LRB Consulting present two awards to local students
Jun
29

We are pleased to announce that we sponsored two awards given to students at a local college, with the awards being presented on the evening of 28th June 2012.

The two awards were presented for:

• The most improved science student for academic progress, attitude and positive contribution in class, and
• The MIS (Maths, ICT and Science) student of the year for excellent progress

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LRB Consulting sponsor two awards
Jun
21

We are pleased to announce that LRB Consulting are sponsoring awards for two students at a local college. We are sponsoring two science based awards:

•    The most improved science student for academic progress, attitude and positive contribution in class, and

•    MIS student of the year for excellent progress

Our Director, Michael Ellerby, will have the privilege of presenting these awards on the evening of 28 June at Regent College, Leicester.

We fully intend to be making this a regular feature of our business.

A guide to controlling legionella bacteria (Legionnaires’ disease)
Jun
20

With legionnaires’ disease in the headlines at the moment we felt it prudent to issue some advice and guidance about the legionella and the health risks associated with it. If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including landlords, you must understand the health risks associated with legionella, this guide will help you to understand and control some of the risks.

Duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR) provide a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work and more specifically the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provide a framework of duties designed to assess, prevent or control the risk from bacteria like Legionella and take suitable precautions.

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High standards of Health and Safety – great person to work with
Jun
18

Mike recently conducted work for the British Library to enable the health and safety team to move forward with a clear and concise policy and procedures. He is a great person to work with and liaised with employees at all level to ensure that the work he created met the needs of the library. His work is always conducted to a high standard.

Nicola Deal, Health and Safety, The British Library

Scottish Legionnaires Outbreak
Jun
18

A third place in Edinburgh has been given an improvement notice to clean up their act in relation to the Legionnaires outbreak. The notice, served under health and safety law, relates to staff training, not the operation of cooling towers.

A second person has died from the disease. He was in his 40s with underlying health problems. Health officials have said that the outbreak has now reached its peak, with the total number of confirmed cases standing at 41 (as of 18 June 2012) and the number of suspected cases standing at 48.

So far, all of those infected have connections to the south-west of the city, where the outbreak is believed to have been caused by one or more cooling towers, tests to locate the source are still ongoing.

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Personal Protective Equipment – An overview of what you need to know
Jun
13

Introduction

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used widely in many occupational activities and in most workplaces. PPE is diverse and includes eye and face protection; hand and arm protection; protective clothing; high-visibility clothing; foot protection and leg, head protection; hearing protection; respiratory protection; drowning protection and personal fall protection. Personal protective equipment should be considered as a last resort and not as the first port of call when protecting workers from harm.  It is, however, often used as a secondary, back up or additional control measure.

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Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Jun
11

Are you aware that these new regulations came into force on 05 April 2012?

If not, here are some of the details. The actual changes arising from the new Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 are fairly limited. They mean that some types of non-licensed work with asbestos now have additional requirements, i.e. notification of work, medical surveillance and record keeping. This can be considered as notifiable, non-licensed work.  All other requirements remain unchanged.

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