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  • Asbestos Checklist / Tool & EMAP

  • G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections

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The Procurement Service
Your access to Birmingham City Council's bulk buying power
The Procurement Service has over 20 years experience in commissioning public sector goods and services and in contract management. As part of Birmingham City Council, we are able to award contracts that provide quality goods and services and take advantage of our bulk buying power to deliver competitive prices.
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We're moving suppliers
27 Feb
FAO: Subscribers to The Procurement Service who will be using BCC utilities provisions for April 2019 – March 2020 After careful consideration and evaluation of various utilities frameworks that are available BCC have taken the decision to award the framework for utilities supply to West Mercia Energy. The suppliers under this framework are as follows: Electricity – Total Gas and Power Gas – Total Gas and Power As part of this agreement your gas and electricity supplies that are a part of the existing framework will move to Total Gas and Power as of the 1st April 2019. Please be assured that there will be no impact to your supply during this transfer. In order to enable us to smoothly transition to the new supplier please can you ensure that the below measures take place: Current meter readings to be taken immediately and the a final meter reading on either 29th March or 1st April 2019. Meter reading form can be downloaded here. For more information on our new utilities framework click here
Asbestos Checklist / Tool & EMAP
23 Jan
ASBESTOS 1. Management Assurance Process (EMAP) In 2018 the Department for Education launched its AMAP and you may have received a notice from the ESFA requesting the completion of an AMAP questionnaire. Information and guidance regarding this process has previously been communicated: http://www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Article/57101 The DfE has re-opened the AMAP portal, to provide schools and responsible bodies, who were unable to participate in the first collection, the chance to provide information and an assured response. If you still need to complete the AMAP and submit an assurance declaration closing date is 15th February 2019. DfE information is located: Asbestos Management Assurance Process (EMAP) 2. Asbestos Checklist & ‘What Good Look Like’ A 10 point Asbestos checklist/tool and an example of ‘What Good Look Like’ are attached as aides to assist you in reviewing your schools asbestos management arrangements.
G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections
22 Jan
IF YOU ARE A NEW G4S CUSTOMER WHO SUBSCRIBES TO THE PROCUREMENT SERVICE PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE A 2019 SERVICE PLANNER. Download your G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections here. If you are unsure please contact cps@birmingham.gov.uk Completed service planners should be sent to : tina.k.nandra@birmingham.gov.uk NB: Requests can take up to 10 working days to action.
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25 Mar
IOSH Managing Safely - (25th 27th 28th & 29th March 2019 Start Time: 09:30 - 16:30)
The course will cover the following areas: Assessing and controlling risk Common law liabilities for health and safety failures Criminal law responsibilities for health and safety failures Identifying and controlling specific risks such as fire, electricity, work equipment, display screen equipment, manual handling, noise, and hazardous substances Principles of accident and incident investigation and prevention Measuring safety performance Protecting the environment. By the end of the course you should be able to: Describe the causes of accidents and apply accident prevention principles Outline legal requirements for health and safety Carry out risk assessments, inspections and accident investigations Outline risks associated with a wide range of activities Select appropriate precautions and controls to reduce activity risks Apply management principles to create a positive health & safety culture
25 Mar
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work - March 2019 (25th 26th & 27th March 2019) Stirchley Baths
These courses run over three days and conform to the Health and Safety Executive syllabus which satisfies the duty to provide a qualified ‘first aider’ as required under the Health & Safety (First Aid at Work) Regulations.
25 Mar
Post-16 Curriculum Group Meeting
Topic(s) 1. Forced marriages- Roshni 2. Stand up against discrimination and hate- empower young people in mainstream schools to act against all forms of discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hate, whilst developing their sense of social responsibility to their local communities and British society 3. Human trafficking- Purple Tear Drop resource 4. Student Leadership- Swanshurst School share best practice