Go Ape!, which has 34 activity sites across the UK, was the first-ever recipient of the Go Ape infoprestigious RoSPA Leisure Safety Trophy in 2019, in recognition of its practices and achievements in managing risks at its sites. Sponsored by Sportscover, the Leisure Safety Trophy is part of RoSPA Health and Safety Awards and celebrates organisations that embrace and appropriately manage risks in leisure settings.
Hot Desking: 7 Tips to stop you getting burnt!
Let’s be honest, most of us pay little attention to the health implications related to the layout of our workstations. As long as our desk appears to be in the right configuration when showing up for work on a Monday morning, we’re happy. As ‘hot desking’ becomes a more common practice, it’s easy to accept... Continue Reading →
Is your journey really necessary?
In October 2004, we teamed up with TV host Noel Edmonds and the Department for Transport, to launch the ‘Meeting without Moving Foundation’. Edmonds, who had long been a big fan of the use of remote communications in his business ventures, called on the meetings industry to recognise that unnecessary travel was costly, irresponsible, undesirable... Continue Reading →
A health and safety risk assessment for Brexit
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.
The heat is on
To be writing a blog about heat stress during January might seem strange to some, but some readers will obviously now be facing the hottest period of the year.
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 →
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 →
Risk Assessment goes to Hollywood
Moviemaking can be exciting and lucrative, but beneath the glitz and glamour lies unique risk. Indeed, the idea of someone hanging on to the side of an Airbus 400 as it takes off is probably a health and safety professional’s worst nightmare. Equally, driving an armoured truck in to the lobby of a crowded Las... Continue Reading →
Less is more: Proportionate implementation of ISO 45001
To coin a phrase – less is more. While this was originally the motto adopted by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in support of minimalist design, in today’s world it’s more commonly used to refer to something less complex and therefore easier to appreciate. Indeed, while the inner workings of a modern-day car, virtual... Continue Reading →
Why a Health & Safety Review should be top of your wish list
When you hear the term ‘wish list’, your immediate thought might be the excessive amount of items waiting in your Amazon shopping basket, the countries you’ve been yearning to visit for the last 10 years, or perhaps the endless home improvements needed to make that dream space a reality.
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