Realigning Health and Safety in the Business

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Over the last year or so we’ve posited ideas around having health and safety become a keystone habit in the business and aligning health and safety outcomes with business growth and why doing so was important. We highlighted three categorisations for how health and safety is viewed within the business: as a cost centre as delivering business benefits as a … Read More

Delivering Contractor Compliance with e-permits (part 2 of 2)

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Part 2 – Issuing the Permit to Work Request, Dynamic Risk Assessments, and the Closing Process Part 1 of this 2 part post looked at the permit-to-work request and approval process. This post looks at the issue process through to the close process beginning with the contractor arriving on site. e-permits manages the whole process beginning with ascertaining if the … Read More

Delivering Contractor Compliance with e-permits (part 1 of 2)

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Part 1 – The Permit to Work Request and Approval Process A key benefit of using e-permits for permit-to-work is ensuring contractor compliance or, as Greg Markham of EMCOR stated, “The best way to control contractors that I’ve ever seen”. This post is the first in a two part series looking at how e-permits delivers contractor compliance. Here we cover … Read More

Is Global Asbestos Awareness Week Still Relevant Given Covid-19?

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Absolutely it is. 5,500 people die every year in the UK alone from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. Worldwide, 742,000 die every year from work-related cancers including those caused by exposure to asbestos. Are these asbestos-related deaths in the UK just the result of legacy exposures? Or, only caused by fly-by-night operators cutting corners? No, and no. The NHS alone has … Read More