Barn Living Aalten / Bureau Fraai

first_img Year:  Photographs “COPY” Area:  195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” The Netherlands Barn Living Aalten / Bureau FraaiSave this projectSaveBarn Living Aalten / Bureau Fraai 2015 Projects Architects: Bureau Fraai Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Barn Living Aalten / Bureau Fraai CopyHouses, Extension•Aalten, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Wim HanenbergClient:PrivateMaterial Extension:Black pre-weathered titanium zincFloor Area Extension:42m2Architect In Charge:Bureau FraaiDesign Team:Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw
City:AaltenCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess Specs Save this picture!© Wim HanenbergText description provided by the architects. Bureau Fraai has completely renovated a 50’s farmhouse and extended the existing old barn next to the house with a contemporary extension. With the design of this extension the architects realized a harmonic relation between the existing and the new.Save this picture!© Wim HanenbergRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40The young family living in this farmhouse in the east of Holland had the wish to completely renovate the out-dated interior while also opening up the house to it’s beautiful surroundings. Bureau Fraai realized this by opening up the whole ground floor plan of the existing house and by adding a spacious extension creating a strong visual connection to the big garden.Save this picture!© Wim HanenbergSave this picture!Floor Plan – NewSave this picture!© Wim HanenbergFor the extension the architects decided to extent the current old barn next to the farmhouse. While the existing barn was built from bricks and ceramic roof tiles, the façade and roof of the extension are made of black pre-weathered titanium zinc with hidden aluminum window frames giving it a bold and modern feel.Save this picture!© Wim HanenbergThe contrasting light interior with the wooden scissor frames, on the other hand refers to historical Dutch farm structures. By using this same wooden scissor frame as the window frame for the front windows all borders between the interior and exterior seem to disappear.Save this picture!© Wim HanenbergSave this picture!Axonometric Projection – NewSave this picture!© Wim HanenbergProject gallerySee allShow lessKindergarten Valdespartera / Magen ArquitectosSelected ProjectsBeijing Morning Star Ballet Foundation / OFGASelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Wim Hanenberg+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officeBureau FraaiOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAaltenThe NetherlandsPublished on March 29, 2016Cite: “Barn Living Aalten / Bureau Fraai” 29 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?谷仓住宅 / Bureau Fraai是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houseslast_img read more

WATCH: Humanitarian talks global health, work with patients and local colleagues

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin Taylor Boser ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot + posts Linkedin CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Previous articleOptions abound in TCU quarterback competitionNext articleHoroscope: March 24, 2018 Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boser Facebook Taylor Boser TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt printPaul Farmer Interview from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.One humanitarian says realism is overrated when dealing with critically ill or injured patients.Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health and professor at Harvard Medical School, has been working to provide medical care for impoverished countries for more than 30 years.He says he wants to stay optimistic about every patient because a small group of people can make a big difference.“The best way to stay positive is to see a positive outcome,” Farmer said. “So I’m going to give a lot of back credit to the patients that we’re able to take care of. If we have the stuff we need they tend to get better, so that kept me positive through a lot of dark times.”Haiti, Rwanda and Peru are just some of the countries Farmer has visited and worked with patients and local colleagues.The “Bending the Arc” documentary focuses on the work Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack and Thomas White did to change global health. They are all founders of Partners in Health.The most recent accomplishment is the university built in Rwanda, which is an academic medical center.Farmer said he is looking forward to spending more time at the university.“Rwanda is far away but very much in my heart,” Farmer said.He says through investing in his work and local colleagues he will see improvements.“That’s what I’ve learned about myself: Don’t let it be about me,” Farmer said. I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Taylor Boser Twitter Taylor Boser Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Facebooklast_img read more

