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.
Meet the Winners: L’Oréal – Zone Americas
Follwowing L’Oreal sites across the Americas (or L’Oreal Americas) entering the awards in 2019 and we discussed with Dr Jay Harf, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Zone Americas, the reasoning as to why they choose the RoSPA Awards programme.
Let’s talk about human capital
Human capital does not exist as a figure on a balance sheet. Rather, human capital is an intangible asset and represents the economic value of a worker's experience and skills. This includes education, training, intelligence, skills, health, and other things employers value such as loyalty and punctuality. Just like financial capital, human capital can be... Continue Reading →
Meet the Winners: Clarion Response Ltd
In our latest ‘Meet the Winners’ blog post, we spoke to Ian Hutchinson, Health, Safety & Compliance Officer at Clarion Response who achieved a Gold Medal Fleet Award in 2019. Read on to find out why year after year, Clarion continue to enter our prestigious awards….
It’s time to speak up about Musculoskeletal Disorders
Many of my friends, family and work colleagues have had their lives affected by musculoskeletal disorders and after years of campaigning for change I am using my voice to help raise awareness of how easy it is to prevent MSDs and create the right conditions for people to live fulfilling lives at work and at... Continue Reading →
Meet the Winners: Complete Asset Life Management Group
With over 2000 entries submitted every year, our award-winning community continues to grow. We recently caught up with Mark Popham, Director at Complete Asset Life Management Group Ltd (CALM), and a 2019 RoSPA Gold Award winner, to find out how entering the awards has benefited their organisation…
Tackling musculoskeletal disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are found across most industries and are associated with many different physical activities such as manual handling, repetitive tasks, muscular fatigue, load lifting, neck extension and awkward fixed postures. The highest incidence rates of MSDs are found in the agriculture, construction, health and social care, transport and logistics and public administration sectors.... Continue Reading →
Getting ergonomics right in addressing MSD risks
The health and safety of employees is a key part of a successful business, but in many industries work activities pose a risk of employees developing aches, pains and discomfort, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs account for 35% of all work-related ill-health in Britain, with 469,000 workers suffering from work-related MSDs, and 6.6... Continue Reading →
Back to a healthy future with Napo
By 2030 workers aged over 55 are expected to make up 30% or more of the total workforce in many EU countries*. This creates challenges for employees, employers and businesses. This is mainly because employees are not only working longer because they can, but also longer because they have to. Retirement savings aren’t in-line with... Continue Reading →
Don’t put your back into it
With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) costing the economy £6.6 million through lost working days and 469,000 workers suffering new or longstanding work related MSDs in 2017/18*, it’s safe to say that this is still a major issue facing both employers and employees despite advances in technology, training and awareness. With Manual Handling Training (people and objects)... Continue Reading →
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