We have a new member of staff (Jo) starting with us on Monday 21 May. Initially, Jo will be mainly office based and will be working on many of the third Party accreditation schemes (such as CHAS and Safecontractor) that we assist our clients with. Once up to speed with the way that we work, Jo will start making site visits and servicing a range of clients.
Message from a client:
Early start for 15 members of Team Smallman to undertake health and safety training. Thank you, Michael Ellerby of LRB Consulting Ltd, for organising the training and, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, for organising our room hire for the day. #excellentvenue #highqualityhealthandsafetytraining
Stress is the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week this year. This is a subject that many businesses fail to deal with and yet it is one that affects many people.
Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place on 14 – 20 May 2018.
What resources are available?
If you’re running an event for Mental Health Awareness Week or even if you just want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, there are some great free resources to help you – download social media graphics and posters that you can print.
I had my first meeting today with a new client. Although they have a fair bit to do, they are certainly up for the challenge, and it was pleasant to see how they received the messages. A significant focus is required (by them) on Active Monitoring, but I think that they will get this right quite quickly.
Great morning in London spent in a meeting with the Board of Directors of a client. The session involved a discussion on the duties of directors, and how this links back to the PDCA approach of 18001, 14001, and 9001. Several issues were discussed openly, with several well-considered questions coming back from the Board.
In addition to seeing and servicing clients, we have (like many businesses) been going through the year-end processes for accounts. We have also taken the time to look at our data handling and storage ahead of the start date for GDPR (May 2018). This has been a great opportunity to review some of our business processes and procedures. As a result, some changes are being progressed, and process mapping is being improved.
Upcoming works include: several H&S Compliance Audits, several Fire Risk Assessments, and a few Training Courses (Emergency First Aid, Fire Marshal Training, Manual Handling, etc.) which are all in the sphere of usual projects.
Different Projects include: A DSEAR Assessment for a Chemical Laboratory, a Bio-Lab safety audit, and a review of hydrogen storage and feeds for a development laboratory.
What will May hold? A large amount of First Aid Training, delivery of a 3-Day Plans for some Health and Safety Course with a Facilities Management focus, Site Audits and Safety Improvement Plans for some our newer clients.
My team are busy working on several “Third Party Accreditation” applications for clients. This includes CHAS, SMAS, and SafeContractor. We assist (usually) the smaller contractors to navigate the vagaries of the Health and Safety accreditation process. Much of this work is carried out by Christian Hill, one of our Health and Safety Consultants. Many of our clients are used to Chris gently pushing them for information to progress their CHAS application, or requesting recent Insurance Documentation, etc.
Stars of Health and Safety interview with Mike Ellerby
Our director, Mike Ellerby, was recently interviewed by the Health and Safety Works blog for their feature ‘Stars of Health and Safety’.
This Q&A feature regularly looks at ‘the movers and shakers in the Health and Safety landscape’, and approached Mike to get his views on health and safety.
Follow this link to see a copy of the February newsletter on health and safety matters. In this month’s issue, there is a reminder that the new CDM Regulations will be with us soon. There is an article on some recent work-related manslaughter prosecutions and also a short case study of how we helped someone facing Enforcement Action as well as information on Face Fit Testing, and on Occupational Road Risk. Please follow the links for more information.
Please share any ideas you have for future articles or subjects that you would like to see covered .
The February 2015 issue of our Health and Safety Newsletter contains information on:
- CDM 2015, the new Regulations
- LRB Consulting: Big enough to cope, small enough to care
- Work related manslaughter – in the news again
- Getting CHAS, Safecontractor or other accreditations – do you need help?
- Case study: Help with Enforcement Action
Face Fitting of masks
- Q&A on Occupational Road Risk
- Testimonials –
Our culture and ethos is to be: Helpful, Friendly and Professional
Helpful – if you have an issue, we are here to help you. Part of our approach is to build trust and good will with our clients through talking to them. We will avoid the use of jargon and we will explain things to you in plain English.
Friendly – if you need help, you may need a friendly voice to assist you. We will listen and we will advise you. As a retained client you will already have established a rapport with your health and safety consultant.
Professional – as well as being helpful and friendly, our Health and safety Consultants are Professional. We talk to you. and, once we understand your issues, we will help you to find the right solutions for you. We will produce a specification with full costing and agreed timescales. Then we deliver it; on time and on budget.
As your professional health and safety consultants, we aim to help you with a suitable, cost effective service that offers professional , friendly and competent advice in a timely manner.