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Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS)

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Employers must make arrangements for the safe evacuation of all employees and visitors in a workplace emergency. For employees with disabilities, this may require Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS). Our latest article explains what this is, and how, as a business, you can execute this safely. What is a PEEP A PEEP is a plan […]

The 5 Steps to a Risk Assessment

The 5 Steps to a Risk Assessment Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

There is a requirement that all activities that pose significant risks should have a risk assessment carried out and this is a crucial part of any organisation’s health and safety strategy. It is recommended that you adopt the 5 steps to risk assessment approach. The steps are: Identify the hazards. Identify people who might be […]

What are the responsibilities of a First Aider in the workplace?

What are the responsibilities of a First Aider in the workplace? Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Not every job is dangerous, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the best ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide first aid training to their staff and our latest article looks at the responsibilities of a […]

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Preventing work-related stress isn’t just the right thing to do by workers, it’s the law. All employers are required to prevent work related stress to support good mental health in the workplace, and The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working Minds campaign has called on employers to support workers mental health during April’s Stress Awareness […]

What are retained health and safety services?

What are retained health and safety services? Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulation 7 –  it is a legal requirement to be able to demonstrate that you have access to competent Health and Safety advice and that you are compliant with current UK legislation, and failure to comply as we all know, can result in legal […]

What is the meaning of CDM Regulations?

What is the meaning of CDM Regulations? Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. The CDM Regulations were brought into play in 1994 to improve the health and safety of construction projects and have been revised a few times since first introduced, but they still have […]

Invisible hazards in the workplace

Invisible hazards in the workplace

All workplaces irrespective of their type can pose a few threats to the staff working there. There are various hazards in the workplace that can be an issue and by hazard, we mean a situation that has the potential to cause harm. So a workplace hazard may refer to anything at work that generates health […]

The impact of alcohol consumption to the workplace

The impact of alcohol consumption to the workplace MHSC

It is estimated that there are 167,000 working years lost to alcohol each year, at a cost of around £1.2bn to UK employers. With an estimated 3-5% of all absences being alcohol-related, we explore the impact of alcohol consumption to the workplace taking in absence, productivity, mental health and safety risks. The legal aspect All […]

Managing workplace health and safety during winter

Managing workplace health and safety during winter Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Making sure your business is a safe place for people to work, shop, or visit is essential. Whether you’re a public-facing high-street retailer, a factory with a growing workforce or your clients are visiting your offices in an industrial estate, there are many hazards you should be looking out for. Health and safety considerations in […]

Why health and safety is a crucial part of your company’s financial success

Why health and safety is a crucial part of your company's financial success Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

The main goal of health and safety is of course, to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths but we must also look at the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and your business. Whilst growth and profit is the core of a successful organisation, a proficient health and safety […]

Can you afford to ignore Health & Safety?

Can you afford to ignore Health & Safety? Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Health and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility, but as the employer, the main accountability lies with you. We realise here at MHSC that implementing health and safety effectively takes effort and is an ongoing strategy, but it’s essential to get it right to keep people safe from harm. Risk assessments, policies and procedures, […]

Why your business needs to run a Fire Safety Course

Why your business needs to run a Fire Safety Course Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Ensuring the highest standards of fire safety is one of the most important risk controls your organisation can implement. The devastating effects of a fire at work, at worst, can cost lives, and at best, cause damage to your property and force closure whilst you recover. Participating in a fire safety course will ensure your […]

Employer responsibilities to injured staff after a work accident

Employer responsibilities to injured staff after a work accident Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Workplace accidents refer to any unplanned, unexpected incidents that result in injury or harm to employees during the course of their work, and every employer has responsibilities to follow after an injury or accident at work, whether this in the workplace or out on site. Whilst some accidents can not be foreseen or prevented, the […]

New appointment at MHSC

New appointment at Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy Sam Perry

Due to continued growth, MHSC would like to welcome Sam Perry to the team, who is joining the company this week as a newly appointed Health and Safety Advisor. Sam brings a wealth of experience to the organisation with a great background in the construction industry. His past occupation of a Steeplejack and managing teams […]

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks - Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Providing training and developing people’s understanding about health and safety is vital in the construction industry, as there are a variety of high-level risks. The primary way your business should be doing so is through formal training but supplementing this training with regular toolbox talks is incredibly effective for cementing people’s knowledge and promoting a […]

The importance of safety signage at work

The importance of safety signage at work Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

In many places of work, from construction sites to warehouses, safety signage is a necessary part of worker safety and awareness. They are in place to help prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are fully equipped for any hazards ahead and in different areas of work. To have correctly displayed safety signage in the […]

Silica dust and the risks

Silica dust and the risks Midlands health and Safety Consultancy

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. While asbestos and its associated health risks are fairly well known, most of us are a lot less aware of the silica dust health hazards. Yet, silica containing materials are extremely common, particularly in the construction industry and similar to asbestos, the diseases caused […]

New guidance on securing loads on HGVs and goods vehicles

New guidance on securing loads on HGVs and goods vehicles Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

A new guide has been published by the UK government on how to make sure goods and other items are loaded, secured and unloaded safely from HGVs, trailers, vans and cars. The new guide has replaced ‘Safety of loads on vehicles: code of practice’ and ‘Load securing: vehicle operator guidance’. When you transport goods in […]

3 things to look for when choosing a first aid trainer

3 things to look for when choosing a first aid trainer Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Learning how to save someone’s life should be pretty high up your staff training agenda. You must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace and In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present. But what 3 things should you look for […]

Understanding the importance of chemical safety in the workplace

Understanding the importance of chemical safety in the workplace Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

CoSHH, or the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, is a set of UK regulations aimed at protecting workers from the harmful effects of chemicals used in the workplace. These regulations require employers to assess the risks associated with hazardous substances and to implement appropriate controls to minimise the risk of exposure. Our latest […]

New Safety notice issued by HSE – LPG FLT’s

Health and Safety Executive

We would like to bring to your attention, a safety notice issued by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) with regards to fires on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks and other similar vehicles that have occurred during starting. The build-up of deposits in fuel systems, in particular, the vaporiser units of LPG powered […]

Do you need to refresh your Health and Safety training?

Do you need to refresh your Health and Safety training? Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

One of the most integral parts of Health & Safety management is providing up-to-date and practical Health and Safety training. Failing to provide proper Health and Safety training to all staff to provide safe working conditions, could not only cost the company money and damage its reputation beyond repair, but it also demonstrates a clear […]

Outdoor workers and sun exposure

Outdoor workers and sun exposure Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Outdoor workers and sun exposure can be a risk to people working in construction and can rise in the summer months from high outdoor temperatures as well as from UV exposure. The harmful effects from the sun, like sunburn and skin cancer, come from UV radiation and if you work outdoors, you might be exposed […]

Workplace anxiety

Workplace anxiety Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Mental Health Awareness Week (from 15 to 21 May 2023), is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma, and find out how we can create a society that prevents mental health problems from developing and protects our mental well-being. Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including […]