Friday, 29 August 2014

JCB Service Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Training Employees about Solar UVR

Congratulations to JCB Service for training employees about solarUVR, the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and how to work safely in the sun.

“Conclusion and Feedback

This has been a really beneficial campaign for us and our employees have really felt the benefit both in receiving information / education and extra items of work wear. It also gave me a better focus on the weather conditions these individuals are exposed to.

The information provided on your website is excellent, although I could not access the leaflets for handing out at the time.

Our Occupational Health Department have helped promote this by offering mole mapping clinics and have invested in the appropriate machinery to do this. This offers our employees the opportunity to get early detection if they think they have any skin issues.

I did find that a lot of the people I have spoken about during this campaign were not aware of all of the facts about skin cancer and the different forms it can come in. Showing pictures and illustrations has helped us to demonstrate this better and raise awareness.”

(Kelly Haughton - JCB Service)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

JCB Service Completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Policy

Congratulations to JCB Service for creating a Sun Protection Policy including why and how the solar UVR risk is to be managed in the workplace

“Here is evidence that we have written a Sun Safe Policy and included it into our 18001 Safety Management Policy which is signed for my the Managing Director. This policy is review by the Management team annually.”

(Kelly Haughton - JCB Service)

JCB Service Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Control Measures

Congratulations to JCB Service for implementing control measures to minimise the risk of exposure to solar UVR.

“Led by the Health & Safety Team all those identified as “outdoor workers” were individually Risk Assessed. There were under 10 people identified at different levels of exposure throughout the day. Discussions were held with each individual whilst carrying out the Risk Assessments and nobody had ever been sunburnt whilst at work. Information was given about the Sun Safe Campaign and why we were undertaking this. Facts and figures were given. Working with these individuals it was determined that SPF rated wide brimmed Hats and anti glare UV rated wrap around glasses would be offered and Sun Cream Stations were installed into their areas. The Stations have information on regarding the UV Rating and this is changed daily by their area Team Leader. This information is taken directly from the Skcin website. A Campaign was launched and a promotional board was displayed in the main Canteen containing all the information from the Skcin website. Engineering controls were explore”

(Kelly Haughton - JCB Service)

JCB Service Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Risk Assessment

Congratulations to JCB Service for completing a UVR Exposure Risk Assessment for their employees.

“A Sample Risk Assessment has been uploaded. We have identified our "Outdoor Workers" and carried out individual Risk Assessments with each of them as they may do slightly different jobs or exposure times may vary. We have used your template which was easy to use and got us to the pertinent answers quickly.”

(Kelly Haughton - JCB Service)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Tiny Toez @ Tividale Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Role Models

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Tividale for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. Tiny Toez @ Tividale has also pledged to keep sun hats and sunscreen available for all their children and to act as role models with regard to sun safety:


“All letters have been given back and are now available in the child's individual folders. These are now given out as part of the child's enrolment. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)


“All children have their own sun hats and sun screen that is kept at nursery and applied as and when needed. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)

Tiny Toez @ Tividale Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Tividale for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.Tiny Toez @ Tividale have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.


“Children have engaged really well with the slip slap slop song. They sing it as we are putting on the sun cream. The children have really enjoyed the story of George and the sun safe superstar. I have had to email the PDF version to parents. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)


“I will use all the resources with the children. The children have been reminding their parents about the sun screen. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)

Tiny Toez @ Tividale is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Tividale for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award


“It has been a fantastic way of involving children and their parents or carers about looking after their skin. It is something we have always done but never thought of a way to really involve the children. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Moore Pre School Nursery Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Role Models

Congratulations to Moore Pre School Nursery for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. Moore Pre School Nursery has also pledged to keep sun hats and sunscreen available for all their children and to act as role models with regard to sun safety:


“we pledge that we are sending the letter and fact sheet to all of our parents and newcomers and these will be kept on record ”

(Shirley Boyd - Moore Pre School Nursery)


“our nursery staff will act as appropriate role models with regard to sun safety”

(Shirley Boyd - Moore Pre School Nursery)

Moore Pre School Nursery Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Shade

Congratulations to Moore Pre School Nursery for pledging to explore options regarding providing shaded areas for children during breaks outside.

“we supply a small shaded area but are investigating the options available to increase this area and make improvements”

(Shirley Boyd - Moore Pre School Nursery)

Phoenix Pre-school is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to Phoenix Pre-school for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award


“As a manager I am committed to ensuring that children and adults are safe in the sun.

As a pre-school we are grateful of the sun safe accreditation and the support, advise and resources provided.

I feel that the accreditation gives impetuous to our sun safe efforts and commitment.”

(Karen Glassborow - Phoenix Pre-school)

Phoenix Pre-school Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to Phoenix Pre-school for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.Phoenix Pre-school have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.


“We enjoyed singing the Slip, Slop, Slap song with the children, prior to the Summer break.

Children and parents alike are used to us talking about slipping on a long sleeved top, slopping on appropriate sunscreen and slapping on a hat.

We have ensured that we have spare long sleeved tops.

We provide sun screen, that parents have authorised us to use (written permission in the registration form).

We have many spare hats for both children and adults.

Parents were interested in the information supplied.

I feel hopeful that we are getting the message across.

Thank you for helping us make this possible.”

