Creating the Right Health and Safety Culture at Board Level

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Celebrating health and safety success with Berkeley Homes

If you ask any health and safety manager, they will say it is impossible to develop a truly effective health and safety culture in an organisation if you don’t have board-level participation. Participation is very different from buy-in where the board agrees to put in place a health and safety policy and then delegates all responsibility. Boards need to go … Read More

The Business Value of Health and Safety

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The business value of health and safety

We often see, quite naturally, businesses trying to justify the return they expect from their investment in health and safety products. With our own product, e-permits, it’s often based on time saving and other efficiencies arising from the replacement of paper systems. The safety benefits have to be supported by an ROI. A totally different approach has been taken by … Read More

How e.surv Changed their Culture to Protect Remote/Lone Workers

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Celebrating health and safety success with e.surv

If you are in the property market, you will probably have come across e-surv. It conducts property surveys for mortgage lenders, house buyers, and others. Due to the nature of its work, 400 of its 700 employees are remote workers. Almost all of those remote workers operate alone. In addition, their job entails visiting multiple new locations every day, plus … Read More

How Wessex Water Used Dynamic Risk Assessments

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Using dynamic risk assessments to improve health and safety

This is the second in our series of posts focused on health and safety successes and illustrates the use of dynamic risk assessments to safeguard workers working remotely in small teams. It’s common for companies to introduce significant health and safety initiatives because of a negative event – a major accident, for example, or a critical report. It is unusual, … Read More

Training, Business Learning, and Knowledge Transfer (Culture Series Part 5 of 6)

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Training, Business Learning, and Knowledge Transfer (Culture Series Part 5 of 6)

This is the fifth part of our six part series on improving the health and safety culture of your organization. This post focuses on training, business learning and knowledge transfer. The full, more detailed, eBook can be downloaded here. Delivering health and safety training programmes to employees at all levels of your company is essential. However, this applies to any … Read More

Communication, Motivation, and Employee Involvement (Culture Series Part 4 of 6)

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Communication, Motivation, and Employee Involvement (Culture Series Part 4 of 6)

Welcome to the fourth of six posts providing practical and actionable steps to improve the health and safety culture in your organisation. This post focuses on the communication of health and safety policies together with employee motivation and involvement. All of these posts are sampled from our free eBook: Beyond Compliance: A Guide to Changing the Health and Safety Culture in … Read More

Asbestos – Out with the Old, and in with the (er) Old

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asbestos in the UK state of play January 2018

And so it continues. 2018 has begun with three high profile stories on exposing employees and contractors to asbestos fibres and the associated seeming disregard for safety. Firstly, SSE Hornsea Ltd were fined £300K after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres after 3 of them performed routine mechanical maintenance on a compressed air distribution system. HSE Inspector … Read More

Getting C-Suite and Board Level Buy-In (Culture Series Part 3 of 6)

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How to change the health and safety culture in your organisation (part 3 of 6)

Welcome to the third of six posts providing practical and actionable steps to improve the health and safety culture in your organisation. This post focuses on how to get board level buy-in and, more than that, to provide the leadership needed to dramatically impact culture. All of these posts are sampled from our free eBook: Beyond Compliance: A Guide to … Read More

Safety Should Never Be A Priority…

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Alcoa Case Study

…it should be a pre-condition for organisational behaviour. So said Paul O’Neill, former CEO and Chairman of Alcoa (1987-99). It’s a quote that neatly tied together many of the threads on e-permits insights over the past year – from how to improve the health and safety culture of your organisation to the somewhat offbeat “What’s the ROI of Your Mother?” … Read More