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What is the meaning of CDM Regulations?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. The…

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…

The impact of alcohol consumption to the workplace

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…

Managing workplace health and safety during winter

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…

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

The main goal of health and safety is of course, to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths but we must also look at the…

Can you afford to ignore Health & Safety?

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…

Why your business needs to run a Fire Safety Course

Ensuring the highest standards of fire safety is one of the most important risk controls your organisation can implement. The devastating effects of a…

Employer responsibilities to injured staff after a work accident

Workplace accidents refer to any unplanned, unexpected incidents that result in injury or harm to employees during the course of their work, and every…

New appointment at MHSC

Due to continued growth, MHSC would like to welcome Sam Perry to the team, who is joining the company this week as a newly…

Toolbox Talks

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 importance of safety signage at work

In many places of work, from construction sites to warehouses, safety signage is a necessary part of worker safety and awareness. They are in…

Silica dust and the risks

Silica dust kills around 800 people every year in the UK. While asbestos and its associated health risks are fairly well known, most of…

New guidance on securing loads on HGVs and goods vehicles

A new guide has been published by the UK government on how to make sure goods and other items are loaded, secured and unloaded…

3 things to look for when choosing a first aid trainer

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…

Understanding the importance of chemical safety in the workplace

CoSHH, or the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, is a set of UK regulations aimed at protecting workers from the harmful effects…

New Safety notice issued by HSE – LPG FLT’s

We would like to bring to your attention, a safety notice issued by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) with regards to fires on…

Do you need to refresh your Health and Safety training?

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…

Outdoor workers and sun exposure

Outdoor workers and sun exposure can be a risk to people working in construction and can rise in the summer months from high outdoor…

Workplace anxiety

Mental Health Awareness Week (from 15 to 21 May 2023), is an ideal time for us all to think about mental health, tackle stigma,…

MHSC is now a Birmingham City FC Community Partner

Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy are proud to announce we are now a Birmingham FC Community Partner. The secured 3 season community partnership provides…

Violence and aggression at work

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national independent regulator for health and safety in the workplace, has updated its guidance for employers on…

Driving a positive safety culture

The importance of driving a positive safety culture within your organisation can not be underestimated. It can help you comply with legislation, attract and…

Safety hazards in a manufacturing workplace

In autumn 2022, the manufacturing sector accounted for 8.1% of jobs across the whole economy. Its estimated output totals over £180 billion, with the…

Tips for effective workplace housekeeping

Housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. It can help prevent injuries and improve productivity and morale, as well as make a good first impression…