Trick or Treat Halloween Health and Safety Top Tips!

Trick or Treat Halloween Health and Safety Top Tips! Just for Spooky Fun! 1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it’s really dead. 2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke. 3. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out. 4. If your … Read More

Court Dismisses Office Prank Injury Claim

An NHS trust will not have to pay compensation to a hospital worker who sustained a fractured lower spine when a colleague pulled her chair from beneath her in an office prank. Meeta Patel attempted to sue Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for £58,000, claiming that it was “vicariously liable” for the actions of her co-worker. But on 13 … Read More

World Mental Health Day – Work-related stress and how to tackle it

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in … Read More

Who would have thought it possible?

Who would have thought, a health and safety advisor nominated for Business Personality of the Year?!  We think she deserves it, do you? Please vote here!  Voting closes 20 October 2017. We are thrilled to announce Elizabeth Sinclair, Managing Director of Epica Health & Safety, has been nominated for Business Personality of the Year for the Liverpool Livercool Awards 2017! … Read More

Falsely Completed Scaffold Reports

Two scaffolding inspectors who falsified examination certificates have been prosecuted after a roofer fell through a gap between a scaffolding and the building he was working on. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard on 21 September that Stephen Harper and Garry Arnold did not inspect the scaffolding, but produced examination certifications to show that they had. HSE guidance says that scaffold users … Read More