Michael Ellerby

Safety Professional, LRB Consulting Ltd

Michael Ellerby LLB (Hons) BSc (Hons) CMIOSH MIIRSM MIFSM CChem MRSC CSci

As well as being a Chartered Safety Professional and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Mike is a Chartered Chemist and Scientist. As well as a degree in Chemistry, he also holds a degree in law. Mike runs his own Health and Safety Consultancy and has also acted as Competent Person (Head of Safety Services Department) for the University of Sheffield, England.

Mike is a CIEH Certified Trainer who has written and delivered various training courses. He has acted as a technical author, consultant editor and reviewer of a wide range of safety publications for Companies such as Croner and Wolters Kluwer. Recent and current clients include: Brush Traction (Wabtech), The Garden Centre Group (previously known as Wyevale Garden Centres),The Sweett Group, and the British Library.

He has worked previously as a Technical Manager, Production Manager and Safety Officer for a multi-national industrial company and has been a health and safety consultant for many years (including working for one of the largest consultancies in the United Kingdom). He is now the Director of a health and safety consultancy, which is involved with a diverse range of clients (e.g. manufacturing, catering, logistics, care services, publishing, leisure, etc).

Working with Chemicals: Hazards and Control Measures

A solid introduction to the hazards posed by chemicals and substances in the workplace and the ways in which these hazards may be controlled and managed. As chemicals are part of modern our lives we are likely to encounter them every day - from the chemicals used at work, to products used in the home such as paint, and detergents and pesticides used in the garden. These chemicals and substances may include cleaning materials, laboratory reagents, decorating materials, degreasers, process chemicals and substances that are generated by processes and operations (such as welding fume, wood dusts, silica dusts, etc).

Laboratory Safety – Covering Issues such as Compressed Gases, Cryogenic Materials and Glassware, etc.

Laboratories can be dangerous places, with a vast array of potential hazards available to cause harm. This webinar considers harm may be caused, as well as how people and organizations can be protected from that harm by the appropriate use of Control Measures arrived at through the process of Risk Assessment.

The Risk Assessment Process

A properly implemented program of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses. This not only helps to prevent human loss and suffering, but also assists the effective management and finance of any business or organization. The process will also help to protect the organizations commercial reputation.

Warehouse Safety (Fork Lift Trucks, Manual Handling, Work at Height, Falling Objects, etc.)

Warehouses are dangerous places - with lots going on in them and lots of opportunity for serious injury and for fatal accidents. However, warehouse safety need not be difficult and this seminar will help you to understand how to do it properly. As many different types of businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral and important part of their operation, warehouse safety is an important issue. These may be very busy places at all times (such as in a logistics operation) or they may be quiet for many hours a day, but have periods of intense activity. Warehouses can be dangerous places and people do get hurt in them in several ways. Many of the injuries suffered can be avoided by taking health and safety seriously and by taking some simple steps to ensure warehouse safety; all derived from simple risk assessments.