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.
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
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
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
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
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 “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
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
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
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:
Conclusions of the Conference available here
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.
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 1:00 am By EU-OSHA News Items
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
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
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
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
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