If you're responsible for the moving and handling of people, then there's a lot to remember. This handy infographic is packed full of top tips and advice to help ensure that you and your patients stay safe. You can see our full range of people handling courses HERE
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 →
Reading danger: How poor literacy leads to accidents in the workplace
Literacy is the ability to read, write and understand a particular language. It is the foundation of our education system. Within the workplace there are subject or industry specific literacies such as health literacy, financial literacy, computer literacy and OSH literacy. In this article, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H Journal, David Magee discusses the... Continue Reading →
Compensation culture – Could it be a good thing?
‘Compensation culture’. In recent years these two words have become joined at the hip. They conjure up a society of serial claimants, egged on by shyster lawyers to adopt a “where there’s a blame there’s a claim” approach to life. However there’s some debate whether this compensation (or claims) culture actually exists, or whether, as... Continue Reading →
The aftermath of an accident – an employer’s guide
According to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky!... Continue Reading →
28th April…a day like any other?
What is so important about April 28th? It’s the 118th day of the year or the 119th in any leap year. It also means there are only 247 days of 2015 remaining! But it’s not a day like any other ....over the decades significant numbers of people across the world have been killed, injured,... Continue Reading →
The ABC of OSH (Part 2)
As we discussed in the ABC of OSH Part 1, all safety and health professionals grapple with a near endless list of issues in order to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. In this second part, we look at the final 13 letters and what they mean for every OSH... Continue Reading →
New CDM regulations coming into force, how will you be affected?
New Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations, subject to goverment approval, are due to come into force in April, but what changes do the 2015 regulations bring, and how will your businesses be affected? To answer these questions I’ve put together a brief summary of the changes heralded by the new CDM Regulations - all of... Continue Reading →
HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2014
The report is out! The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released this year’s facts and figures from construction fatalities to manual handling for 2013 – 2014. We have put together the next instalment - ‘Behind the annual statistics’ infographic which breaks down the stats and information to give you a bite size view of... Continue Reading →
On the first day of Christmas RoSPA gave to me…
... 12 myths of Christmas! With the festive season now upon us, health and safety is sometimes used as a reason to put a stop to people enjoying the festivities. Here, we break down the barriers and show you some of these myths - from not clearing snow from outside your home, to Santa needing... Continue Reading →
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