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Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force

Setting up a localised approach to outbreak management A message and invitation from Ami-Louise Duggan, Public Health Bristol. If you’re able to participate (details below) please email info@severnnet.org   Firstly I would like to say Thank you for your endless effort to help your communities in such uncertain times, it’s been a hard year and your work is so valuable! As Covid 19 rates in Bristol are high, we now need a localised approach to outbreak management. I am setting up a Avonmouth Ward C19 Task Force to tackle issues in the communities and what we can do as community workers/businesses/volunteers to help bring the rates down. We will discuss ideas such as signage, marshalls, community champions and enforcement. Everyone will have a part to play in this meeting whether its community intelligence from being on the ground and seeing everyday situations, have some capacity to pop up some posters on lamp posts or buildings or having the knowledge and resources to keep your employees safe in their workplace. The first meeting will be based around the facts and figures of Covid rates in the Avonmouth ward and the structure of the meetings going forward. Meeting date: Tuesday 1st December, 1.30pm-3pm, Location: Zoom (invite link to follow in a separate email Tuesday morning) So as the first agenda I suggest: Welcome and introductions – Ami Brief description on Outbreak Management and stats – Mohammed Structure of this meeting: is there anyone missing? How often? Who should lead the meeting? – All What are the problem areas within our communities? (Community intelligence) – All Ideas to increase knowledge and reduce rates? (signage, myth busters, marshalls etc) – All Hope to see all of you on zoom Tuesday. Many Thanks, Ami  
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It’s Road Safety Week 2020 – No Need to Speed

This is a call to action … we’re inviting you to get involved in Road Safety Week 2020 running until 22nd November . SevernNet and Severn Ride and Stride are committed to improving road safety for those who drive, walk, cycle and ride in the area. With recent serious accidents, we really need to work together to improve awareness. We’d also like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the people who recently died on the roads in this area. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. The theme for 2020 is NO NEED TO SPEED. You can sign up here.We encourage you to get involved by sharing the message this week with colleagues, printing the posters below and putting up in prominent places e.g. on the way to the car park. You can also invite colleagues to take a selfie with a poster to share to spread the message. There are a number of different posters to choose (see below). If photos are uploaded to social media you could add @SevernRideandStride and #Roadsafetyweek2020. If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email There are information and resources on The Road Safety Week website and we’ve brought lots of material together here on SevernNet Ride and Stride Road Safety page.Additional resources we can signpost you to include: Free driver training currently via ZoomFree motorcycle trainingHGV awarenessFree basic or advanced cycling training  If you’d like more information on the above or have any questions please email
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M5, J19 southbound slip road night time closures

Work on short term improvements to M5 junction 19 is progressing well and Highways England is now moving to the next stage of their works to alleviate congestion on the M5 J19 southbound exit-slip. During this phase they’’ll widen the entrance to the southbound entry-slip, move the kerb and safety barrier and finally resurface the road. This will necessiate overnight closures of the southbound entry-slip road from 20:00 to 06:00 on the following dates: Monday 2nd Nov to Saturday 7th Nov 2020Monday 16th Nov to Friday 20th Nov 2020Monday 23rd Nov & Tuesday 24th November 2020 During the day the entry-slip will remain open as usual DiversionWhilst these works are ongoing locally signed diversions will be in place as agreed with North Somerset Local Authority and Bristol City Council.Please note: the B3124 is unsuitable for heavy vehicles and does not form part of our diversion route, we would encourage all drivers to stick to the officially signed diversion route. Thank you for your patience whilst these works are carried out.
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Please don’t park on the pavements and cycle paths

This is an appeal for courtesy towards Active Travellers – pedestrians and cyclists. Active Travel is an important way for many of our colleagues to get to work across Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside. A lot of effort is being invested in improving our walking and cycling routes and making them safer. Please, please, please don’t park or block pavements and cycle paths across the area. If you have insufficient space to park your vehicles, please get in touch and we’ll work with you to find solutions.
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Health & Safety legislation and CV-19 … and Prevention & control of infection in the workplace

At May’s Business Breakfast we were joined by Ashley Borthwick from Womble Bond Dickinson who gave a presentation on Health & Safety legislation and CV-19. You can download the presentation here. Key messages include: HSE legislation includes the need to care for the welfare of employees including mental health.Employers are not expected to completely eliminate risk of CV-19 – think about the risks and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them.Employees also have a legal responsibility to take reasonable care of their safety and their colleagues, and to cooperate with their employer.Communication and risk assessment is critical to managing workplace safety.Compliance with policies and procedures should be monitored and enforced.   An e-learning short course concerning prevention and control of infection in the workplace is available from Weston College. Download leaflet here The importance of mental health management and first aid was stressed by all. Weston College has information on Mental Heath first aid here.
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Call for Businesses’ Support with PPE

