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February/March

Welcome to this month(s) newsletter. There have been a few changes to vrm365 during the last two months which we hope you will find useful.

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News

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This week I was fortunate enough to attend a conference on the new ISO45000, the replacement for OHSAS18000. This was due last year and the latest advice is it will be launched at the end of 2017 with a 3 year conversion period.
3dotdash has already anticipated the use of Annex SL for all management standards and our Clients have documentation that complies with format.

Updates to vrm365

There has been a major re-vamp of the vrm365 web design. The Knowledge Library has a new layout which is fully mobile responsive. This means the content can be easily viewed on mobile phones and tablets, allowing you access to the latest up-to-date information wherever you are.

The Document Library for subscribers has been relocated from Dropbox. There is now a single page containing all the downloads for Forms & Templates in addition to the links in the relevant sections of the Knowledge Library. So if you know the document you require, just go to the Library.

Coming Soon - For 3dotdash Clients - Your own dedicated web page providing seamless access to your documents. This will be set up at your next visit.

New Court Cases

The following court cases have been added:

Built Environment (Traffic Management)
Container Terminal fined £180,000 after employee injured when a straddle crane drove into a poorly marked excavation.

Electrical Safety
Box manufacturer fined £297,000 for poor electrical safety after an employee tip-off

Lifting Equipment (Fork Lift Trucks)
Company owners given suspended sentence after employee injured by items falling from fork lift driven by untrained operator.

Pressure Systems
Company fined £828,000 after employee killed during pressure testing. Employee not trained or supervised, employed only 16 days.

Risk Assessment
Three Company Directors jailed following fatality after fall from height. The company produced an inadequate risk assessment which was not shown to employees and then tried to produce another one after the incident. They also sent an employee to collect a safety harness and place at the scene to shift blame onto the victim. That employee received a suspended sentence.
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