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MBHS is different to other health and safety consultants because we place greater emphasis on what the owner of the business actually wants. We do not sit on the fence and just tell you what is wrong. We set out to make sure you comply with health and safety legislation with the minimum of fuss and leave the owner/manager time to focus on those areas they prefer to work on. more...

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School Health and Safety in ScoolsSchools & Colleges

Heads and Business Managers face a huge administrative workload and cannot be expected to be experts in every area of legislation and best practice.

Creating a health & safety culture among pupils and staff, without diverting them from the main purpose of the school, is a job requiring the specialist skills of an MBHS Consultant.

Likewise, carrying out risk assessments and reporting to OFSTED and the LEA can be entrusted to us while you get on with teaching.

Health and Safety in FactoriesFactories & Workshops

Manufacturing firms will sooner or later receive a visit from the HSE or Local Authority, and will come under pressure from insurers to meet all their legal requirements. Be prepared, with MBHS.

We will work closely with you and your team and either offer hands-on assistance to put right any failings, or take a more consultative approach, as required. Make it safe…

Health and Safety in ConstructionBuilding and Construction

Expert Health and safety advice for the construction industry without the cost of a full time employee. We can help you with CDM Regulations,CHAS documentation, Site Safety and CDM Co-ordinator Roles.

Health and Safety in Care HomesCare Homes

Using MBHS as specialist health and safety consultants for the care industry can ensure your organisation meets its legal H&S obligations whist you focus on running your business. We can help you with CQC Registration, manging your CSCI audits, SOVA Training, Risk assessment and much more. Get help...

Health and Safety in  CateringCatering

With the advent of ‘Scores On The Doors’, restaurant and catering hygiene has become a front-line issue. The public is monitoring your performance when deciding where to dine.

MBHS has never achieved less than a 4* rating for its clients and thus has all the expertise to ensure that your health & safety and hygiene meet and beat all the required standards. Read our menu…

Health and Safety in Facilities ManagementFacilities Management

As an FM company or landlord, you face multiple challenges in complying with legislation around the risks involving buildings, contractors, staff and the public.

MBHS will lessen your load in all areas from electrical testing to fire training to asbestos assessment. More on FM…

Health and Safety for offices and the corporate worldOffice & Corporate

It is not only factories and builders that have to comply with health & safety laws. You are required to carry out, for example, risk assessments on computers used in the office that can give rise to complaints of back complaints and eye strain.

MBHS consultants never try to make work for themselves. They will give you honest, practical risk assessments, never forgetting that we work for your benefit. See more…

Health and Safety for HotelsHotels and Guest Houses

Your establishment faces the double demands of meeting health & safety and food safety regulations. Yet there are never enough hours in the day…

Hands-on support is at hand, from MBHS. We have specialists in all the areas where expert knowledge is needed: covering fire, access for all, appliance testing, risk assessments and the latest legislation. Open here…

Health and Safety in the Transport IndustryTransport & Mobile Workshops

Now that the HSE are bringing a charging regime for the actions that they take against employers, and are focusing on higher-risk occupations, it is all the more important to be compliant in all health & safety matters.

You can help protect your drivers and workshop team with the help of realistic, down-to-earth advice, assessments and audits from your local MBHS Safety Consultant.

Health and Safety ConsultantsHealth & Safety Consultancy Services

By out sourcing your Health and Safety requirements you can save time and money by putting to use services of a Health and Safety Consultant. Browse or consultancy services to see how we can help you.

From Risk Assesments, Method Statements, CHAS applications, to competent person roles and full Health and Safety Policies. McCormack Benson Health and Safety are able to help take the starin away from running your business.

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No CDM Coordinator in farm injury case


Although we are going through an uncertain time when the future of CDM Co-ordinators is in doubt, the concept of a central, trained, person with prime safety responsibility will surely endure in health and safety legislation. This sad case shows what can happen when such safeguards are not put in place.

A building contractor was engaged by brothers Andrew and David Evans, owners of (among others) Gwarllwyn Farm, near Llandysul, to construct a floor over a pre-existing slurry lagoon in their new cattle barn building.… Read the article

Posted On July 23, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

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Building safety abuses lead to jail for developer


In construction health and safety court cases, it is not unheard of for serial or serious offenders to receive a suspended prison sentence. Much rarer are the cases where someone is actually sentenced to a prison term. Here is one such.

