An email received today from a very new client: Dear Mike, We have just received our CHAS accreditation. I would like to thank LRB and the very professional way in which you have worked with us to get through this very difficult process, and in particular, I would like to send a personal thank you

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Started the week off by delivering some COSHH Awareness training for laboratory and stores staff with one of my clients. Lots of discussions about the routes of entry into the body, and of the simple and effective control measures that can be employed to keep people safe.

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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

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