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Key health and safety factors facing a social housing organisation and the challenges it faces in managing these risks sensibly, in line with current HSE ethos. Dave Bennion ofDGB Health & Safety ...

Key health and safety factors facing a social housing organisation and the challenges it faces in managing these risks sensibly, in line with current HSE ethos. Dave Bennion ofDGB Health & Safety Solutions presents a case for social housing

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  • DGB Health & Safety Solutions (Est. 2011) VAT no: Dave Bennion BSc(Hons); Tech IOSH; SIIRSM RSP;121 4397 38 MInstLM; CIHM; ACQI; AMIIAI Self-Employed Health & Safety Consultant 117/01/2013
  • Key health and safety risk factors facing a social housing organisation and the challenges it faces in managing these risks sensibly, in line with current HSE ethos.17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 2
  •  Families, young children  Pregnant & nursing mothers  Older people & Young adults  Those with mobility difficulties  Those with psychological difficulties  Those with extra care needs  Those with physical difficulties  Those with sensory difficulties  Subject to abuse, illegal activities, addictions17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 3 View slide
  •  Lone working  Pregnant and nursing mothers (risk assessment)  Driving  Dealing with unpredictable behaviour  Long shifts (12 hours), nights, 24/7  Multi-tasking on different levels  Lack of resources, poor staffing levels  Sickness  Training & Professional boundaries  Illegal activities – drugs, needles etc17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 4 View slide
  •  Medication abuse  Financial abuse  Clinical waste  Poor maintenance  Weather  Food hygiene  Prostitution & drugs/alcohol addiction  Poor maintenance of housing stock  Fire, gas leak, flood, electrocution etc.  Contractors ie: hot works, confined spaces, work at heights, public safety etc17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 5
  •  Health & Safety at Work Act 1974  Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.  Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005  Electricity at Work Regulations 1989  COSHH 2002  Environmental Protection Act 1990  Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2010  Construction (Design) Management 2007  6 Pack and others17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 6
  •  Health & Social Care Act 2008 (CQC – 28 Outcomes)  Housing Act 2004  Mental Capacity Act 2005 ie DOLS  The Mental Health Act 1995  European Convention on Human Rights  The Childrens Act 1989 (England & Wales)  Leave Care Act 200017/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 7
  •  Audits, spot checks etc (POPIMAR)  Risk Assessments (5 steps or numeric)  Control Measure ie: SSOW etc  Induction, Instruction, Training & Supervision  Safety meetings  Accident data, SWOT, fall tree analysis  Customer involvement  Questionnaires & Surveys17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 8
  •  Safety & Security ie: CCTV, lighting  Planned Maintenance Programmes: LOLER 98, PUWER 98 etc  Damaged fire doors, broken windows, ineffective compartmentalisation– damage and vandalism  Risk of Arson – biggest risk to buildings & people  Vetting of sub-contractors ie Safe Gas, CHAS, Construction line Approved, insurance etc  Media Attention!17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 9
  •  Large housing stock nationally . Some aging.  Shortage of social housing and lack of resources to meet demand  Stakeholder funding limited and greater demands expected  Anti-social behaviour, high risk groups, arson attack and media attention  Time management constraints & stakeholder expectations  Human behaviour both customers, public & staff17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 10
  •  Hierarchy of control – bringing risk to as lower as possible.  Manage the most significant risk with control measures.  KEEP IT MANAGABLE, PRIORITISE,  Set SMART targets  KEEP IT SIMPLE17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 11
  •  14 ½ years working in social care housing - at project worker level  BSc (HSC) + 3 level cert in housing (supported)  NEBOSH trained both NGC & FC  Hard working and flexible inc. overnights away.  Willing to travel  Will go the extra mile and team player  Willing to learn & undertake further training  Willing to take responsibility and ownership  Methodical, systematic, analytical, attention to detail and will not give up.17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 12
  •  Up for the challenge  Committed, dedicated, will make a difference.  Passionate about people & safety  Passionate about development and growth  Will add value to your company.  Will go the extra mile  Strive for excellence17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 13
  • Thank you For Watching Any Questions? By Dave Bennion17/01/2013 by Dave Bennion 14
  •  Contact on:  PO Box 122, Bingley, West Yorkshire. BD16 9BF.  Web: http://www.dgbhealthsafetysolutions.co.uk  E-mail: daveb@dgbhealthsafetysolution.co.uk  Skype: david.bennion21  Mobile: 0790043164917/01/2013 15