Five journalists wounded when second bomb follows first

first_img News Follow the news on Thailand Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en Five journalists who went to cover a roadside bombing in the far-south province of Narathiwat on 19 October were injured by a second bomb that went off around 45 minutes after the first one. Several police officers who had rushed to the scene were also injured by the second blast.“We voice our support for the injured journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Covering such crime scenes is very complex, but the safety of journalists should always be the priority, both for the reporters themselves and for their news organizations.“In the case of terrorist bombings, it is not uncommon for the initial explosion to be followed by others with the purpose of causing more victims. As well as causing destruction and loss of life, the first bomb serves a lure for drawing reporters and police to the scene to be targeted by a second bomb.”An army patrol was the target of the first of the two bombs in Narathiwat province, which went off at around 11:15 am. The second one exploded in a tree about 100 metres from the first at noon. In all, 11 people were injured, including the five journalists. Two of the paramilitaries later died from their injuries.The five journalists who sustained injuries are AFP photographer Madaree Tohala (hit by shrapnel in the ear and back), Kreeya Tohtanee of Channel 7, Muranee Mama of the daily Siam Rath, Santhiti Korjitmate of Channel 5 and Pathitta Noosanthad of Thai PBS. They were all taken to Narathiwat hospital.Thailand’s far south is subject to intermittent rebel actions. This latest one follows the suspension of negotiations between the government and rebels at the start of the month. Exploding a second bomb after police and reporters arrive at the scene of an initial bomb blast is a method used by certain Islamist armed groups.Thailand is ranked 135th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.As part of its mission to defend freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders has developed a package of safety resources for journalists travelling abroad. It includes insurance that covers war risks, a free “Press SOS” hotline for journalists in trouble and a Handbook for Journalists (see the safety package here).Credit : AFP Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Newscenter_img May 12, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists wounded when second bomb follows first News News to go further August 21, 2020 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomlast_img read more

Tetra Tech Awarded $29.7 Million USAID Renewable Energy Contract

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. a five-year, $29.7 million single-award contract for the continuation of the agency’s Scaling Up Renewable Energy project, or SURE II.Under SURE II, Tetra Tech will provide technical services to promote reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible solutions to increase the adoption of renewable and advanced energy technologies, according to a statement issued by Tetra Tech.Activities covered in the contract may include creating programs to integrate renewable energy into existing power grids and enhancing national strategic energy planning to capitalize on renewable energy technologies.Tetra Tech also will support the development of an innovation fund, which will attract new and nontraditional partners to scale up the deployment of renewable energy technology.“Tetra Tech is pleased to support USAID in developing sustainable renewable energy solutions for emerging economies,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chairman and CEO. “Tetra Tech will use its ‘Leading with Science’ approach to help deploy the best technologies, policies, and practices to transform the power sector in developing countries.”Tetra Tech has worked with USAID and 20 partner countries under the previous SURE I contract to integrate new technologies, promote competitive procurement of renewable energy generation, support the development of progressive energy policies, and advance gender equality in the energy sector.Headquartered at 3475 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena, Tetra Tech provides high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, the company serves clients in the fields of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.For more information, visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Tetra Tech Awarded $29.7 Million USAID Renewable Energy Contract By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 2:44 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  74 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

DEFY, World’s First Mainstream Performance CBD Beverage, Launches New Charitable Alkaline Water

first_img Facebook DEFY, World’s First Mainstream Performance CBD Beverage, Launches New Charitable Alkaline Water DEFY Water Pinterest Previous articleInterSystems Recognized As Best in KLAS in Acute Care EMR and Interoperability Platform CategoriesNext articleStudy finds COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 last_img read more

Karnataka High Court Initiates Suo-Motu Contempt Proceedings Against Bar Associations Which Boycotted Court Work

