BuildHealth SUB CONTRACTORS AWARD 2013

The Subcontractors’ Award is to recognise exemplary practice in the management of occupational health risks by subcontractors amongst their employees under the BuildHealth Initiative.   NOMINATIONS Each member company represented on the BuildHealth Steering Committee is invited to nominate one subcontractor who has been exemplary in managing occupational health risks amongst its employees on a…

Health Surveillance guidance by HSE

Health Surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed. Health Surveillance may be required by law if your employees are exposed to noise or vibration, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air. HSE – health-surveillance-cycle The HSE has smoking…

The Asbestos Pledge NI

The Asbestos Pledge NI is a collaborative initiative between HSENI and training providers which aims to deliver free asbestos awareness training. The initiative is targeting tradesmen who can access the training on a “first come- first served” basis. It will run from January 2013 through to March 2013. The main asbestos-related diseases are mesothelioma, asbestosis…

BuildHealth Sub Contractors Award Scheme 2012

The BuildHealth Steering Committee have launched the inaugural Sub Contractors Award Scheme to recognise exemplary performance by sub contractors in the management of health risks on construction sites across Northern Ireland. Each member company participating in the BuildHealth Initiative has been invited to nominate one sub contractor for an award. The award criteria are as…

Smoking Cessation Scheme

As part of the GRAHAM drive to encourage employees to improve their Health and Well being, eight individuals are currently participating in a smoking cessation programme at the GRAHAM Translink site. This is being supported by the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s ‘Stop Smoking Support Service’. Recognising that there is a higher incidence of smokers in the…