Mike from LRB Consulting was great helping us with our health and safety for our new business. The service was really professional and friendly throughout and he really helped us to understand what we used to think was the complicated world of H&S. Would definitely recommend LRB Consulting to anyone looking for health and safety

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Jail for Director of three construction companies (two of which have been dissolved and one is still active). The director has received an eight-month prison sentence and has been disqualified from being a director for seven years after his actions nearly resulted in the death of a worker. A 17-year-old employee was left with life-threatening

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The HSE Fee for Intervention Scheme has been in operation since October 2012. This scheme has been unpopular with many people in industry (especially those who have to pay it) and also with some enforcement officers. The current rate that the HSE charge is £129 per hour. If your business is inspected by the HSE and found to

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Workplace ill health is now receiving more focus. The UK has made great strides in reducing the number of workplace deaths due to safety. It has not been so effective in dealing with health. The HSE are now focusing increasingly on health issues in the workplace. For many years the UK has had an enviable

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HAVS Prevention  – It is the employer’s responsibility to protect workers against HAVS and carpal tunnel syndrome. The employee can assist be being active in asking questions, such as: if the job could be done in a different way without using vibrating tools and machines. If this cannot happen: Introduce the use of suitable low-vibration tools.

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HAVS Management Failure Before looking at how to control Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), let’s look at a recent court case. A ground engineering company, Keller Limited, has been fined after a worker was diagnosed with severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Cheltenham Magistrates heard how the employee working at the company’s earth retaining division, known as Phi

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Construction Cancer Risks – according to the HSE, the construction industry has the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors. It accounts for over 40% of occupational cancer deaths and cancer registrations. It is estimated that past exposures in the construction sector annually cause over 5,000 occupational cancer cases and approximately 3,700 deaths.

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The Managing Director of a skip fabrication company was caught using a piece of equipment that was subject to an HSE prohibition notice only two hours after the inspector’s visit in which the equipment was condemned. Unsurprisingly, he was fined for ignoring a Prohibition Notice and was also given a suspended sentence. MH, who ran

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