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.
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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.
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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.
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If a building contractor is going to ask its workers to dig up or break through old services, it is imperative that it checks thoroughly that these have been disconnected before work begins. This is a fundamental requirement for construction safety procedures.
Yet here is a case where the contractor got it wrong, with potentially fatal results.
Listed terrace being demolished
On 2nd August 2013, Vermont Capitol Ltd. was demolishing the end of a line of 1830s Grade-II-listed Regency terraced houses in Shaw Street, Liverpool.… Read the article
Posted On October 30, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
In the construction safety sector, we are well aware of HSE campaigns to alert us to the dangers of working with asbestos when refurbishing or demolishing buildings.
These often take the form of unannounced raids on refurbishment sites by inspectors. However on this occasion there is different approach, appealing to all tradespersons in a wider group of sectors, and involving new forms of education. This has to be welcomed, because according to HSE, 20 people per week die of asbestos-related diseases.… Read the article
Posted On October 13, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
There are all too many cases being reported of faulty and/or illegal gas installations or repair jobs. It is rare for any to be so serious as to warrant a jail sentence for the miscreant, albeit a suspended one (plus community service). Yet this is such a case.
This is no doubt due to the fact that it was so blatant, coupled with the fact that the offender had been reported previously for the same sort of unregistered work.… Read the article
Posted On October 8, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
This is, sadly, not the first time that building safety lapses have been caught on camera – and given the explosion in smartphone use, we can expect the trend to increase. It all means that contractors – particularly those that work at height very visibly – need to take much better care of themselves and their workers: because they can be sure that their sins will find them out…
In this blatant case of health and safety abuse, a self-employed roofer called Ronald Steven King, 61, (known to colleagues as ‘Steve’), was working with two sub-contractors on the roof of a detached 4-bedroomed house in Brookside in the town of Kingsley, Cheshire.… Read the article
Posted On October 6, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
One of a building safety professional’s nightmares is to be responsible for a site where a member of the public is inadvertently injured by the works.
That worry becomes even greater on the rare occasions when an infant or child is involved, and the victim’s very innocence and lack of defences makes it a frightening occurrence. You can also be sure that there will be legal consequences.
This particular accident took place nearly three years ago, and as so often we find it hard to understand why a relatively straightforward case takes so long to come to court, and why all those involved are left waiting for an outcome.… Read the article
Posted On October 1, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
The current Ebola epidemic affecting multiple countries in the West Africa region is the worst recorded in history. Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness that is transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids (e.g. saliva, urine, secretions, semen, stool, breast milk and organs) from infected people, dead or alive. In the current outbreak 45-70 % (average 60 %) of the people who fall ill have died. Symptoms typically appear abruptly, within 2-21 days (8-10 days is most common) following exposure to the virus. Thus, individuals exposed while living, working, or traveling in areas experiencing an ongoing outbreak could develop symptoms up to three weeks after exposure.
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 11:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
‘The Health and Safety Executive will host a live Twitter-chat on Friday 31st October to answer questions on the release of today’s injury and ill-health statistics.
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:21 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
Open letter to all parties involved in the design, specification, procurement and construction of timber frame structures
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 11:16 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
Figures published today show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by work.
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 9:30 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
This leaflet has been prepared in consultation with the British Ski Slope Operators Association. It is aimed at owners and operators of skiing facilities. The revised version includes updated advice on current industry practice and what operators need to do to help ensure the safety of people using skiing facilities.
Posted on 27 October 2014 | 3:50 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen) was assigned by the Swedish government to compile available and relevant information about the risks to human health and the environment from hazardous substances in textile articles.
The consumption of textile articles has increased rapidly in the EU during the last decades. Textile materials are produced in large quantities and are included in a broad variety of widely used consumer articles.
Posted on 19 October 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
To share the latest knowledge and exchange important ideas on ‘the economics of OSH’, the Focal Points of the BENELUX countries organised a practical conference in close cooperation with EU-OSHA, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and TNO. The event took place on 17-18 September in Amsterdam.
Posted on 8 October 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
The effects of globalisation can be witnessed in so many aspects of our lives, including occupational safety and health (OSH). Firms are facing increasing pressure to remain competitive and, although implementing organisational changes may be necessary, they may result in new risks to workers' well-being.
Posted on 7 October 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items