What To Make of the 2018 HSE Statistics?

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What to make of the 2018 HSE Statistics

You’re all aware that taking a break at work is likely to cause cancer, right? Or, stated more accurately, those who take breaks at work have a higher incidence of cancer than those who don’t. An indisputable fact? Or, an indisputable statistic? It may even be a contrived example used to illustrate that it’s the context, the narrative, that tells … Read More

How the Growing Self-Employment Trend Reduces the Claim “Burden” on Insurers

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In a previous article, we explored the findings of a report that concluded that the UK insurance industry will face a reduced financial burden in the future. This reduced financial burden was due to the anticipated increase in the use of automation technologies, coupled with the growing trend for self-employment and the attendant reduction in the number of claims made … Read More

How the Changing Face of Employment and H&S May Change Business Insurance

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Health and Safety Insurance Trends

The insurance industry and the health and safety industry are inextricably linked. After all, if you have employees based in the UK, you need employers’ liability insurance. If one of your employees suffers a workplace injury, any subsequent claim is likely to go through that insurance. Whether your insurers pay out or not, you may see an increase in your … Read More

Safety Differently and What It All Boils Down To

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Safety Differently and What It All Boils Down To

Safety Differently is an increasingly used buzzword in the world of health and safety. The concepts it presents are eye-catching but there is a significant issue which even its most ardent proponents accept – there is little definitive and citable research to support claims of its potential. This doesn’t mean we only have theory to go on, however. There are … Read More

An Introduction to Safety Differently

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An Introduction to Safety Differently

Safety Differently is a concept that is only a few years old, but it is increasingly talked about. We’ve introduced the concept previously and set it against the ‘alternative’ zero harm approach espoused originally by H.W. Heinrich. This post will paint a broader picture of Safety Differently and explore if it really works with the intention of looking at current … Read More

Safety Digitally – What Technology is Available Today?

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We’ve previously discussed the role technology can play in breaking through the statistical plateau we’ve seen recently in UK work-related fatality rates. We’ve also discussed how technology can be the impetus to recruit young people into the work of health and safety. So what technology is out there today that can help you ensure your workers are safe at work … 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

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

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