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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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Worker is injured as Improvement Notice is not heeded

In this construction safety case, HSE inspectors had visited the site and were so unhappy with aspects of its safety management that they served an Improvement Notice on the principal contractor, Aberdeen Fabrication Limited (A-FAB). The main issue was how work at height was being undertaken.  The Notice set the contractor a time period within which it had to carry out specified improvements.

The site in question was a big hotel refurbishment in Market Street, Aberdeen, way back in October 2009 (the case has only just come to court).… Read the article

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

More Heath and Safety News From The Blog

Latest Heath and Safety News from around the Web

Unsafe temporary handrail causes fall injury at housebuilder’s site


As work progresses on a site, temporary construction safety measures have to be put in place and altered or replaced as required – it is an iterative process that requires ongoing scrutiny from managers and/or safety professionals to maintain the proper levels of security. This incident shows how things can otherwise go wrong and cause danger to employees and others.

Leading housebuilding company Bellway Homes was working on a new development in Earsdon View, Shiremoor, Tyneside in December 2012.… Read the article

Posted On April 12, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Incomplete building safety systems put roofing company in court

When you carry out the required risk assessments and method statements of today’s building safety scene, you must do more than tick the boxes or be satisfied with having written the words. Here is an example of what can go wrong when there is no proper follow-through.

For a warehouse roofing project, the risk assessment was prepared by a worker of principal contractor K & DE Barnett and Sons, and a director of the firm signed it off.… Read the article

Posted On April 10, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

CDM shakeup expected as HSE consults

The Construction (Design & Management) ‘CDM’ Regulations have not been without their critics since they were introduced in 2007.

Some feel that they have brought with them an unwanted extra layer of complexity and bureaucracy to the construction safety scene, and there has been feedback from the industry that the division of responsibilities between project designers, builders and CDM Coordinators has become blurred.

These feelings seem to have hit home within HSE, which is now consulting for 10 weeks on what should be a step change in the way projects are run.

Read the article

Posted On April 1, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Three roofers seen using no safety protection

Even on a 2-storey domestic building, the height of the roof and the pitch of it are enough to make this a very dangerous place on which to work. Building health and safety regulations are very clear on the requirement to take proper precautions by means of primary and secondary protection for the workers involved.


Yet still we see cases like this one (pictured) where roofers operate with no security whatsoever. This is a house in Kingsbury, in the London Borough of Brent, seen on 10th July 2012.… Read the article

Posted On March 29, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Excavator strikes live cable and endangers construction workers

One of the key issues for any building safety expert is to ensure that existing services on site have been recorded and mapped, and that workers are made aware of them in detail. This case demonstrates what can happen if the process is not carefully observed, throughout the project.

An electric substation had just been constructed at the site of chemical manufacturer Campact Ltd, in Hexham. Campact is a subsidiary of the firm Egger (UK) Ltd, itself part of a giant multinational wood products group.… Read the article

Posted On March 29, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions

Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Case 280 – Patients must be supervised in outpatient waiting area

A sign on a locked entrance advises patients arriving early at a hospital fracture clinic that they are not permitted to wait in clinic without a nurse present, for health and safety reasons.
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 12:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:30 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Case 279 – Estate manager refuses to remove abandoned fridge

The custodian of a housing estate refuses to remove a fridge that appears to have been dumped on the site.
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:30 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

UK, TUC: The health and safety of older workers - Guidance

There is a higher proportion of older people in Britain now than at any time in recent history and it is likely to increase. We are also seeing changes in the number of older people in the workplace. This guidance will help workplace representatives accommodate for an aging workforce.
Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

5th EU Health Prize for Journalists: Winners announced

The winners of the 5th EU Health Prize for Journalists were announced by Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg at an award ceremony in Brussels.
Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

EFSA to renew its Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels

On 9 April 2014, the European Food Safety Authority launched a call to renew membership of its Scientific Committee and eight of its ten Scientific Panels. The call is addressed to scientists who wish to be considered for membership of the Scientific Committee and the following Scientific Panels:
Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

EU-OSHA will be active at the XX World Congress in Frankfurt, Germany this August

EU-OSHA will be very active at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt, Germany between 24 and 27 August, 2014. As well as holding its own symposium, EU-OSHA staff will be speakers in a number of other sessions, be on the EU-OSHA stand, and be participating in the International Media Festival for Prevention.
Posted on 9 April 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

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