armbandAs part of our ever popular Backstage Pass series, we speak to people who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers, asking them to share the secrets of their success and hopefully offer some words of wisdom. This month we’re delighted to talk to Anita Gough. After all, if anybody should be able to offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of a career in health and safety, it’s RoSPA’s very own Facilities and Health & Safety Manager! Continue Reading »

The crackers have all been pulled, the tree’s down to its last few needles, and the last of the turkey curry has finally been polished off – it can only mean one thing. That’s right, as a certain Mr Lennon once sang, ‘Another year over, a new one just begun…’

New Year has traditionally been a time for reflection and improvement, and what better way to kick start your year, than to renew your commitment to protect your staff and your organisation? With that in mind, we’ve asked some top RoSPA policy planners to come up with a few suggestions for ‘safety resolutions’ to help inspire you! Continue Reading »


For many people, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the definitive festive story. As you probably know, it tells the tale of a miserly man finding redemption thanks to a series of ghostly visits and journeys into the past and future. With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d offer our own take on this classic book. So, without further ado, let us take you on a journey into the past, future, and finally the present of health and safety…

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shutterstock_297899564He’s one of the most famous and celebrated actors of all time, he was an idol to millions and has an instantly recognisable voice. However, what you may not know about Hollywood legend Cary Grant is that he can teach us a lot about risk assessments!

That’s right, there’s a direct link between the man christened Archibald Leach and your legal duty to carry out ‘suitable and sufficient’ health and safety risk assessments. More precisely, one scene provides the link…

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Guardian_Angel_AdvertBack in 2014, RoSPA launched their Guardian Angel Awards, celebrating individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make the world a safer place for their fellow man, woman and child. In this special post, we shine the spotlight on one of this year’s Archangels in order to illustrate exactly what it takes to make it as a RoSPA award winner, as well as celebrating the fantastic commitment Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery has made to his community!

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Literacy is the ability to read, write and understand a particular language. It is the foundation of our education system. Within the workplace there are subject or industry specific literacies such as health literacy, financial literacy, computer literacy and OSH literacy. In this article, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H Journal, David Magee discusses the correlation between low levels of literacy and workplace accidents, ill health and financial losses.

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Health and safety equipmentYou might think that there are no interesting words associated with safety audits, but this article aims to prove you wrong. It’s packed full of interesting words and facts about the English language, and more importantly it will highlight just how important it is to carry out thorough and effective safety audits. Read on to find out more…

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