COSHH management system – extensive practical experience and professional qualifications

Michael’s extensive practical experience and professional qualifications in occupational safety and health provided the foundation for a comprehensive, authoritative and yet fascinating educational seminar.
His lively and fast-paced presentation style exuded a passion for this vitally important subject that kept my entire analytical testing team focused, and left us energized and inspired to further develop our COSHH management system.

Dr Nick Cory, Director of Operations, BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

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COSHH for Chemists Webinar from LRB Health and Safety

I have recently agreed to deliver a COSHH for Chemists Webinar for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

You are welcome to sign up and see what I have to say about this subject – RCS Webinar Link

Date and time – 26 November 2014 – 12 pm (UK time)

Brief outline of the COSHH Webinar content:

We will look at an understanding of the hazards posed by chemicals and substances in the workplace and the ways in which these risks can be controlled and managed.

We will consider the principles of COSHH, the risk assessment process and examples of types of control measures that can be used.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of COSHH and its place in UK health and safety law
  • Learn about the hazards associated with substances
  • Take away practical tips on how to avoid ill health and injury arising from contact with substances
  • Have a range of ideas on how to carry out your own COSHH assessment

Michael Ellerby, Health and Safety Director  COSHH Webinar for the RSC  COSHH and GHS

Corporate Manslaughter – case involving an apprentice

A 16-year-old boy died after suffering head injuries after he became trapped in a lathe at a Greater Manchester factory. The 16 year old apprentice (Cameron Minshull) died after the incident at a factory in Huntley Mount Road in Bury in 2013. He started with the Company on 03 December 2012 and the incident that led to the fatal injury occurred on 08 January 2013.

Following investigation, the Company Director and a supervisor are due before Bury Magistrates’ Court on 4 November. The pair have both been summonsed for manslaughter by gross negligence. Their company, Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd, has also been summonsed to court for corporate manslaughter and for failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees. Further to this, Lime People Training Solutions Ltd, which places apprentices with employers, has been summonsed for failing to ensure the health and safety of a person other than an employee. A joint Greater Manchester Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is under way.

Corporate Manslaughter – case involving an apprentice to go to court on 04 November 2014