specific risk assessments need to be conducted, and documented.
  2. Poor Pedestrian / Equipment Segregation – we often see poor control measures in place where pedestrians and lift trucks may be working in close proximity. Such as a lack of walkways, badly designed or maintained barriers, poor lighting, no mirrors at blind spots or an absence of door protocols for pedestrians.
  3. No Understanding of Dangers – pedestrians do not always appreciate the complexities of lift truck operations or understand the dangers. This is often due to a gap in training or inadequate leadership and supervision.
  4. Lack of Documentation – on some sites, we see only training certificates available which are not sufficient records of training. Records of basic forklift training are incomplete or unavailable for the lift truck operators on site or there may be a lack of documentation or formal evidence of specific and familiarisation training.
  5. Breakdowns in the Process – First the right processes are needed, then fork truck operators should be trained, and supervised, to stick to them. Some sites have no key control systems in place, or seatbelts are not routinely used. Forklift operators may not conduct pre-use inspections or may document them inadequately. Operations may also lack controls for visiting LGV drivers.
  6. Problems With Ongoing Training – When it comes to training, some operations fail to ensure conversion training takes place for operators when they need to use significantly different trucks. In some operations, there are also no refresher or ongoing assessment regimes in place to ensure safe standards of lift truck operation.
  7. Supervision Issues – worst case: there is no supervision taking place at all! In other operations, the people conducting supervision are not adequately trained to do so or supervision is a formal observation only, with no incognito observations to ascertain ‘real’ lift truck operator behaviour. Some managers and supervisors also do not feel comfortable challenging poor operating practices.

    8. Lack of Correct Management – Some organisations accept certificates of basic forklift training at face value and do not assess the competence of a newly employed operator before granting an authorisation to operate. This authorisation also should be documented in writing.

 

‘Do you recognise any of these issues from with your operation?’ 

If so – beware! You might not be compliant. So, what can be done to tackle these problems?

 

Improve Lift Truck Operations Through Training

The good news is that lift truck training can play a big part in improving many of the most common lift truck operation problems. However, that training needs to be designed to help you comply with health and safety legislation, while also equipping your operators with the skills and behaviour to work safely and efficiently.

Original Source: RTITB, Are Your Lift Truck Training and Operations Compliant?, 17th February 2020. Read the full article here.

NPORS Accredited Fork Lift and Lift Truck Training Courses

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Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Accredited training provider for Forklift and Lift Truck, Lifting Equipment, Lifting Operations, and Plant/ Machinery Testing. Click here to learn more about our NPORS Accredited and Approved training courses, or contact us using the phone number and email address below. 

T: 0330 113 7920

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Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB

About Plant and Safety Limited

Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, and Training Services on equipment within the work place including lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment. Plant and Safety Limited are an NPORS Approved and Accredited Training Provider. As an NPORS approved training provider, NPORS course attendees will be issued with an NPORS Training Certificate. 

Plant and Safety Accreditations NPORS

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