Urgent action is required to meet these targets and the Employers' Organisation for local government (EO) is holding a seminar on 18 June 2002, at the Doncaster Racecourse, for officers who have responsibility for managing activities which could impact upon slip and trip accidents.
The seminar, organised in association with the Health and Safety Executive, Health and Safety Laboratory and LGMB Yorkshire & Humberside, will be led by Dr Steve Thorpe and also Steve Taylor, a specialist inspector with the HSE.
The seminar will include several practical exercises and case studies on floor coverings, and demonstrations of equipment and computer software recommended in research undertaken by the Health and Safety Laboratory.
Aimed at safety practitioners, architects, building maintenance managers, catering managers and cleansing contract managers, the seminar costs£125 (excluding VAT) per delegate.
1. Tel Mike Leitch, LGMB Yorkshire & Humberside for further information and a booking form for this seminar (0113 249 0180).
2. For further information on health and safety in local government contact Steve Sumner, EO Health and Safety Consultant on 01254 761075 or 020 7296 6766
3. Information on the government's Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy statement and the targets for improvement can be found on the Health and Safety Executive's website at www.hse.gov.uk
4. The Employers' Organisation for local government (EO) was established in April 1999 by the Local Government Association. The EO's role is to support local authorities by providing expert advice and leading the formulation of employers' policies on people management and development in local government.