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