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Total results: 24
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pdf Current File size: 195KB Published Date: 06/08/2019
pdf Current File size: 1MB Published Date: 28/06/2019
pdf Current File size: 1MB Published Date: 13/02/2019
pdf Current File size: 681KB Published Date: 30/01/2019
pdf Current Report: Shelter – A Vision for Social Housing File size: 4MB Published Date: 08/01/2019 Download
pdf Current Briefing: The Social Housing Green Paper File size: 990KB Published Date: 17/08/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 798KB Published Date: 11/07/2018
pdf Current File size: 900KB Published Date: 28/06/2018
pdf Current Report: Building a Safer Future – Independent Review of Building Regulation – Final Report File size: 1MB Published Date: 17/05/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 1MB Published Date: 10/01/2018
pdf Current File size: 288KB Published Date: 17/10/2017
pdf Current Blog: HQN’s dedicated health and safety network reaches 100 members The UK's largest dedicated health and safety network for social housing organisations has welcomed whg as its 100th member. HQN's Health and Safety Network (SAFETYnet), which focuses on health and safety in social housing, has a membership which is made up of 100 housing associations, councils and ALMOs, and there are almost 400 individual health and safety professionals within these organisations who are using the service. These member organisations are based throughout the whole of the UK, and between them they own or manage over one million properties. File size: 426KB Published Date: 27/04/2017 Download
pdf Current Following our recent UKATA approved Asbestos training events, Matt Dawes reiterates some of the survey or work requirements when dealing with asbestos. File size: 380KB Published Date: 04/08/2016
pdf Current To mark the start of SAFETYnet’s asbestos-themed focus month we would like to share a member briefing from Matt Dawes at Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd. The briefing looks at asbestos surveys and some of the questions that you should ask when organising for surveys to be carried out in your organisation. File size: 194KB Published Date: 01/06/2016
pdf Current Thank you to members who completed the SAFETYnet survey. We've compiled the results into a report. File size: 313KB Published Date: 19/02/2016
pdf Current An investigation by Inside housing earlier in 2015 suggested that assaults on housing professionals decreased by almost 3% last year. Freedom of Information disclosures by councils and a survey of the biggest housing associations revealed 204 landlords received reports of 3,305 physical and verbal assaults on staff in 2014. A further 891 incidents were recorded by the landlords in the first three months of 2015. File size: 779KB Published Date: 11/09/2015
pdf Current In March this year, the drug driving law changed to make it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers. More than 900 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving since the new offence was introduced. You don't have to be on illegal drugs to be impaired to drive – prescription or over-the-counter medicines can also impair your ability to drive. If you have employees that drive for work, you need to be aware of the situation. Our latest briefing explains what is legal and what is illegal as well as the penalties for those convicted of drug driving. File size: 153KB Published Date: 25/06/2015
pdf Current The HSE estimates that a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve someone who is driving as part of their work. File size: 467KB Published Date: 18/06/2015
pdf Current From Monday 8 June 2015, the DVLA is scrapping the counterpart to the photocard driving licence as part of its plans to digitise driver's records. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. Our latest briefing explores what the changes mean in practice and how organisations can check employees’ driving licence details from now on. File size: 423KB Published Date: 08/06/2015
pdf Current Shoosmiths has kindly agreed to share this briefing note on the key changes with SAFETYnet members. File size: 263KB Published Date: 08/05/2015
pdf Current ISO 45001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard currently in development and set to replace OHSAS 18001. File size: 1MB Published Date: 30/04/2015
pdf Current Wolverhampton Homes - Information alert policy and procedures File size: 277KB Published Date: 11/02/2015
pdf Current The use of electronic cigarettes has increased hugely in the last couple of years, with people seemingly giving up traditional smoking and going for the ‘cheaper’ option of an e-cig, as they are widely known. File size: 309KB Published Date: 03/09/2014
pdf Current Two significant changes to the Primary Authority scheme came into effect from 6 April 2014. The scheme is now well worth considering for housing providers who find that they get conflicting compliance advice in areas, such as fire safety, even from neighbouring authorities. File size: 206KB Published Date: 25/04/2014
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