Blaydon Leisure Centre – new sports facilities available to hire
Blaydon Leisure Centre’s outdoor sports facilities have undergone a £1.2 million development and are now available for schools to hire. The new facilities include:• 6-lane 400m athletics track.
• Jumping pit and runway for long jump and triple jump.
• Full size 3G football pitch that can be divided into smaller pitches for junior training and matches.
• Floodlighting for evening training and / or matches.
Enhance the quality of your P.E. lessons or hold sports days and school matches in top-class facilities that will help give your pupils a great experience of sport and an active lifestyle. Please contact Blaydon Leisure Centre directly to discuss your requirements and costs of hire. Tel No 0191 433 570
Blaydon Leisure Centre
Headteachers Annual Conference
Annual Headteacher Conference
Our two-day programme will allow you (and your staff) to recognise, re-examine and reflect on the difficult situations many of our young people grow up within.
Let’s find a way together to fight for a better future; tackling inequality, support our communities and investing in people.
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We look forward to seeing you at the event.
For more information contact educationGateshead 0191 4338614 / 8623 or email@example.com
Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume
There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen
With immediate effect, there is a strengthening of HSE’s enforcement expectation for all welding fume, including mild steel welding; because general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control.
Control of the cancer risk will require suitable engineering controls for all welding activities indoors e.g. Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). Extraction will also control exposure to manganese, which is present in mild steel welding fume, which can cause neurological effects similar to Parkinson’s disease. Where LEV alone does not adequately control exposure, it should be supplemented by adequate and suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to protect against the residual fume. Appropriate RPE should be provided for welding outdoors. You should ensure welders are suitably instructed and trained in the use of these controls.Regardless of duration, HSE will no longer accept any welding undertaken without any suitable exposure control measures in place, as there is no known level of safe exposure.Risk assessments should reflect the change in the expected control measures.
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To all Council IT Network Users, You may be aware from press coverage of the cyber attack in a local authority within our region that has severely disrupted the delivery of their services.
IT Services are continually working to safeguard the council’s IT infrastructure in relation to cyber-attacks, however one of the most effective ways to protect the council’s data and network is end user vigilance and awareness of cyber security threats.
Although this appears, so far, to be an isolated incident we require your cooperation as technology alone cannot protect the Council against these attacks.
Please read the important information below which will also provide guidance to those concerned about their personal devices.
Please download the attachment to read this article in full.
The site below is a good source of advice for keeping your information secure
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Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.
Kooth - Free Mental Health & Wellbeing Online Provision
Kooth is an online platform which is Free for users and is a Safe, confidential, anonymous space for Young People with low level mental health issues to get advice and support. Key points:
- Free at the point of need
- Available through a smart phone, tablet or computer
- Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health.
- Kooth is supported by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
If any of the schools would like further information on the tool, please contact Malcolm Connelly, Integration & Participation Worker at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for him to come into your school to talk to staff and students on the offer.
Please download the attached leaflet
Public Health Gateshead