UKALP - New Membership Approved!

August 18th, 2009

Glyn Atkinson has been approved to become one of the members of UKALP - The United Kingdom Adult Learning Providers. This membership is aimed at gaining further kudos within safety training establishments and will assist in different sectors of business.

New Association Brings Further Training Opportunities!

July 22nd, 2009

Within the next week, Glyn Atkinson Safety Services will be able to offer IOSH Managing Safely training for a local client base within 50 miles of the Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, home base location.

We are currently discussing a partnership agreement with 2 third parties, firstly to provide the training in a legal form with the correct IOSH licence in place, and also with a local premier training venue that can also provide quality accommodation and course refreshments for course attendees.

One further training alliance is currently being discussed, based around the Peterborough area.

With all of these opportunities being presented, these are exciting times, and negotiations are also ongoing for more technical authoring work for new training courses in the near future.

So, watch this space for more details, or if you want to know more, then ring 07977 448540 for more news and pricing information - could be a real chance for a bargain for your safety training programme!

Our free phone consultation system is still available on the same number, and we aim to continue to serve our current and future clients to the highest professional standard at all times.

Cost effective safety solutions at all times!

Want to know more?
Tel 01472 313979 Mob 07977 448540
glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk

More fines from machinery failures on guarding!

July 8th, 2009

In the latest Safety and Health Practitioner, evidence is shown of fines given to firms failing to ensure that a safe system of work was in place.

Firm ignored advice by removing guards
A Cheshire precision engineering company has been prosecuted after it paid no attention to HSE enforcement notices, first issued in 2001, ordering it to replace safety guards on its machines.

David Norton, the HSE inspector who investigated the case and prosecuted it in court, told SHP that on a routine inspection  in May 2007 to its factory in Hyde, Greater Manchester, it was discovered that the guards on several milling machines, large table-sized machines used to shape metal, had been removed.

Inspector Norton said management at Crest Engineering had taken a “deliberate decision” to remove the guards on the milling machines. “Safety guards are there for a reason and, by not providing them, the company put the lives of its employees in danger,” he said.

The HSE first served the firm with an enforcement notice in 1999 for failing to have in place a safety switch on a machine. When inspectors visited the site again in 2001, they found safety guards missing on several machines, and so served eight enforcement notices.

On a visit by inspectors in 2002 to check on the firm, these notices appeared to have been complied with, but on the routine visit in May 2007, this was found not to be the case. Witnesses said that although the guards were initially provided following the visit in 2001, they were removed or put out of use after a short period.

Crest Engineering pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrates’ Court on 23 June to breaching s2(1) of the HSWA 1974 by not ensuring the safety of its employees, and reg. 11(3) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by failing to provide and use suitable machine guarding. It was fined a total of £13,000 – £10,000 on the first charge and £3000 on the second – and ordered to pay full costs of £3003.

The firm said in mitigation it had since complied with notices and advice from the HSE. It pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

The inspector concluded: “Factory work can be extremely dangerous and so it is vital that the risks are reduced to a minimum. We will not hesitate to prosecute anyone who persistently ignores the rules, and I hope this case will act as a warning to companies who do not take health and safety seriously.”

Can you AFFORD the financial costs and bad press involved in one of these prosecutions?

Call us for our cost effective solutions.

Contact us on: 07977 448540 – For a free telephone consultation.

Get your copy of our business booklet

July 7th, 2009

Available soon - the new Glyn Atkinson Safety Services service booklet giving you information about what we can offer and how our services can help your company.

Aimed at SME firms, the booklet outlines how we can help those whose health and safety systems or training is not up to date and auditable to industry standards.

Who would benefit from our services?
Anyone who answers ‘No’ to the questions below:

• Would you pass an HSE inspection if one took place tomorrow?
• Have all of your staff completed updated safety training recently?
• Are your risk assessments up to date and understood by all staff, contract labour and casual workers?
• Do you know who, or even if you have a Safety Competent Person at your firm?

Or perhaps you need help with Council CHAS applications? Again our health and safety services can help.

Call us today for a FREE consultation
Contact us today to take advantage of our July offer of a free 30 minute telephone consultation on Mob 07977 448 540 or Tel 01472 313 979.

July Offer - Site Safety Visit

July 7th, 2009

Throughout July 2009, we are offering a full one day site safety inspection with itemised report for a one off fee of £225 inclusive of travel and expenses*.

There is no obligation to use Glyn Atkinson Safety Services to do the recommended work, but it will help you understand how we can help manage your H&S as required by law.

Why not contact us today on 07977 448 540 or glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk

*Offer valid within a 75 mile radius of our office location

No obligation, free consultation offer

July 7th, 2009

Glyn Atkinson Safety Services is offering a free telephone consultation to every new client. An expert is on hand, free of charge for 30 minutes, to discuss your safety related requirements, give you an idea of costs, the work involved and realistic timescales to meet your specific business needs.

On-Site Offers
Further to that great offer, we are happy to provide a no obligation 1/2 day visit to your premises*, on an ‘expenses only’ basis. From this you will receive a personalised, and fully costed, recommendations sheet outlining health and safety issues that would require training or funded remedial work.

July Offer
And throughout July 2009, we are offering a full one day site safety inspection with itemised report for a one off fee of £225 inclusive of travel and expenses*.

What’s more, there is no obligation to use us to do the recommended work, but it will help you understand how we can help manage your H&S as required by law.

Why not contact us today on 07977 448 540 or glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk

*Offers valid within a 75 mile radius of our Grimsby office location

New triple sector publicity campaign launches today!

