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New ALFED member EMR

New ALFED member Alpha Finishing

Health, Safety and Environmental Workshop, 13-14 March 2019

This two-day workshop takes place at the Telford Golf and Spa Hotel every two years.

It was gratifying to have such a diverse group of delegates and exhibitors.

“really good workshop, very inspiring”

Thank you to our sponsor








Thank you to Trevor Dale for opening the workshop and of course thank you to all our presenters who gave freely of their time

Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, Health and Safety Executive
Mental Health and Work-Related Stress

Natalie Williams, Employment Law Expert, Croner
Employment Law Update

Shaun McLaughlin & Kate Joy, DipHex
Chemical Safety

Sarah Palfreyman, Health and Safety Executive
Strategy Update – Legal Update on HSE Issues
Hand- Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Mr Wieslaw Piatkiewicz, Brook Green Consulting
Legal Update on Environmental Issues

David Bellis, Arco Professional Safety Services
Confined Spaces

Kevin Hard MSLA, FRSA, MIIRSM Development Director, OCAID
Beyond Behavioural Safety

Rob Williams, HM Specialist Inspector, Health & Safety Executive
Extraction and Ventilation

Craig Storey, Cirrus Research – Noise Measurement Equipment
Noise and Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Matthew Marsh, UVEX
Eye and Eye Radiation Protection

Paul Mahoney
‘Man v Machine’

Exhibiting at the event were

Palace of Westminster meeting on Energy & Carbon Reporting with Lord Resedale

ALFED CEO, Tom Jones visited the Palace of Westminster for a meeting and presentation by Lord Resedale on Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).

What is SECR ?

  • Reporting on Energy, Carbon & Efficiency Measures
  • Replaces CRC efficiency scheme & mandatory GHG reporting
  • Introduced to bring all energy and carbon regulations under a single reporting regime

The presentation included the below topics – SECR: background, purpose and process

  • What is SECR?
  • Who needs to report?
  • What needs to be reported?
  • How is the information reported?
  • When will companies need to report?
  • Tax implications
  • EMA Aims

Carbon Reduction Commitment, CRC

As announced in the 2016 March Budget, the CRC scheme will close following the 2018-19 compliance year. A statutory instrument to this effect was introduced in July. CRC participants are required to report for the last time by the end of July 2019 and surrender allowances for emissions from energy supplied in the 2018-19 compliance year by the end of October 2019.

Our energy partner, LG Energy have prepared a factsheet for SECR (Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR)).

This is compliance which is replacing CRC and starting as of 01st April 2019. SECR is for reporting on consumption, transport costs and GHG emissions which will needed to be included in the April 2019-March 2020 financial report for companies who are captured. If a company has their financial year different to this (eg. January –December). Then they will not need to start reporting until the start of their next financial year (eg. January 2020).

Some companies will already be adhering to this via ISO14001 or ISO50001 but the majority will need to employ a company to help assist with it.

European Aluminium Safety Workshop 2019, Brussels

European Aluminium

European Aluminium are pleased to announce that registration for the Safety Workshop 2019, focused on the prevention of fatalities and high-risk incidents, is now officially open.

Please click here to register directly. This year’s edition will take place on Wednesday 12 June (p.m.) and Thursday 13 June (full day) 2019, at Thon hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels.

If you wish to stay at the venue of the meeting, block reservations have been made for you at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie. Please click here to book your accommodation at discounted rates. There are other hotels in the area near the hotel, in case you wish to book elsewhere.

The main topics covered by the workshop are as follows;

  • Introduction and safety status
  • Examples of fatalities/high risk incidents
  • Shifting the focus to the prevention of serious incidents
  • Development of a safety culture
  • Tools for the practical prevention of incidents
  • Safety approaches from member companies
  • Conclusion and Safety Awards

Covered themed include;

  • European and global safety status in the aluminium industry
  • Assessment and discussion on real fatalities/high-risk incidents occurred in the sector
  • Contributions and perspectives from IAI, other aluminium regions and other industrial sectors

European Aluminium are working on fine-tuning the programme and getting the most relevant speakers, both at European and international level, and will be posting programme updates regularly.

MCCG: Paper on net-zero carbon for CCC discussion

Climate Change Committee Assessment of Reaching Zero Carbon by 2050

Manufacturers’ Climate Change Group (MCCG)
The MCCG represents key UK manufacturing sectors affected by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and other climate change instruments. Check out the article for more information here

See the link for UK government grant funding programmes for energy intensive industries