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 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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It’s hard to believe, but accidents are still the biggest killer of children and young people in the UK. In fact, on average two children die every week in an accident at home. Yet they don’t have to happen. In this post, we explore RoSPA’s brand new charity appeal, designed to put a stop to the misery accidents cause to families… as well as explaining how you and your organisation can get involved!
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…
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.
The crackers have all been pulled, the tree’s down to its last few needles, and the last of the turkey curry has finally been polished off – it can only mean one thing. That’s right, as a certain Mr Lennon once sang, ‘Another year over, a new one just begun…’
New Year has traditionally been a time for reflection and improvement, and what better way to kick start your year, than to renew your commitment to protect your staff and your organisation? With that in mind, we’ve asked some top RoSPA policy planners to come up with a few suggestions for ‘safety resolutions’ to help inspire you! (more…)