Health and Safety Year in Review 2018

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Health and Safety Year in Review 2018

Whatever industry you work in, 2018 was a year like no other. This was primarily because of Brexit and the uncertainty across all sectors about how it will impact trading and business conditions. That said, there are other things that made 2018 unique including the increasing impact technology is having on workplace health and safety and the noticeable shift in … 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

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

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