CORVID – Members Query

Below are the links to the websites regarding the What constitutes an outbreak of Corvid, how and when should we report it etc.

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2020.11.04_A4ActionCard_Laboratory-research facilities

2020.11.04_A4ActionCard_Manufacturing of food-other large processing plants

2020.11.04_A4ActionCard_Working in factories-plants-warehouses-waste management-storage sites

COVID 19 Schools FE Resource Pack YH-Hull v 3 160920 (002)


HSE Weekly Bulletins – Find the latest weekly bulletin from the HSE in the members section of the website.


ANNUAL SAFETY AWARDS & 85th Recognition Awards

Saturday 25th April should have been the Annual Awards Dinner at the Village Hotel. Not knowing when these strange times will end, we decided to announce the Award Winners and The Recipients of Special Awards on that day.

The list of winners is below, also to help celebrate our 85th Anniversary we are honouring some organisations and individuals with commemorative mementos. All trophies and mementos will be presented/issued when it is safe to do so.

Congratulation to all Winners and Recipients of these awards and we hope to see you all soon.


Performance Award 0 – 50 employees

Winner – East Riding Labs.

Excellent safety performance. Only 4 employees but a very strong focus on internal health and safety controls, staff training and external accreditation monitoring to ensure compliance.

Highly commended – St Stephens for its staff Excellent safety performance and its incident response procedures and comprehensive first aid training.

Performance award 151 – 250

Winner – Sewell On The Go.

Excellent safety performance and significant work on staff safety and security.

Highly commended – Bericap.

Performance award 250 +

Winner – BAE Brough.

Excellent safety performance. Commended for maintaining a strong focus on H&S during traumatic times for the Brough site.


Winner – Bericap.

Excellent work in building a comprehensive and positive H&S culture throughout the business.


Winner – St Stephens.

This must be one of the most environmentally progressive sites in the UK. Year on year they seem to find new ways of reducing their impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to nature and wildlife.

Highly commended – Bericap, for its work on waste reduction and sustainable closures.


Winner – Rollits LLP

For funding and organising a Mock Trail for our October half-day seminar. They were prepared to fund the event at their expense. Attendees included 5 solicitors and a County Court Judge who oversaw the proceedings. Rollits also had other personnel present to make the event run smoothly.



Winner – Barry Clinch

Barry has been associated with HOHSG for over 30 years.  In his time as a Principle Inspector with the HSE, a member and a Committee member he has proved a valued and much respected asset to the organisation. Based on his career as a H & S Inspector his knowledge and experience has been informative, educational and entertaining.  Since his retirement Barry has kept himself informed and up to date and his report based on the HSE’s newsletter which he delivers at our bi-monthly meetings is seen by many as one of the highlights.  Barry has the rare ability of being able to deliver some serious information in a most entertaining and humorous manner without detracting from the seriousness of the message.  On behalf of the Group I am delighted to award Barry with this Individual Award.

Special Recognition Awards

Organisations may have changed their name and titles over the years

To Commemorate 85 Years Membership

BAE Systems

Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd

Fenner Dunlop Europe

To Commemorate 50 Years Membership

Arco Ltd

Dunston (Ship Repairs) Ltd

Hull College Group

To Commemorate 25 Years Membership

Associated British Ports (Humber)

Deep Sea Electronics Ltd

Eltherington Group Ltd

Hird Group

KCOM Group

P&O Ferries Hull

R L M Packaging Ltd

Rollits LLP

Tucker M & E Building Services Ltd

To Commemorate over 25 Years Association with the Group

Individuals may have been associated with different Oganisations or Companies during this time.

Martin Benge

Barry Clinch

Jon Coneybeare

Peter Connolly

Ranjit De Netto

Colin Smith

Latest info from the HSE on the Coronavirus

Please see below the link to the e-Bulletin Update from HSE.

Annual Awards 2019

As you are aware the Annual Award should have been presented this Saturday at the Village Hotel, but due the current restriction we had to cancel the event.

Do worry if you entered because on Saturday we will be announcing the Awards on here.


How COVID-19 is affecting the acoustics industry

To assist those companies that are still working one of our Members has drawn up a statement regarding this subject, please click on the link below for the full document.

040920 12.58 How COVID-19 is affecting the acoustics industry

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice.

HSE issues exemption for the manufacture and supply of biocidal hand sanitiser products in the UK

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken steps to support hand sanitiser manufacturers as UK production is increasing to tackle Coronavirus.

Due to unprecedented demand for biocidal hand sanitiser products during the coronavirus outbreak, HSE is providing derogations that will assist the UK manufacture and supply of biocidal hand-sanitiser products that use propanol as their active ingredients.

During the temporary exemption, biocidal hand sanitiser products containing Propan-2-ol will not be required to obtain a product authorisation if they meet the relevant WHO-specified formulation II.


HSG53 Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work: A Practical Guide (fourth edition) £18.00

This fourth edition provides essential guidance on why respiratory protective equipment (RPE) should be used, what the law says and how to select RPE that is adequate and suitable. It also includes a useful dos and don’ts list for the management and supervision of RPE use.


HSG262 Managing Skin Exposure Risks at Work £15.00

Many materials used at work can affect the skin or can pass through the skin and cause diseases elsewhere in the body. If you are an employer, health and safety adviser, trainer or safety representative, this book provides guidance to help you prevent these disabling diseases.

It covers the protective role of the skin, ill health arising from skin exposure, recognising potential skin exposure in your workplace, and managing skin exposure to prevent disease.

HSG258 Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work £20.00

This guidance is for employers who use, or intend to use Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) for example, for dust extraction, powder extraction or welding fume extraction. It will also help suppliers of new LEV equipment. It describes the principles of deciding on, designing, commissioning and testing effective LEV.

