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…
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…
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.
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.
Because we write regularly about incidents where building safety goes wrong, we are used to court cases where maybe a principal contractor and a subcontractor are brought to justice. It is rare to see, as in this case, as many as 5 defendants being tried for failings on a single construction site.
It involved the building of 4 flats and 4 houses on the site of an old church in Chevening Road, Upper Norwood, SE London.… Read the article
Posted On February 25, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
Ever since the departure of Heather Bryant in September last year, we have been waiting to hear who will replace her as permanent Chief Inspector of Construction. Philip White has been sitting in on a caretaker basis but he will hand over to Peter Baker on 1st April 2015, when Mr White will focus once more on his role in charge of the Operational Strategy Division.
The new appointee is at the moment running the Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division.… Read the article
Posted On February 23, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
The most common cause of falls from height is roof work: yet ‘height’ can be just as dangerous or even deadly when working indoors – as this incident underlines.
It occurred on a site being run by Cheshire Housebuilders, who were in September 2012 developing an estate of detached houses at Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge.
One of their workers, an unnamed 25 year old joiner, was working on the second floor of a 5-bedroom house, laying floorboards.… Read the article
Posted On February 19, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
We often report the misdeeds of regular builders and unqualified would-be gas fitters. The message always is that proper Gas Safe – registered operators must be used (and it’s the law): but sadly in this case we are reminded that even people with the right paperwork can be inefficient and even dangerously negligent.
At a house in Mesnes Green, Lichfield, Staffs, registered gas engineer Mark Adam Whitfield (33) was contracted to make an examination to obtain a gas safety certificate for the landlord on 26 November 2012, when the property was vacant.… Read the article
Posted On February 18, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
This sad case involving the loss of a man’s life due to unsafe work at height is all too familiar: and yet the singular features about this case are the seriousness with which it has been taken by the authorities, resulting in a criminal investigation by the police; and the severity of the resulting sentence.
The facts of the case are that on Tuesday 25th October 2011, Jason Pennington (42) a worker employed by Peter Mawson Ltd, a building and joinery contractor, was working for them on a fragile roof at West Cumberland Farmers Ltd in Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria.… Read the article
Posted On February 11, 2015 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA, have met at the "Citizen´s dialogues" event that took place in Bilbao (Spain) on 26 February, 2015 . The dialogue’s themes focused on employment, investments in Spain and in the EU and a more social and competitive Europe.
Vice-President Katainen is responsible for occupational safety and health matters and thus the importance of his visit to Bilbao, where the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is working to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive.
Watch all events online and join the dialogues via #EUdialogues
Web streaming/recording of the event in Bilbao
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 9:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items
HSE is surprised and disappointed that the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) appears to be arguing for the removal of free advice aimed at those who might otherwise remain unaware of the risks they face with regards to asbestos.
Posted on 20 February 2015 | 3:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
A demolition firm in Windsor has appeared in court after being caught on camera risking the lives of workers on the roof of a disused pub.
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 2:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof.
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 1:30 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
A Derbyshire company has been fined after a two-storey portable building collapsed while more than 30 children and parents were playing in the lower room.
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 1:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
"Managing stress and psychosocial risks" is a free online tool that provides information about work-related stress and psychosocial risks to foster awareness, understanding and management of these issues in the workplace.
The e-guide is available now in two more national versions: Austria-German and Belgium-French.
Find the e-guide version that is relevant for you
Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress
Posted on 15 February 2015 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
The report of the ETUI-ETUC Conference 'Europe at a crossroads. Which way to quality jobs and prosperity?' which was held on 24-26 September 2014 in Brussels is now available.
Download the report
EU-OSHA participated in the discussions by contributing to the discussions on the burden of disease linked to work
Panel 8: Prevention of occupational diseases and accidents: too costly in an era of austerity
Posted on 13 February 2015 | 1:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items
Traditionally dedicated to the World Day for Safety and Health at work, KIOSH is a platform for meetings and discussions, for sharing experiences and knowledge and promoting the latest achievements in all areas of occupational safety and health.
The goal of KIOSH project this year, is to decrease rate of injuries and accidents in enterprises, reducing the risk of accidents on dangerous industrial objects and minimizing possible damage to the natural environment and society, as well as improving productivity.
KIOSH 2015, specialized event on occupational health and industrial safety sector, will be held April 28-29, 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Find more about the event
Posted on 11 February 2015 | 8:30 pm By EU-OSHA News Items