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

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

Manufacturer Fined £450k after FLT Overturned and Killed 19yrs Man

A Derbyshire manufacturer has been fined £450,000 after a 19-year-old worker was killed when a forklift truck overturned. Manchester Crown Court heard that Ben Pallier-Singleton sustained fatal head and neck injuries during the night of 10 February 2015, when the forklift truck he was driving overturned on a sloping roadway in the yard of Vinyl Compounds’ site in Chinley. HSE … Read More

A Visitor Safety Centre – Stay Safe, Keep Well, Be Happy

AN astonishing visitors’ centre has been built at the new Lymm fire station to help residents of all ages learn about the justice system, emergency situations, police work and how to stay safe. The centre was designed with the help of a team of theme park designers and is stunningly realistic. It includes an electrical substation, urban street with zebra … Read More

Silica Dust : A Widespread Hazard

The inhalation of Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust (RCS) is a widespread hazard and significant cause of ill-health in the construction sector. The effective elimination or control of RCS dust is one of three top priorities for HSE now, and in the coming years. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as … Read More