The Alcumus e-permits Safety Management Solution

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The Alcumus e-permits safety management solution

The acquisition of Banyard Solutions by Alcumus earlier in the year has allowed us to move from being the provider of a point solution for permit-to-work to a much broader offering of safety management products based on the Alcumus Info Exchange platform. This post explores each component in detail using video excerpts from a recent webinar.  To learn more … Read More

The Mental Health Challenges of Working from Home (part 2 of 2)

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In the first part of this two-part post we looked at the evidence for mental wellness suffering among those working from home. We covered the results from two recent surveys which highlighted a ‘disparity’ between the 84% of those experiencing mental health issues and the 9% of managers who were spending the majority of their time supporting mental health issues. … Read More

Does Trust Correlate with Safety Performance for Workers? (part 2 of 2)

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Does Trust Correlate with Safety Performance for Workers

In the first part of this two-part post exploring the possible correlation between trust and worker safety, we highlighted how countries with the highest degree of trust (in their fellow citizens and public institutions) also showed the best safety performance among their workers. Equally, those countries with the lowest trust displayed the worst safety performance. Accepting that the normalised worker … Read More

Does Trust Correlate with Safety Performance for Workers? (part 1 of 2)

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Does Trust Correlate with Safety Performance for Workers

Can we meaningfully measure ‘trust’ in society and can we correlate that with worker safety? Would a more trusting society lead to better safety performance? One way to do that would be to compare trust metrics and safety performance across multiple countries. Before diving into that, it’s worth examining why we’re asking the question in the first place? In our … Read More

Dynamic Risk Assessments, Face Masks and Roundabouts

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Risk Assessments

In a recent review of e-permits product features our Product Manager, Alan, said he didn’t believe dynamic risk assessments were a good thing (or words to that effect) because any unexpected events should be anticipated ahead of the work being carried out. For example, working at height. High winds are entirely predictable and, as such, should be included in the … Read More

Introducing the Alcumus Solutions

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As many of you will have already seen, Banyard Solutions was acquired by Alcumus at the end of June 2020. You’re likely aware of Alcumus as the UK’s leading provider of risk management solutions and may already be a user of one of the main solutions: SafeContractor for supply chain management, verification and contractor management Sypol for COSHH services Information … Read More

HSE-related Parliamentary Questions

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The current parliamentary session has seen some interesting written questions from MPs and members of the House of Lords related to health and safety. Most, as you would expect, relate to some aspect of Covid-19 response while others shine a welcome light on other issues. Here’s a selection: Question from Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston) (8th June 2020) “To ask … Read More

Press Release – Banyard Solutions Acquired by Risk Management Expert Alcumus

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Alcumus Acquires Banyard Solutions

Press release – Date: June 2020 Banyard Solutions Drives Success Through Buyout Southampton-based Banyard Solutions, developer of e-permits, the UK’s first and leading web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system, has been acquired by Alcumus, the UK’s leading provider of risk management solutions. Originally devised and developed 18 years ago to support the construction of Canary Wharf and now used broadly … Read More

Alcumus Acquires Banyard Solutions

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Alcumus Acquires Banyard Solutions

We are delighted to announce that, as of June 30, 2020, Banyard Solutions has been acquired by Alcumus, a leading provider of risk management solutions including SafeContractor, Info Exchange and Sypol. This acquisition will help Banyard Solutions, and the market leading e-permits solution, to build on our success and provide our clients with an enhanced service offering and more diverse … Read More

Canary Wharf Group – Retail Case Study

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The Client Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is well known for managing the urban regeneration of a great part of the Isle of Dogs in London. The company is now a fully integrated private real estate operation comprising over 7 million square feet of office space, almost 1 million square feet of retail and several hundred Build to Rent units. The … Read More

Manufacturing Safety by the Numbers (part 1 of 2)

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It’s our contention that, along with the construction sector, manufacturing will be key to leading the UK out of recession after the coronavirus lockdown ends. It’s our hope that this return to work and growth will be achieved without compromising (non-coronavirus related) worker safety. So how has the manufacturing sector performed compared to other industry sectors over recent years? Before … Read More