The Protective Mask Poster Pack £20.00

20% off the price of the separate titles, this new pack delivers great value on these popular posters. Posters are an excellent way to communicate to workers easily, effectively and pictorially.

  • Using Filtering Facepieces (A2 Poster)
  • Is Your Mask Protecting You? INDG460 (A2 Poster)

Many people are exposed to a variety of substances at work (e.g. chemicals, fumes, dusts, fibres) which can, under some circumstances, have a harmful effect on their health. These are called ‘hazardous substances’.

Fit testing face masks to avoid transmission: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Respiratory protective equipment

Tight-fitting respirators (such as disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face. A face fit test should be carried out to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can protect the wearer.

Minimise the risk of transmission

People who have symptoms of COVID-19 or are isolating with should not attend a face fit test.


Extension for diver’s certificate of medical fitness: coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have a 12 months certificate of medical fitness to dive that expires on or after 16 March 2020, and you cannot get a medical re-examination with an approved medical examiner of divers (AMED) because of coronavirus, your certificate may be accepted until 1 June 2020.

To qualify for the extension, you must be able to explain why you haven’t been able to take a medical examination and demonstrate what steps you’ve taken to try to get one. You’ll need to confirm that you’ve not been diagnosed with or suffered any illness or injury that could impact on your medical fitness to dive.

Any diver who does not hold a current certificate of medical fitness to dive issued by an AMED on or before 16 March 2020 must undertake a full examination.

First aid certificates 

Anyone with Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates who cannot access requalification training because of coronavirus should see a separate guidance on renewing first aid qualifications during coronavirus.

Lone working: Protect those working alone.


As an employer, you must manage any health and safety risks before people can work alone. This applies to anyone contracted to work for you, including self-employed people.

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, for example:

  • as delivery drivers, health workers or engineers
  • as security staff or cleaners
  • in warehouses or petrol stations
  • at home

There will always be greater risks for lone workers without direct supervision or anyone to help them if things go wrong.


Annual Awards Dinner

The Annual Awards Dinner due on  the 25 April 2020 has had to be cancelled in these exceptional times.

We were looking at postponing it to later in the year but could not fix a date due to not knowing when the restrictions would be lifted.

The Committee would like to thank all organisations who entered this years awards and we will arrange to present the winners with their trophies in due course.

1/2 Day Seminar Risk Assessment

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus outbreak it is regretful that we have decided to postpone the forthcoming seminar on Risk Assessments. It is hoped to re-schedule the seminar later in the year or put it into next year’s programme. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


HDM Flashback March Edition

The March Edition of this popular publication includes photographs of our 85 Years. The Group had it’s inaugural meeting on 4 December 1934 and was formed shortly after. It was the original idea of the Local Council and R G Tarran, a local builder. The Group was originally called the Hull and District Industrial Safety Council.

Group Meeting Wednesday 4 March 2020

Jeff Swales of rrada gave an insight of what can be expected when an enforcement officer attends your site, whether it is the HSE or the Local Environmental Officer. The meeting was well attended and we had to use a different room than usual due to an apprenticeship day being held in our normal room. This was a one off and we will be in our normal area next time.


85th Anniversary Awards Evening

Use the link below to find out all the details of the great evening.


Local Engineering company require HSQE Advisor:

– based in Hull, project focussed including international travel.
– Support Site and HSQE Management system activities as we maintain & develop Quality, Environmental and H&S accreditations.
– Fast paced and exciting environment covering engineering, construction and corporate aspects activities with development opportunities.

Candidate profile: (in brief)
– 3 years advisory role experience
– NEBOSH Construction Certificate
– Environmental Certificate
– Construction / Engineering background essential
– Quality Management System (ISO 9001) experience
– CDM Experience
– Auditing Qualification

if you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact

Dale Robinson


On M: +44 7791 849 354 | T: +44 (0) 1482 785 600 (Ext: 218)

Daifuku Airport Technologies is a trading name of Daifuku Logan Ltd.


85th Anniversary Update

Please use the link below to access the article published in the Hull Daily Mail Flashback Section on Monday 20 January 2020

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Photo/Image/Text reproduced by kind permission of Hull Daily Mail & Stuart Russel


PROGRAMME for 2020

Meetings will take place at the ARCO NDC, Henry Boot Way, Hull, HU4 7DY, unless otherwise stated.



Title Topic
8 January Group Meeting Mental Health & Occupational Well Being
4 March Group Meeting When the HSE Inspector calls
8 April Seminar (13.00 start) Risk Assessments and more
6 May AGM / Group Meeting AGM / Inductions
1 July Group Meeting

Please note change of venue

Tour and talk about the offshore industry – Bostonair Group, Norwood House, Norwood, Beverley, HU17 9ET
2 September Group Meeting Permit to work and lock-out systems
8 October Seminar (Full Day)

(9.30 start)

Health Risks at Work [Mental Health]
4 November Group Meeting Update on the CDM Regulations
9 January Group Meeting Gas Cylinder Safety

Report from Barry Clinch of The Awards Committee

Safety Performance Award Winner

Daifuku Logan

Commended for their zero accident strategy;

Focus on identifying near misses and observation of potential accident situations; setting clear standards; and strong top down safety leadership.

Environment Award Winner

St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

Commended for almost zero carbon emissions; massive reduction in energy consumption and water reduction; on site recycling; green roof; and bug hotel.

Arco Award Winner

Bericap UK Ltd

Commended for their machine layout best practice; MEWP’s high level access procedures; risk assessments and hazard identification programmes.

President’s Award

The Sewell Group

For its unstinting support of the HOHSG through all the Group’s trials and tribulations in recent years. Truly a Good Samaritan.

Individual Award

Colin (and Linda) Smith

For keeping the group running smoothly over many years. Without them the group would have long ago floundered.



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