ISO 45001 – A Panacea for UK Health and Safety or Another Tick Box Exercise?

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ISO 45001

You probably have heard of ISO 45001 – it is the new standard for occupational health and safety. It is currently in development and is getting increasing amounts of attention. Is it, however, the answer to the UK’s persistent health and safety problem, or is it just a tick box exercise? Will it actually make workplaces safer or will it … Read More

“What’s The ROI Of Your Mother?”

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Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

I shamelessly stole that question from US serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary’s first business success came when taking over his family’s liquor store and turning it into the online success, growing annual sales from $3M to $60M through his innovative use of digital marketing and, in particular, social media. If the name Gary Vaynerchuk is new to you then … Read More

UK Health and Safety Statistics vs Other Countries – What Can We Learn?

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

When you look at official health and safety statistics in the UK, the situation appears positive. This particularly applies in relation to fatality rates which are low compared to historical levels. What is the real position, though, and how does the UK compare with other countries? The issue you face when considering this question comes down to the use of … Read More

British Sugar – Health & Safety Refined

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In the last few posts we’ve explored the role of corporate governance in health and safety and explored the impact this has on work related stress as well as the abnormalities of higher employee fatality rates compared with contractors. In the last post we delved into the health and safety related corporate governance of Sainsbury’s. In our experience companies with … Read More