Reaching your goalAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a life hack is defined as: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. As occupational safety professionals, one of the most common criticisms of health and safety we hear is that it takes too long and slows down productivity… Continue Reading »

Car keyProfessional bus, coach and LGV drivers are governed by a myriad of complex rules and regulations, including the requirement to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence license (sometimes know as Driver CPC or DCPC) and regulations surrounding drivers’ hours. This short guide will look at the current regulations and hopefully help to clear up any confusion surrounding compliance. Continue Reading »

PrincessAs we explored in our employee engagement article, when it comes to boosting health and safety performance, most managers recognise that worker involvement is the key to success. A vital component in improving engagement is to ensure positive relationships between employers and employees. With this in mind we’ve put together a short article describing three of the most common leadership styles, exploring the pros and cons of each… Continue Reading »

LegislationThe Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was a milestone in British legal history. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the act and the subsidiary regulations it spawned have protected millions of workers, and resulted in a sharp reduction in the numbers of occupational deaths, serious injury and ill health. Yet, despite its significance, the language used in Health & Safety at Work Act and other related legislation can be surprisingly impenetrable and legalistic. With that in mind we’ve put together a guide to the highlights of health and safety legislation at work, including the key requirements of health and safety law summarised below… Continue Reading »

First aid kit isolatedFor almost 100 years, RoSPA’s mission has been to prevent accidents before they happen. However, safety statistics show that things still do occasionally go wrong. As an employer you have a legal obligation to provide a duty of care to your staff, making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. With that in mind, we have put together a short guide to first aid for employers, arming you with what you need to protect your staff and fulfil your legal obligations… Continue Reading »

TC1627 - Sizzling Fire Statistics - Hi resWhen it comes to motivating staff about fire safety in the workplace, it can help to have the fire safety facts at your fingertips. After all, the latest fire legislation lays the onus firmly at the door of the employer, making courses like the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate (6500 candidates and counting) increasingly popular. And, as our ‘worst industrial fires’ post showed, sometimes the most innocuous incident can lead to a disaster of unbelievable proportions. With this in mind we have compiled a new fire infographic, containing statistics and the fire safety information to help remind your  employees of the risks fire poses… 

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iStock_000041379072SmallWhen it comes to writing a health and safety policy, many people are keen to find a health and safety policy example they can copy. However, as we explained in our risk assessment template post, one sized doesn’t fit all, and it’s vital that your written policy is tailored to meet the unique requirements of your organisation. With this in mind, rather than showing you how to write a health and safety policy document, we have put together a simple checklist illustrating the sort of things that need to be included…

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