The Mayor of the West of England, Tim Bowles, is calling out to businesses across the area, on behalf of our local NHS and care system in the West of England, to ask for your support in the response to COVID-19. Due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, there is a serious challenge in supplying the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), which is vital to the safe treatment of COVID-19 patients, to frontline health and care workers. The NHS and care system is seeking donations – large or small – or excess stock of the following PPE components: Fluid-repellent face masksAprons GlovesSafety glassesRe-usable washable gogglesHand sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol content). In addition to PPE, there is also need of Perspex bulkheads (which would also need to be installed). These are needed to protect reception and patient transport staff. If you are able to help in any way please contact the NHS and council teams coordinating the response via: bnssg.supportoffer@nhs.net if they are in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, covid-19incidentcomms@bathnes.gov.uk if they are in Bath and North East Somerset Tim Bowles “I have been proud of the many West of England businesses which have already stepped up to support the national effort to tackle COVID-19. We have always been a region where we work together and support each other, and this has never been more important than at this time of national need. Thank you for your help at this difficult time.”
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Protective and Cyber Security Workshop for Maritime Industry in St. Andrew’s House, Thu. 13th June 09:00 to 12:00 & networking lunch – free to attend

Calling all CSOs, PFSOs, Cyber and Security responsible employees.
CSO Alliance ran their 48th workshop in Glasgow on Tuesday 21 May (comments and more here) and will be at Avonmouth – The Bristol Port Company – on Thurs. 13th June

Why Join:  
Get the latest insights on the continuously evolving criminal threats to our industry. Debate your concerns and issues and promote information sharing around your community.

Why Join:

£300 million lost by a maritime company from a single, random cyber attack

“There are more organised criminals in existence than soldiers in the Army” (according to NCA Director)

Current tensions with Iran focused around oil & gas shipping

Prevailing maritime terrorism threat in Southern Red Sea and SE Asia

Ongoing maritime piracy in several parts of the world

Maritime migration and stowaways presenting potential security risks

What does CSO Alliance offer?

Online communities of maritime security professionals
Secure online maritime crime reporting and collaboration portal

Employee expertise from Government, military and industry sectors

Providing awareness of current maritime security issues

Advice on effective security risk management

Agenda:  

 Maritime Crime Threats and Risk Management – Bruce Roberts, CSO Alliance Ltd (former Govt. Security Adviser)
Cyber Threats and the Airbus Cyber Security Perspective – Louisa Adams, Airbus Cyber Security
Radio Frequency Criminality (Insights into spoofing and jamming) David Sanderson MSC, NPCC Radio Frequency Crime Lead
Collaboration within the Maritime Security Community – Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance Ltd

CSO Alliance has consolidated the day into one workshop so please join us for the morning workshop 9am to 12pm, followed by a networking lunch.

For more information visit their website  or simply click this link to register to attend the free workshop.

 

About CSO Alliance and Airbus Cyber

To date CSO Alliance Ltd has event managed 48 workshops around the world, bringing together key stakeholders such as CSOs, Port PSOs, PFSOs, and CISO, to foster collaboration and encourage incident reporting throughout the maritime security community.  Through ‘community through security’ we can be your one stop shop for your maritime security needs, sharing best practice and delivering timely, relevant threat information and subject matter expertise all from a secure, advanced online platform, weekly online publications as well as via our workshops. We relaunch this summer with a new enhanced platform, which will host our current CSO Alliance, Maritime Cyber Alliance as well as the new PFSO Alliance.

Airbus CyberSecurity protects governments, military, organisations, and critical national infrastructure from cyber threats, this experience they are sharing with the maritime sector.

 

We thank our global workshop series supporters Chenega, GAC, Navarino and Pole Star.

For further information contact info@csoalliance.com

Mark Sutcliffe MICS, Managing Director, CSO Alliance

T:  +44 (0) 1296 325700 , M: +44 (0) 7920112752, W: csoalliance.com

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Health and Safety Peer to Peer Group – July 13th – Bristol Port Company

 

The next Health and Safety Peer to Peer Group will be hosted by The Bristol Port Company at St. Andrew’s House, Avonmouth. Date: Thur. 13th July at 09:30.

If you’re working in Health and Safety across the area, or have someone within your organisation who is, this is a chance to get together and share knowledge with your peers.

Please email kate.royston@severnnet.org to join us on July 13th.

We’d like to thank Nick Phillips, for hosting the April Forum which included a tour of CHEP’s operation and their health and safety practices. This was very informative.