Health, Safety & Environment Consultants

Managing Traffic and Pedestrians in the Workplace

01/03/2019

Many businesses have traffic management and pedestrian issues, where both vehicles and pedestrians are using the same space. Whether it...

Management Reviews: How and Why

07/01/2019

As we start the New Year, it is a great opportunity to conduct a management review of your health and...

The Importance of Waste Management

05/11/2018

Waste is inevitable in every business, but are you managing your waste effectively, and using the correct contractors to remove...

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

25/09/2018

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) often referred to as Vibration White Finger or Dead Finger is a huge problem for...

Respiratory Protective Equipment and the Face Fit Test

13/09/2018

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is often required for employees where direct prevention or control of exposure to inhalation of hazardous...

Workplace Fatalities 2017/2018 – What Are the Trends, and How Do We Prevent Accidents?

09/07/2018

The HSE has just released figures for workplace fatalities between April 2017 and March 2018 and they make for frightening...

The Importance of Managing Vulnerable Workers

05/07/2018

Many businesses have conducted their risk assessments and spent time thinking about how to mitigate the risks of hazardous activities...

Are You Managing Your Waste Effectively?

21/06/2018

Waste is inevitable in every business, but are you managing your waste effectively, and using the correct contractors to remove...

The Dangers of Complacency

31/05/2018

A cautionary tale from Jenny Sandford, Director and HSE Consultant at Sandford Hodges. Last week I was forced to reflect on...

Aspects and Impact Registers: How and Why

14/05/2018

Aspects and impact registers are a requirement under ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems. They are also a valuable tool for...

Working in Warmer Weather. Is Your Business Prepared?

23/04/2018

Spring has sprung, and summer is on the way. Many businesses have workers working outdoors, but many of them do...

Eight Simple Ways to Reduce Environmental Impacts in Your Business

18/04/2018

Many businesses often struggle to identify how they can reduce their environmental impacts. Follow our simple tips on how you...

GDPR and Health and Safety

12/04/2018

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming into force on 25 May 2018. Are you ready? GDPR will replace the...

What’s Changed from ISO 18001 to ISO 45001

14/03/2018

This week saw the release of the much anticipated new standard for Health and Safety Management Systems, ISO 45001, which...

Lone Working; How do we manage the safety of these workers?

10/02/2018

As more and more businesses allow flexible working, there are more lone workers in the UK than ever before.  As the...

Accreditation Schemes; Why are they needed?

30/01/2018

Many people often ask me why they need to sign up to industry accreditation schemes; when they are already fully...

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Safety

21/01/2018

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector remain the highest risk workplace in the UK despite only accounting for around 1%...

Vulnerable Road Users

20/12/2017

As many of us take time away from work this holiday season, it’s a timely reminder that health and safety...

Five Steps to Risk Assessment

11/12/2017

Conducting a health and safety risk assessment is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and...

First Aid Provision in the Workplace

05/12/2017

Under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, all employers have to determine adequate appropriate arrangements for first aid at...

Ladder Safety

14/11/2017

We see ladders used all the time, in all different business types. From offices and retail stores to warehouses and...

What is Manual Handling and How Can We Do it Safely?

09/11/2017

Manual handling is a hazard in all businesses. It involves the use of bodily force to move an object. This...

Why Investigate and Analyse Accidents?

06/11/2017

Incident investigation and analysis of your accident and near-miss data is crucial to helping your business improve safety performance, and...

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

02/11/2017

Substance abuse can cause a number of issues in the workplace such as absenteeism, reduced productivity, mood swings, impaired concentration,...

Winter is Coming

01/11/2017

Many businesses are aware of the need to conduct a risk assessment of the hazards associated with their business undertakings....

Managing Ill Health Associated with Wood Dust

01/11/2017

Many businesses work with wood, be it cutting timbre building materials, or composite boards such as medium-density fibreboard (MDF). MDF...

Changing Workplace Behaviours

26/10/2017

Changing workplace behaviour is the key to successfully influencing safety performance in the workplace, but how do we change behaviours? First,...

Legal, Moral & Financial

12/10/2017

There are many reasons why businesses should care about the health and safety of its employees and those that it...