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Initiates Suo-Motu Contempt Proceedings Against Bar Associations Which Boycotted Court Work Mustafa Plumber11 Feb 2021 4:21 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the Registrar General of the High Court to initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings against the officer bearers of Bar Associations in the state who gave a call to its members for abstaining from court work.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said: “It must be noted here that in the wake of Covid-19, all…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the Registrar General of the High Court to initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings against the officer bearers of Bar Associations in the state who gave a call to its members for abstaining from court work.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said: “It must be noted here that in the wake of Covid-19, all courts were adversely affected which brought about suffering to the litigants as well as to the members of the bar. Now that normalcy has been substantially restored, bar associations cannot take recourse to strike/boycott.”It added : “We therefore direct the Registry to initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings against the office bearers of the aforesaid Bar associations which took recourse to abstaining from the court work. Separate contempt petitions for initiating suo-moto action shall be filed to which officer bearers of the bar association shall be made party. Registrar General to take note of this order and take appropriate steps”.The bench while issuing the direction took into account the report submitted by the registry which gave details of Bar Association in different districts which gave a call to its members to abstain from court work.As per the report, district Mandya Bar Association abstained from court work on Jan 4, 2021. The Bar Association at Maddur gave call to abstaining from court work on January 4 and February 6. The Bar Association at Srirangapatna, Malavalli, Krishnarajpete, abstained from court work on January 4. The Bar Association at Pandavapura, abstained from court work on 4, 15 and 30 January. The bar association at Davanagere abstained from work on January 29 and February 8.The bench on going through the report noted that “At least two Bar Associations have taken recourse to boycott of court proceedings after appeal was made by the Chief Justice, on February 3.” Recently, the Chief Justice Abhay Oka had made an appeal to the Members of the Bar Associations in the state to refrain from abstaining from the Court work or from boycotting the Court proceedings, irrespective of the genuineness of the cause and not to indulge in such illegalities. The appeal read “I appeal to the members of the Bar to cooperate with the court for disposal of the maximum number of cases.”The appeal read “You are all well aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Courts in the state could not function normally for a few months and it caused hardship and sufferings to the litigants and also to the members of the Bar. The High Court of Karnataka took all possible steps to restore the normal functioning of the Courts in a phased manner and now it is nearing complete normalcy. It is distressing to note that even under these circumstances, the members of some of the Bar Associations have resorted to acts of abstaining from or boycotting the Court for various reasons. Such acts of abstaining from the Courts cause interference in the administration of justice. Such acts also cause inconvenience and prejudice to the litigants. During the pandemic, notwithstanding the challenges, the District and Trial Courts in the State have started functioning. But certain Bar Associations have taken recourse to illegal methods of boycotting Courts. Such a step will adversely affect the members of the Bar.”The appeal quoted from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s famous “Grammar of Anarchy” speech in the Constituent Assembly 25th November 1949 as follows:”If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do? The first thing in my judgment we must do is to hold fast to constitutional methods of achieving our social and economic objectives. It means we must abandon the bloody methods of revolution. It means that we must abandon the method of civil disobedience, non-cooperation and Satyagraha. When there was no way left for constitutional methods for achieving economic and social objectives, there was a great deal of justification for unconstitutional methods. But where constitutional methods are open, there can be no justification for these unconstitutional methods.These methods are nothing but the Grammar of Anarchy and the sooner they are abandoned, the better for us.”The message further said : “It is a settled position of law that the acts of abstaining from Court work or boycotting the Court proceedings and the acts of the office bearers of the Bar Associations calling upon the members of the Bar to abstain from the Court work or to boycott the Court proceedings amounts to interference with administration of justice. Advocates are the officers of the Court and enjoy special status in society. They have obligations and duties to ensure smooth functioning of the Court”.In his appeal, the Chief Justice has also referred to judgement passed by the Supreme Court in the matter of Ex-Captain Harish Uppal vs. Union of India and others, reported in (2003) 2 SCC 45 and in the matter of Krishnakant Tamrakar vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, reported in (2018) 17 SCC 27, to appeal to all the members of all the Bar to refrain from abstaining from court work or from boycotting court work.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Fears major project on Arranmore may not happen

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ There’s concern that a major foreshore project on Arranmore Island may not come to fruition.A member of the Donegal Islands Committee has expressed grave disappointment that a funding application deadline failed to be met by Donegal County Council.Councillor Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig says the project has now been delayed another year and there are fears that the project may not be delivered as a planning application to develop the proposed site on the island is due to expire next year.He says action is urgently needed to address a number of issues on the island:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleSinn Féin Ard Fheis starts todayNext articleReport suggests Brexit could lead to rise in smuggling over border News Highland Pinterest Fears major project on Arranmore may not happen DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – June 15, 2018 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Florida ‘stand your ground’ shooter had history of gun threats

