Training in a nutshell – Director’s Involvement

The latest in our series of training in a nutshell guides looks at a course that is aimed at teaching directors everything they need to know about health and safety. Directors Involvement In a tweet:  “Calling all company directors: Gain a clear understanding of your responsibilities for health and safety.  Because the buck stops with... Continue Reading →

Training in a nutshell – Safer People Handling Hoist

In our new series of blogs, we take a bitesize look at a number of the training courses RoSPA offers. Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all you need to know to find the right course for you and your business.

HSE Annual Statistics: Behind the figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released their latest statistics on workplace safety, and they make for sobering reading.  It's clear that injuries and illnesses in the workplace are still a major issue in the UK.  Our handy infographic gives you all the key facts and figures:   You can read the full statistics... Continue Reading →

Working at height – Get it right

The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height…  In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities... Continue Reading →

When should work-related injuries to the public be recorded?

To report or not to report? Not a line from a Shakespeare play but a regularly asked question by leisure operators and managers of sites with visitors in relation to work-related accidents. And there is a good reason for that - it isn’t straightforward at all. To address this, RoSPA has worked with members of... Continue Reading →

How to carry out a Risk Assessment

A while ago, we wrote a blog that covered off the important issue of ‘What is a Risk assessment?’, now we’re going to take that a step further and look at the process of carrying out risk assessments. The importance of risk assessment training cannot be overstated, it is a fundamental aspect of a strong... Continue Reading →

Safety goes to Hollywood: What Cary Grant can teach us about risk assessments

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... 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 →

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