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PoliceAccording to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky! For most of us however, jumping in a car, van, bus or truck and making that work related trip is pretty much the most dangerous part of our day. But what can you do to mitigate the risk – both to your employees and your organisation? Read on to find out…

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family2Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning and didn’t come home. It’s a sobering thought we know, but there is hope – especially when you consider how many things you can do to ensure that neither you, nor your colleagues, become another statistic…

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stopnlearnblackandwhite350 exhibitors, 15,000 safety professionals and only 3 days. That’s not to mention the stellar list of guest speakers, the IOSH 2015 conference or the annual RoSPA Awards

If you’ve visited the Safety and Health Expo before, you’ll know that there’s an awful lot to see and do and not a great amount of time in which to do it. If you’re new to the Expo, then you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer scale of it all.

This problem is one of the reasons why RoSPA are once again running Stop ‘n’ Learn taster sessions throughout all three days of the Expo. These sessions are just 15 minutes long, giving you the chance to take the weight off your feet, but still giving you plenty of time to look round the rest of the venue.

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MoralWe all know that charity volunteering is a ‘good’ thing to do. Most of us would love to give up a few hours each week to work at a local food bank, soup kitchen, or even to rattle a tin in order to help a worthy cause. However, in today’s fast-paced society, there are so many pressures on us – family, hobbies, work – that it’s not always practical to get involved as much as we’d like. That’s where volunteering at work comes into its own! By offering your employees the opportunity to give back to their local community in a practical manner, you not only help meet your CSR targets, but you can also give a tangible boost to your entire organisation. Read on to find out how…

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3d_conversationThe vast majority of British businesses are well aware of health and safety risks in the workplace, and how to mitigate or avoid them all together. Trip and slip hazards, working at height and fire safety procedures are things that are now deeply ingrained in the average employer’s psyche – anything that will prevent physical injury to their staff. But what about psychological injury? As we’ve explored previously, work related stress is calculated to cost the UK economy £26 billion pounds each year. In this article, Rob Burgon, workplace safety manager at RoSPA, discusses why it is vital that managers start asking workers how they feel

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When it comes to construction sites, accidents that occur when working at height are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injuries. While much of the focus is on keeping safe on ladders and scaffolding, a number of recent incidents involving mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs) illustrates the importance of keeping safe while operating a work platform. In this short guide, we look at what you can do to minimise the risks and properly control the hazards MEPWs can pose.

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worker memorial dayWhat is so important about April 28th? It’s the 118th day of the year or the 119th in any leap year. It also means there are only 247 days of 2015 remaining!

 

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