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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. find out 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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Explosion risk at hospital as excavator severs gas pipe


Construction safety incidents and accidents are bad enough on a typical building site where the public is kept well away. But when you are operating on the site of a working hospital, be sure that any problems that you cause will be high-profile and will be heavily scrutinised.

In this case, Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd was constructing a new car park and was installing drainwork at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (now known as Royal Stoke University Hospital).… Read the article

Posted On March 30, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

More Heath and Safety News From The Blog

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Conveyor collapse causes three building safety prosecutions


In this column we usually publicise stories about individual building contractors who suffer an accident or other incident that could have been avoided had construction health and safety guidelines and laws been followed.

This is a case involving an international consortium of contractors, which demonstrates that even the mighty, with much bigger resources and with site rules in place, can fail.

CHP Plant under construction

The Sleaford Renewable Energy plant was being constructed in Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincs, in February 2013.… Read the article

Posted On March 25, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Loft conversion goes dramatically wrong


Having recently warned our construction safety readers about the HSE crackdown on London basement conversions, we now have to report a conviction resulting from the opposite operation – a loft conversion – and again it occurred in London, where property price rises make extensions to square footage very lucrative.


Lofty Creations UK Ltd, as the name suggests, is a specialist in such conversions and can therefore be expected to know all about safety when working at height and using scaffolding.… Read the article

Posted On March 24, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Scaffolder injured in supermarket extension project


A Sainsbury supermarket in Wandsworth, SW London, was being modernised and extended in August 2013. Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd, based in Belper, Derbyshire but operating as a principal contractor nationwide, was responsible for the project as a whole.

Working for a scaffolding subcontractor was local man James Whelan (31), living in Wimbledon.

A wooden walkway linked the roof space area of the existing store with the extension that was under construction. Mr. Whelan walked off this timber section onto some dusty plasterboard, thinking it was part of the walkway.… Read the article

Posted On March 18, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Groundworks boss rescued from collapsed excavation


In this dramatic incident, the worker that was injured was actually the director in charge of the contracting firm.

PNT Contractors Ltd was the groundwork contractor responsible for digging out excavations in July 2014 at a construction site in Crays Hills, Billericay, Essex.

Boss Paul Connolly himself was operating an excavator, cutting out a sheer-walled area from a slope. The excavation’s sides were as much as 2.5 metres high – but they were totally unsupported.… Read the article

Posted On March 16, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

HSE versus UKATA in spat over asbestos safety advice


It is not often that we hear from football legends in this column, but this is a rare appearance of a former England footballer in a construction safety debate.

Stuart Pearce HSE

Stuart “Psycho” Pearce was recruited by the Health and Safety Executive to publicise their new app for smartphones, entitled “Beware Asbestos”. His relevance to the HSE’s cause is that he feels he might have inhaled asbestos dust when, as a young man, he was an electrician. He has rightly commented:


“We were simply ignorant about the risks back then.”


Training Association criticism

It is often dangerous when traditional public sector bodies try to embrace new media.… Read the article

Posted On March 11, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

ICOH - 31st International Congress on Occupational Health

The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health will be held in Seoul from 31 May to 5 June 2015.  Organized as the triennial congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), will be an important milestone in meeting challenges, protecting and promoting the health of workers at the time of rapid changes in work life and working conditions in globalizing economy. EU-OSHA will have a stand in the Exhibition area to promote key projects, such as OiRA, OSHwiki and Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. Director Christa Sedlatschek will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Congress and the Asian Policy Forum to strengthen international collaboration in occupational safety and health.  More information on the event On-line registration available now
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items

Calls for proposals published by DG Employment

Beginning of March DG Employment published two new calls for proposals. One addressed to sectoral social dialogue and one focusing on support for workers' organisations. Both include health and safety at work as a possible area for activities. See here for more information Consult our OiRA funding guide for getting advice on successful applications
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 1:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items

Conclusions of the 3rd Greek Occupational Health and Safety Conference

Held in Athens on February 26th 2015, the Conference brought together representatives from many companies and organisations such as Greek Institute of Health and Safety at work, Nestle, Coca Cola, Unilever, Athenian Brewery and Hellenic Quality Foods. The meeting, organized in four sections, covered the following occupational safety and health main topics:

  • Towards a healthier, safer and more productive working environment.
  • Recommended practices for "zero" working accidents and minimization of diseases.
  • Risk assessment, formulating safe and hygienic working environments with the participation of all concerned. Training and the creation of a "prevention" culture.
  • Challenges and opportunities for OHS in today's continuously changing working environments.
Conclusions of the Conference available here
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 1:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items

Have you met Napo yet?

Napo is a cartoon character representing an employee in any sector, in any country, and in any language. His video clips show how in his daily working life, he comes up against the same problems that many other workers across Europe face, including psychosocial risks and workplace stress. The videos can be used in a variety of contexts to present ‘Safety with a Smile’!
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

Firm fined for multiple failings at Carmarthen waste site

A waste and recycling site in Carmarthen was in such a dangerous condition that visiting health and safety inspectors had to issue eight notices to immediately halt a range of work activities, a court has heard.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 6:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Company in court again after dangerous quarry blast

A Somerset company has been fined after a quarry blast sent rocks of up to 15 kilos flying outside a danger zone toward employees and across a public road.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 4:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres

A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined £10,000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Building firm in court over carbon monoxide risk to pregnant woman

A building firm has been fined after an eight-and-half-month pregnant woman and her husband showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Kirkby.
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

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