June 30th, 2009

Glyn Atkinson Safety Services announce a new publicity campaign today, aiming at three particular sectors where previous work nationally has brought great success and where we feel that a more local approach will bear fruit for clients in the region.

The three target sectors will be -

1. - Public Sector, targetting 22 local councils for safety related management systems work including employee training and awareness,

2. Manufacturers of mobile homes, caravans and chassis assemblies, where particular expertise is now available to local businesses of all sizes on each side of the River Humber,

and

3. Small local business employers, with less than 50 employees who have little or no current help with H&S advice.

Specific services leafleting with accompanying covering letters will be sent out in the near future, commenting on current changes to responsibilities of company owners, directors and senior managers in relation to safety matters and offering training to update all responsible persons where applicable in a company structure.

The HSE are also campaigning at this time to make companies more aware of their activities, especially in new construction and local garage services for lack of safe procedures and training.

Why not let Glyn Atkinson Safety Services take all of the trouble and strain out of complying with current legislation and avoid court actions and potential fines? Take advantage of excellent terms and rates of business and find peace of mind in one go by contacting us at glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk or call 07977 448 540 today!

Why not take advantage of our no obligation, free telephone consultation offer?
Glyn Atkinson Safety Services is offering a free telephone consultation to every new client. Our experts are on hand to discuss your requirements, give you an idea of costs and what work would be involved to meet your specific business needs.

Contact us at glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk or call 07977 448 540 today!

Contractor safety assessment schemes

June 11th, 2009

Are you currently being asked to submit your company to assessments in order to be allowed to tender your supplier services to councils and local authorities?

Are you asked to complete CHAS assessments and supply DUNS numbers before you can access work for your employees?

Confused?
You don’t have to be - contact us to make the whole process an easy to understand, first time success, and gain more valuable contracts from these valuable employers.

Proven track record
Glyn Atkinson Safety Services have a proven track record for CHAS assessments and other types of similar assessment processes. Let us guide you through to a successful application.

Contact us today on Tel 01472 313 979 or Mob 07977 448 540, and begin a successful application process.

More prosecutions from lack of safety awareness!

May 12th, 2009

The HSE have today added more news to their website citing safety systems failure as a core root cause for three major incidents involving deaths of workers.

All of these deaths could have been avoided by better involvement with risk assessment processes. None of the firms had completed suitable and sufficient risk assessment processes.

We can help you to avoid being one of these prosecuted firms.

Contact us today on 07977 448 540 to receive advice and reasonable pricing to prevent the knock on the door by HSE Inspectors. We’re here to help!

Prosecution update

May 9th, 2009

Recent prosecutions show that there are still many companies in Great Britain that are ignoring or disregarding the need to show proper corporate safety management within their work areas. Training is therefore needed to make senior directors and managers aware of their current responsibilities under HASAWA.

Bespoke Training
We are able to offer bespoke training, either on a one to one basis, or for groups at management or supervisory levels, in order to fulfil your legal obligations under current law.

Why not give us a call today on 07977 448 540 to discuss how to avoid the potential of your own company being prosecuted in a similar manner?

Health & Safety Not Optional In Downturn

March 21st, 2009

Lord McKenzie commented this week at the IOSH conference in Liverpool that the current economic climate is no time to be “skimping on health and safety”. We know that many companies are feeling the pinch at the moment, and are looking to for ways to trim budgets and save money. With consequences being so severe, slashing the Health and Safety budget or removing the role of Health and Safety expert is not one to be taken lightly. You may even face more stringent checks or calls from theHSE if your H&S management system does not bear up to external scrutiny or formal audits.

What if you could save money and maintain, or even improve, your company’s health and safety performance?

What if your H&S expert was at the end of the phone with the ability to put things right and no need for a full yearly salary?

It may be time to think about outsourcing your health and safety requirements to GlynAtkinson Safety Services. Our services can not only save you time and money, but help to improve your H&S record. Simple, honest pricing and a professional service from fully IOSH accredited health and safety chartered practitioners.

Remember - health and safety is not an optional extra.

Call us today for a FREE consultation
Tel 01472 313979 Mob 07977 448540
glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk

Glyn Atkinson (CMIOSH, MIIRSM, Dip RSA)
Qualified to NVQ 5 - Occupational Health and Safety
OHSAS 18001 - Lead Auditor

HSE Issues Safety Warnings

March 9th, 2009

According the BBC website 20 building sites across Newcastle have been given warnings after a series of surprise visits from safety officials. The HSE’s construction division in Newcastle, commented: “Whilst workers continue to be injured and killed on refurbishment sites, the HSE will continue to look closely at contractors working in the refurbishment sector.”

We offer many services that could have easily avoided this situation, or help firms who find themselves under scrutiny. See our services page for more details.

Call us today for a FREE consultation
Tel 01472 313979  Mob 07977 448540
glyn@atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk

Health & Safety News Feed

March 8th, 2009

We’ve set up an RSS feed for you to keep up to date with all of our offerings, tips & advice and, of course, crucial health and safety news and events. Simply click on the link at the bottom of any of our pages and add us to your favourite news reader or browser.

Alternatively you can view our health and safety services feed here:

feed://www.atkinsonsafetyservices.co.uk/?feed=rss2

New website goes live!

March 1st, 2009

If you are reading this you’ll know that after some hard work and creative thinking, our new website and identity has gone live. The new site will provide our clients with important industry news, health and safety tips & advice, and of course keep everyone informed of our services. We wanted our new identity to reflect the quality and professionalism of our services and we feel it does just that. Don’t believe us? Why not put us to the test? Give us a call on Tel 01472 313 979, Mob 07977 448 540 or email us for a free consultation from a qualified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor.