Arinite Health and Safety Consultants 2014 Review
Airline disasters have been prominent in the news in 2014, highlighted again by the recent disappearance of an Air Asia flight. According to the website planecrashinfo.com, 1,021 aviation deaths have been registered so far in 2014, including military crashes with … Continue reading →
Arinite is a Health and Safety Consultancy Company that I co-founded in 2011. After spending seven years as a H&S consultant, I had accumulated considerable experience of the `client’ and the `consultant’. At the start, I was lucky to have … Continue reading →
COSHH: the key steps to compliance
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, simply known to many as COSHH. Many organisations use hazardous substances at work, but do you really understand the requirements of the COSHH? Common mistakes … Continue reading →
What is Health and Safety Management
What is health and safety management and why do we need it? Developing countries have seen a shift from manufacturing to service industries, new technologies, globilisation, flexible work practices and an ageing workforce. This presents a change in work patterns … Continue reading →
Divided we fall, United we stand
In September the Scottish people vote for independence. The focus has been on Scotland, but what about the breaking up and weakening of the United Kingdom and Great Britain? This has global implications for Britain, which seem to have been … Continue reading →
World Cup 2014 – Health and Safety Officials Confiscate Food
England’s hotel for the World Cup in Brazil had out-of-date food confiscated from it by Brazilian health and safety officials. The Royal Tulip hotel in Rio de Janeiro had 2.6kg of salmon, parma ham and butter removed as it was … Continue reading →
Turkey Mining Disaster – Life after work?
Turkey Mining Disaster Turkey’s worst ever Mining Disaster has claimed at least 282 lives. Trade unions are holding a one day strike and thousands have taken to the streets in cities across the country. An explosion soon after midday on … Continue reading →
Health and Safety – an economic rise in harm?
In a recent blog, Judith Hackett, Health and Safety Executive Chair, commented on the link between the economy and workplace injury and fatality rates. When the UK entered economic recession in 2008 some expressed concern that workplace injury rates would … Continue reading →
Health and Safety Information Super Highway?
Today there is an ever increasing access to information through the world wide web. However, this easy access does not necessarily mean that we can easily find an answer to a question, in fact far from it. For example, let’s … Continue reading →
In this country, most of us have a basic understanding of workplace health and safety risks and some will have a deeper knowledge in proportion to the nature of work that is done. This underlying culture means that individuals are … Continue reading →
40th Anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, arguably the most important health and safety legislation ever produced in this country. The 1974 Act arose from an assessment by Lord Robens in 1972 that … Continue reading →