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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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New Year’s Danger: NHS Gets Record Number of 111 Phone Calls

Jan 12, 2017 by Bryan Richards

The UK saw the busiest week ever for the NHS’s 111 phoneline over Christmas and New Year. The non-emergency number saw a 6% rise since last year, and it was the busiest period since records began in 2010. The NHS’s … Continue reading &

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Arinite Health and Safety Consultants 2016 Review

Dec 21, 2016 by Bryan Richards

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 rea

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