SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety were the headline sponsor at the Downtown Liverpool in Business annual City of Liverpool Business Awards gala dinner

SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety were the headline sponsor at the Downtown Liverpool in Business annual City of Liverpool Business Awards. The team from Epica Health & Safety were there looking fabulous! Our Director Elizabeth Sinclair lived the limelight on stage.  She also announced the City of Liverpool Business award, which she presented to MSB Solicitors! The gala dinner was held on the evening of Thursday 13th July 2017 at the incredible venue Sefton Park Palm House. The City of Liverpool Business Awards (COLBA) was established by Downtown Liverpool in 2005.  The awards are to acknowledge and celebrate companies that have made a successful and significant contribution to economic … Read More

Safe System Devised but Not Implemented

Workman injured by goods falling from double-decked trailer.  It was also discovered that employees were not properly informed about pedestrian and vehicle segregation rules.  Little action taken in respect of the actions not being followed. A haulage company has been fined £100,000 after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a workman below in February 2015. Warwick Crown Court heard that a Maxi Haulage Limited employee was injured at a site in Cape Road Warwick. Metal ducting, some 6m long and weighing 28kg, fell from the top deck of the trailer. The ducting struck his head and caused serious, life changing injuries, including a fractured skull. … Read More

HSE: fatal injury rate hits lowest on record but decline flatlines

The health and safety sector have welcomed a slight fall in the number of people who died in workplace accidents in 2016-17 compared to the year before, but unions have argued that the era of deregulation must end for the numbers to significantly fall in coming years. Provisional figures released by the HSE on 5 July show that 137 workers were fatally injured in the year to the end of March 2017, compared to 147 in the preceding year, and 142 in 2014–15. This is the second lowest annual number of fatal injuries on record: the lowest toll came in 2013–14, when 136 workers died. Looking at the overall downward … Read More

Anniversary of UK smoking ban ‘marks a decade of success’

In the space of 10 years there are 1.9 million fewer people smoking in Britain and “big changes in public attitudes towards smoking”. It has been ten years since venues in England prevented people from smoking indoors and ensured people could work, drink and dine without passive inhalation. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales already had bans in place, making 1 July 2007 the first time all indoor UK venues went smoke free, following recommendations put in place by the 2006 Health Act. According to Cancer Research UK, there are now 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain – with the proportion of 16 to 24-year-olds lighting up falling from 26% to a record low … Read More

SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety Host #COLBA17 Nominee BBQ

SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety are proud headline sponsors of the City of Liverpool Business Awards #COLBA17. On Thursday 29 June 2017 they hosted the awards nominees BBQ evening.  All nominees received a gift bag from SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety.  SafetyMate™ by Epica Health & Safety is easy to use software to streamline your health & safety management SafetyMate is designed specifically as a free solution to compliment the health and safety advice and practical health and safety training of Epica Health & Safety. Made to consolidate health & safety documentation and manage training, equipment and accreditations for businesses. SafetyMate™ is a secure service which allows users … Read More