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Cost of new branding for ONR of equipment, website, logo etc

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Cost of new branding for ONR of equipment, website, logo etc

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  1. Only HSE branded PPE was replaced for inspectors working in ONR on 1 April 2014. Shoes/boots; safety glasses; waterproof over trousers and ear muffs were not part of this replacement project. See Appendix 1
  2. A full list of the equipment purchased is on the attached Appendix 1. This includes details of specific items and costs for PPE already purchased and those items still to be purchased.
  3. HSE originally began discussions in 2010 to explore design options for a new logo for ONR. Work then progressed with two external designers with the costs of design work and the purchase of design rights totalling £140,657.20. Due to changes in the timescale for ONR to become a Public Corporation the design work was paused. In 2012 work began again on logo design, ONR Web pages and the internal intranet site. This work was completed in-house within HSE's pre-agreed central overhead charge to ONR and therefore incurred no further direct cost.
  4. The total costs of supplying PPE to ONR inspectors for 2010 - 2013 are as follows:

ONR PPE costs

Year Cost
2010/2011 £17,262
2011/2012 £16,900
2012/2013 £13,546
2013/2014 £12,260
Total £59,968

General points to note

  1. ONR worked closely with HSE during the PPE replacement exercise and were able to recycle a large amount of PPE equipment for reissued to HSE inspectors. All hard hats were shredded and the resultant material recycled.
  2. ONR can recover the costs for new PPE from licensees. Cost recovery involves recovering the cost incurred by ONR for delivering its regulatory function. This includes the recovery of direct and indirect (overhead) costs.
  3. Life expectancy of hard hats is approximately three- five years depending on brand type. The protective properties of the helmet will be degraded by exposure to many common work environments, such as temperature extremes, chemical exposure, and normal daily wear and tear.
  4. PPE wear i.e. fleeces and hi-viz jackets do not have an average replacement programme. It's entirely dependent on the conditions in which it's kept, the environment in which it is used, and how well it is maintained.  PPE should be checked regularly and if there is any concern over an item it should be replaced at that point. When PPE is issued the wearers are informed about their responsibilities for its correct use, storage, cleaning, maintenance and disposal in line with the guide to Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

Appendix 1

Arco Unit price Total
PPE Supplier ref High vis jacket
S DC7122803 28 £39.39 £1,102.92
M DC7122804 71 £39.39 £2,796.69
L DC7122805 101 £39.39 £3,978.39
XL DC7122806 55 £39.39 £2,166.45
XXL DC7122807 15 £39.39 £590.85
XXXL DC7122808 3 £39.39 £118.17
Total 273  
PPE Supplier ref Helmet
- DC7122900 287 £8.07 £2,316.09
£13,069.56
Burlington Unit price Total
PPE Supplier ref Waterproof jackets
S 9609270001 29 £98.40 £2,853.60
M 9609270002 75 £98.40 £7,380.00
L 9609270003 100 £98.40 £9,840.00
XL 9609270004 52 £98.40 £5,116.80
XXL 9609270005 13 £98.40 £1,279.20
XXXL 9609270006 4 £132.84 £531.36
Total 273  
PPE Supplier ref High vis vest
M 9609340002 97 £6.60 £640.20
L 9609340003 103 £6.60 £679.80
XL 9609340004 62 £6.60 £409.20
XXL 9609340005 16 £6.60 £105.60
XXXL 9609340006 4 £6.60 £26.40
Total 282  
PPE Supplier ref Rucksack
QD905 9609540000 136 £29.54 £4,017.44
PPE Supplier ref Boiler suit (Navy)
S 9609420102 26 £50.00 £1,300.00
M 9609420202 71 £50.00 £3,550.00
L 9609420302 87 £50.00 £4,350.00
L (Tall) 9609420303 2 £61.10 £122.20
XL 9609420402 54 £50.00 £2,700.00
XXL 9609420502 15 £50.00 £750.00
XXXL 9609420602 5 £50.00 £250.00
XXXL (Tall) 9609420603 1 £61.10 £61.10
Total 261  
PPE Supplier ref Boiler suit (orange)
M 9609440202 1 £50.00 £50.00
L 9609440302 3 £50.00 £150.00
L (Tall) 9609440303 1 £61.10 £61.10
XL 9609440402 2 £50.00 £100.00
Total 7  
£46,324.00
Grand total £59,393.56
Still to purchase
PPE Ladies Fleece Unit Price
S 16   £593.60
M 13   £482.30
L 4   £148.40
XL 3   £111.30
XXL 0   £0.00
XXXL 0   £0.00
Total 36 £37.10 £1,335.60
PPE Mans Fleece    
S 15 £556.50
M 62   £2,300.20
L 108   £4,006.80
XL 48   £1,780.80
XXL 10   £371.00
XXXL 4   £148.40
Total 247 £37.10 £9,163.70
PPE Bags
  262   £4,663.60
Total 262 £17.80 £4,663.60
Grand total £15,162.90

Exemptions applied

None

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

None