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A Florida man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting he claimed was an act of self-defense under the state’s “stand your ground” law made his first court appearance Tuesday as prosecutors released investigative reports alleging he had a history of threatening people with guns.Michael Drejka, 48, made a brief appearance for a bond hearing via video in Pinellas County court in Clearwater, wearing orange jail clothes and flip-flops, watched by two sheriff’s deputies from a holding cell.Judge Joseph Bulone ordered that Drejka remain in custody on $100,000 bond and asked the defendant if he could afford an attorney.“No,” Drejka said.Bulone said he would appoint a public defender for Drejka, who has not yet entered a plea.Watching the hearing from the front row of the courtroom were the father and girlfriend of Markeis McGlockton, 28, the man Drejka allegedly shot dead in a dispute over a parking space.It was the first time Britany Jacobs, McGlockton’s girlfriend of nine years and the mother of his three young children, had seen Drejka since he approached her and her children outside a convenience store in Clearwater and allegedly berated her about parking her car in a handicapped spot.A security video showed McGlockton, 28, coming out of the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. The footage captured Drejka, who has a concealed-weapons permit, pulling a .40-caliber Glock handgun and shooting McGlockton.“I can tell my kids now that the police got the bad man,” Jacobs said after the hearing.Jacobs said she still hasn’t been able to tell her children, including her oldest son, 5-year-old Markeis Jr., that their father is dead.“I’m still answering their questions about when daddy is going to wake up,” she said. “And all I can tell them is, daddy is resting right now.”Bulone told Drejka that if he does make bond, he must surrender any guns he has to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, wear an ankle monitor and stay within the county. Bulone also ordered Drejka not to contact Jacobs or any member of McGlockton’s family.Asked if he had any questions, Drejka answered, “No.”The court hearing came a day after Bernie McCabe, the state attorney for Pinellas County, rejected Drejka’s claim of self-defense, charged him with manslaughter and had a warrant issued for his arrest.“Michael Drejka, without lawful justification and by his own act, did kill Markeis McGlockton,” reads a complaint filed by prosecutors.The complaint also says Drejka allegedly threatened to shoot three different individuals, pulling guns on two people in road-rage incidents dating back to 2012.Three months before McGlockton’s shooting, Drejka, who is white, threatened to shoot a black man for parking in a handicapped space at the same store where McGlockton was shot confronting Drejka, according to the complaint.The man’s boss told detectives Drejka later called him to complain about his worker, telling him “he was lucky that he didn’t blow his employee’s head off,” the complaint alleges.In another incident, an 18-year-old man told Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies in 2012 that Drejka flashed a black handgun at him during a road-rage incident. The teenager told deputies the altercation started when he stopped at a light that turned had yellow, and Drejka, who was behind him, allegedly honked and yelled at him, and pointed the handgun at him from his driver’s-side window, according to the complaint.The teenager did not wish to press charges against Drejka, the complaint says.On Dec. 12, 2012, a woman told Largo, Florida, police that a man in a black Toyota truck, later identified at Drejka, pointed a gun at her and her passengers.“When Largo Police talked to Michael Drejka, he stated that the female driver was driving too slowly through a school zone,” according to the complaint.Drejka denied pulling a gun on the woman, and police let him go when they did not find a firearm in his truck, the complaint says.Following the McGlockton shooting, detectives had Drejka reenact the confrontation in a police station interview room.Drejka sat on the ground and pointed his arms outstretched toward a detective, according to the complaint.“Michael Drejka directed [the detective] to back up, at which point [the detective] had stepped all the way to the wall and could not retreat any further,” the complaint reads. “The interview room where the enactment took place is a 10 x 10 foot room. Based upon this reenactment, Michael Drejka demonstrated that Markeis McGlockton was in excess of 10 feet from him when he shot him.”During the interview with detectives, Drejka “maintained his actions were in self-defense,” the complaint says. He told detectives that when McGlockton “tackled” him to the ground he was “in fear” and pulled his gun from a holster on the right side of his body and fired once.“Michael Drejka stated no words were exchanged by him or McGlockton. He did not see McGlockton’s hands or face. He saw his legs and said he made a twitch towards him and he fired the gun in self-defense,” according to the complaint.Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Jacobs, said Drejka should have been arrested the day of the shooting. But Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri initially declined to arrest Drejka because he had invoked the “stand your ground” law.“The charges are only one step in this journey — to get justice for the unbelievable killing of Markeis McGlockton in front of his children,” Crump said after Tuesday’s hearing. “They understand when you look at the history of the state of Florida and ‘stand your ground’ that this doesn’t equal a conviction. All of America is watching Clearwater, Florida, to see if there will be equal justice for Markeis McGlockton. … If the facts were in reverse, nobody would doubt what the outcome would be.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lori Loughlin says she’s not guilty of new charges in Varsity Blues case