(Karen Glassborow - Phoenix Pre-school)


“We are committed to ensuring that we reinforce safety in the sun.

We will keep the resources and use them to raise awareness with the parents and children.

Staff work together to support safety in the sun, at all times.”

(Karen Glassborow - Phoenix Pre-school)

Phoenix Pre-school Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Shade

Congratulations to Phoenix Pre-school for providing shaded areas for their pupils.

Shaded Area photo submitted by Phoenix Pre-school

“We have been enjoying the fabric shade in the front garden.

In the mornings we allow the children to enjoy to the sunshine but when it becomes stronger we encourage them to play under the shade.

We are fortunate in that we also have a large sycamore tree which provides shade, as well as a small side, nature garden, which is shaded by the building.

We also insist that children and staff wear hats if they want to play in the garden.

Parents have responded well to the Sun Safe Nurseries advice.”

(Karen Glassborow - Phoenix Pre-school)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Tiny Toez @ Tividale Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Shade

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Tividale for providing shaded areas for their pupils.

Shaded Area photo submitted by Tiny Toez @ Tividale

“Outside the childcare rooms there is decking area that is covered by the building that provide shade for all the children. We also have a large willow tree that is a shaded area through the summer. ”

(Lisa Jelf - Tiny Toez @ Tividale)

Monday, 4 August 2014

Midget Gems Day Nursery Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Role Models

Congratulations to Midget Gems Day Nursery for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. Midget Gems Day Nursery has also pledged to keep sun hats and sunscreen available for all their children and to act as role models with regard to sun safety:


“Midget Gems Day Nursery has shared the sun safety letter with each of our families to ensure they are aware of the settings role and their role in protecting their children from the harmful effects of the sun.

each parent has received a letter and a signed declaration form has been obtained which we will keep on record.

sun safety factsheet and signature form has been attached to the settings registration documents to ensure all new families are aware of the settings pledge and sun safety policy.”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)


“Midget Gems Day nursery request all families to provide sun cream and a sun hat. Midget Gems Day Nursery also have spare hats and sun cream for children in the event a child has not brought a hat or suncream with them. Midget Gems Day Nursery practitioners will promote sun safety and will be role models while promoting awareness of sun safety with our children.”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)

Midget Gems Day Nursery Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Shade

Congratulations to Midget Gems Day Nursery for providing shaded areas for their pupils.

Shaded Area photo submitted by Midget Gems Day Nursery

“The shaded area is situated in a nice shaded area of the nursery garden, children have a place to sit and rest and have shade from the sun. drinks are available for the children outdoors as well”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)

Midget Gems Day Nursery Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to Midget Gems Day Nursery for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.Midget Gems Day Nursery have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.


“The story has been used as a valuable visual aid while we apply sun cream and also before/after.

The children 2-5 year olds have been engaged in the story and are becoming aware of the rhyme of the story. George is a super star hero and this has gained the children's attentions as they are currently fascinated by super hero's at the moment!

the children have been able to give feedback and have talked amongst themselves and even acted out being George while putting on their sun cream.”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)


“The resources will be repeatedly used on a daily basis, we will continue to develop parents and carers knowledge on the importance of protecting their children from the suns harmful effects, and ensure all new families sign a pledge and purchase sun cream and sun hats for their children.

Midget Gems Day Nursery will promote all children's sun awareness through using the resources from this safety scheme.”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)

Midget Gems Day Nursery is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to Midget Gems Day Nursery for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award


“This sun safety scheme has helped the setting to promote children's and parents awareness of sun safety. The resources are brilliant and target even the youngest of children with the story book George the sun safety super start/hero. ”

(Maria Stockman - Midget Gems Day Nursery)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Costain Ltd Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Control Measures

Congratulations to Costain Ltd for implementing control measures to minimise the risk of exposure to solar UVR.

“Very useful and informative resurces”

(Sharon Lawton - Costain Ltd)

Costain Ltd Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Risk Assessment

Congratulations to Costain Ltd for completing a UVR Exposure Risk Assessment for their employees.

“The resources have been an essential guideline in assisting us, thank you”

(Sharon Lawton - Costain Ltd)

Costain Ltd Completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Policy

Congratulations to Costain Ltd for creating a Sun Protection Policy including why and how the solar UVR risk is to be managed in the workplace

“Resource was very useful as a guide”

(Sharon Lawton - Costain Ltd)

St Matthews Preschool Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to St Matthews Preschool for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.St Matthews Preschool have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.


“Started teaching the Slip slop song during the very hot weather and children love the repeating refrain especially. Book went down well with the 3 and 4 year olds.”

(Julie Wales - St Matthews Preschool)


“To protect the children we will reinforce the message of sun safety regularly - making it a part of our routines.”

(Julie Wales - St Matthews Preschool)

BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range Completes Step 2 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Control Measures

Congratulations to BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range for implementing control measures to minimise the risk of exposure to solar UVR.

“the resources were extremely helpful”

(Matthew Crofton - BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

St Matthews Preschool is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to St Matthews Preschool for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award


“Gaining Sun Safe Nursery Status reassures parents that we care about the safety of their children when outside exploring. In September we will ask our preschool committee to come in and present our certificate and place it on our website.”

(Julie Wales - St Matthews Preschool)