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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.

The lastest post from the MBHS Health and Safety Blog

Bad failure rate in building site safety crackdown


As we have previously reported, a 30-day September/October ‘initiative’ was run by HSE Inspectors as part of what they call the Safersites 2014 Campaign. The aim was to target construction sites that fell short in terms of worker safety, and the focus was on health issues.

The headline number that they have now released is that some 40% of the sites they visited had some deficiencies. They are therefore urging managers to raise their health and safety game.… Read the article

Posted On November 24, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

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Unprotected scaffold work horrifies passer-by


Remember the classic poster showing New York construction workers sitting on a girder hundreds of feet in the air? Unthinkable in the health and safety culture of today, right? Well this case shows that flagrantly unsafe working does happen on some building sites. It is fortunate that a public-spirited citizen caught the offence on camera.

Crest Scaffolding Services was the firm responsible (if that is the right word in the circumstances) for assembling scaffolding at a 3-storey office in Horley, Surrey.… Read the article

Posted On November 19, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Serious injury in un-notified construction project


As anyone involved in building safety must know, jobs of any reasonably large scale must be notified to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). But as we safety consultants are only too aware, many clients do not know of this requirement.

This is a case where the safety role fell between the gaps and neither the client not its demolition contractors made a notification until well after work had started. This put the contractors in a dangerously exposed position: to quote the HSE,

“…the failure to make the statutory notification meant they (the contractors) then carried the statutory duties of the ‘client’, ‘CDM co-ordinator’ and ‘principal contractor’.

Read the article

Posted On November 17, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Just what will a Principal Designer do under CDM 2015?


Probably the most contentious issue being discussed as a result of the ‘new CDM’ regulations set for next year is the question of what exact role the “Principal Designer” (PD) will be expected to play.

Define that, and you go some way to answering the next question – how will he or she cope with the new responsibility?

Quite a lot of safety practitioners believe that size does matter: that larger design practices will be able to take it in their stride, while smaller firms may struggle.… Read the article

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

HSE Inspector films unprotected roof work


As you may know, we at McCormack Benson Health & Safety monitor the construction safety scene very closely because it is our area of expertise as safety consultants. Therefore we tend to see trends as they emerge.

One that is apparent is that both HSE inspectors and members of the general public are more and more prepared to use digital camera and smartphone availability to take photos or videos of unsafe practices that unnerve them.… Read the article

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

Significant Health & Safety trends in Annual Report


The latest Labour Force Survey annual figures for deaths and injuries at work have been published by HSE. Here are some of the salient points, with as usual a particular focus on construction safety, as that is our speciality at McCormack Benson Health & Safety.

HSE is majoring on the issue of long-term deaths from respiratory damage – and the main killer is of course asbestos. Lung diseases and cancers account for some 13,000 deaths each year and many occur years after the person contracted the disease at their workplace.… Read the article

Posted On November 5, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants

Company fined after worker scalded

A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel.
Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:00 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.
Posted on 24 November 2014 | 3:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard.
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 2:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

HSE jobs – Computer/Data Scientist, HSL

The post holder will provide scientific support in the area of Computer Science analysis expertise, and assist with the design, development and management of solutions for clients. Close date for applications is 16 December 2014.
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:00 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety

EU-OSHA Seminar on psychosocial risks in Europe

On 16-17 October in Brussels, a seminar on psychosocial risks brought together policy-makers, occupational safety and health professionals, and researchers from across Europe to discuss and share approaches for supporting workplaces in managing psychosocial risks at work effectively.
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

New safety and health publications available in various languages

Due to the growing interest in our OSH publications, we are offering some more of them in different EU languages. Check the list below to see if you find the one of your interest in your own language. We will translate more publications in future, so keep visiting our website to stay tuned.   OSH and small-scale solar energy applications Hazard identification checklist: OSH risks associated with small-scale solar energy applications Occupational safety and health issues associated with green building Hazard identification checklist: Occupational safety and health issues associated with green building Nanomaterials in the healthcare sector: occupational risks and prevention Nanomaterials in maintenance work: occupational risks and prevention Green jobs and occupational safety and health: Foresight on new and emerging risks associated with new technologies by 2020
Posted on 19 November 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

EU-ECHA - Restrictions on chemicals are focus of new enforcement project

At their recent plenary meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions, the scope of which will be determined early 2015. Inspections will then take place during 2016. The final report will become available in 2017.
Posted on 18 November 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

Learn more about the EU Agencies working for you

A new brochure, providing an overview of the work carried out by the specialist EU agencies, is now available online. The booklet underlines the agencies combined added-value, and how they are working to help make Europe more competitive and a better place to live and work. EU agencies were created to help implement EU policies more efficiently and to respond to particular needs identified by the EU institutions and Member States. They work on a wide range of areas that touch the lives of everyone across the EU on land, at sea, in the air, in sickness and in health. Download the brochure 'EU Agencies working for you'
EU-OSHA Corporate Brochure 2014: 'Making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work'
Watch the new corporate video of EU-OSHA
Posted on 18 November 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items

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