Like it or not, Brexit is coming, and many businesses have been planning for a ‘no deal Brexit’. This involves making contingency plans and working out how to tackle possible interruptions. H&S advisers will no doubt have been asked to contribute.
Safety values audit and CSR
What is the relationship between ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) 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 covered... 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 →
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 – DSE
Sometimes there’s just not enough time to read about everything. Luckily, our Training in a Nutshell articles are here to help
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 →
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 →
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