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A Wakeup Call – Not Only for Fire Safety

Nov 12, 2018 by Jan Mirkowski

2018 saw the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.  On 6th July 1988, a gas explosion and subsequent fire destroyed the North Sea oil production platform with the loss of 167 lives – putting a considerable peak … Continue re

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Health & Safety Sentences Increasing as Predicted

Oct 17, 2018 by Jan Mirkowski

Bryan’s Blog post of December 2016 predicted that large companies could face fines of over £10 million for the most serious health and safety offences. Already the biggest fines of £1,000,000 or more during the year following the post included: &

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US Health & Safety – Comparing the Cost of Compliance vs. A Violation

May 18, 2018 by Bryan Richards

Despite the growing awareness of the importance of health and safety compliance, many businesses still struggle to safeguard themselves against penalties. Fines for safety and health offences increased by 80% since the new HSE sentencing guidelines c

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Bryan’s Blog

Jan 5, 2018 by Bryan Richards

Bryan Richards, the author of “Bryan’s Blog” and co-founder of Arinite, passed away on the 28th September 2017 after a short and very unexpected illness.  It is a loss that his family, friends, business partners, colleagues and customers will

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Fatal Injuries Vs Salary – Does Taking Higher Risks At Work Pay Off?

Aug 22, 2017 by Bryan Richards

When choosing a career path, health and safety conditions at work should be taken into consideration by the employee to assure a long and secure career. Whilst some jobs are known to be more accident-prone than others, real hazards in … Contin

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Fire Safety – a Time for Review?

Aug 14, 2017 by Bryan Richards

Reaction to Grenfell The Grenfell Tower tragedy has brought fire safety into everyone’s minds and it has caused those responsible, for almost any size of premises, to review their fire safety arrangements. We have noticed this at Arinite, with incr

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Health and Safety Action Reporting – Are you on track?

May 26, 2017 by Bryan Richards

Earlier this week I received an email with a link to a video `from my car service technician’. The video went through an inspection of the underside of my car looking at brakes, suspension, exhaust system and tyres. It explained … Continue r

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Perceptions of Workplace Health and Safety Across European Countries, and the Reality…

May 12, 2017 by Bryan Richards

Good health and safety in the workplace is a priority for Europeans, who typically value long and healthy lives protected against illness and accidents. But perceptions don’t always mimic reality. Whilst the need to improve working conditions is a

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The Cost of Health and Safety Compliance vs a Prosecution Fine

Feb 20, 2017 by Bryan Richards

Why do people invest in health and safety? What may seem like an obvious question can have numerous reasons. Legal obligation is often the main one cited, followed by health and safety publicity – no company wants to be seen … Continue readi

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Health and Safety Factsheets – How To Get the Message Across

Feb 20, 2017 by Bryan Richards

Why is this important? For over 30 years, I have been looking at how and why workplace accidents occur, firstly in the Royal Navy and latterly in the commercial world. Most of the accidents I have investigated or read about … Continue reading

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