Preparing for your transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

There are quite a few changes from OHSAS 18001 which you must prepare for in order to migrate and comply with ISO 45001. RoSPA’s Principal Consultant Bernard Cerrino, has many years’ experience in helping organisations successfully implement safety management systems, he has put together a list of key changes when preparing for the transition, which... Continue Reading →

Are you ready for ISO 45001?

Launching in March 2018, now is the perfect time to review whether your current management system is compliant and decide whether you should adopt the new ISO 45001 standard. We will be hosting a seminar in March, to help you understand the requirements, benefits of the standard and what your next steps should be. What... Continue Reading →

What type of Fleet Risk Audit do we need?

When it comes to minor collisions, a lot of us regard bumps and scrapes as unavoidable. After all, that’s why we pay insurance premiums, right? However, did you know that the estimated average cost of a vehicle repair after being in a crash is £1,200 and the cost of associated actions is conservatively estimated to... Continue Reading →

Reading danger: How poor literacy leads to accidents in the workplace

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... Continue Reading →

A few interesting words about safety audits…

You 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... Continue Reading →

The hidden costs of collisions: how fleet audits could save you more than money

As most of you will be aware, a Fleet Risk Audit refers to the process of gathering work related road safety information and then acting upon it. While this might sound fairly simple, the difficult part for many organisations is maintaining a record or paper trail of all of the steps taken that demonstrate how... Continue Reading →

The aftermath of an accident – an employer’s guide

According to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky!... Continue Reading →

What does the future hold for the construction industry?

The economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to... Continue Reading →

How to gain the OHSAS 18001 standard

This blog post looks into ‘What is OHSAS 18001?’ and how your organisation is assessed when gaining this British Standard. What is OHSAS 18001? OHSAS 18001 is a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It was created to help organisations demonstrate good occupational health and safety performance and as a result is... Continue Reading →

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