Winter is on its way, and with it come the most treacherous driving conditions of the year. Drivers need to take into account anything from frost to heavy snow. So, we’ve put together a handy myth busting guide to give you some top winter driving tips – offering advice on skidding, snow, fog and much more. Continue Reading »
Health and safety law in the UK has been 200 years in the making, and for 60 of these years RoSPA has encouraged organisations to share their success across the world. Through the awards network, RoSPA influences health and safety standards affecting almost 2.5 million employees globally, a real contribution to reducing the impact of work-related injuries and ill-health. When organisations enter our awards they tend to stay part of our vibrant awards community, pivotal in improving health and safety standards, wherever you work and live.
In this short post, Dr Karen McDonnell, our occupational safety and health policy adviser, explores some of the reasons organisations come back to the RoSPA Awards time and time again…
The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height… In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries full-stop, with common cases including falls from ladders or through fragile roofs. That’s why this year’s #OSHtober is focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. Continue Reading »
More than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. Falls are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury at work. That’s why this year’s #OSHtober focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. In this article, we look at some of the common questions relating to working at height.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are truly all inclusive with entries from organisations of all sizes and from a wide spectrum of industries from the oil and gas industry right through to local authorities and education establishments. One such organisation is the Edinburgh Napier University, which is one of the largest universities in Scotland, supporting 18,000 students.