ISO 45001 and Contractor Management – What it Means to You

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ISO 45001 and Contractor Management

In our recent post ISO 45001 – A Marriage of Culture and Digitalisation we covered the major changes that will be required in achieving ISO 45001 certification versus the previous standard, OHSAS 18001. One of those changes is the extension of the moral and legal responsibility of an organisation to the whole supply chain and the expansion of the definition … Read More

2017/2018 Workplace Fatality Statistics – Plateau or Complacency?

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2017/2018 Workplace Fatality Statistics - Plateau or Complacency?

The HSE have published their provisional statistics for workplace fatal injuries 2018 (meaning 2017/18). They look much like the previous years, and the five or so years before that. There is a slight uptick in the fatality rate per 100,000 across all sectors from 0.43 in 2017 to 0.45 (provisional) in 2018 which equates to 144 fatalities versus the prior … Read More

How Health and Safety Innovations Can Reduce Mental Health Illnesses

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work related stress

At best, poor mental health is costing the UK economy the equivalent of 4% of GDP, or close to the annual spend on education. At worst, it’s killing us. As reported in the HSE provisional statistics for 2016/17, ‘work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases (new or longstanding)’ has now become the UK’s biggest work-related illness, overtaking musculoskeletal disorder cases. The … Read More

The 3 Legged Stool of Health and Safety Success

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The 3 legged stool of health and safety success

Regular readers will know that we’ve been celebrating health and safety successes over recent months and have covered ten success stories so far, all with different motivators to act and, hopefully, lots of good ideas around solutions to problems you’re likely facing in your own business today. There were three other candidate success stories lined up: Jacobs (partially covered in … Read More

New Safety and Health – From Hard Hats to Artificial Intelligence

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You have probably seen the announcement that SHP Online and Safety & Health Expo have collaborated to introduce ‘New Safety and Health’. This is a campaign essentially focused on changing the perceptions of the health and safety industry and, in doing so, redefining the role of the health and safety professional and inspiring the next generation. This is to be … Read More

Engagement and Involvement at all Levels of the Company to Reduce Risks

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Celebrating Health and Safety Success with Huntsmans Quarries

By comparison to other types of business, quarrying is high-risk. The nature of the work and the machines involved mean health and safety is a major priority for most quarrying businesses. This includes Huntsmans Quarries, a Gloucestershire-based business with around 40 employees. Huntsmans Quarries’ story is one that all SMEs can learn from. This is because it did not take … Read More

How Technology Can Help Break Through the Health and Safety Statistical Plateau

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Our last eBook on improving the health and safety culture in your organisation was well received so we decided to research other areas of interest as subjects for a new eBook. The area we quickly identified was the plateau in health and safety statistics as evidenced by Great Britain fatality rates. This data from the HSE shows that, in the last … Read More

Health and Safety Issues in Utilities – A Primer

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Health and Safety Issues in Utilities – A Primer

When you compare the utilities sector with sectors like manufacturing and construction, it has a relatively good health and safety record. Substantial risks remain in the sector, however, due to the nature of the work and the technologies and equipment used. The scale of the utilities sector is a factor too. It includes industries like electricity generation, electricity distribution, and … Read More