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Thank you for taking the time to read last month’s newsletter. We are grateful for the lovely feedback we received.

As some of you may recall, in the last quarter of 2024, we hosted two free Director Awareness courses. We are pleased to announce that we will be running two more of these courses in March and April. The aim of the Directors Awareness course is to help attendees demonstrate their understanding of the moral, legal, and financial responsibilities of Directors and Senior Managers. The course lasts approximately 90 minutes, and there will be a quick Q&A session at the end. After completing the course, attendees will receive a certificate via email. If you are interested in attending our Director Awareness course, please send a quick email to and we will add you to the mailing list of upcoming dates. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We value your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our services. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

What’s been in the News……Manufacturing Fatality

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has concluded an investigation revealing shortcomings in Mifflin Construction Ltd’s safety protocols which led to the death of an employee who had been with the company for over 27 years. The HSE found that the company did not conduct comprehensive risk assessments, failing to adhere to industry-standard control measures. Additionally, they were found lacking in providing proper information, instruction, and training regarding lifting operations on the premises. Deficiencies were also identified in planning lifts and ensuring the presence of suitably qualified supervisors during these operations. The manufacturing firm, specialising in steel components for the construction industry, was fined £120,000 following a tragic incident in May 2019, that led to the loss of a long-serving employee’s life while operating machinery.

The Importance of Risk Assessments and Competent Advice

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Risk Assessment serves as a fundamental managerial instrument for guaranteeing the well-being and safety of employees. It’s crucial to understand that these are not merely best practices but also a legal obligation for employers and self-employed individuals.

  • An accident is ‘an unplanned event that results in loss’
  • A hazard is ‘something that has the potential to cause harm’
  • A risk is ‘the likelihood and the severity of a negative occurrence (injury, ill-health, damage, loss) resulting from a hazard.

The ICE Risk Management Team is fully equipped to deliver proficient Health & Safety guidance tailored to your business needs. Our expertise allows us to provide bespoke Risk Assessments, identifying suitable control measures, inclusive of employee training. Don’t hesitate to connect with your ICE contact.

Client Spotlight Bryen & Langley

Bryen & Langley, an established construction company since 1967, has been working with ICE Risk Management since 2017 to develop an effective health and safety management system. Bryen & Langleys expertise spans varied construction projects, including design & build, new build, refurbishment, and restoration, with a special focus on mechanical and electrical services, joinery, and plant hire.  Bryen & Langley have over 80 professional staff and directly employed tradesmen, supported by a proven supply chain of specialist trade contractors and suppliers

Operating primarily within Greater London and the Southeast, Bryen & Langley manages projects up to £5 million across various sectors like education, local authority, high-end residential, ecclesiastical, health, and commercial. They have secured three Framework Contracts with TfL/LUL and Thames Water, providing repair, maintenance, and construction services.

Bryen Langley’s recent re-certification with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, Acclaim, Constructionline Gold, Facilitiesline, Achilles, Safecontractor, and CHAS showcases their unwavering commitment to quality,, safety and environmental management. Their partnership with ICE has been crucial in establishing a Health and Safety Management System, conducting internal audits, regular health and safety audits on all projects, and holding quarterly Health and Safety meetings. For further information about these services, you are invited to reach out.

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