HMPPS are introducing a new Digital Assessment Routing Tool (DART).
Health & Safety
NEAR MISS REPORTING
The Health and Safety Executive defines a near miss ‘as an event that, while not causing harm, has the potential to cause injury or ill health’.
LABOUR RESEARCH DEPARTMENT BOOKLET ON ‘WORKING SAFELY WITH COVID-19’
The Labour Research Department have produced a Booklet on ‘Working Safely with Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has presented significant new health and safety challenges for workers and their trade unions.
COVID-19 TEMPORARY CAPACITY EXPANSION BUNKER BINS
As part of Covid-19 contingency measures, the POA NEC have had regular dialogue with HMPPS around the newly created Covid-19 temporary capacity expansion.
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched the ‘Help Us Help You – NHS Access’ campaign which looks to address the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services.
CIRC 139: HMPPS STAFF FACE MASK STRATEGY
HMPPS have agreed that if staff choose to wear a face mask whilst on duty, in any area, at any time, they may do so. This will be personal choice and no permission is needed.
CIRC 73: HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE AND TUC
The HSE has now provided an email address for unions to report concerns directly to them: Union.Covidconcerns@hse.gov.uk
CIRC 59: POA MEMBERS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
During these troubling times the POA want to support you all as much as we possibly can. Please note the following Service which is available to all members;
CIRC 48: HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE ADVICE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WORKING FROM HOME
The National Executive are in constant contact with the employers, Government, ACAS, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, amongst others.
CIRC 13: PAVA ROLL OUT
I wish to update you on the roll out of PAVA in the adult closed male estate and would ask you to take note of the enclosed guidance if you await the roll out of PAVA.