A guide to workplace transport safety

A guide to workplace transport safety Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Every year, there are over 5000 accidents involving transport in the workplace, and sadly, about 50 of these result in people being killed (www.hse.gov.uk/statistics). The main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, being struck or crushed by them. Even for businesses that do not involve fleets, plant/machinery or other transport within the primary […]

Tips for how businesses can prevent fire hazards

Tips for how businesses can prevent fire hazards Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Regardless of the size or type of business, the potential for a fire is always present and ensuring the correct workplace fire prevention that is not only required by law, but can save the lives of work colleagues, staff, public and keep them safe in the event of a fire or explosion. You should always […]

The importance of workplace inspections

The importance of workplace inspections Midlands Health and Safety Consultants

Workplace inspections are a key part of good health and safety management, allowing you to check that your workplace and work activities are healthy and safe. Workplace inspections can not only help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses, but can also identify specific hazards or processes that may not be working efficiently. The importance of workplace […]

Why mental health in the workplace matters

Why mental health in the workplace matters Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where we make our friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing and it is vital that we protect that […]

A guide to managing noise in the workplace

A guide to managing noise in the workplace Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Loud noise at work can damage people’s hearing and lead to risks to safety. Noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent and disabling, which can be gradual because of exposure to noise over time, but also damage caused by sudden, extremely loud noises. Our guide to managing noise in the workplace explains […]

Sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences

Sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

It’s been nearly 6 years now since new sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences came into force in February 2016 and in 2018 new guidelines were issued which increased prison sentences for people convicted of gross negligence manslaughter within the workplace. This has been steadily reviewed annually […]

Warehouse and logistics safety

Warehouse and logistics safety Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Warehousing and Logistics can be a dangerous environment to work in, with many potential hazards and associated risks. In 2010/11 there were 157 major injuries to workers in warehousing and logistics reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and research has found that the most common injuries in the warehousing and logistics industries are […]

A guide to CDM regulations

A guide to CDM regulations Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

In construction, CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, these are a set of health and safety regulations that apply to every construction project in Great Britain. The regulations were brought into play in 1994 to improve the health and safety of construction projects to ensure the safety of all involved, with the […]

The man behind the business – Chad Bott

Chad Bott Midlands Health and safety Consultancy

Behind every successful business, is a person driving that company forward, striving to offer the best services, in a professional manner, with experience and passion. Our latest article looks at how it all started for Chad, where it’s going, and the exciting future plans for Midlands Health & Safety Consultancy. Background Chad started out his […]

The purpose of a Health and Safety Policy

The purpose of a Health and Safety Policy Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

A Health and Safety Policy forms the basis and structure of any management system, ensuring not only legislation is met, but that guidelines for establishing and implementing programs are enforced. These policies will reduce workplace hazards, protect lives and promote employee health. The purpose of a Health and Safety Policy is to help reduce the […]

The benefits of accreditations and certifications 

The benefits of accreditations and certifications Midlands health and Safety Consultancy

Within any industry, gaining accreditation is hugely beneficial as it shows the companies commitment to staff and clients alike and can open doors to grow and win larger contracts. The benefits of accreditations and certificates within the health and safety sector though is of upmost importance, as choosing to achieve a recognised Health and Safety […]

What is a company induction process?

What is a company induction process Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Induction training is a key process in the management of any workplace risks and the control of hazards, within various industries. There is evidence to suggest that people are most at risk when entering a new work environment, possibly starting a new role also, with new skills to learn and companies that have a structured […]

The importance of Risk Assessments

The importance of Risk Assessments Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Risk assessments are a legal requirement, and all companies and self-employed people are required to consider health and safety risks in the workplace, with companies with five or more employees, legally obliged to record all findings of risk assessments. The importance of risk assessments in the workplace go far beyond just a legal requirement though. […]

What is a Safety Tour?

What is a Safety Tour Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

As an employer, you have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who might be affected by your activities. Implementing a Safety Tour by a qualified consultant will not only highlight any problems, but go on to rectify them and move forward to a safer working environment. […]

Working Minds campaign launched by HSE

Working Minds campaign launched by HSE Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Work-related stress and poor mental health risk becoming a health and safety crisis for Great Britain’s workplaces, the regulator has warned. While the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood, mental health issues are the number one reason given for sick days in the UK. Last year more than 17 […]

The importance of Method Statements

The importance of Method Statements Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Method statements are a type of health and safety document that details the steps (method) required to carry out a job safely, and to control the risks identified. When it comes to ensuring building site health and safety, the importance of method statements are key. Method statements are also prepared for many other construction activities […]

Top tips for safety in the workplace 

Top tips for safety in the workplace Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Workplace safety issues can be present in any field but are particularly prevalent in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, and construction. However, the work doesn’t have to be of a physical nature to present a risk. Offices, schools, and retail outlets all have their own set of hazards. What’s essential is promoting workplace safety programs […]

The benefits of outsourcing Health & Safety

The benefits of outsourcing Health Safety Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Health and safety should be at the top of company’s agenda, irrespective of the size of the company. The purpose of health and safety is to protect your workers, sub-contractors, customers and members of the public, and aside from the legal duty of care you have, it is morally right to ensure your workers are […]

Manual handling at work

Manual handling at work Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts. The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying and If any of these […]

Working with display screen equipment 

Working with display screen equipment Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time, which is a huge percentage of […]

How Health and Safety Audits can offer an independent perspective 

How Health and Safety Audits can offer an independent perspective Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

The health and safety needs of a small or large business can change over time and it is important that audits are carried out on a regular basis. This will ensure the continued welfare, health and safety of employees within an organisation. An audit can offer an independent perspective and will find specific areas in […]

Lending a hand to Willenhall RUFC

Lending a hand to Willenhall RUFC Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy 1

Fantastic productive Sunday at Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy (MHSC)! With the recent pandemic effecting numerous businesses and social activity providers in the past 24 months it’s been great to be able to give a little back to one of our local rugby clubs. Today MHSC have completed a Level 3 Emergency First Aid at […]

The importance of Fire Risk Assessments 

The importance of Fire Risk Assessments Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

With the change of unlimited fines being handed out to business owners for poor fire safety practice, Fire Risk Assessments couldn’t be more important within your organisation. Most fires are preventable and the responsible person for any premises that is for commercial use can avoid them by taking responsibility and adopting the right behaviours and […]

What is Face Fit Testing

What is Face Fit Testing Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

A face fit test is a simple test which checks whether a person’s mask fits their face shape and size. When worn correctly RPE (respiratory protective equipment) should protect the wearer from airborne hazards (particulates, dusts, gases etc) and recent research has shown that around 50% of RPE used does not offer the wearer the […]