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 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 HERE
You can now check out our full of range of 2017 training courses HERE
Our essential manual handling infographic is packed full of top tips to help ensure you and your colleagues stay safe when lifting objects. So if your job requires any manual handling activity, there’s something here for you…
You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE
Winter is on its way, and with it come the most treacherous driving conditions of the year. Drivers need to take into account anything from frost to heavy snow. So, we’ve put together a handy myth busting guide to give you some top winter driving tips – offering advice on skidding, snow, fog and much more. (more…)
Health and safety law in the UK has been 200 years in the making, and for 60 of these years RoSPA has encouraged organisations to share their success across the world. Through the awards network, RoSPA influences health and safety standards affecting almost 2.5 million employees globally, a real contribution to reducing the impact of work-related injuries and ill-health. When organisations enter our awards they tend to stay part of our vibrant awards community, pivotal in improving health and safety standards, wherever you work and live.
In this short post, Dr Karen McDonnell, our occupational safety and health policy adviser, explores some of the reasons organisations come back to the RoSPA Awards time and time again…