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Following news and events in the industry will help you keep your health and safety policies and risk assessments up to date. Our E-newsletter BOSS Federation Online is distributed to all members at regular intervals and informs our members about all industry news, legal updates and issues of the day, and how the BOSS Federation is influencing government on relevant matters, including our Invision video newscast.

Do you have a Safe System of Work?

Do you have a Safe System of Work?

05 June 2015

A Safe System of Work (SSOW) or Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) is a formal procedure allowing you to methodically examine a working process and identify all the hazards associated with the task. It describes working methods that will eliminate those hazards or minimise the risks associated with them.

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BOSS Federation Healthcare - Building Health Benefits Around You

BOSS Federation Healthcare - Building Health Benefits Around You

18 February 2015

Whether you have a scheme in place or are new to the market, a large business or simply looking to insure your family, BOSS Federation Healthcare can help you with a variety of health and wellbeing products and services.

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Take a master class in the opportunities available through the Energy Efficiency Directive

Take a master class in the opportunities available through the Energy Efficiency Directive

20 November 2014

The European Union has set an ambitious goal of improving energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. BOSS Federation Associate Schneider Electrics offer a masterclass where they outline what opportunities are available.

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Safety Alert - Fatal Incident Involving Guillotine Blade

Safety Alert - Fatal Incident Involving Guillotine Blade

12 February 2014

On the 21st January 2014, 56 year old Alan Dinsdale, Director of Wickford-based screen printer A&S Print Services, died in the workplace, after an incident occurred during a Guillotine blade handling task. 

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Risk Assessments: Is it a minefield?

Risk Assessments: Is it a minefield?

28 October 2013

What do you need to do to comply with current legislation?  You cannot eliminate all hazards and risks within the business, but the law requires you to protect as far as is ‘reasonably practicable’, this means that you need to take precautions up to the point where doing more would be judged as grossly disproportionate to the residual risk.

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Safety Notice for the Heidelberg and Thompson Platen machine

Safety Notice for the Heidelberg and Thompson Platen machine

05 September 2013

There have been a small number of isolated incidents over the years involving the use of platen presses,  mostly around injury caused by operatives being struck by the ‘windmill’ flick action of the mechanical system at the front of the machine.  Otherwise, there appears to be a good safety record. However, in the eyes of the law for workplace safety, the Platen does not meet the requirements of PUWER in relation to not having suitable guarding to prevent a person accessing dangerous parts of machinery.

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Platen Guarding Safety Notice - Revised Information Sheet on Hand-fed Platens Launched

Platen Guarding Safety Notice - Revised Information Sheet on Hand-fed Platens Launched

03 September 2013

Revision 1 of Printing Information Sheet No 18 -  'Safety requirements for using hand-fed platen (die-cutting) machines' has been launched and is available on the HSE website. The information on short duration interventions has been amended only. This paragraph now includes 'access to the platen should be prevented until the clutch mechanism has been disengaged from the flywheel'. Also, 'The u- shaped trip, pressure sensitive edge and knee bar are NOT acceptable alternatives since they do not prevent inadvertent re-engagement of the clutch. If no cycle interrupt or equivalent stop control is fitted, isolation and lock off is the only safeguarding option.'

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Noise: are you protecting your staff and the business from claims?

Noise: are you protecting your staff and the business from claims?

02 September 2013

Noise is one of those workplace hazards that is over looked by many employers and employees.  However, those who do issue personal protective equipment, such as hearing protection, are confident that they have discharged their duty of care, but this is not enough to rely upon when faced with a regulatory enforcement or a civil claim.

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