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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and in order to protect our staff, their families, our customers and clients we have taken the decision that our office premises will be closed and you are asked to contact us by telephoning 01253 851932 or emailing enquiries@billrogersonsafety.co.uk.

Training courses planned to be delivered by Bill Rogerson Safety services from March 24th to April 13th have unfortunately been cancelled and you are asked to contact us for further information

We will look to keep you all updated both here on the home page of our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Please all follow government guidelines and please all stay safe.

UPDATED 25th March 20

Nebosh Examinations
Nebosh have made the decision to postpone the June Certificate standard date examinations and the July Diploma examinations. A re-arranged date for these examinations will be communicated in due course.

CITB CSCS Cards
In recognition that COVID-19 will prevent some construction workers from meeting CSCS’s card application requirements, we are asking the industry to support the following temporary measures:

1. Requesting employers and those responsible for site access and card checking procedures to use their discretion towards workers whose cards have expired since mid-March onward. This is at the employer’s discretion until the situation has stabilised.
2. CSCS has extended the grace period for card renewals from 6 months after the card expires to 12 months. This means that the card can be renewed, once the CITB HS&E test has been passed, up to one year from the card’s expiry date.

CITB New HS&E App
CITB has developed a free app so employers can run their own in-house interim testing. The app will give employers a level of local assurance to help them determine if an employee is safe to work on their site. The app will be available to download from app stores shortly. A PC download version is available click here, under the HS&E Test heading.

The app will give breathing space to employers during the temporary closure of all Pearson Vue HS&E test centres and the suspension of testing throughout our Independent Test Centre (ITC) network

CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal Grace Period
Due to a number of CCNSG courses being cancelled at short notice the ECITB recognise that some delegates, when able to re-attend a course, will have a card that has exceeded the 3 month expiry grace period for renewal. In the majority of cases this will be at no fault of the delegate and as such the ECITB will be extending the grace period for renewal to 6 months from anyone attending a course after Monday 16th March 2020. This extension will be reviewed regularly over the coming months and updates communicated accordingly.

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Bill Rogerson Safety Services Ltd Training and Consultancy is specifically designed to meet the real needs of businesses. Whether you are a small, medium or large organisation, we have solutions that are proportionate to your needs.

Organisations require the right advice and guidance in order to take the practical steps to protect their employees and other persons from harm.
We understand the conflicting demands on your time, money and resources. We also understand that you know it’s the law that you must make sure the workplace is safe.

We will ensure that we support and guide you through the process of making your workplace a “Safe and Healthy Place to Work” and thus compliant with Health and Safety Legislation.

If you’ve already got systems and procedures for health and safety but they need reviewing then we can help.

We can give you a cost for individual tasks such as health and safety policies, risk assessments, method statements or safe systems of work or you may like to consider our Health and Safety Retained Services contract where the cost is spread over 12 months. Together we can determine what you need in a cost-effective way.

Training :-

1. Health and Safety Training,
2. First Aid Training

3. Fire Training

4. Fork Lift Truck Training

5. Food Hygiene Training

Bill Rogerson Safety Services Ltd are also able to carry out the following :-

1. PAT Testing
2. Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
3. Fire Alarms and Emergency Lighting checks
4. Asbestos Surveys .

5. Risk Assessment

6 NVQ Training

Coronavirus: Guidance

(We advise that  the situation and advice is changing hourly so please be aware this information should only be served as guidance.)

Bill Rogerson Safety Services Ltd has produced this guidance for our Clients regarding the coronavirus (or COVID-19). If you have any concerns about this guidance please contact Bill Rogerson Safety Services Ltd by email enquiries@billrogersonsafety.co.uk.

What does coronavirus mean to you? We are not recommending that your organisation should stop working but you should consider where possible employees working from home or at least observing social distancing advise

• Your first priority should be your own health. If you have any concerns about coronavirus given your age or any underlying health issues, you must decide on the best course of action that is right for you.

• Your risk assessments should now take into consideration the coronavirus, i.e. employees ages, health, place, what the work is, proximity, prevalence of infection in your area etc.

• If a member of your Organisation suspects they may have coronavirus they should phone 111 for advice and stay away from work

• Follow the hygiene advice given by the government or NHS, washing your hands thoroughly or using hand sanitiser regularly

• Look out for any updated information and guidance from the government or NHS and share it with your fellow employees

Information about the virus
As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain first identified in Wuhan City, China.
Symptoms
The symptoms of coronavirus are: • A cough • A high temperature • Shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. They are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. If you have any of the symptoms call 111 for NHS advice in the first instance.

What you can do to reduce the risk • Wash your hands thoroughly with hot water and soap regularly (for at least 20 seconds each time) • Throw tissues in a bin straight after sneezing or coughing and don’t put them in your pocket or bag • If you do not have tissues, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow• Carry hand sanitisers with you and use it before and after contact with others• Try to avoid direct contact with people you know are unwell• When greeting people, minimise contact such as shaking hands, kissing and hugging• Make yourself familiar with the symptoms of coronavirus and how you can spot them• Inform your employer if you have been asked to self-quarantine or have been quarantined by a medical professional

Returning from Travelling Abroad
If you become unwell and have recently come back from an area affected by coronavirus, you should: • Keep at least 2 metres (7 feet) away from other people • Go to a room or area behind a closed door • Avoid touching anything • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in a bin, or if you do not have tissues, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow • Use a separate bathroom from others, if possible.

Calling for help
You should call either: • 111 for NHS advice • 999 if you are seriously ill or injured or your life is at risk You should tell the operator: • Your symptoms • Which country you’ve returned from in the last 14 days

Based on the current scientific advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

Please follow the link below for travel advice and the coronavirus. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

You can keep yourself up to date by following the links below:

GOV.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

COURSE NOTICEBOARD

Bill Rogerson Safety is committed to ensure the health and safety of its clients, customers and staff and are following government guidance on the current Coronavirus Pandemic.

As a result of the latest government guidance issued at 8.30pm on Monday 23rd March. all training courses planned between March 24th and April 13th have unfortunately been cancelled

Please be aware this is a constantly changing situation and the welfare and wellbeing of all remains our most important priority. 

CCNSG renewal

7th April (cancelled)

CCNSG National
26-27 March (cancelled), 23-24 April

SMSTS

TBC

SMSTS refresher

TBC

IOSH Managing Safely

28-30 April

NEBOSH

NGC 1 20-24 April

GC 2 and/or NCC1 27Apr-1 May

NCC1 extra 2 days 4-5 May

Fire FC1 10-14 August


If you would like to attend any of these courses please contact our office as soon as possible as places fill up quickly.

All of the above to be held at our Centre in Bispham, our address is

Unit 8, Kincraig Business Park, Kincraig Road, Bispham, Blackpool FY2 0PJ

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