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…
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.
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
As the HSE has pointed out, although we tend to focus on building safety and in particular on the cases that occur when accidents happen as a result of safety procedure lapses, the organisation is also responsible for people’s health at work. Now it is highlighting this with a 30-day ‘crackdown’ on construction health issues.
As usual with their initiatives, this involves unannounced visits, but contractors should be aware that this will not be randomly applied to any construction sites: they specifically have named refurbishment and repair works.… Read the article
Posted On September 30, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
After falls from height, vehicle accidents are the second most common cause of serious, reportable construction safety problems. This was a nasty example that shows that such incidents can happen under the management of large principal contractors as well as small ones.
J B Leadbitter and Co Ltd was the firm in question, based in Abingdon, Oxon. The site concerned had been a Ministry of Defence site in Mount Wise, Devonport, and J B Leadbitter was now responsible for building 159 new homes on it.… Read the article
Posted On September 25, 2014 by MBHS Health and Safety Consultants
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:00 pm By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
A Darwen-based scrap metal firm has been fined for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.
Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:32 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
LOPA is a risk assessment method used to determine and demonstrate how safeguards protect against known hazard scenarios. This course draws on that guidance, its relevance to other applications, and pitfalls during the assessment of a large number of LOPAs.
Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:14 am By HSE RSS feeds » Health and safety
This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, it will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour.
Posted on 20 October 2014 | 8:30 am 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
Eight films have been nominated for the sixth edition of the Healthy Workplaces Film Award.
EU-OSHA presents its prize for the best work-related documentary at the 57th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig) in November.
Posted on 7 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