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…
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…
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…
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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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.
We often have to report on cases where working at height has been carried out without a proper risk assessment or safe system of working. The difference in this case is that although a proper assessment had been carried out, and the required equipment was put in place, a worker seems to have deviated from the approved method statement and the result has sadly been a debilitating injury for the man concerned. Furthermore, the firms have been castigated and fined as a result.… Read the article
Posted On August 18, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
A Bournemouth property refurbishment project nearly went fatally wrong due to a dangerous fall of steel, some 9 floors down onto unsuspecting workers. It highlights the need for proper preparation and vigilance as part of coordinated safety planning.
Principal contractor Harbourview Developments Ltd was refurbishing and converting two properties on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth on 16th July 2013.
As part of the project it was necessary to remove a stairwell and replace it with a lift shaft.… Read the article
Posted On August 13, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
We often in these columns highlight cases where contractors have failed to abide by accepted building health and safety norms: on rarer occasions we have to report on cases where the client is totally at fault. This is one such.
The background is that Blackpool Borough Council outsourced the management of some blocks of council flats, including Newby Place, in January 2007 to Blackpool Coastal Housing Ltd.
It was known by the local authority that there were problems with this block.… Read the article
Posted On August 11, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
When a client firm decides to be its own principal contractor on a building project, then it is increasing the risk that something will go wrong – it is highly unlikely that the company will have the same attention to detail and to construction health and safety that would apply if a specialist building firm was appointed.
This case of repeated shortcomings when working at height, despite HSE warnings, should serve as a lesson to others who may be similarly tempted to go it alone.… Read the article
Posted On August 6, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
In a building site, it can be the case that even sophisticated equipment that formerly seemed perfectly suited for its purpose becomes suddenly inappropriate and even dangerous. This is such a case, which had tragic consequences.
A housing development called Parkway, in Newbury, was being constructed by giant contracting conglomerate Costain, the principal contractor on the project.
One among the team that was tiling roofs was Mark Williams (41). He was a telehandler operator, and on 20th July, 2011 he was lifting a pallet of tiles to a fourth floor roof.… Read the article
Posted On August 4, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:17 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
The proposed amends will make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person. Have your say – consultation runs from 20 August to 14 October 2014.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:00 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
The European Centre for Disease prevention and control is following closely the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa and publishes regular bulletins.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
A Selkirkshire based company has been found guilty today at Jedburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when they died after becoming trapped between a partition door and a support frame within their Winston Road pr...
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
WHO Director General, M. Chan declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa as a public health emergency of international concern.
There are specific concerns about occupational exposure to Ebola Virus among health care workers and other workers in health settings, including laboratories, burial sites, cleaners and desinfectors, as well as hunters, animal welfare and wildlife workers. According to Ms Chan, the number of health-care workers who have been infected is unprecedented. To date, nearly 170 health-care workers have been infected, and more than 80 have died. The infections and deaths of health-care workers have three major consequences. First, they diminish one of the most important assets for the response to any outbreak. Second, they can lead to the closure of hospitals and isolation wards, especially when staff refuse to come to work. Third, they drive fear, already very high, to new extremes.
Posted on 18 August 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
The REACH-Info 11 brochure is intended to be a practical aid for exposure assessment for workplaces under REACH. Here, the estimate for the "tiered approach" is (graded approach) shown by using appropriate exposure models for the development of exposure scenarios under REACH. The exposure scenarios are compulsory sections of the safety data sheets for professional users, to comply with the obligations imposed by REACH. Depending on the chemical and application, standardised phrases have been developed to describe circumstances of use and exposure and the precautionary measures. The aim of this brochure is to give advice on the exposure assessment for workplaces under REACH.
Posted on 13 August 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
Mental health problems in the workplace are currently one of the main causes of work absence, a phenomenon that has seen a marked increase in the last two decades.
Research work in the occupational rehabilitation and mental health field has highlighted the importance of a collaborative process involving the stakeholders in the return-to-work process.
Posted on 11 August 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items