How having a mentor made my first Award entry easier

Following their successful involvement in the LOcHER Project over the last three years, Preston’s College has decided to take the plunge and enter into the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2019. In this short post, their Estates, Health & Safety Manager, David Foy, describes the experience… “Following a discussion with Karen McDonnell (Head of Occupational... Continue Reading →

Safety values audit and CSR

What is the relationship between ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility see https://www.iso.org/iso-26000-social-responsibility.html ) 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... Continue Reading →

Keep your workforce merry with Director Involvement

Secret Santa, mince pies and after work drinks - Christmas has arrived! And yet for some, getting involved in workplace festivities is as unwelcome as the monthly credit card bill. Generally speaking however, employee participation in communal activities can help form the bedrock of positive working relations and help a business thrive. So perhaps putting... Continue Reading →

Baby it’s cold outside – 11 essential things you need in your car this winter

What do you need to have stored in your vehicle over the cold, dark winter months? Here’s a list of 11 essentials you need to be packing...

Who wants to be a #RoSPAWinner?

With organisations of all sizes and sectors applying for the awards, it’s important to select the best category to suit your organisation. Perhaps you’re a current winner and want to challenge your organisation to achieve a competitive sector award or trophy, or if you’re brand new to the scheme, it’s important to choose the right award for you. So we asked Awards Ambassador John Johnston Health, Safety and Radiation Advisor at TechnipFMC, to share some advice on the awards process, and how to pick that all important category.

The importance of correct festive viewing

In an age where streaming services, digital downloads and catch-up tv reign supreme, it’s quite surprising that the Christmas Day tradition of congregating around the ‘box’ (let alone the same room) to watch live programming endures. For most of us it’s as good a time as any to throw on those festive slippers, open the... Continue Reading →

Brexit vigilance still needed on health and safety

New regulations, ‘The Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018’, were laid before Parliament on July 24. They will come into force on the day the UK exits the European Union (EU) and are designed to ensure continuity of legal protection for workers and others from work-related risks. In consequence several people are arguing... Continue Reading →

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