Arinite Health and Safety Consultants 2016 Review
2016 has been another year of breaking H&S news. Perhaps the most striking was the £5 million fine for the Smiler Roller Coaster accident, which occurred in June 2015 and the 1.6 million fine for the injury to Harrison Ford … Continue reading →
Everything you need to know on a single Factsheet!
Did you know that the Fire Brigade attends over 25,000 workplace fires a year where 25 people are killed, over 1,500 people are injured and the business can lose millions of pounds and never recover? Our factsheets are designed to … Continue reading →
Health and Safety at Work: Critical Risk Controls
The principle of identifying critical risk control measures for workplace activities is well established in high risk industries, such as mining, chemical and offshore, and for food safety in the form of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). Critical controls … Continue reading →
Just How Safe Is the London Night Tube?
Almost three years since the planning of the night tube began, five lines are now going into 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. The Central, Victorian, Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will soon be available all night. It is certainly … Continue reading →
Are you the Responsible Person for Fire Safety?
A recent SHP Online article highlighted the legal duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 (Fire Order). In Arinite’s experience, the term Responsible Person is often not understood by employers, landlords and occupiers of … Continue reading →
University Health and Safety Rankings – How Safe Are UK Universities?
Choosing a university may be one of the biggest decisions made in a young person’s life. But with so many universities vying for the top candidates, making that final choice can be a minefield. Typically, university rankings are based on … Continue reading →
Leaving Europe – what are the health and safety implications?
On 23rd June the country votes whether or not to leave the EU. British exit (Brexit) campaigners have argued that outside the EU, the UK will have the freedom to initiaite its own legislation and not be in the position … Continue reading →
Large Increase in Health and Safety Penalties – who’s going to pay?
Large companies could face fines of over £10 million for the most serious health and safety offences and more than £20 million for corporate manslaughter convictions under new sentencing guidelines which came into force on 1st February 2016. The Sentencing … Continue reading →
Is ISO 45001 the final standard for Health and Safety Management?
In January 2016 the long-awaited publically available draft of ISO 45001 was released for comment. It is expected that the completed document will be ready by October 2016. What is it? ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements … Continue reading →
Arinite Health and Safety Consultants 2015 Review
2015 has been another year of breaking news and 2016 started with the double-shocking news of the recent deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. The nature of the entertainment industry is such that we are touched by the deaths … Continue reading →