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 for health and safety professionals. Whether you’re a manager who needs to handle health and safety in your team or you’re looking to further your career in health and safety, knowing the facts about IOSH is vital to your future career. This short guide will tell you everything you need to know about both IOSH and its flagship course: IOSH Managing Safely…
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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 it has become more difficult to protect them, all you can really do is provide advice and support as they meet the challenges of working for a living.
Posted in Career Advice, Health and Safety Exposed, Secret Superheroes, Workplace health, tagged Career Advice, Health & Safety, Health and Safety, Health and safety standards, OSH Professional, risk assessment, Safety Management, Workplace health, Workplace Safety on February 3, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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 offer an insight into the challenges and rewards of a career in health and safety, it’s RoSPA’s very own Facilities and Health & Safety Manager! (more…)
Posted in Career Advice, Health and Safety Exposed, Safety Professionals, Safety training, Uncategorized, Workplace health, tagged christmas, COMAH, future, future of health and safety, Health and Safety, health and safety advice on December 16, 2015| Leave a Comment »
For many people, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the definitive festive story. As you probably know, it tells the tale of a miserly man finding redemption thanks to a series of ghostly visits and journeys into the past and future. With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d offer our own take on this classic book. So, without further ado, let us take you on a journey into the past, future, and finally the present of health and safety…
Posted in Career Advice, Health and Safety Exposed, Health and safety law, Risk Assessment, Safety Professionals, Safety training, Worker Engagement, Workplace health, tagged advice, dust, hazards, Health and Safety, health and safety advice, hollywood, Noise, risk assessment, Safety training on November 24, 2015| 1 Comment »
He’s one of the most famous and celebrated actors of all time, he was an idol to millions and has an instantly recognisable voice. However, what you may not know about Hollywood legend Cary Grant is that he can teach us a lot about risk assessments!
That’s right, there’s a direct link between the man christened Archibald Leach and your legal duty to carry out ‘suitable and sufficient’ health and safety risk assessments. More precisely, one scene provides the link…
Posted in Awards, Career Advice, Safety Professionals, Safety training, Secret Superheroes, tagged events, Health and Safety, Health and Safety Awards, RoSPA Awards, Safety Awards, worker engagement on November 11, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Back in 2014, RoSPA launched their Guardian Angel Awards, celebrating individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make the world a safer place for their fellow man, woman and child. In this special post, we shine the spotlight on one of this year’s Archangels in order to illustrate exactly what it takes to make it as a RoSPA award winner, as well as celebrating the fantastic commitment Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery has made to his community!