Tag: Environment

Week Commencing 05/02/2024 – In The News

Wood dust failures lands £15k fine A manufacturing company has been fined £15,000 after exposing its own workers to wood dust and failing to comply with two improvement notices. Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma and dermatitis. Employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Kev

We’re back again with another Consultant Q&A! This time we’re chatting to Management Systems Consultant Kev about his role, goals, and recent lessons – keep reading to learn more. What are you finding most interesting in your role currently? Every client’s business is different, and the beauty is in the discovery: I love meeting with the […]

Week Commencing 23/10/2023 – In The News

Companies fined after labourer fractures skull Two companies have been fined £46,000 in total after a labourer from Runcorn fractured his skull. The man had been working on a new build house when he fell through a stairwell on 3 March 2021. He was working for Total Brickwork (UK) Ltd at a construction site run […]

Week Commencing 16/10/2023 – In The News

Northwich furniture company fined over multiple wood dust failures A Northwich furniture company has been fined £16,000 after it repeatedly failed to protect its employees from exposure to wood dust. Pineland Furniture Ltd, based on Witton Street in the Cheshire town, was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on two separate occasions over […]

Week Commencing 25/09/2023 – In The News

HSE campaign highlights dangers from metalworking fluids Businesses are being warned to make sure their staff are safe when working with metalworking fluids or coolants. It’s a highly technical, specialist field applying precision engineering – but can also cause harm to the lungs and skin. Past inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have […]

Important Update on Wood Waste Handling Regulations

The Environment Agency (EA) has officially announced the discontinuation of ‘Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250,’ which is in effect from September 1, 2023. This decision is expected to bring about alterations in the regulations governing the management of waste wood within the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. What’s changing? ‘RPS 250’ currently permits the transportation […]

Week Commencing 21/08/2023 – In The News

Don’t get asbestos complacent, warns expert Reduction in deaths from mesothelioma reported in latest HSE figures – no cause for complacency says Tim Turney from environmental monitoring company, Casella. The latest figures published by the HSE on deaths from Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by past exposure to asbestos, show that 2,265 people died from the disease […]

Consultant Q&A Blog: Jake

Introducing a new blog series: Consultant Q&As! We wanted to give you more of an insight into the working lives of our consultants, and give them a platform for their experiences in the industry. First up is Managing SHEQ Consultant Jake, who is going to share his current focuses, and recent challenges. Over to him! […]

Sustainability at Work – The Importance of Net Zero Pledges

Sustainability is a hot topic across all industries at the moment, not least the construction industry, where PQQs and SSIPs are increasingly focused on environmental issues – and rightly so! The built environment accounts for 39% of annual carbon emissions worldwide, made up of both operational carbon, which is the ongoing carbon emissions from its […]

Week Commencing 19/06/2023 – In The News

Mind celebrates milestone Mental health charity Mind is celebrating its national partner Dunelm becoming the 2,500th organisation to sign up to the Mental Health at Work Commitment. Designed for organisations of all sizes from all sectors, the Mental Health at Work Commitment, part of the Mental Health at Work Programme, is a simple framework and is based […]