Company Name Change

After much deliberation it has been decided to consider changing the Company name of Advanced Corporate Solutions, as we feel it no longer accurately describes the current and long term business interests that we pursue. We’d love to get the views of our clients, colleagues and friends at this time, so if you could take a moment to vote in this poll of our potential new names we would really appreciate it.

online poll by Opinion Stage
Thank you!

Seveso Directive Update – correction

Please note that the Consultative Document CD262 referred to related solely to the Heavy Fuel Oil amendment of Seveso III.

The full draft COMAH 2015 Regulations will be consulted upon later this year,  details of which are expected to be released in April 2014.

UPDATE: Competent Authority guidance on heavy fuel oil (HFO)

This guidance is for operators who have heavy fuel oil (HFO) on site. It refers solely to changes as a result of the introduction of HFO into named substance ’petroleum products‘ mid-February 2014.

The Heavy Fuel Oil (Amendment) Regulations 2014 implement Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (’Seveso III‘) by amending the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH).  Read more »

Humpty Dumpty – A Modern Day Tale

I was lying in bed ill a few nights ago, struck down by a harsh case of “man-flu” when I started thinking (for no obvious reason) about the old story of Humpty Dumpty. In case you’d forgotten how it goes, here it is:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

And I started to think how different that would be if it was written in a modern day context. But first, let’s consider why it would be wrong and inaccurate in the eyes of modern law and life. Read more »

Do I Need A Written Health and Safety Policy For My Business? Why Do I Need A Written Health and Safety Policy?

Many business’s see and hear about health and safety in the news, but don’t know whether or not they should have a written health and safety policy. We’ve written a new jargon free page on our website to help business’s understand whether they should have written health and safety policies or carry out risk assessments. Please Click Here to visit the page. Of course, we are always happy to help business’s with a free, no obligation discussion of their legal requirements. Please Click Here to get in touch.

Information On Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is far more common than one may expect. In 2005 the RNID, now Action On Hearing Loss, conducted a study amongst a group of 20,000 respondents. The results suggested that over 10 million people in the UK alone are thought to have some level of hearing impairment; with the most common reasons for the loss linked to age-related and noise-induced causes. The two causes could not be more different. Whilst age related hearing loss is a natural process that people can do little about, the same cannot be said for noise induced hearing loss.

So, how do we hear and what can go wrong?  Read more »

The Cost Of Accidents At Work – Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Release Statistics

According to statistics recently released by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), worker accidents cost businesses almost £8 billion a year in compensation.

In addition, employee absenteism due to illness costs UK employer’s around £12.2 billion every year. This means that between 2% and 16% of the UK’s annual wage costs is spent on sickness pay.  

Both of these costs could be severely reduced by promoting a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. Please contact us to find out how we can help your company make a saving.

Dartford Haulage Firm KBC Logistics Prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) After An Employee Is Crushed By A Reversing Lorry

KBC Logisitics registered at Dartford Road, Dartford, were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the incident in May, and fined £12,000 plus £3,009.80 for prosecution costs.

Leslaw Chorazak, a Polish worker aged 54, who worked as a driver at KBC, was guiding another driver who was reversing at the firm’s depot in Grays, Essex.

Mr Chorazak was bending down to pick up his torch when the driver he was guiding lost sight of him and reversed into him – crushing his right arm, body and collar bone in the process.  Read more »

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Release Fatal Injuries Statistics For 2010/11


We received from the HSE today an email today informing us of the national fatal injuries statistics for the year 2010/11. This information can also be found on their website. Heres the facts: Read more »

Court Case Show’s Employer’s Still Have A Health and Safety Responsibility To Employee’s When They Work Off-Site – Health And Safety Executive (HSE) Issues Warning To Employer’s

Employers are still responsible for the health and safety of their workers wherever they waorking, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated.

HSE inspector Michelle Taylor issued the warning to employer’s following a court case in which a cardboard box maker was fined £20,000 after an employee had an accident while working off site. Read more »