Three timeless tips to turbo-charge your health and safety CV

In the UK today, over 40,000 people have careers in health and safety, while several hundred thousand people work in health and safety worldwide. In such a big field, there is inevitably a very active and competitive job market, with a number of health and safety recruitment agencies specifically recruiting people for health and safety jobs abroad... Continue Reading →

The real cost of substance misuse to employers

Substance abuse covers a range of mind altering substances from illegal drugs for example, cannabis and cocaine to legal drugs such as alcohol and prescription drugs.  It is defined as continued misuse that affects a person’s physical and mental health, social situations and responsibilities (Mental Health Foundation).  This article will focus on the responsibilities related... Continue Reading →

A brief history of signs

It’s funny, sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. Safety signs and warning signs can make a big difference, simply by highlighting hazards and risks in the workplace, and allowing us to modify our behaviour accordingly. What you may not know however, is it’s a strategy that’s been effective for hundreds, if not... Continue Reading →

Language – A barrier to safety?

Every business knows that preparation and training is imperative when it comes to protecting your workers and complying with the law. However, what happens if your workforce has difficulty understanding your policies and procedures? In this special guest investigation, we explore the cultural barriers experienced by non-English speaking employees and the implications this could have... Continue Reading →

Safety on the site: when things go wrong

Warning: The following piece contains graphic descriptions of a workplace injury that some readers may find disturbing. Employing around 2.2 million people, the construction industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. However, as our shocking construction statistics infographic shows, the industry is also responsible for a disproportionate number of accidents, injuries... Continue Reading →

Company Directors – The 4 new health and safety challenges you face

Changes in the law in recent years mean that a health and safety failure could now result in criminal convictions for both your organisation and you personally. What’s more a ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ defence simply won’t cut it. As a director, the onus is on you to  manage health and safety proactively,... Continue Reading →

Backstage Pass: behind the scenes with a RoSPA Award winner

In this new series we ask those who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers to share their tips and reveal their secrets. This month it's Dawn Ward, Assistant Director of Health and Safety at South & City College Birmingham and all round health and safety superhero...   You might get mad – just... Continue Reading →

Speaking up for hearing loss

There are over 9 million hard of hearing in the UK. In 2005 then the RNID (now Action on Hearing Loss) undertook a comprehensive survey involving over 20,000 applicants. It determined that of the UK population at the time, almost one in six was thought to present clear symptoms of hearing loss. Of the two... Continue Reading →

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