first_imgDNY59/iStock(BOSTON) — Actress Lori Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges she faces in the college admissions case.In October, federal prosecutors slapped on a new charge, known as federal programs bribery, against Loughlin for her role in the nationwide scandal dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” She was already charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, also pleaded guilty to the new bribery charge in the case.Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, have asked the judge to waive their need to appear in court to be arraigned on the new charges later this month.They are both among 35 other parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, who have been charged in the case.The new charge applies only to parents like Loughlin, best known for her role in the ABC sitcom Full House, who have opted to plead not guilty to the initial indictment. Parents who have already pleaded guilty or agreed to have been spared the additional charge.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The general health and safety duties of employers

first_imgIn this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essentialinformation relating to one of our features. This month’s topic…Future developmentsNew guidelines for employers on implementing smoking policies in the workplacewere due for launch in March 2002 but have been delayed indefinitely. In themeantime, the government is continuing its consideration of adopting anApproved Code of Practice on passive smoking, as proposed by the Health andSafety Commission two years ago. One key point at issue is the potential impactof smoking bans on the hospitality industry. Workplace requirements– Regulations may set minimum standards for the employer to followdetermined on the basis of what is “reasonably practicable” or imposeabsolute duties, such as a requirement to fence off with a guard or otherprotective measure dangerous machinery – There may be circumstances in which an employer could successfully arguethat the cost of a protective health and safety measure was prohibitivelyexpensive compared to the minimum benefit that would have been provided by it – Irrespective of a worker’s employment status, the employer will beresponsible should an individual working within its undertaking suffer aninjury – Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, section 3(1), employers arerequired to conduct their undertaking “in such a way as to ensure, so faras is reasonably practicable, that persons not in [their] employment who may beaffected thereby are not exposed to risks to their health or safety”. Thiswill include sub-contractors and employees, visitors to the premises,self-employed workers, occupiers of neighbouring premises and the public atlarge – Employers are required to carry out a hazard analysis study of theirbusiness operation, identify risks through the appointment of competentpersons, analyse them as to their degree of seriousness and put in placeappropriate protective and preventative measures to guard against them – Health and safety legislation requires employers to take greater care ofmore vulnerable employees. Duties to employeesHealth and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) is the core piece of legislationconcerning health and safety and under it various health and safety regulationshave been enacted. Some of these regulations, such as the Management of Health and Safety atWork Regulations 1999 (MHSWR), have a general application to all workplaces andwork activities. Others may be sector- or work-activity specific. Regulations may set minimum standards for employers to follow determined onthe basis of what is “reasonably practicable” or impose absoluteduties, such as a requirement to fence off, with a guard or other protectivemeasure, dangerous machinery. Breaches of health and safety obligations by an employer can lead tooccupational injuries, diseases and deaths to employees and even to members ofthe public who might be affected by the employer’s operation. Such breaches cangive rise to: – enforcement action by the Health & Safety Executive – civil claims on the part of employees and others – employment tribunal claims from employees – criminal sanction against individual employees, directors and other seniorofficers, the owners of the business and, if that business is a body corporate,the body corporate itself. There is a general duty on every employer under the HSWA, section 2 “toensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare atwork of all his employees”. What is “reasonably practicable” in any given situation involvesthe employer balancing the risk of injury against the sacrifice involved intaking safety measures to eliminate or reduce the risk. If there is a grossdisproportion between them, the risk being insignificant compared to thesacrifice, then compliance will not be reasonably practicable. The employermust make a judgment as to whether or not the safety measures should beimplemented. Many factors might be taken into consideration by the employer including thetime, trouble or cost of implementing a particular safety measure. However, cost in itself will not be an attractive or