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When it comes to minor collisions, a lot of us regard bumps and scrapes as unakeysvoidable. 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 be 4-6 times higher than the initial repair value. That means that an average incident could cost your organisation between, £4,800 and £7,200, and that’s just for low level collisions!

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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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Processed by: Helicon Filter;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 compliance with legal and internal obligations have actually been achieved. This is important, as apart from the clear ethical case for addressing the road safety issue, there’s also a legal requirement to act. With that in mind, this blog examines how conducting a Fleet Risk Audit can save you money and protect your senior managers, line managers, front line drivers and other road users, not to mention the brand image and reputation of your organisation…

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PoliceAccording 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! For most of us however, jumping in a car, van, bus or truck and making that work related trip is pretty much the most dangerous part of our day. But what can you do to mitigate the risk – both to your employees and your organisation? Read on to find out…

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Building a FutureThe 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 come into play this April. But with growth and change, there inevitably comes new challenges – and some of the same ones keep raising their heads.

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Gaining OHSAS 18001 This blog post looks into ‘What is OHSAS 18001?’ and how your organisation is assessed when gaining this British Standard.

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