Rudyard Kipling and Fleet Safety

The below artice is an extract from the latest issue of Health and Safety at Work magazine and is written by RoSPA Fleet Safety Consultant John Greenhough... ‘I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who’ (Rudyard Kipling ‘The... Continue Reading →

Hot off the press: Safety training for high-risk machines

Whilst Power Presses aren’t exactly a hot topic, they’ve been around since the mid-19th century and have always been considered high-risk machines. It’s therefore essential that they’re properly inspected, tested and maintained to keep operators safe from serious injury. Big or small, Power Presses require safety precautions and so operators need to receive adequate training... Continue Reading →

Get your business on their bike

The UK has undergone something of a cycling revolution in recent years. The London Olympics and the continued global success of the likes of Laura Kenny, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas has encouraged more and more of us to get on two wheels. This trend is likely to increase as more cities introduce Clean Air... Continue Reading →

Isn’t it time to shift from fatigue to sleep management?

In this special guest post, EHS Advisor at Siemens Cedric Auge explores the often overlooked topic of fatigue and how best to manage it... When joining Siemens UK in October 2017, I was made aware that fatigue was a primary concern of my department. I therefore chose this topic for my Masters degree in Safety... Continue Reading →

A Decade of Awards

Melissa Fazackerley, the current SHEQ Manager of Longworth Building Services Ltd, has held a succession of health and safety roles, and has recently been included among Health and Safety at Work magazine’s listing of 40 under 40 achievers – an outstanding achievement. Throughout her impressive career, there is one thing that Melissa has continually attained for each of her employers; a RoSPA Health & Safety Award.In fact, for the past 10 years, Melissa has been involved in the RoSPA Awards, encouraging her employers to enter year after year.

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 →

Seven Steps to Safety Success

If you’ve never registered for the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, then it really is about time you changed that! The RoSPA Awards are a fantastic way to recognise your business’s safety success, give your team a morale boost and win new clients. If you have registered before then you’ll know the importance of getting... Continue Reading →

Work placements: Are they your safety blind spot?

According to the HSE, men aged 16–24 face a 40% higher risk of all workplace injury than men aged 45–54. As we’ve discussed in the past, there are many reasons that young workers are statistically more likely to be injured at work than those who have been on the job for years. Less training, lack... Continue Reading →

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