Newsfeed 2015

MSAS appointed by big waver surfer Andrew Cotton

AC imageIt’s a bit out of our norm but we are delighted to have been appointed as the independent safety consultant for the surfing legend Andrew Cotton.

‘Cotty’ as he is affectionately known started surfing at the age of 7 and gained wider acclaim in 2012 when he towed American surfer, Garrett McNamara in to the Guinness Book of World Records for surfing what was confirmed as the biggest wave ever.

In 2014, following a storm in Nazare, Portugal, Cotty surfed what was estimated to be a 80 foot wave, beating his record set three months earlier. He held his own world record by riding what could be the biggest wave ever for approximately 10 seconds.

Video footage of this extraordinary feat can be viewed courtesy of Jose Pedro Gomes, as used in the Ride of the Year category by Billabong XXL in 2014.

From his North Devon home, he works hard all summer to keep in peak physical condition to then chase the swells all over Europe in the winter – constantly chasing down his dream of riding the ultimate big wave.

We relish this opportunity to help keep Andrew safe and sound on his mission!

Read more about Andrew Cotton on his website.

It’s all change for CDM Co-ordinators

CDM 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. The ‘L’ series guidance are released and available to view on the HSE website –

In short the role of the CDM Co-Ordinator has been removed and replaced with the introduction of a new duty holder, the Principal Designer.

Further information on these changes view our web page CDM 2015’

Quality, Quality, Quality

LWD logoWest Midlands based Lost Wax Development Limited castings division specialise in award winning metal castings.

From design concept to production and from 5 gms to 75 kg they offer a broad range of support at their Kidderminster foundry.

We are assisting them to achieve accreditations to; ISO 14001 2004 and OSHAS 18001 2007.

Amanda – keeps on running…

IMG_1337The MSAS team were delighted to sponsor Amanda as part of her half marathon challenge which she completed last month in Warwick. (Pictured here with her mini trophy at the finish line).

She trained for over 11 months, pounded over 700 miles of tarmac and ran in all weathers to complete her programme raising nearly £3,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity. Amanda hasn’t hung up her trainers yet and will be running the Two Castles 10km in June. Keep running Amanda!

Full support for Bryland Fire

logo1MSAS have a wealth of experience within the Fire sector, giving guidance and support on how companies can achieve an array of accreditations including;

  • BAFE
    • SP203 -1 (Fire detection & alarm systems)
    • SP203 -3 (Fixed gaseous systems)
    • SP101 -1 (Servicing & maintenance of fire extinguishers)

Birmingham based Bryland Fire Protection have enlisted our support across the full range of quality, safety and environmental management.


New Client for MSAS!

Trinity Heat LogoSutton Coldfield based Trinity Heat Care are one of our newest clients.

Specialising in the requirements of the care and healthcare industry, they have called on our team to provide a full range of health and safety support and obviously we are only too delighted to assist!

Trinity Heat Care are responsible for over 100 BUPA Care Homes throughout the Midlands, Wales and South of England as well as working within the education sector.

MSAS – a head for heights!

Adam AskeyWhilst the MSAS team may want to keep our feet planted firmly on terra firma, new clients Adam Askey prefer to scale the dizzy heights as a roofing specialist providing expert support to their commercial and industrial customers!

With bases around the Midlands and a Head Office in Solihull, we are delighted to be appointed as their outsourced safety contractor.

Safety Consultants – Tyler Packaging

Tyler PackagingLast month saw us start work with Tyler Packaging, the specialist supplier of paper and plastic packaging for human food, pet food, industrial, and leisure products.

Engaged as their Safety Consultant, this is the first time that Tyler Packaging have used an outsourced resource to compliment their in house team.

This is a great opportunity for us to offer advice and support to their distribution centre around the risks that can be associated with inbound and outbound process.

What a start to the year!

AirbusWell 2015 has started with a flurry of new business; some repeat from existing clients such as NTI Measure Working and the client Airbus, and Taikisha the global provider of industrial air conditioning, cleanroom and automotive paint plants where we have been approved as the retained safety consultants once again.

New clients include Adam Askey Roofing, and Tyler Packaging.