successful defence fornot taking a particular measure where the risk of injury is disproportionatelyhigh compared to the cost. If an employer could merely say in defence to an action against it forbreach that it could not afford to implement that particular health and safetymeasure, the effectiveness of the legislation would be much diminished. Put simply, if a safety precaution is reasonably practicable it must betaken by the employer “unless in the whole circumstances that would beunreasonable”. However, there may well be circumstances in which an employer couldsuccessfully argue that the cost of a protective health and safety measure wasprohibitively expensive compared to the minimum benefit that would have beenprovided by it. Such an argument is likely to succeed only if the employer canprove that it has, in any event, taken other sufficient “reasonablypracticable measures” to provide for employee health and safety. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR) requireall employers to carry out a hazard analysis study of their business operation,identify risks through the appointment of competent persons, analyse them as totheir degree of seriousness and put in place appropriate protective andpreventative measures to guard against them. Risk assessmentsThere are many other regulations that deal with the requirement to carry outrisk assessments and put in place appropriate protective and preventativemeasures in relation to specified hazards or workplaces. However, the MHSWR are of fundamental importance in health and safety law.Most of the remaining legislative provisions, including other regulations madepursuant to the EC Framework Directive (known as the six-pack), should be readin conjunction with them. In any event, in many respects the various sets ofregulations overlap. Each set of regulations will usually have an associated Approved Code ofPractice and/or guidance notes provided by the Health and Safety Executive orothers. Vulnerable employeesHealth and safety legislation requires employers to take greater care ofmore vulnerable employees, whether that is because: – they have a pre-existing injury (mental or physical) – they are more susceptible to dangerous working conditions or processes(such as in the case of pregnant women) – they cannot appreciate the dangers (because of lack of experience ormaturity, such as in the case of young people) – they have a disability that otherwise puts them at a disadvantage. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 specifically requireemployers to take account of individuals’ capabilities when assessing risks,particularly so in the case of pregnant women and young people. Questions and answersWhat are employers’ duties to its employees regarding healthand safety?Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there is a dutyon employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all itsemployees. This duty requires that: plant and systems of work are safe andproperly maintained; employees are provided with adequate information,instruction, training and supervision; points of entry to and from theworkplace are safe; emergency procedures are adequate; and potentiallydangerous articles and substances are properly handled.Is an employer at liberty todecide what is reasonably practicable regarding the level of health and safetyprovisions it provides?Although an employer is at liberty to balance the risk ofinjury against the sacrifice involved in taking safety measures to eliminate orreduce a particular risk, a number of factors should be taken intoconsideration, including time, trouble and, to a limited degree, cost. Thereare some risks to employees that the Government has decided are too high toleave to individual employers. For this reason, there are absolute requirementswithin health and safety legislation that must be observed.Are employers responsible for thehealth and safety of self-employed or non-employees?Irrespective of a worker’s employment status, the employer willbe responsible should an individual working within its undertaking suffer aninjury. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers are alsorequired to ensure that any persons not in their employment, but who may beaffected, are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.Does an employer have any specialduties towards specific employees?Yes, health and safety legislation requires employers to takegreater care of its more vulnerable employees. This covers those who: have apre-existing injury (mental or physical), are more susceptible to dangerousworking conditions or processes (such as pregnant women), cannot appreciate thedangers (because of lack of experience or immaturity), or have a disabilitythat otherwise puts them at a disadvantage.Action point checklist– Ensure that subcontractors arecompetent and, where appropriate, qualified – Carry out risk assessments and identify control measures– Ensure employees are fully informed – Take appropriate steps to ensure subcontractors comply withsafety measures– Do not disregard any employee concerns Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The general health and safety duties of employersOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more