< health and safety audit

Health and Safety Consultancy Services for SMEs in Birmingham, West Midlands and beyond

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?

Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk? Have you ever wondered why many less-able people seem overly confident in their own abilities? Even when the evidence is overwhelmingly against their belief? A pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Kruger decided to look into the phenomenon with some surprising results. Not only did… Read the Full Post

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Fatality at the Paper Plant Lands Paper Firm with a £70,000 Fine

Safety at work breach lands Merley £70,000 fine A woman lost her life while working at a paper firm in Corby in March 2009. The employee, Desanka Todorovic, was aged 44 and working at the Merley Paper Converters at the time of the accident. He was stood waiting to collect some flat pack boxes when several… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Audit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Head Injuries for Cheltenham Employee Failed by Employers

An employee working for a Cheltenham engineering firm was seriously injured after his head was trapped in a machine. The 33 year old, Gregorz Chylenski, was injured as he worked with the Computer Numerically Controlled machine. After dropping one of the parts he was using Mr Chylenski tried to pick it back up form inside… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety at Work, Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Four Workers Killed in Birmingham Alone

Health and Safety Services Can Save Lives. Fact! Health and safety services are there for businesses to use. The legislations surrounding health and safety can be confusing and time consuming and unfortunately many businesses find they are taken to court and prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for breaching one or more of the… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Management, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Justice Taking Priority in Health and Safety Cases

Until now it has always been a rather long process for cases to go through the courts after someone has been injured or killed in the work place.  After the incident there needed to be an investigation and an inquest to discover exactly what happened, which was then followed by the prosecution of the firm… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Workplace safety – the simplest solutions for new businesses

Setting up a new business venture can be terrifying – particularly in today’s uncertain economic climate. It may seem that one big obstacle to consider is all the health and safety rules you’ll have to adhere to, but there are some simple steps you can take when setting up a new project. New Premises Safety… Read the Full Post

Posted in Workplace Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Electric Shock Results in Huge Fine for Steel Company

Worker Electrocuted, Steel Firm Celsa Prosecuted An electrician was electrocuted while working for the Cardiff based steel firm Celsa Manufacturing Ltd.  Henry Truszkowski aged 51 suffered serious burns as a result of the accident which took place in July 2008.  The 33,000 volt was a result of the company failing to properly safeguard high voltage… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Services | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Health and Safety Audit – what’s working? what’s not?

Take comfort in the knowledge that you know your health and safety procedures are 100% correct with a health and safety audit With all the complexities involved, can you be completely sure that your health and safety procedures are correct and efficient throughout your entire business? If not, then a health and safety audit might… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Services | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Health and Safety Audits – manage safety objectively

To manage safety objectively, Line Managers need arrangements to enable them to monitor implementation of systems against the defined standards. Often, managers assume that because the written procedures are in place and staff are trained to use them compliance is automatic – this has been proven to be a dangerously erroneous assumption in many cases,… Read the Full Post

Posted in Health and Safety Management | Tagged | 2 Comments
Latest Blog Posts
How are the new HSE sentencing guidelines working out? How are the new HSE sentencing guidelines working out? When HSE sentencing guidelines were strengthened, we predicted a large rise in fines – now... Read More
What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site? What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site? Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the UK – the HSE... Read More
How to fake health and safety documentation How fake health and safety documentation will earn you a jail sentence First, let’s be clear – learning how to fake health and safety... Read More
Follow all of the latest Veritas Consulting news on our RSS feed