Our latest guest blog is from Roisin Kelly CMIOSH. Roisin is HSEQ Manager for Balfour Beatty CLG and in this post she looks at a simple approach which can get the best out of employees... Many years ago, I had an overbearing colleague who would continuously update the team on how much time was left... Continue Reading →
Safety values audit and CSR
What is the relationship between ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) 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 covered... Continue Reading →
Where will NEBOSH take you?
Most of us can probably recall a time when life seemed a tad overwhelming. Those early morning jitters before a GCSE exam (O-Level for those who go a little further back). The feeling of utter dread before stepping into a job interview. Or perhaps the moment long awaited to recite the eternal words ‘I do’.... Continue Reading →
#OSHtober is coming…
It's almost that time of the year again, time for RoSPA's annual #OSHtober campaign. Each year we focus on a specific topic which highlights the devastating impacts that workplace accidents and ill health have. This year #OSHtober will raise awareness of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) and the effects poor manual handling practice has on the... Continue Reading →
Training in a nutshell – Abrasive Wheel Safety
Accident statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error. Our latest Training in a Nutshell guide looks at our Abrasive Wheel Safety course, which aims to reduce those accidents and injuries. Abrasive Wheel Safety In a tweet: “A one-day course... Continue Reading →
Training in a nutshell – Behavioural Safety
Take managing safely to the next level and effect real change in your organisation.
3 things you need to know about IOSH
No matter what your role in health and safety, the chances are you’ll have heard of IOSH – the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Based in the UK, but with members around the globe, IOSH is not just the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, but also the only Chartered body... Continue Reading →
Protecting our fledgling workforce
The spring months traditionally bring new life, as fledglings prepare to leave the nest and make their way in the world. As a parent of a 21 and 23 year old I have encouraged them to spread their wings, develop themselves and find work that they enjoy and find fulfilling. However, as they have grown... Continue Reading →
5 Top Tips for NEBOSH Practical success
You’ve completed units A-C of the NEBOSH Diploma, now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice and complete a practical report. This is your guide on how to get the most out of unit D of the NEBOSH Diploma course. Unit D is your chance to bring together your knowledge and understanding from the... Continue Reading →
Backstage Pass: Behind the scenes with RoSPA’s H&S Manager
As part of our ever popular Backstage Pass series, we speak to people who’ve ‘made it’ in their health and safety careers, asking them to share the secrets of their success and hopefully offer some words of wisdom. This month we’re delighted to talk to Anita Gough. After all, if anybody should be able to... Continue Reading →
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