In May 2011 Peter Mills appeared at the request of the Coroner to provide expert evidence into the drowning of Michelle Gellard at Blackwater Leisure Centre in Maldon in 2008. Peter had originally been contracted by the HSE to provide an expert report into the circumstances of the drowning for the Health and Safety Executive
In June 2011 Peter Mills gave evidence on behalf of Hambleton District Council at the inquest following the drowning of Kaman Ward in August 2010.
QLM Client Annual Seminars
The QLM annual health and safety client seminars will be held from 17th to 19th October 2011. Details of the programme are still being finalised, but venues are as follows:
October 17th - Barnsley Metrodome
October 18th - Leatherhead Leisure Centre
October 19th - Cheterlaut Park South Lanarkshire
Seminars are free to QLM clients and we will include a range of health and safety presentations and workshop and networking sessions.
QLM LeisuresafeTM Standards
The LeisuresafeTM standards database has now been launched and is available in the members' area free of charge for clients to review. This provides details of the last 3 years of key question and answers provided to clients as part of the 24/7 support service. The interpretation of industry guidance provides "more meat on the bones" on many sport and leisure health and safety issues
Uniforms and Corporate Purchasing Opportunities
QLM in partnership with a leading sports sponsorship specialist has established the possibility of providing a clothing supply package with a leading sportswear supplier for QLM clients. The objective is to appoint an official kit supplier to provide a mixture of free and subsidised lifeguard/recreation attendant/gym instructor uniform. Other groups of staff can be included if you see the possibility.
Initial discussions with an internationally renowned supplier have met with a positive response. Whilst it is initially likely to be a more attractive proposition to supply larger organisations, there is the possibility of forming a mini consortium of some QLM clients in order to obtain a critical mass.
You would have the final say on whether to proceed including the detail of design, colours etc.
The package is anticipated to be based on the following principles;
- An agreed amount of free clothing
- An agreed annual spend
- Discounted additional clothing
- Opportunities for sale of leisurewear to Centre users/members, both on site and online
- Other joint benefits from the partnership, as yet unidentified.
For more details contact
Fire Risk Assessor Training
QLM, led by Andy Ebben, has developed an industry specific 2½ day assessor training course in fire risk assessment. This provides the underpinning knowledge for competent facility health and safety officers to develop or review fire risk assessments in their premises. For more details click here.
Online Induction Training
We are pleased to launch the online induction training tool which provides an organisation the opportunity to provide a first day health and safety induction covering:
For further details click here.
- Legal responsibilities
- First aid principles
- Lifting and handling principles
- Electrical safety principles
- Emergency evacuation principles