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Safety Alert – Cylinders manufactured fr…


There have been several recent catastrophic failures of aluminium cylinders used primarily to contain gases for underwater breathing apparatus and manufactured from aluminium alloys HE30/AA6082 and AA6351. These cylinders should...

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Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP…


A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package...

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Safety bulletin – Offshore Crane Safety …


This Alert is to remind duty holders of the requirement to have measures in place to verify the correct operation and the correct settings of all safety systems and limits...

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Suspended ceiling inspection


1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this...

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in…


The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart...

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Written by Steve McClean   |   15 April 2011
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Ireland

Safety Management Consultancy have just successfully completed their first course of the NEBOSH International Geneneral Certificate for the Irish Prison Service in the Republic of Ireland. Having sucessfully won the tender to deliver the course for the service, SMC Ltd delivered the course to the first round of delegates in March and April 2011. The course was delivered at the Irish Prison Service Training Centre in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. The exams and practical assessment have just been completed and we wish them all luck for their results.

Written by Steve McClean   |   20 March 2011

SMC Ltd is currently looking for qualified Associate Health and Safety Consultants (both in the UK and internationally based) to help us deliver our range services. We are particularly interested in NEBOSH and IOSH trainers who have a teaching qualification.

If you feel you could be of support to us, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Written by Steve McClean   |   20 March 2011
SMC Ltd at the IOSH Conference Excel London March 2011

SMC Ltd exhibited at the recent IOSH Conference on 15-16 March 2011. The event held at the ExCel Conference and Exhibition Centre in London was attended by over 500 professionals from the Health and Safety field.

Over the 2 day event we met some of our existing clients and friends, and met many new companies who talked to us about the Health and Safety Training and Consultancy services we had to offer. There was quite a bit of interest in our NEBOSH courses and Independent Auditing services. We also took a number of free gifts such as pens and a branded tape measures with torch. These went down very well with the delegates, so much so, we had people coming to the stand asking for them.

We hope to be exhibiting at IOSH 2012 in Manchester.

Written by Administrator   |   02 March 2011
New NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work

We have recently got accreditation for the NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work. The new 3 day Award is aimed at anyone who have wants or needs to understand the principles of health & safety as part of their job (eg. supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals; facilities managers or those working with young people in a training environment). The new qualification which is also designed to meet the needs of an international audience.

Please see the course information for further details and the Course calendar for details of venues and dates.


Written by Steve McClean   |   02 March 2011
Health and Safety training at your own pace (E-Learning)

Trying to arrange Health & Safety training may be time consuming but can also prove costly, especially when arranging training for peripatetic employees. E-learning not only gives you the freedom to carry out relevant health & safety training that suits your specific needs where and when you want it, but it can also save you up to 70% on training costs!

Our range of E-learning modules which are designed to keep health & safety training simple by being much more workplace friendly and cost efficient.

They are ideal for organisations who cannot afford to lose their employees for a day (or for those rarely in the office) as the benefit of E-Learning is that you can logon anywhere to carry it out and if you haven’t much time, save your progress and come back to it later.