We are happy to provide this information, but we do not create Written Schemes of Examination. Pressure systems must be inspected in accordance with a written scheme of examination created (or certified) by a competent person. The user (or owner) of the pressurised system must ensure that the competent person has the necessary knowledge, experience, and independence to

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In this blog article, Mike Ellerby deals with some of the questions concerning employers about vast subject of Work Equipment and Machinery. Consideration is given to the issues of machinery guarding, operator checks, worker training and maintenance of the work equipment.

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Many businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral and important part of their operation. These may be very busy places at all times (such as in a logistics operation) or they may be quiet for many hours a day, but have periods of intense activity. Warehouses are dangerous places and people do get hurt

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All too frequently, the emergency planning element is often not considered when work at height is being planned. Largely, this is because: there is a general lack of awareness of suspension trauma and its consequences employers often fail to appreciate where and when rescue provision is required employers often fail to provide adequate rescue equipment

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In this question and answer section, Mike Ellerby addresses some of the issues facing smaller businesses when faced with undertaking COSHH risk assessments and introducing and enforcing the use of appropriate control measures in the workplace. Most of the companies in the UK are small or medium sized enterprises. The same health and safety laws

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The exact nature of what you need to do with respect to health and safety depends on what your business does, or will do. The management of health and safety does not need to be complicated, but it does need to be proportionate to the level of risk created by your undertakings. Also, it does

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Too much sunlight is harmful to your skin.  A tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged. The damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. When working outdoors the effects of the weather in this environment can potentially have a very serious impact on an employee’s welfare if the risks have

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In this question and answer section, Mike Ellerby looks at some of the issues associated with reporting workplace accidents and incidents under RIDDOR. Q – What is RIDDOR? RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. These regulations place a legal duty on employers (and self-employed people and people in

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With respect to fire Safety, LRB Consulting can: Assist the responsible person with their fire safety duties Carry out a fire safety risk assessment of your premises Create a fire safety improvement plan Help to create emergency procedures Provide suitable documentation for fire safety records

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There are several fatal or serious injuries each year arising from somewhere in the order of 150 dangerous occurrences concerning the failure of pressure equipment in the workplace. The rules are, fortunately, quite simple and straightforward, although a little wordy. Under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, users and owners of pressure systems are required to demonstrate

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