Is It Time to Consign Paper Permit to Work to the Bin?

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Is it Time to Consign Paper PTW to the Bin?

This is a transcript of the webinar of the same title and highlights some of the deficiencies with paper-based permit to work processes and introduces the advantages of e-permits in overcoming these deficiencies. Note that as an accurate transcript the language is conversational and not perfect written English. Transcript starts >> Thank you very much indeed for joining the webinar … Read More

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

It’s Official!! Your Employees Are At Greater Risk Than Your Contractors.

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Employees are more at risk than contractors

At the beginning of last month we posed the question, “Are Employees Really Safer than Contractors?” Anecdotally it seemed to be the case and the HSE fatality stats for 2015/16 supported the statement. On the face of it. However, digging into the data and removing the agriculture sector yielded a different picture, although an inclusive one due to what appeared … Read More

Are Employees Really Safer Than Contractors?

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Are Contractors Really Safer Than Employees?

In our recent post, Contractor Management – Way More Than Orientation, we introduced the steps required to keep contractors safe while working in your facilities and highlighted why your duty of care goes much further than contractor orientation. We did this within the context of the higher fatality rates experienced by UK self-employed people (0.79 per 100,000) compared with employees … Read More

Contractor Management – Way More Than Orientation

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Contractor Management

In February of this year, bus company Go Ahead London were fined £600,000 after a workman died following a fall from a ladder. The HSE investigation found that the company failed to implement and keep to their own procedures for managing contractors. Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector, Neil Fry, said, “This is a tragic case which could have been … Read More

The Benefits of e-permits

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Benefits of e-permits

In previous posts we have discussed what a permit to work actually is and then how e-permits helps enforce health and safety policy on the ground. This post will focus much more on the benefits of e-permits and, in particular, what our clients cite as the benefits they receive from using e-permits. Remembering first that, without exception, our best clients … Read More

DigiPlex Control Contractors in Data Centres Using e-permits

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DigiPlex designs, builds and operates data centres in the Nordics. The company specialises in delivering best-in-class services to customers by providing tailored, secure and resilient environments with the highest possible availability. As a result, DigiPlex is trusted by public and private customers alike – including security sensitive organisations such as government and financial institutions. Digiplex is privately owned and independent, … Read More

How Barclays Mitigates Risk and Controls Contractors

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Barclays e-permits

Location: Nationally Duration: Since 2007 Scope: Use of e-permits throughout Barclays’ and Barclays Capital’s head offices, data centres and CAT A buildings in the UK It was the investment Banking division of Barclays PLC that first used e-permits, to revitalise its permit system to reduce the risks it faced during potentially hazardous works in the Docklands offices and Northolt data centre. … Read More