A series of repeated, flagrant abuses of accepted minimum working standards, and aggressive behavior towards officials, led developer Mr Eze Kinsley to jail.

His project was to redevelop Parkeston House, an old office block in Parkeston, Harwich, Essex.… Read the article

Posted On July 22, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Construction safety investigation as worker dies on M25 project


It is tragic when a worker dies. All the more so when a firm has actually put the basic safety mechanisms in place, but due to changing circumstances they become insufficient.

The M25 motorway around London has long required extra lanes, and the widening work was being carried out at Junction 29 near Upminster, Essex, on the eastern stretch, in October 2010. It required the existing motorway embankment to be dug away and rebuilt. In charge of this work was J McArdle Contracts Ltd., from Slough.… Read the article

Posted On July 18, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Reversing excavator injures construction worker


On any building site, the movement of vehicles is a particular health and safety concern – and this case shows why.

The contracting firm of SD Launchbury Ltd, of Evesham, Worcs, was carrying out excavation work on a site at Gretton, nr. Cheltenham, on May 10th, 2013.

There were safety issues with the excavator that caused an accident on site:

  • Its rear view mirrors were inadequate
  • There were no other visual aids to the driver
  • His vision from the driving seat was obscured by the excavator’s counterbalance weight

Thus when the vehicle reversed on site, it struck and ran over a worker, Thomas Plumb (27), shattering his right leg.… Read the article

Posted On July 18, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Untrained worker falls from scaffolding


It is essential to good building safety practice that workers are trained before carrying out any work, and that the proper precautions are observed. In this sad case, neither of these requirements was met.

Mills Scaffold Company Ltd was responsible for erecting a 3-level scaffold for work being carried out on the exterior of a nursing home building in Bridgend. In June 2013, the scaffolding was being dismantled by three workers, one of which was 37-year-old Andrew Gore.… Read the article

Posted On July 9, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

UK Health & Safety “World Class” says HSE

It is not often that you hear the Health & Safety Executive saying positive things about the state of workplace safety in the UK: it is their mission, after all, to chide and chase business to always do better.

So when we get the sort of press release that they have recently issued, admitting that we have one of the best safety records to be seen in any comparable industrial country, we should take a moment to be satisfied in the way in which we manage these matters.… Read the article

Posted On July 7, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Building sub-contractor’s safety neglect led to his own injuries

A Newton Abbot building sub-contractor who suffered a fractured spine while demolishing a temporary school classroom near Exmouth in Devon, has been fined for safety failings that could have also put the safety of others in danger.
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

British workplaces among safest in the world

The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past forty years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of 133 today, new figures reveal.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens

This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Apply for the PRAISE Award 2014

Promoting best practice in road safety at work As part of the PRAISE project, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) presents annual awards in recognition of organisations that have made a significant commitment to improving work-related road safety. Organisations have until 1 September to submit their applications.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

EU - Good Practice Awards in Road Safety

The good practice section on the ERSCharter website is now up and running. By applying to be a good practice candidate, you will be eligible to win the ERSCharter award - a prestigious accolade to be handed out by the European Commissioner for Transport.
Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

FR - Toxicity of nanomaterials, ANSES calling for a stronger regulatory framework

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety ANSES has just published a review of the available literature on health and environmental issues relating to manufactured nanomaterials. It should help clarify scientific understanding and demonstrate the toxic effects of some nanomaterials. It also emphasises the complexity of understanding the various situations to which humans and the environment are exposed, and the limitations of existing risk assessment methodologies. It is difficult to assess the specific risks associated with nanomaterials. Given the time it would require, the Agency recommends the immediate implementation of tools to improve risk management through a stronger regulatory framework at European level.
Posted on 1 July 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

Join EU-OSHA and PPEorg for Twitter chat on work-related stress and psychosocial risks

On 2nd July  from 12:00 to 13:00 (CET) EU-OSHA will be involved in “@EU_OSHA and @PPEorg first Questions & Answers Twitter chat on work-related stress and psychosocial risks”. The Twitter chat - led by EU-OSHA OSH experts - will try to clarify what work-related stress is and how it impacts the lives of workers and society, and the economy at large.
Posted on 1 July 2014 | 9:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items

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