It seems Britain is rarely prepared for the arrival of bad weather. As a consequence, we often face the predictable onslaught of transport disruption, school closures, system failures and stranded communities. More often than not working during the coldest months can sometimes feel like survival of the fittest, and the risks are tenfold for employees who... Continue Reading →
Excessive sleepiness (ES) is the main focus of DVLA concern with people diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition in which sufferers experience significant periods of not breathing while they are asleep due to airway obstruction (this is to be distinguished from Central Sleep Apnoea which is due to neurological causes). The consequences of... Continue Reading →
As the saying goes ‘It’s better to give than to receive’. We hear it all the time, especially at this time of year. The accumulation of possessions offer only short-term gains which often fade quickly. On the flip side, generosity and giving offers long lasting happiness, purpose and fulfilment. Christmas, you see, is far more than... Continue Reading →
The idea that ‘accidents don’t have to happen’ underpins all of our work, none more so than fleet safety. It’s estimated that 95% of road accidents are due to human error. Some of these are due to faulty mechanics, but the overwhelming majority are down to the driver.
Following their successful involvement in the LOcHER Project over the last three years, Preston’s College has decided to take the plunge and enter into the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2019. In this short post, their Estates, Health & Safety Manager, David Foy, describes the experience… “Following a discussion with Karen McDonnell (Head of Occupational... Continue Reading →
What is the relationship between ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility see https://www.iso.org/iso-26000-social-responsibility.html ) and the involvement of organisations in helping to achieve RoSPA’s vision of ‘Life free from serious accidental injury’? At one level, particularly in relation to ‘labour practices’, it might seem limited to things like having adequate health safety management in place, which is... Continue Reading →
Secret Santa, mince pies and after work drinks - Christmas has arrived! And yet for some, getting involved in workplace festivities is as unwelcome as the monthly credit card bill. Generally speaking however, employee participation in communal activities can help form the bedrock of positive working relations and help a business thrive. So perhaps putting... Continue Reading →
What do you need to have stored in your vehicle over the cold, dark winter months? Here’s a list of 11 essentials you need to be packing...
With organisations of all sizes and sectors applying for the awards, it’s important to select the best category to suit your organisation. Perhaps you’re a current winner and want to challenge your organisation to achieve a competitive sector award or trophy, or if you’re brand new to the scheme, it’s important to choose the right award for you. So we asked Awards Ambassador John Johnston Health, Safety and Radiation Advisor at TechnipFMC, to share some advice on the awards process, and how to pick that all important category.