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…
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
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...
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…
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.
Another week, another fall from height prosecution by HSE…
But this time, the information provided reveals that the safety body is directing its inspectors to focus specifically on the loft conversion sector of the construction industry. Here, therefore, is a warning to all contractors engaged in such conversions to be extra-careful and vigilant lest the next case should involve you, or in case you should find yourself in receipt of an FFI (Fee For Intervention) invoice.… Read the article
Posted On September 17, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
This is a particularly nasty case, involving the death of a worker and the negligence and non-cooperation of his boss who had already been jailed for the murder of his brother.
Mark Hayes (53), of Eltham, SE London, used to trade under the title of WSS Scaffolding. The firm had erected a tower scaffold outside a domestic building in Linden Gardens, Notting Hill, W London. On 2nd July 2012, Grant Dunmall (25) was working on the scaffolding but he fell off it.… Read the article
Posted On September 15, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
In these columns we often report upon the court cases that are brought by the Health & Safety Executive: and building safety professionals and contractors alike have good reason to fear having to make appearances at such trials, when they are likely to be subjected to examination and prosecution. Now the HSE and other partners have decided to show construction managers what the process really feels like.
They have decided to stage a show trial in the Midlands – but it is not for real.… Read the article
Posted On September 12, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) brought in the highly controversial Fees for Intervention in October 2012. There has been a lot of speculation as to whether this was a money-making scheme designed to counter the reduced funding available to HSE from Government, but no-one has been able in the first 18 months of operation to prove that there was any pressure on inspectors to act as a revenue generating machine. Now a report commissioned by HSE, but produced by a panel of apparently independent assessors, has given a clean bill of health to the way in which it has initially been operated.… Read the article
Posted On September 12, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
It would be remiss of us to avoid covering the very important construction safety legislation issues that are currently being debated and are about to be subject to significant change.
We refer of course to the HSE proposals about Construction Design & Management (CDM), the system that has governed all significant building projects since 2007. The key elements are:
- The removal of the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), which they intended to replace by a suite of guidance notes
- The scrapping of CDM Co-ordinators
Now, as a major supplier of CDM Co-ordinators to the industry, McCormack Benson Health & Safety has to declare its interest and recognise that the firm is not exactly impartial.… Read the article
Posted On September 3, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
This is one of those frustrating building safety cases where the right specification was set out for the work but this was then ignored in practice. A man was injured due to a fall from height as a result.
A food packing firm based in Bridge, nr. Canterbury in Kent had water leaks in their premises. Because they had used contractors WW Martin of Ramsgate on building assignments for some years, they once again gave them the work.… Read the article
Posted On September 1, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions Limited has been fined £80,000 for a serious safety breach after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland.
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:45 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck.
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 12:58 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
EU-OSHA was an exhibitor and symposium organiser at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Frankfurt from 24 to 28 August.
The Agency hosted the symposium “Preventing of psychosocial risks” based on its 2014–15 Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign.
We also officially launched OSHwiki and demonstrated the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools.
See photos from the event.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
A West London roofing firm found itself in court after it allowed employees to work on roofs with no safety measures to protect them from potentially fatal falls.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:22 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
The Environment Agency has been fined after an employee was badly injured when his finger was caught by an unguarded circular saw.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:42 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health will be held in Seoul from 31 May to 5 June 2015. The event targets participation of all experts and parties concerned with occupational safety and health.
Posted on 8 September 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
The International Media Festival for Prevention 2014 took place in the framework of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work from August 24 to 27, 2014 in Frankfurt.
290 film and multimedia applications from 33 countries were submitted to the Festival.
Six films and three multimedia applications received the International Media Award for Prevention.
Posted on 3 September 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items
Smoking indoors is making a comeback thorugh the use of e-cigarettes. Although they mimic the look and feel of a cigarette, these electronic devices vaporise a solution instead of burning tobacco.
Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:00 pm By EU-OSHA News Items