Is it Too Hot to Work? Temperatures in the Workplace

Is it too hot to work?  In offices or similar environments, the temperature in workplaces must be reasonable. There’s no law for maximum working temperature, or when it’s too hot to work.  Employers must stick to health and safety at work law, including: keeping the temperature at a comfortable level, sometimes known as thermal comfort providing clean and fresh air … Read More

SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIME!

Epica Health & Safety have launched its Sun Safe campaign this month. As temperatures are soaring across the UK, the risk of skin cancers become more of a threat. As skin cancer is now the most common cancer, Epica Health & Safety launched their summer campaign predominantly with clients working outside. The campaign includes the delivery of useful information regards … Read More

Principal Designer Fined Over Fire Risk

Principal Designer and Principal Contractor failed to Comply with CDM 2015 Responsibilities A Principal Designer and Principal Contractor have both been  fined after serious breaches of their health and safety duties under CDM 2015. Exeter Magistrates heard that concern was raised about the lack of health and safety controls on a large timber frame extension project at a residential home … Read More

Pollen Free Work Environment

Whilst we all long for those beautiful long summer days and the smell of freshly cut grass, hay fever sufferers dread the high pollen counts, and the itchy, sneezy, wheezy symptoms that are associated with it. A 2013 study showed that anywhere between 10-30% of adults suffer with hay fever, and research from the Met Office suggested that UK employees who … Read More

Epica Health & Safety Headline Sponsor the City of Liverpool Business Awards 2018

Epica Health & Safety Headline Sponsor the City of Liverpool Business Awards 2018 We are delighted to announce that Epica Health & Safety is the official headline sponsor for the Downtown in Business annual City of Liverpool Business Awards, which this year takes place on Thursday 12 July 2018 at the Sefton Park Palm House. Speaking about the sponsorship, Elizabeth … Read More

New Team Member at Epica Health & Safety

Welcome to Epica Health & Safety Ellie Carden! Ellie has joined our expanding team as Service Coordinator.  She has a range of experience in managing customer service and expectations.  Her true skills are having the ability to coordinate various work streams. Her responsibility at Epica Health & Safety is to ensure we meet our client needs and aim to provide … Read More

Will You and Your Staff Survive GDPR?

E-Learning Data Protection with GDPR – Book Here Epica Health & Safety can now offer this brand new E-Learning course will make all staff aware of the new regulation in just 40 minutes and is accredited by British Safety Council. Human error accounts for 62% of all data breaches reported in the UK. Breaching new regulations could lead to fines of … Read More

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) and the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. The campaign aims to accelerate action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.8 of safe and secure working environments … Read More

Domestic Project Principal Contractor Jailed!

Workman Fell from Unprotected Roof Edge on Dormer Extension On a domestic project the principal contractor who was involved in the construction of a dormer extension has been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed worker suffered life threatening injuries in October 2015 involving traumatic brain injury, bruising, and damage to his left arm. Leeds Crown Court heard how the workman … Read More

New Personal Protective Equipment Regulation

On the 21st April 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will come into force and replace the old PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. PPE are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Main changes The new Regulation now applies to the whole supply … Read More

E-Learning with Award Winning Epica Health & Safety and SafetyMate™

E-Learning with Award Winning Epica Health & Safety and SafetyMate™ their Learning Management System. Epica Health & Safety offer a comprehensive suite of training and qualifications in health, safety and environmental management. Epica Health & Safety e-learning courses cover everything you’re likely to need to look after your employees and manage compliance training.  All e-learning courses are accredited by British Safety … Read More

Epica Health & Safety Win Female led Business of Year Award 2018.

We are proud as punch to announce that 2018 shows continued success for Epica Health & Safety’s Director Elizabeth Sinclair.  Epica Health & Safety won the female led Business of Year Award 2018. Epica Health & Safety goes from strength to strength.  2017 was tremendous year for Epica Health & Safety, with new concepts such as SafetyMate™, vital contributions to … Read More

Internationals Women’s Day 2018

As it’s Internationals Women’s Day 2018 and the eve of the Downtown In Business Liverpool Women In Business Awards 2018 #WIBA18, we thought we would catch up with Epica Health & Safety’s Director Elizabeth Sinclair. Just this week she has visited clients in the construction and distribution sectors, both of which are dominated by men. “I think its fantastic that … Read More

Evidence gathered post HSE prohibition notice served can be used in appeal.

The Supreme Court ruling sets a UK-wide Precedent.  A landmark decision means that evidence gathered after a HSE prohibition notice is served can be considered in an appeal. Elizabeth Sinclair Director at Epica Health & Safety agrees with the recent summary provided by Weightmans’ partner Seonaid Busby about the Supreme Court ruling setting a UK-wide Precedent.  She argues that by being able … Read More

Poor Traffic Management Leads to Fatality

Developer and contractor failed with poor traffic management on development Redrow Homes Limited and WPI Civil Engineering Limited have been fined a total of £800,000 after the death of a pedestrian struck by a reversing site dumper on a homes project in August 2013. Liverpool Crown Court heard how 67-year-old Henry Jones was walking across the construction site in Knotty Ash … Read More

Epica Health & Safety Recognised as Leader in Women in Business Awards

Epica Health & Safety Celebrate a Fantastic 2017.  It’s been a tremendous year for Epica Health & Safety, with new concepts such as SafetyMate™, vital contributions to national awareness campaigns, and nominations for major awards within the Liverpool business community. After Elizabeth Sinclair, Director of Epica Health & Safety, was nominated for the Business Personality of The Year Award at … Read More

Santa’s List of Christmas Safety Tips

With Christmas almost upon us, it’s worth taking stock of elf and safety messages as the festive season is upon us! Here are 12 tips that will help you put safety at the top of your Christmas list: Secure your ho-ho-home (and office): Don’t be an easy target – thieves will go elsewhere if they have to work hard to steal … Read More

Epica make Health & Safety Simple with SafetyMate™ Web App

SafetyMate™ a unique web based system that helps businesses control and manage their compliance system, training, accreditation’s, projects and equipment. Earlier this year Epica Health & Safety launched SafetyMate™ an easy to use web based platform to streamline management of Health & Safety information. Designed initially as a free solution to compliment the health and safety advice and practical health … Read More

Elizabeth Sinclair Recognised For Health & Safety Service

Amongst the nominees for the upcoming Livercool Business Awards, a true stand-out must be Elizabeth Sinclair, Managing Director of Epica Health & Safety. Epica Health & Safety has gone from strength to strength over the course of 8years in business and thanks to the innovative SafetyMate™ software, which was personally designed by Elizabeth Sinclair herself, Clients are benefiting even more. … Read More

JD Sports fined nearly £70,000 after escape routes reduced to 30cm

Sportswear giant JD Sports has been fined almost £70,000 in costs after breaching fire regulations after firefighters found that piles of stock ordered for the Christmas rush had blocked emergency exits at one of its Black Country stores. West Midlands Fire Service found that escape routes at the JD Sports shop in the Merry Hill shopping centre in Brierley Hill … Read More