Commercial Property Maintenance Contractors: Staff Site

This is an extra-net website containing useful information for staff and clients of the Marisco Group.

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Safety topic: Jan 2024

It is not surprising to learn that some of the most effective H&S improvements come from ideas suggested by the workers who face the hazards that exist in their workplace. We welcome any suggestions that may avoid accidents or improve working conditions. So, with that in mind, we publish the dates of the next staff consultation meetings planned for 2024. Please send in your suggestions by email to the H&S team, or attend the meeting in person. These meetings are held on a Wednesday at Head Office, starting at 12:00 noon, on the following dates:

Jan: 17-01-24 Feb: 14-02-24 Mar: 13-03-24 Apr: 17-04-24 May: 15-05-24 Jun: 12-06-24

Safety topic: October 2023

The HSE have successfully prosecuted two construction firms because a labourer fell through an unprotected, first floor stairwell hole in a new build home. The casualty sustained a fractured skull, multiple broken ribs and required surgery to insert a plate into his collar bone. The principal contractor and a subcontractor were both prosecuted for failing to plan, manage and monitor the work at the site. Between them they were fined a total of £46,000 and required to pay court costs of £3,982. Falls from working at height continue to be one of the significant hazards we face on our sites. In this case the labourer was instructed by a director to carry out what was clearly unsafe work that led to the accident. The lesson to take away here, is if you think the work you are asked to carry out by anyone is unsafe ... don't do it ... no matter what peer-group pressure or coercion is applied. Report the matter to the H&S manager and they will deal with it.

Safety topic: September 2023

In the event of a small fire, use your training to assess if it is safe for you to use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Remember your first priority is to raise the alarm and always keep yourself safe by continually checking you leave yourself a safe exit route as you tackle the fire. The next step is to make sure you use the correct type of extinguisher. Water and live electrics never mix, and remember to hold carbon dioxide extinguishers only by the handles to avoid cold-burn injuries.

Marisco Group

Head Office:
Unit J5, The Fulcrum
Vantage Way, Poole, BH12 4NU

Tel: 01202 474001


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